January 2nd - Regular Club
January 9th - F.R.O.G. Night, wear green and fully relay on God!
January 16th - Trimester awards at 7:15 p.m. (Perfect Attendance, Heart for Jesus, Responsibility)
January 23rd - Regular Club: Mealtime craft: Valentines for nursing home residents
7:15 p.m. On Target awards ceremony

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., January 16th. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in December. 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, January 14th 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.

ADDRESS UPDATES - Please update your mailing address, phone number, and email. I am finding that we are missing addresses or have incorrect addresses and phone numbers. If you would like to receive the prayer concerns, reminders, or newsletters we send out by email, please let Cindy know your email address. If you no longer desire to receive the newsletter, please let the church office know at: prayerconcerns@fbc46975.org. or 223-3613.

AMERICAN BAPTIST WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP - Scholarship applications are now available in the office for the American Baptist Women’s scholarship. Applications must be mailed to the specified address on the back of the form by February 15th.

MISSION FOR JANUARY 2019: ABC IN/KY REGIONThe American Baptist churches USA website headline reads, “Serving as the hands and feet of Christ.” Our
Mission focus for January 2019 is our commitment to the mission of the American Baptist Indiana and Kentucky Regional Missions. The concept and understanding of “missions” is a broad and multi-purpose focus. It includes many variations of work within a church, by individuals, and within community organizations. In each of these areas the most important aspect is our faith and our desire to spread the word of the Gospel. Yes, it requires our financial resources and it also requires our leadership to reach within and beyond the local church for the many needed ministries and discipleship. If you are able to consider a contribution to the “American Baptist Churches Regional Missions” for the month of January, please make your check payable to the church and mark your memo “ABC Regional Missions”. Thank you for your continued prayers in the mission field.

FELLOWSHIP GUILD - Thank you to all who supported our Dairy Queen Sponsor Nights. The money we make helps to support our mission projects. Our next meeting will be February 19th.

NEW MISSIONAIRIES - We now have information on our new missionaries. The Luginbills have decided to return to working in their respective business’. Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti are now working for international ministries in Columbia. As we receive further information in the next few “Acts in Action”, we will post it on our missions bulletin board. You may find more information on line at www.facebook.com/BGsEtAl


  • Tuesday, January 1st
    Happy New Year!
  • Wednesday, January 2nd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 3rd
    Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm;
  • Tuesday, January 8th
    Church Boards Meeting: Deaconate, Finance, & Christian Ed 7:00pm

  • Wednesday, January 9th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 13th
    Youth Group Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Monday, January 14th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 15th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 16th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm; Free Meal at Grace
  • Monday, January 21st
    Martin Luther King Day
  • Wednesday, January 23rd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, January 25th
    Youth Retreat at Tippecanoe
  • Saturday, January 26th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast 7:00am; Youth Retreat at Tippecanoe
  • Wednesday, January 30th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm

Contact Information...

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