CHURCH SAFETY - As of August 1st, we implemented a new door locking/unlocking schedule for the church. We encourage you to please use the back alley entrance off the parking lot when coming in to the church during the week. The 10th Street entrance will be locked. During church and special events all doors will be unlocked. If at any time you need to use the elevator, please call the office at 223-3613.

BOARD MEETINGS - The Deaconate, Christian Education, and Finance boards will meet on Tuesday September 11 at 7 pm. The Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE - The last lake service will be on September 2nd. The new Sunday schedule will begin on September 9 and will continue until Memorial weekend 2019.
Worship—9:30-10:30 am
Sunday school—10:45 am

Please come join us in worship and fellowship.

CHURCH PICNIC - We will have our annual church picnic on Sunday, September 16th at 5 pm at the City Park. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Meat will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, chairs, table service, and games.

Awana children’s ministry is for children age 3 through 6th grade. Older middle schoolers may sign up with Rhonda Johnson to serve as student leaders. 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!
Wed., Sept. 5 Awana Clubs Meet
Wed., Sept. 12 Awana Clubs Meet
Wed., Sept. 19 Awana Clubs Meet
Wed., Sept. 26 Awana Clubs meet

SUNDAY SCHOOL - Grow your heart for Jesus at Sunday School! 10:45 - 11:30am beginning September 9th. CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Pathfinders, Koinonia, Baptist Builders, Baptist Seekers. CLASSES FOR CHILDREN: Preschool in Upper Level, Kindergarten to 2nd Grade in Lower Level, 3rd - 5th Grade in Lower Level, Youth in Lower Level. (NURSERY CARE IS AVAILABLE IN THE LOWER LEVEL)


COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT (trash pickup, or ?)
Time: 5:00—6:30pm. Place: Church to City Park


FREE MEAL (Youth Group is in charge)
Time: 4:30- 7:30 pm.
Place: Grace United Methodist Church


At Church 5 to 6:30 pm Activities and Lesson

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., September 19th. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in August. This is an outreach mission that continues to grow. We always need additional volunteers to support this important ministry. We sincerely appreciate every-one’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, September 10th 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.

50TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE - There will be a 50th Anniversary Open House for George & Nancy Krom on September 1, 2018 from 2-5 pm at their home- 1136 N. 525 E., Rochester, IN. Please join them in celebration.

FALL PRAYER DAY - We will have our fall prayer day on Saturday, September 29th from 6 am to noon. We hope you will be able to join us.

SEPTEMBER MISSION FOCUS 2018 "UNITED MINISTRIES" - The First Baptist Church Mission focus for September 2018 is Fulton County United Ministries. This valuable organization, established and incorporated in 1998 in Indiana, in cooperation with the downtown Rochester Circle of Merchants and many other area churches is unified in serving people in need with a food pantry as well as helping those who need payment for bills and/or rent. The homeless are also served here (625 Pontiac Street, Rochester). This single address is important so that the needy can just go to one place for assistance. As we are reminded throughout the Bible the righteous give generously and the Lord blesses those who give generously (Psalm 37, Matthew 7, Acts 14:17, 1 Timothy, and Philippians 4:19) among many other verses.
If you are able to give this month, please make your check payable to First Baptist Church and mark “United Ministries” on the memo line. Again, many thanks for your continued support of our monthly mission and your continued prayers for those less fortunate than our-selves in their time of need. May God continue to bless and keep you.




  • Sunday, September 2nd
    Last Lake Service for the season
  • Monday, September 3rd
    Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 5th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00pm

  • Thursday, September 6th
    Choir 7:00pm; Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm
  • Sunday, September 9th
    Sunday Service 9:30am; Sunday School 10:45am; Youth Group 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Monday, September 10th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 11th
    Board Meetings: Deaconate, Finance, Christian Education 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 12th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00pm; Trustees 6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 13th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Sunday, September 16th
    Church Picnic at the City Park 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 18th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 19th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00pm; Free Meal at Grace
  • Thursday, September 20th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Sunday, September 23rd
    Youth Group 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 26th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 27th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 29th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast 7:00am; Fall Prayer Day 6:00am to Noon

Contact Information...

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