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

Awana children’s ministry for children in
preschool through 6th grade begins in about
1 month! Youth in grades 7-12 who wish to serve as student leaders should contact Rhonda Johnson, 574-721-8544.
AWANA=Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed

VBS AT THE PARK WAS A HIT! - Thank you to everyone who provided maps, snacks, prayers and time. We had 23 children attend 1-5 days. We learned about how Jesus is the Word, the Lamb of God, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, the True Vine, and “my Lord and my God”. Thank you to all our volunteers! You were great!

NURSERY ATTENDANT - From the Board of Christian Education: We are looking to hire an attendant for the nursery. Hours are 9:00am-12:00pm on Sundays. If interested, please pick up an application and job description, located on the church office door.

DAIRY QUEEN NIGHT - The Fellowship Guild will be participating in a sponsor night at Dairy Queen on July 24th. Please plan to stop by Dairy Queen and see our guild ladies from 4:00 pm until closing that evening. 10% of that night’s sales will go to mission projects.

KOINONIA FAMILY PICNIC POSTPONED - Koinonia Class News: The Class Picnic and Auction scheduled for July 14th has been postponed! We would like to suggest the date of September 1 for rescheduling. Please let Denise or Braden know if the 1st of September would work for you. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this might cause. We had too many of us that were not able to join us at our regular scheduled date. Thank you and have a Spirit filled summer!!

MEETINGS THIS MONTH - The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, July 11th. There are NO Board Meetings this month.

JULY MISSIONS FOCUS: THE EDNA MARTIN CHRISTIAN CENTER - “The Training Ground for Generations of Strong Families.” This is the focus of the Edna Martin Christian Center which in 1946 became a home mission of the American Baptist Churches, USA. As we think of our July 2019 mission focus for this Indianapolis Facility, let us remember their concept of “Empowering, Encouraging, Engendering a Vision of Hope.” As you consider giving this month know that your gift will go towards ministry programs for children, adults, seniors and community residents for direct assistance in their lives and to achieve their potential. If you are able to provide a financial offering, please make your checks payable to the church and mark “Edna Martin Christian Center” on the memo line during the offering. Let’s remember to keep this important facility and meaningful mission in our prayers this month and always.

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., July 17th. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in June. 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 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.

MEN'S PRAYER GROUP - Men of Rochester, you are invited to join us for men’s prayer group! We will be meeting Monday, July 8th 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.


  • Thursday, July 4th
    Office Closed - Happy 4th of July!
  • Monday, July 8th
    7 pm Men’s Prayer Group
  • Tuesday, July 9th
    NO Board Meetings
  • Wednesday, July 10th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, July 11th
    7 pm Executive Committee
  • Sunday, July 14th
    Cancelled: Koinonia Family Picnic on Long Lake
  • Tuesday, July 16th
    7 pm Fellowship Guild
  • Wednesday, July 17th
    10 am Bible Study; Free Meal at Grace
  • Wednesday, July 24th
    10 am Bible Study; 4-10 pm Fellowship Guild DQ Sponsor Night
  • Saturday, July 27th
    7 am Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
  • Wednesday, July 31st
    10 am Bible Study

Contact Information...

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