The Board of Christian Education is looking for a Sunday School teacher to teach the early elementary students for the coming school year. The class includes children in kindergarten, first and second grades and begins Sept. 10. Please be in prayer about this opportunity to serve and contact Rhonda Johnson if you are interested.

This Fall, we are embarking on a 30-week journey called "Believe". We want believers of all ages to be able to answer three driving questions: WHAT DO I BELIEVE? WHAT SHOUD I DO? WHOM AM I BECOMING? Join us as we learn together how to think, act and be like Jesus. KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE AND WHY IT MATTERS.

Fellowship Guild will be participating in a sponsor night at Dairy Queen on August 9th. 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’s projects.

Sunday, August 27th we will have a Wiener Roast at Prairie Edge Park from 5:00 - 7:00pm, with a Parents Meeting at 6:30pm.

First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., August 16th. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in July. 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 of Rochester, you are invited to join us for men’s prayer group! We will be meeting Monday, August 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.

“…Whatever you did for one of the least of the brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40. This scripture is the forefront of our local Fulton county Habitat for Humanity Chapter. As we focus on our August Mission 2017 through the First Baptist Church. Rochester, please focus on this scripture as you consider a monetary donation for our local Habitat Chapter. The Fulton County Chapter has been assisting local neighbors since 1990.

The supporters of the Fulton County Habitat for Humanity are continuously remembering the words of Matthew 25:40 as they work to “…Refresh neighborhoods, increase property values and bene-fit the entire community.” If you are able to contribute this month, please make your check payable to the First Baptist Church and mark Habitat for Humanity on the memo line. Thank you for your prayers and support for this significant group of volunteers and supporters within our own local community.

A Family Event being held on Wednesday, August 16th from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Join us for snacks, games, crafts, a What's in The Bible Video, back-to-school prayer, and AWANA registration.

Awana children’s ministry meets 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from August to March with a light meal at 5:30 p.m. Children age 3 through sixth grade are welcome. Youth and adults who wish to serve at Awana may contact Rhonda Johnson at 223-9690.
Invite the children you know!

  • Wednesday, August 16th: Registration at the Back to School Bash
  • Wednesday, August 23rd & 30th: AWANA Clubs meet

AWANA Leaders, Please note these additional dates.

  • Sunday, August 6th: Leader Training 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, September 30th: AWANA Ministry Conference in Crown Point


  • Wednesday, August 2nd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, August 3rd
    Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm
  • Sunday, August 6th
    AWANA Leader Training 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Tuesday, August 8th
    Church Board Meetings: Deaconate, Trustees, Christian Ed & Finance 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 9th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; M&M's 11:30am; 4-Close-Fellowship Guild Sponsor Night at Dairy Queen
  • Monday, August 14th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 15th
    Fellowship Guild Carry-In at McCarter's 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 16th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Free Meal at Grace; "Back To School Bash" 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 20th
    Small Group Leader Training 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23rd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Lite Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 26th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast 7:00am
  • Sunday, August 27th
    Youth Group Fall Kick-Off
  • Wednesday, August 30th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Lite Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm

Contact Information...

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