FREE MEAL - First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace United Methodist Church on Wed., April 18th. Thanks to every-one that provided groceries and came to help in March. 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.

MARRIAGE ON THE ROCK - Marriage Workshop for married couples or engaged Couples. The workshop begins on April 29th and small groups will go thru June 3rd. It is not too late to sign up.
For more information see Pastor Mark.


  • 4/8: Youth Outing Time: TBD
  • 4/22: Youth Meeting at Church Lesson: God Quest 5 to 6:30 pm


DAIRY QUEEN - Fellowship Guild will be participating in a sponsor night at Dairy Queen on April 11th. 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’s projects.


STUDY THE BIBLE WITH US - Are you looking for a place to have active fellowship and stimulating conversation? Our Morning Bible Study meets at 10 am on Wednesdays. We are seeking new fresh faces to add to our group. Come join us on Wednesdays!


The First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund provides scholarships twice a year to college students. To receive these scholarships, applicants must be reason-ably active in the church. Equal consideration is given to all applicants, regardless of financial need or age. This scholarship is funded entirely by your generous donations. Checks should be made payable to First Baptist Church with “scholarships” written on the memo line. Please continue to keep our college students in your prayers. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration in furthering educational opportunities.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11


PRAYER LIST UPDATES - Our prayer list has grown and we would like to know how people are progressing, as well as, share this with the congregation. Unfortunately, many times, names are added and left on the list without updates ever being shared. Please help us to make our prayer list cur-rent. If you have placed a name on the list, please provide the church office with a brief update. You may call the church office at 223-3613 or email an update to prayer These updates will be shared via email and in the next newsletter. Thank you for helping us share specific praises and prayer

MEN'S PRAYER GROUP - Men of Rochester, you are invited to join us for men’s prayer group! We will be meeting Monday, April 9th 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


Register for church camp through First Baptist Church and we will pay half of your child’s camp fee. Scholarships are available for the family’s portion of the fees.
Dates, Camp, Grade, entering Fee
June 10-14 Explorer 1st—2nd $195
June 10-16 Leadership 9th—12th $265
June 15-16 First Timers K—1st $70
June 17-23 Trailblazer 5th—6th $265
June 18-22 DAY Camp 1st—6th $135
June 24-29 Princess Girls 5th—7th $265
July 1-7 Senior High 9th-2018 grads $270
July 8-14 Challenge 7th—8th $265
July 15-21 Discovery 3rd-4th $265
July 29-Aug 2 Heroes Boys 5th-7th $265

Help us meet our goal of sending 35 campers
to camp this year! Invite friends, neighbors, grandchildren...registration materials are available in the narthex.




  • Sunday, April 1st
    Easter Service
  • Wednesday, April 4th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, April 5th
    Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm;
    Choir 7:00pm

  • Sunday, April 8th
    Koinonia Brunch/White Elephant Sale; Youth Outing
  • Monday, April 9th
    Men's Prayer Group 7:00pm; ABW Managers Meeting 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 10th
    Church Boards Meetings 7:00pm (Deaconate, Finance, Christian Ed)
  • Wednesday, April 11th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; Fellowship Guild Dairy Queen Night; Trustees Meeting 7:00pm
  • Thursday, April 12th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Sunday, April 15th
    Koinonia Passion Walk @St. John, Indiana
  • Monday, April 16th
    Registration for ABW Spring Conference at Chili Baptist Church 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 17th
    Fellowship Guild 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 18th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am; M&M's at Streamliner 11:30am; Free Meal at Grace
  • Thursday, April 19th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Sunday, April 22nd
    Youth Meeting 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 25th
    Morning Bible Study 10:00am
  • Thursday, April 26th
    Choir 7:00pm
  • Saturday, April 28th
    Men's Fellowship Breakfast at Tweedle Dee's 7:00am
  • Sunday, April 29th
    "Marriage On The Rock" begins (See Pastor Mark for details)

Contact Information...

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