The First Baptist Church Mission focus for September 2022 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. May God continue to bless and keep you.
First Baptist Church’s Mission Giving
First Baptist Church has a separate Missions Fund that is included in the yearly church budget. From that budget, a dollar amount is calculated and deposited into the fund every Sunday. Any special gifts designated for missions are also deposited. Then, at the end of every month, money is sent to our designated missions. These designated missions include three missionaries (Dwight and Barbara Bolick, Carlos and Mayra Giovenetti-Bonilla, and Taku and Catherine Longkumer), The Baptist Student Foundation at Purdue University, Tippecanoe Baptist Camp, Edna Martin Christian Center, new church planting in Logansport, Habitat for Humanity, the Free Meal, and the United Ministries Outreach. Each month we have a special missions offering that highlights a specific area of giving and that money is dispersed as well. We have been blessed with many gen- erous givers at First Baptist Church that have supported our missions giving.
Indiana ABWM Women’s Day 2022
On Saturday, October 1st, American Baptist Women from all over Indiana will be meeting at Rochester First Baptist Church to celebrate their annual “Women’s Day”. This is a day of fellowship, mission, and education for ABWM of Indiana Our theme this year is “Bee Kind, Bee Christ-like” with our scripture pulled from Proverbs 16:24: “Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul.” The day will start at 9 am with registration and refreshments, followed by an opening session. Dave and Laurie Hurst will talk about bee-keeping to go along with our theme. There will be workshops and meetings, lunch and a presentation from our missionary-the BGs. The afternoon will conclude with the installation of stat officers for the new year, followed by communion. All women of our church are invited and en- couraged to attend. Please see Cindy Border for a registration form or check with the church office