You can read about all that is happening in the monthly newsletter called The Visitor. But here, you can see all that is currently happening around First Baptist Church Muncie.
Early Sunday School: Sundays, 9:15 AM (Intergenerational Class, children’s classes for various ag... read more
Early Sunday School: Sundays, 9:15 AM (Intergenerational Class, children’s classes for various ages, youth Sunday school class) Late Sunday School: Sundays, 10:30 AM (Friendship) & 10:45 AM (Intergenerational Class)
On Sunday, February 9. We will have an all church business meeting at the end of each service. Du... read more
On Sunday, February 9. We will have an all church business meeting at the end of each service. During this meeting, we will reelect several positions for 2020. With all of the constitutional revisions and other business in our December meeting, we neglected to conduct this necessary business.
Save the Date On Sunday, March 8, we will gather in a special combined service at 10:45 AM as we ... read more
On Sunday, March 8, we will gather in a special combined service at 10:45 AM as we welcome the president of Northern Seminary. Dr. William D. Shiell is the eleventh President of Northern Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Pastoral Theology and Preaching. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Shiell holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.) and Baylor University (M. Div., Ph.D.). As we continue our Lenten series, Bill will be focusing on Jesus’ teaching from Matthew on Children. The children’s ministry team is working to involve children in this special day of worship. We are planning a Church Friends’ Lunch following the service.
We are grateful for the DVD ministry which is primarily organized by Duane Davis. In 2019, 149 DV... read more
We are grateful for the DVD ministry which is primarily organized by Duane Davis. In 2019, 149 DVDs were delivered or mailed. 34 extra DVDs were published. 50 DVDs were placed in the archives and 94 visits were made to shut ends who did not wish to receive a DVD. This important ministry helps those who are unable to attend church take part in the service. If you’d be interested in helping with this ministry, contact Duane Davis.
By MaryAnne Bayer, Outreach Ministry As we focus on how we can “Join God in the Neighborhood” to... read more
By MaryAnne Bayer, Outreach Ministry
As we focus on how we can “Join God in the Neighborhood” to meet the needs of those around us, our church is focusing on food insufficiency during 2020. Food insufficiency is distinguished by restricted household food stores and too little food intake among adults or children in the household,
In spite of a country full of wealth and privilege, food insufficiency is an issue. On the topic of food insufficiency in children, according to the Brookings Institute, “Despite improvements across a number of economic indicators, rates of child experience of and exposure to food insecurity have failed to see reductions. In 2017, 17.0 percent of children in the United States—totaling 12.5 million children—experienced food insecurity. This means that they lived in a household that at some point during the year did not have consistent access to adequate food due to a lack of money or other resources.
In Indiana, that percentage is 16.3, a little lower than the national number, but in Muncie, with one in five children living in poverty, that number is higher.
Several services in our community attempt to address food insufficiency, and we are working to help some of them. There are two opportunities for this first quarter:
Stay tuned to “The Visitor” for more opportunities of giving and service in the coming months. After all, knowing that our neighbors are struggling to meet needs is something that should be of concern to all of us.
We have agreed to provide one meal a month for the men’s Sleeping Room for 7 months this winter. ... read more
We have agreed to provide one meal a month for the men’s Sleeping Room for 7 months this winter. We have now provided 4 meals so far. Check the dates for the next 3 months on the Joining God in the Neighborhood bulletin board on the main level hallway. You can also contact Patti Warner if you could provide a meal. The group can be as small as 4-5 or as large as 12. This is one way to help people with food insecurities. It is also an Outreach from First Baptist Church. The men have been super thankful.
A big thank-you to everyone who had a hand in putting together We Are the Clay, the book of stori... read more
A big thank-you to everyone who had a hand in putting together We Are the Clay, the book of stories that resulted from our year of work on the Story Project. If you did not preorder the book at church but wish to buy a copy, you can now purchase it on Amazon (with free shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member) at http://bit.ly/fbc-story-project. The cost of the book is $15, and all proceeds go to First Baptist Church.
Are you looking for a good way to connect with other adults on Sunday mornings? James Heimlich le... read more
Are you looking for a good way to connect with other adults on Sunday mornings? James Heimlich leads a great Sunday School class during the first-service hour. This group, which meets in the church lounge, includes adults of all ages and has a welcoming discussion format. If you attend second service, take a Sunday or two to come earlier and try it out.
If you would like an announcement in the March Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, Febru... read more
If you would like an announcement in the March Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, February 16. You can also email articles for the weekly bulletin by Tuesday of each week.
6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:15 PM Handbells, 7:30 PM Choir. Interested in playing an instrument or sin... read more
6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:15 PM Handbells, 7:30 PM Choir. Interested in playing an instrument or singing at second service? Please contact Clifton Davis. If you are interested in playing handbells, contact Barbara Eidson or Dana Davis. For adult choir contact Bruce McFarland.
We are in need of Sunday school teachers for the youth class during the 9:15 AM hour. There is a ... read more
We are in need of Sunday school teachers for the youth class during the 9:15 AM hour. There is a curriculum available to provide a template for the lesson, or you are welcome to create your own lesson. We are hoping to find someone to teach this class regularly, but in the interim, we are asking for volunteers. All volunteers will need to have a background check to work with minors. We are also needing people to host the youth in their homes on the third Sunday evening of each month for dinner and a group activity. Hosts will not need to provide a lesson, just to open their home and provide food. We have a great group of youth, and it’s really important we continue providing this ministry to them.
Please contact Christy Allen or Deena Green if you are interested in being a part of this ministry. Also, for the most current information regarding the youth schedule, please see the youth page on the church website.