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.
Our Service is a blend of traditional and contemporary. We sing traditional hymns and worship choruses. A message based on readings from the Bible is also shared each week.
LAKE SERVICE: 7:44AM
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30AM
Outdoor Lake Service at Lake Manitou Spillway @7:44am. Worshipers may come by boat, or drive and bring a lawn chair. (Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend).
CALL CHURCH OFFICE FOR LIST OF GROUPS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Church Office: 574-223-3613
M&M's FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON...
Meet 2nd Wednesday of month at The Streamliner, 11:30am.
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
- 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 1 - Youth Group 6:30 - 8:00pm
- JUNE 2 - Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
- JUNE 4 - Kids Praise Time 6:00pm
- JUNE 5 - Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm
- JUNE 8 - Honoring the Graduates; VBS Volunteer Meeting at Faith Outreach 2:00pm
- JUNE 10 - Board of Christian Education 5:00pm
- JUNE 11 - VBS 9:00 - Noon; M&M's 11:30am; Kids Praise 6:00pm;
Board Meetings 7:30pm
- JUNE 12 - VBS 9:00 - Noon
- JUNE 13 - VBS 9:00 - Noon
- JUNE 14 - Flag Day
- JUNE 15 - Father's Day
- JUNE 18 - Free Meal at Grace
- JUNE 20 - MOPS Craft Night 7:00 - 10:00pm
- JUNE 28 - Men's Fellowship Breakfast at Tweedle Dee's 7:00am
- JUNE 29 - Pastor Mark Spencer and Rinda Roger's Wedding 11:30am
VBS 2014 - COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM WEDNESDAY, JUNE11 TO FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH FROM 9AM TO NOON AT FAITH OUTREACH CENTER / FANSLER PARK..
Registration has begun!
Sign up now and pick up flyers and forms for your friends and neighbors. Our sports camp VBS is open to children age 4 through fifth grade. Visit the table in the sanctuary foyer.
Choose your game!
Elementary students sign up to participate in soccer, basketball, cheerleading or 3-in-1 (cooking, drama and crafts). Children ages 4 and 5 participate in Mega Sports Camp JR. and get a taste of multiple sports and other activities.
Bring your gear!
All elementary students who sign up for the basketball or soccer sections are asked to label and bring their own ball. Soccer players should also bring shin guards.
Please pray for Mega Sports Camp VBS!
That God would raise up workers for the harvest of souls.
That God would draw children and families to our VBS and to our churches and ultimately, to Him. That the unity of the body of Christ working together would be a witness of God’s love to our community.
Ways you can help...
Items we need to decorate: (For display only... please label with your name so items may be returned):
- Sports jerseys, equipment, memorabilia
Items we will need to use:
- portable basketball goals
- 10 full sized basketballs
- 10 full sized soccer balls
- small (Little Tykes-type) basketball and soccer goals
Volunteers needed in numerous areas:
- Decorating - Advertising
- Snacks - Drama
- Cooking - Nursery
- Puppeteers - Registration
- Group leaders for elementary and children ages 4 and 5
- Activity/station leaders for ages 4 and 5
Volunteers training meeting will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Faith Outreach Center.
Donations and items we can borrow should be labeled and placed in the upstairs coat room. Those who would like to volunteer or lend a basketball goal, please contact Rhonda Johnson, 223-9690.
Thirteen members of the M&M’s met at the Streamliner for lunch on May 14, 2014.
Junior Bose gave devotions based on the book of Ephesians, chapter 5 and verse 15. The theme was, “Balancing Your Life.”
We celebrated the birthdays of Junior Bose and Carl Warmbrod.
Roberta reported Mother’s Day cards were sent to six friends.
Junior Bose and Barb Ogle shared jokes and short stories.
Prayer concerns were raised for Marilyn Fry, Kaleen Krom-Davis, Wilma McCray, Suzanne Beattie (cataract surgery), Terri Airgood (Barb Ogle’s daughter—knee surgery) and Stacey Schoenhals (surgery).
The next meeting will be June 11, 2014 at the Streamliner for lunch at 11:30.
First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 18th. 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.
JUNE MISSION FOCUS 2014
"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 dis-aster, 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 all 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 more.” (www.onegreathourofsharing.org).
If you are able to financially contribute 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.
MEN'S PRAYER GROUP...
Men of Rochester, you are invited to join us for men’s prayer group! We will be meeting Monday, June 2nd at the First Baptist Church at 7pm. Any man who has an interest in praising God and being encouraged in their faith should attend! Contact Braden Chandler, 223-2367 if you have any questions.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATES...
HIGH SCHOOL: Callie Butler, Arik Shanklin, and Mark Seabolt.
COLLEGE: Clayton Whistler
Scholarship applications are available in the church office. They should be returned to the church office no later than June 15th.
If you have an immediate need call the First Baptist Church of Rochester at 574-223-3613.
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