OCTOBER MISSION-Our mission focus for October is: “ABC Ministries and Missionaries.”
If you would like to give a donation towards these ministries, you can give online through the International Ministries page. Our church supports the Giovanetti/Bonilla, the Longkumer and the Bolick Missionaries. Information is available on the bulletin board in the upstairs hallway and on the table by the office. All donations are tax deductible . Thank you for your help!

FELLOWSHIP GUILD SPONSOR NIGHT AT DQ - The Fellowship Guild will be participating in a sponsor night at Dairy Queen on October 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 projects.

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., October 16th. The menu will be ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cupcakes, pumpkin pie & cookies. Thank you in advance for any help you can give in providing supplies to make this meal happen. The free meal is such a tremendous way for us to give and live God’s love. “Freely you have received; freely give.” Matthew 10 8 . Sign up sheets will be on the window of the Narthex. Please have all items to Grace by 10 a.m. on the 16th.

MEN'S PRAYER GROUP - Men of Rochester, you are invited to join us for men’s prayer group! We will be meeting Monday, October 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

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - Please have all newsletter items in to the office by October 20th. Thank you.

(OCTOBER 6, 13, &20 2019) -

Time: 10:45 AM (During Sunday School Hour)
Who: The class is offered for adults and youth who are new members or visitors who are interested in learning more about spiritual things.
Purpose of the Class:
1) Provide information for those interested in Baptism & Church Membership.
2) To provide an opportunity for persons to ask questions, and learn about their own faith and spiritual walk.
3) To help provide resources for those who desire to grow in their faith and spiritual walk.
4) Topics Include: Salvation, baptism, Discipleship (Prayer/Bible/etc), Church Membership & Spiritual Gifts & Service Opportunities.

BELL RINGERS - The Salvation Army will need bell ringers for the holiday season. Let’s help make Christmas brighter for the children in need. The sign up sheets will be posted in November. If you have any questions, please see Gordon Bohs.

YOUTH EVENT - Oct. 6 4:30 p.m. Campfire and fun at Scott and Karla Sroufe’s

FUNDRAISER - Oct. 27 Chili and hot dog fundraiser lunch after Sunday School


Oct. 2 Regular club Wear club uniform
Oct. 9 Regular club Wear club uniform
Oct. 16 No club Happy fall!
Oct. 23 Regular club Wear club uniform Oct. 30 Regular club Pumpkin Palooza!

Awana is a Wednesday night discipleship ministry for children in preschool through 6th grade. Youth serve as student leaders. Awana program is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a light meal served at 5:30 p.m.

AWANA=Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed



  • Wednesday, October 2nd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm;
    AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 3rd
    Executive Committee 7:00pm; Choir 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 5th
    Fall Prayer Day 6am to Noon; Koinonia Harvest Part at Krom's
  • Tuesday, October 8th
    Board Meetings - Finance, Diaconate, and Christian Education 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 9th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am;
    Guild DQ Night; Light Meal 5:30pm;
    AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 10th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Monday, October 14th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 15th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 16th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Free Meal at Grace; No AWANA
  • Thursday, October 17th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 23rd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm;
    AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 24th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 26th
    7 pm Choir
  • Sunday, October 27th
    Youth Group Fundraiser after Sunday School
  • Wednesday, October 30th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm;
    AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 31st
    Choir 7:00pm

Contact Information...

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