BAPTISM CLASS - A 4-week course for young persons who are considering baptism Topics will include: Salvation, What is Baptism, What it means to be a disciple, The Bible, and more!
WHEN: Wednesday Evenings January 23, 30, February 6th & February 13th
TIME: 4:45 – 5:15
WHERE: Pastor’s Office
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? - Young persons interested in being baptized, (Parents are also welcome to attend if they wish) BAPTISM DATE WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR February 17th.

February 6 - Regular Club, Mealtime Craft: Valentines for njursing home residents
February 13th - Regular Club
February 17th - Car Building Workshop, 2-4 p.m., $5 donation requested for each car kit, scholarships available.
February 20th - Alphabet Night: Clubbers choose a letter of the alphabet and wear as many items that start with that letter as they can.
(ex. S— socks, sweater, scarf, sunglasses) 7:15 p.m.
On Target awards ceremony.
February 27th - Grand Prix Night: Family and church members are invited to join us for a night of fun and racing! Race registration: 5-5:45 Meal begins at 5 p.m. Race begins at 6 p.m.

YOUTH GROUP SPRING SCHEDULE 2019 - For Youth in Middle and High School...

  • February 10th: Soup Bowl Sunday Fundraiser Dinner
    Time: 10:30am - 12:20pm. We will help set up, make dinner preparations, and clean up afterwards.
  • February 24th: Lunch and Activities after Sunday School
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    . Church Fellowship Hall, we will make lunch and share activities and lesson.
  • March 10th: Regular Meeting at Church
    Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • March 24th: Lunch and Activities after Sunday School
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    . Church Fellowship Hall, we will make lunch and share activities and lesson.

CAMPUS MINISTRIES AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES 2019 - The February mission focus correlates to “campus ministries” of the American Baptist Churches. This is a time to think of our own college students and the continuation of their walk with Christ while they are away from home and away from their home church. The “Found” at Purdue University, the “Oasis” at Ball State and Franklin College are just a few of the ministries in place. According to the American Baptist Church website, the “…American Baptist have a long and rich history of enduring conversations and transforming associations with students at American colleges and universities.” Obviously, it’s not just about our youth. It is also about the support for other youth who may first encounter Christ while at school. Can you think of anything better to happen to a young adult as they pursue future goals and dreams? As theologian R.L. Dabney once stated, “The education of children for God is the most important business on earth.” If you are able to contribute to the Campus Ministries of the American Baptist Churches, please make your check payable to the church and mark the memo line for Campus Ministries ABC. Thank you for your prayers for our youth as well as any financial support you might provide!

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.

MISSIONAIRIES - Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti are now working for international ministries in Columbia. Please check out “Acts in Action”, posted on our missions bulletin board. You may find more information on line at

SPECIAL GUEST - MR. MARK BISHOP ON FEBRUARY 10, 2019 - Our friend Mark Bishop will be with us again here at First Baptist, during the morning worship service at 9:30 am. He will share as he describes it, “a number of 4-minute sermons” through the music and lyrics of his songs. Please plan to come and invite a friend to worship on February 10th. This Sunday will be a Family Worship Sunday and children will remain upstairs with their families to hear Mark Bishop. We will not have Children’s Church. Activity bags will be available at the back of the sanctuary and the nursery will be available as usual.

SOUP BOWL SUNDAY ON FEBRUARY 10TH - February 10th A fundraiser hosted by First Baptist Youth Tasting begins after Sunday School. Soups will be judged by everyone in attendance with the winner being determined by which soup receives the most donations. Unlike other elections, ballot box stuffing is encouraged! Plan to join us for food, fun, and fellowship and help the youth raise funds for future activities. Cooks Wanted If you would like to enter your favorite soup, please sign up on the sheet on the Narthex window, or contact Brian or Rhonda Johnson, 223-9690, or Pastor Mark, 223-3613. Each cook is asked to bring a crockpot of soup for everyone to sample. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., February 20th. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in January. 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, February 11th 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.

WINTER PRAYER DAY - Our Winter Prayer Day will be on Saturday, February 23rd from 6 a.m. to noon. Join us in praying for those serving Christ’s mission, the country and it’s leaders, and those needing comfort and guidance. If you know of other prayer needs, please call the church office at 223-3613 or email Cindy at



  • Saturday, February 2nd
    Groundhog Day
  • Wednesday, February 6th
    Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, February 7th
    Choir 7:00pm; Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm;
  • Sunday, February 10th
    Mark Bishop 9:30am; Soup Bow Sunday after Sunday School

  • Tuesday, February 12th
    Church Boards Meeting 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 13th
    Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm; Free Meal at Grace; Trustees Meeting 6:30pm
  • Thursday, February 14th
    Choir 7:00pm; Happy Valentines Day!
  • Sunday, February 17th
    Baptism Sunday; Car-Building Workshop for Grand Prix 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Monday, February 18th
    Presidents Day
  • Tuesday, February 19th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 20th
    Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, February 21st
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Saturday, February 23rd
    Prayer Day 6:00am to Noon; Men's Fellowship Breakfast
    at Tweedle Dee's 7:00am
  • Sunday, February 24th
    Youth Meeting at Church 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 27th
    Light Meal 5:30pm; Grand Prix Night 6:00 - 7:30pm

Contact Information...

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