OCTOBER MISSION -Our mission focus for October is: “International Team Luginbill.” If you would like to give a donation towards this ministry, you can give online through the International Teams USA Giving Page via credit card. On Step 2 put "Brock and Nancy Luginbill" or "La Roca Skate Ministry" in the "designate for" box. You can also mail a check to International Teams, 411 W. River Rd, Elgin, IL 60123 and include a note stating it's for our ministry. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your help!

DAIRY QUEEN & FELLOWSHIP GUILD - The Fellowship Guild will be participating in a sponsor night at Dairy Queen on October 24. 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.

WE ARE SO BLESSED!!! - Our church leaders are beginning our fall time of planning and preparing for the year to come. We depend on the financial giving, and the service and time that our people give to sustain our services, and our ministries. Thus, your church needs your help in several ways.
We hope you will be praying along with us about the ministries and mission of First Baptist Church, of Rochester, in the year to come. Because of your service and your financial giving our church is able to share in ministry activities within our church building, and also out in the community and the world.
There are people all around who need to know Jesus and his saving grace. There are people who need a loving touch, or a helping hand, or a word of encouragement and prayer . There are friends, loved ones, and neighbors who are lonely, discouraged, and hurting in numerous ways. Sunday October 7th will be Consecration Sunday. In our morning worship service we will be receiving Estimates of Giving for the year 2019. We hope you will prayerfully fill out your Estimate and participate as we share a time of dedicating our time, service, and finances to the Lord. Please plan to join the rest of the congregation in bringing yours forward during the Oct. 7th worship service. - Prayerfully, The Finance Board

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., October 17th. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in September. We served 130 dine in meals and 140 carry out meals. 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.

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., October 3 Regular Club - Wear Club Uniform
Wed., October 10 No Club Happy Fall!
Wed., October 17 Regular Club - Wear Club Uniform. Trimester Awards at 7:15pm for attendance, responsibility, heart for Jesus
Wed., October 24 Western Night—Dress as cowboys or cowgirls and bring canned or boxed food for United Ministries pantry. It’s not a cattle drive, it’s a food drive!
Wed., October 31 No Club

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)


Tippecanoe River SP- Hike, Outdoor Games, Hot Dogs
Time: 3 to 7 pm.


Youth Fund-Raiser Dinner after church (Chili?)
10:30 to 12:30 ish


Youth Group Meeting, At Church
5 to 6:30 pm Activities and Lesson

MEN'S PRAYER GROUP - Men of Rochester, you are invited to join us for men’s prayer group! We will be meeting Monday, October 8th at the First Baptist Church at 7pm. Any man who has an inter-est in praising God and being encouraged in their faith should attend! Contact Braden Chandler, 223-2367 if you have any questions.




  • Wednesday, October 3rd
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 4th
    Choir Practice 7:00pm; Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 6th
    Prayer Day 6:00am to Noon

  • Sunday, October 7th
    Estimated Giving Communion Sunday; Youth Outing 3:00-7:00pm
  • Monday, October 8th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 10th
    Church Boards Meeting - Deaconate, Christian Ed, Finance and Trustees 7:00pm
  • Thursday, October 11th
    Choir Practice 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 16th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 17th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm; Free Meal at Grace
  • Thursday, October 18th
    Choir Practice 7:00pm
  • Sunday, October 21st
    Youth Group Fundraiser 10:30 - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 24th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00pm; Fellowship Guild DQ Night 4:00pm to close
  • Thursday, October 25th
    Choir Practice 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 27th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast at Tweedle Dees 7:00am
  • Sunday, October 28th
    Youth Group Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 31st
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; No AWANA

Contact Information...

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