FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL - Fall Sunday School begins Sept. 8, 10:4511:45 a.m. New students are welcome! Classes, Teachers and Studies:

Children’s classes Preschool, Mendi Carroll and Cindy McCray
Early Elementary, Brianne Miller
Upper Elementary, Karla Sroufe
All children’s classes are using “Into the Promised Land” by The Gospel Project.

Youth classes This fall we want to make our youth class into a middle high class and a high school class. Anyone interested in teaching may contact Rhonda Johnson.

Adult small group, Joe Miller Pathfinders, Brian Johnson, Brian Flenar, Eric Biddinger.
Life of Jesus studies Baptist Seekers, Beth Foster, Ron White.
Responding to God’s Grace study Koinonia, Braden Chandler.
With All Your Heart study Baptist Builders, Kevin Kennedy, Katie McCarter, Responding to God’s Grace study.

Koinonia Class Party and White Elephant Auction-
The Koinonia Class will be having their class party and white elephant auction on September 1st at Long Lake near North Manchester. They will gather around 12:30 with plans to eat at 1 pm with the auction to follow! If you are interested please ask a member of the class, or contact Braden Chandler. All are welcome!

Sunday, Sept. 8 Lunch and youth outing, after church Possibly “Overcomer” movie or other event .
Sunday, Sept. 22 Lunch and youth meeting at church
Sun., Oct. 6 Youth campfire and outdoor games at the home of Scott and Karla Sroufe, early evening, times to be announced.
Sun., Oct. 20 Youth Fundraiser lunch after church Pray for our youth as they adjust to new school schedules, sports and other fall commitments!

BOARD MEETINGS - The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, September 5 at 7 pm.

The Deaconate, Christian Education, and Finance boards will meet on Tuesday September 10th at 7 pm.

The Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30 pm.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE - The last lake service will be on September 1st. The new Sunday schedule will begin on September 8th and will continue until Memorial weekend 2020. 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 15th 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.

FELLOWSHIP GUILD - Fellowship Guild ladies and Baptist Builders class were hosted by Katie & Phil McCarter on Tuesday, August 20 for fellowship and a picnic carry-in. The evening ended with a pontoon ride around Lake Manitou. September Church Calendar Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m. – Fellowship Guild Roll Call – Verse from Revelation

PUPPET TEAM CALL OUT - Any child in grade 4 or older who wants to join our puppet team should come to Children’s Church Sept. 8, 15, and 22. The puppets will perform in church Sept. 29. Beginning Oct. 6, Children’s Church helpers and puppeteers will be scheduled so that everyone has a chance to serve and also to learn from Pastor Mark. Schedules will be posted at the back of the sanctuary.

Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25 Clubbers wear tennis shoes and bring their entrance booklet/handbook, vest or shirt each day.

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

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., September 18th. 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 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.

September Mission Focus 2019 “United Ministries” - The First Baptist Church Mission focus for September 2019 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 ourselves in their time of need. May God continue to bless and keep you.

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST - The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will meet on September 28th at 7 am. They will meet at Tweedle Dees.

FALL PRAYER DAY - We will have our fall prayer day on Saturday, September 28th from 6 am to noon. We hope you will be able to join us.


  • Sunday, September 1st
    Last Lake Service for the Season
  • Monday, September 2nd
    Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 4th
    10 am Bible Study; 5:30 pm Light Meal;
    6 pm Awana
  • Thursday, September 5th
    7 pm Choir; 7 pm Executive Committee Meeting
  • Sunday, September 8th
    Regular Schedule Begins: 9:30 Sunday Service 10:45 Sunday School
  • Monday, September 9th
    7 pm Men’s Prayer Group
  • Tuesday, September 10th
    7 pm Board Meetings (Deaconate, Finance & Christian Education)
  • Wednesday, September 11th
    10 am Bible Study; 5:30 pm Light Meal;
    6 pm Awana; 6:30 pm Trustees
  • Thursday, September 12th
    7 pm Choir
  • Sunday, September 15th
    T-shirt Sunday 5 pm;
    Church Picnic at the City Park
  • Tuesday, September 17th
    7 pm Fellowship Guild
  • Wednesday, September 18th
    10 am Bible Study; 5:30 pm Light Meal;
    6 pm Awana; Free Meal at Grace
  • Thursday, September 19th
    7 pm Choir
  • Wednesday, September 25th
    10 am Bible Study; 5:30 pm Light Meal;
    6 pm Awana
  • Thursday, September 26th
    7 pm Choir
  • Saturday, September 28th
    7 am Men’s Fellowship Breakfast;
    Fall Prayer Day 6 am -noon

Contact Information...

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