When: Sunday, March 17, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. until 12:30
Menu: Green Eggs & Ham Sausage Hash Brown Casserole Fruit Muffins Milk, Juice & Coffee

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING WITH A GOOD NEIGHBOR MINISTRY? - The Deaconate board is looking to begin a telephone ministry to help keep in touch with persons who might be alone, or just need someone to talk with. Are you a person who enjoys telephone conversations? Are you a person who has that spiritu-al gift of caring, and compassion for those who might live alone, or might need a phone call just to check on them? We are looking for a team of people who might help or-ganize a telephone calling ministry to just keep in touch with folks, and help them keep in touch with each other. If you would like to help us with this Good Neighbor Ministry please let Cindy know in the church office, or tell Pastor Mark, or Rhonda, or Dave Hurst. - Thanks, Deaconate Board


Mission Focus—America For Christ 2019

March is the time of year we promote our annual America for Christ (AFC) Offering. Our national goal for 2019 is $1,200,000. The “Healing Communities” theme is a passionate reminder to join with diverse communities in engaging existing resources, expanding our understanding, and nurturing community healing that encourages mutual transformation. Your generous AFC gifts supported the following ministries last year: “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” — rebuilding the island one church and one building at a time. Scholarships and Emerging Leaders — providing scholarships to students to help ease the debilitating effects of excessive student-loan debt. Immigration and Refugee Resettlement — partnering with organizations that have resettled more than 100,000 displaced persons from across the world. Rizpah’s Children — partnering with agencies that provide support to children living in poverty.
American Baptists minister as God’s heart and hands, healing the broken and the downtrodden. Please help us reach our goal by donating. To give to this mission, simply make your check out to First Baptist Church and write “AFC” on the memo line. Thank you for your support.

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., March 20th. 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, March 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.

BIBLE STUDY - The Wednesday morning Bible Study group will resume meeting at 10 am on Wednesday, March 6th (weather permitting).

TIME CHANGE - Don’t forget to move your clocks forward 1 hour when you head to bed on Saturday, March 9th.


Wednesday, March 6th - Light Meal 5:30 pm - Regular Club 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 13 - Light Meal 5:30 pm - Awards Night 6:00 pm


MARCH 10TH: Regular Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm

MARCH 24TH: Lunch & Activities after Sunday School
11:30am - 1:30pm


  • Sunday, March 3rd
    Communion Sunday
  • Wednesday, March 6th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm;
    AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, March 7th
    Choir 7:00pm; Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm;
  • Sunday, March 10th
    Time Change! "Spring Forward" setting
    clocks ahead 1hour!

  • Monday, March 11th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 12th
    Church Boards Meeting (Deaconate, Trustees, Finance & Christian Education) 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 13th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; M&M's 11:30am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA Awards 6:00pm; Trustees 6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 14th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Sunday, March 17th
    St. Patrick's Day, Green Eggs & Ham Brunch
    10:30am - 12 Noon
  • Tuesday, March 19th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 20th
    FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Free Meal at Grace
  • Thursday, March 21st
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 27th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, March 28th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Saturday, March 30th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast 7:00am

Contact Information...

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