PAPER PROUCTS NEEDED - Our three Indiana Baptist Camps need paper products and you can help! Please bring some-thing from the following list and place it in the big box in the hallway between now and the end of May. Everything collected will be delivered to In-dian Creek Baptist Camp, Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp and Tippecanoe Baptist Camp to help them serve our youth this summer. Some of the items needed are:

  • Plastic forks and spoons
  • 12-16 oz. paper cups
  • 9” Chinet heavy-duty paper plates with compartments
  • Rolls of paper towel
  • Rolls of Toilet paper
  • Paper napkins

CAMP TIPPY HERE WE COME!!! - Tippecanoe Camp & Retreat Center, North Webster, Ind. Registration forms and instructions are available at the camp display by the elevator.

Dates / Camp / Grade / Entering Fee
June 9-15 Leadership 9th-11th $265
June 9-13 Explorer 1st-2nd $195
June 14-15 1st Timers K-1st $70
June 16-22 Trailblazer 5th-6th $265
June 23-28 Princess-Girls 7th-8th $265
June 23-28 Heroes-Boys 7th-8th $265
June 24-28 Day Camp (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) 1st-6th $135
June 30-July 6 Senior High 9th-’19 Grads $270
July 7-13 Challenge 7th-8th $265
July 14-20 Discovery 3rd-4th $265

You may register one of two ways:
1) Register your child online . If you wish the churchto assist with the camp fee, list “First Baptist Churchof Rochester” on the Church Pays Portion, print thestatement and bring it to the church.
2) Complete the paper registration form and return it tothe church office along with your family’s paymenttoward the camp fee.

9:30-11:30 a.m. June 24-28 Fansler Park (Washington & Clover streets) Children ages 4 and older. Anyone who is interested in serving at VBS is invited to contact Rhonda Johnson at 223-9690 or 574-721-8544. We will need help of all kinds! All volunteers should plan to attend a meeting Sunday, June 2, at 4 p.m.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER CARRY IN - The Fellowship Guild will host their annual Mother/Daughter Carry-in on Monday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m. All women of the church are invited. Please bring a covered dish to share. Drinks and table service will be pro-vided. Entertainment will be the Richardson Family. Come join us for fun, food, and fellowship.


* Boat Church Time 7:44 AM At the Manitou Spillway
* Sunday School Time 9:30 AM
* Morning Worship Indoors 10:30 AM

Tippecanoe Baptist Camp
“Camp is an oasis of Christian community that surrounds persons with God’s redeeming love and enables them to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ as they continue their journey of faith.” This is the Mission of Camp Tippy located in North Webster Indiana. Our concentration for mission throughout the month of May will be giving to the camp’s needs. In considering this mission for the summer campers, please take a moment to check out the Camp Tippy website at Please make checks payable to the church and write “Camp Tippy” on the memo line. Thank you for your faithful support of the “mission” of Camp Tippy.

FREE MEAL - First Baptist church will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., May 15th. This is an outreach mission that continues to grow. We always need additional volunteers to support this important ministry. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s help and 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.

MEN'S PRAYER GROUP - Men of Rochester, you are invited to join us for men’s prayer group! We will be meeting Monday, May 13th 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 at 223-2367 if you have any

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST - The men’s fellowship breakfast will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 7 a.m. Please join us at Tweedle Dees for food, fun and fellowship. If you have any questions concerning the men’s fellowship breakfast, please feel free to call Pastor Mark.


  • Wednesday, May 1st
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 2nd
    Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm;
    Choir Practice 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5th
    Youth Meeting 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 7th
    Board Meetings: Deaconate, Finance,
    Board of Christian Education 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 8th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am;
    Trustees Meeting 6:30pm
  • Thursday, May 9th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 12th
    Happy Mothers Day
  • Monday, May 13th
    Fellowship Guild Mother/Daughter Carry-In 6:00pm; Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 15th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Free Meal at Grace 5:00 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, May 16th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 22nd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 23rd
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast 7:00am
  • Sunday, May 26th
    SUMMER SCHEDULE: Boat Church 7:44am; Sunday School 9:30am; Inside Church Service 10:30am
  • Monday, May 27th
    Memorial Day
  • Sunday, May 29th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 30th
    Choir 7:00pm

Contact Information...

First Baptist Church of Rochester
1000 Main Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975