Jesus said, "As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13.24b) Jesus calls us to love one another. That is our goal here at First Baptist! - to be a "church with a heart for Jesus."
We believe that showing Jesus' love includes: caring and connecting with others; building up believers to be stronger servants of Jesus; reaching out to our community and world with loving actions and Jesus' message. We also believe that we are called to show our "Heart for Jesus" through our worship, our Christlike lifestyle, and our growing faith.
As you join us for worship or activities we hope you will experience Jesus' love in tangible and active ways.
- Worship Service 10:30am
- Early Service 8:00am
- Sunday School 9:30am - 10:20am
- Lakeside Service at Lake Manitou Spillway (Summertime only) 7:44am
Meets at the home of John & Marilyn Fry at 7:00pm
Meets at the Church at 9:00am
Two Adult Bible Studies, current topics are Colossians and "A Woman of Hospitality."
For children ages 2 to Junior High, meeting on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30pm
The M&M's Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month for dinner at The Manitou Banquet Room at 6:00pm
Fellowship Breakfast that meets monthly on last Saturday of the month at Alejandra's at 7:00am
Ladies Guild meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday, meeting at various locations at 7:00pm
Meets every Sunday evening from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meets each Sunday morning during Sunday School, and Wednesday nights from 6:00 - 7:30pm for AWANA.
Children's Choir practice during Children's Church the last Sunday of each month, and perform the first Sunday of each month.
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired and the authoritative word of God.
- We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and was crucified for the sins of mankind.
We believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from Death; in His ascension to the right hand of The Father, and His future personal return in power and glory.
- We believe the personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, and Lord is essential and sufficient for salvation.
We believe the Holy Spirit blesses every believer with spiritual gifts which are to be used for the edification and building-up of the Body of Christ (The Church).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to eternal life in God's heavenly presence, and the lost to eternal damnation and endless suffering.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Jesus Christ, as The Church, or the Body of Christ.
- June 2 - Recognition of the Graduates; Boat Church Begins 7:44am
- June 2 - Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
- June 6 - Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm
- June 9 - Worship Through Music With The Shelburnes
- June 12 - Board Meetings 7:30pm
- June 14 - Flag Day
- June 16 - Fathers Day
- June 17 - Hosting afternoone snack time for work camp crew
- June 18 - Fellowship Guild Meeting at Kaleen Krom-Davis' house 7:30pm
- June 22 - Prayer Day 6:00am to Noon; Men's Fellowship Breakfast
- June 29 - Marrs / Kouskousakis Wedding
MEN'S PRAYER GROUP...
A Men’s Multi-Denominational
Prayer Group will be meeting at
7 pm on, June 3, 2013, at First
Baptist Church. The group meets with the
purpose of a unified voice of
thankfulness and praise! Any
man who might have an interest
in being encouraged in their faith
is welcome to attend.
FIRST BAPTIST MISSION- JUNE FOCUS 2013 "ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING"...
The American Baptist churches USA are major participants in the mission of “One Great Hour of Sharing.” This particular mission “…is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time.” (www.onegreathourofsharing.org).
Since a committee development in 1949 by several denominational church leaders, “One Great Hour of Sharing” has been part of a “…nationwide united effort by “America’s Christians….to prove to the world how great is the power generated when Christians unite in a common cause.” (www.onegreathourofsharing.org).
This month, WE have the opportunity to make a difference by participating in this “One Great Hour of Sharing.” According to the website noted above, there are currently projects in more than 100 countries. This includes the United States and Canada. It includes shelter, aid and basic needs for Our Partners in Chile. All offering funds collected support and “…make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and .” (www.onegreathourofsharing.org).
If you are able to support financially please make your checks payable to the church and mark “One Great Hour of Sharing” on the memo line. Your prayers for “One Great Hour of Sharing” will also be heard as you remember Our Partners in Chile and the many projects around the world.
"GOTTA MOVE! KEEPIN'IN THE STEP WITH THE SPIRIT" COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL...
Community Vacation Bible School starting on Monday, July 8th to Thursday, July 11th from 9:00am to 11:30am at First Baptist Church.
Preschool and elementary-age children may register at church from June 2 through June 30 or at VBS. Three-year-olds may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers are still needed in many areas. See Rhonda Johnson to help.
Please pray for: the children who will attend, the adults who will make it happen, and that the Holy Spirit will work in everyone so that our Bible school will draw people near to God and be a witness of God's goodness in our community.
First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 19th. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in May. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s help and financial support. If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks can be written to First Baptist Church with Free Meal written on the memo line.
CONGRATULATIONSTO THE GRADUATES CLASS OF 2013...
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES:
- Andrea Baker
- Kelton Fry
- Alex Gudeman
- Katelyn Miller
- Nathan Baker
- Krista Fry
- Reed Spencer
You are invited to join in the celebrations.
Please join us in celebrating the graduation of Katelyn Marie Miller from Caston High School on Saturday, June 8th from 5-8 pm at our home, 2131 South 1000 West, Kewanna, IN.
>>Join us for Kelton Dane Fry’s open house. Sunday, June 9th,
1-3 pm at John and Marilyn Fry’s home, 1130 Pontiac Street.
>>Graduation Party for Alex Gudeman
June 15th from 1-4 pm
Duane and Cindy Border’s home, 1400 Washington Street
S.K.I.T. YOUTH PROJECT...
Thank you to everyone who has supported the youth group SKIT project. In about one month, our church has given $1,200 to Supporting Kids in Transition as well as three full boxes of needed items. Thank you for donations of clothing, toys and blankets. Thank you to all who ate at our soup and salad lunch and to the Koinonia Sunday School class who partnered with us on the lunch and did most of the work. It raised $500 for the project. Our goal is $1,800, enough to meet the need of future foster children visiting the Woodlawn ER during at least the coming 12 months. Donations may still be made in the box in the hallway and we plan to pursue some community grants and donations.
- In appreciation, Sunday Night Youth
If you have an immediate need call the First Baptist Church of Rochester at 574-223-3613.