POINSETTIA SALES -It’s the time of year to purchase poinsettias. Orders will need to be placed by November 4th in order to be delivered on November 29th. The 7+ blooms in a 6” gold-foiled container is $8 and they are available in red, pink, white and marble. The poinsettias will be used to decorate the sanctuary during the Christmas season. There will be a table in the narthex where you can place your order. Checks and cash are accepted. Please make all checks out to First Baptist Church.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - Boxes and supplies have arrived for Operation Christmas Child. National collection week is November 13-20 this year. If you would like to fill a shoebox, please feel free to pick up your supplies now.

THANKSGIVING DINNER - at First Baptist Church.
Date: Sunday Nov. 11th Time: 11:45 AM
Place: FBC- Downstairs- Fellowship Hall
Meat, Drinks, Dressing and rolls provided. Bring table service and a favorite dish or dessert to share! We hope you will join us for this time of fun and fellowship!

TIME CHANGE - Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 3rd.

FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., November 21st. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in Oc-tober. 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, November 12th 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.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE - The Community Thanksgiving Service will be November 18th at Grace United Methodist Church at 4:00 p.m. Worshippers are invited to bring non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry.

NOVEMBER MISSION FOCUS - The “World Mission Offering” is the mission focus for First Baptist Church during the month of November. Missionaries work daily throughout the world to teach people about Christianity and bring them to Jesus. The single largest source of financial support for these International missionaries and ministers is the “World Mission Offering.” Your financial support of this month’s mission will go 100% to making more disciples of Jesus Christ around the world. Through your offering, the work of these individuals is support-ed for short and long term missionaries as well as volunteers, special assistants and over 150 partner mission workers. The goal for the Rochester, Indiana First Baptist Church this month is $2500. As found in Proverbs 28: “He who gives to the poor will lack for nothing.” If you are able to give to this “World Mission Offering”, please make your check payable to First Baptist Church and mark the memo with “World Mis-sion Offering.” Thank you for sharing your own treas-ures with those in need of knowing Christ and for your continued prayers.

YOUTH GROUP NEWS - Nov 11th: Youth Group Outing- Leaf Raking around town Time: Leave church at 3:00pm. Pick kids up at 6 pm (Pizza Hut)
Bring gloves, appropriate clothes and shoes.
2 Drivers needed to transport kids
Nov 18th
- Youth Group Meeting, At Church
5 to 6:30 pm Activities and Lesson
Dec. 9th -
Youth Christmas Party & Movie, At Church 5 to 6:30 pm

Nov. 7 Regular club
Nov. 14 Regular club During opening, we will collect items for our Operation Christmas Child project. Each child is invited to bring one small item for a child of their age and gender. Items may include toys, hygiene items or school supplies.
Nov. 21 No club — Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 28 Regular club -

During the meal time, children may make Christmas cards to be given to local nursing home residents.





  • Thursday, November 1st
    Choir Practice 7:00pm; Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm
  • Sunday, November 4th
    TIME CHANGE do not forget to move your clocks back 1 hour
  • Wednesday, November 7th
    Morning Bible Studay 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Thursday, November 8th
    Choir Practice 7:00pm
  • Sunday, November 11th
    Church Thanksgiving Dinner 11:45am; Youth Group Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Monday, November 12th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 13th
    Church Boards Meetings: Deaconate, Christian Ed, Finance 7:00pm; Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 14th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm; Trustees Meeting 6:30pm
  • Thursday, November 15th
    Choir Practice 7:00pm
  • Sunday, November 18th
    Community Thanksgiving Service at Grace United Methodist Church 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 20th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 21st
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; NO AWANA
  • Thursday, November 22nd
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
  • Saturday, November 24th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast at Tweedle Dees 7:00am
  • Sunday, November 25th
    First Sunday in Advent; Youth Group Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 28th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Light Meal 5:30pm; AWANA 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 29th
    Choir Practice 7:00pm

Contact Information...

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