News and Events

Lake Manitou Spillway/Lakeside Park Cleanup

On Sunday, June 2nd, FBC is hosting a cleanup event at the Lake Manitou Spillway/Lakeside Park beginning imme- diately following the boat church service. All are welcome to attend and help pick up trash and debris to help keep this public space clean.

Vacation Bible School

Save the Date! We will host VBS on June 17-21 from 9-11:30 am. If you are interested in volunteering. Contact Rhonda Johnson at or 574-721-8544

Summer Worship Schedule

Our summer worship schedule begins on May 26. Join us for Boat Church at 7:44 am at the Lake Manitou Spillway, Sunday School at the church at 9:15 am, and indoor worship at 10:30 am. Out livestream will also switch to 10:30 am.

Fellowship Guild

The Fellowship Guild will meet on Wednesday, June 12th at 1 pm in the Chapel.

Community Free Meal

First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace Church on Wednesday, June 19. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in February. 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.

Single Ladies Group

The Single Ladies Group will meet the 3rd Friday of the month, that will be the June 21. They will meet at noon at Woodlawn.

South Bend Cubs Game

Join us on June 21 for a South Bend Cubs baseball game! Game time is 7 pm. Cost is $16 per person. Contact Brian Johnson at 574-721-8540 by June 5 to reserve your tickets!


If you are going to college or furthering your education in the fall of 2024, now is the time to pick up an application in the Church office!! The First Baptist Church Scholarship application needs to be turned into the office by June 15th. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Wednesday Bible Studies

Men’s and Women’s Bible study is offered on Wednesdays at 10 am. Pastor David is the leader for the men’s group. Jill Parker leads the women’s group. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office

June Mission-One Great Hour of Sharing

During the month of June we will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. This is one of the most significant ways that we can help others in their time of need. The OGHS offering gets used overseas, and in the US. In 2023 our offerings help provide relief to various countries like the Ukraine, Bahamas, Brazil, Congo, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kenya, Nepal, and others. In previous years there have been wildfires, and losses due to drought or flooding.

Every dollar given for disaster relief to the One Great Hour of Sharing will go through American Baptist Partners (missionaries and ministries) to assist those impacted by these times of crisis, and loss. Our giving will continue to help long after the headlines have faded, and the media crews have moved to another event. If you are counting your blessings, and looking for a way to help someone else. This is a great opportunity to do so.