News and Events

Phone Tree

If you would like to be on the phone tree for when church services are canceled due to weather conditions, please call Cindy in the office at 223-3613. The announcement will also be on the website, email, and Facebook.

American Baptist Women’s Scholarship

Applications are available in the office for those that would like to apply for the American Baptist Women’s Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15th.

Soup Bowl Sunday

Tasting begins after Sunday School. Soups will be judged by everyone in attendance. The soup receiving the most donations wins. Unlike other elections, ballot box stuffing is encouraged! Plan to join us for food, fun, and fellowship and help the youth raise funds for future activities. Sign up to bring a soup on the sheet on the window or call Brian or Rhonda Johnson at 574-721-8544 to enter your favorite soup

Homebuilders-Overcoming Anxiety

Homebuilders with Pastor David will begin “Overcoming Anxiety for Teens and Adults” on February 7 and continue through March 6th. (We will not have class on February 14th) With the topic will also learn how to make delicious casseroles.

Church Council Meeting

The Church Council will meet on Tuesday, February 13th at 6 pm. Dinner will be provided. RSVP to the church office. All board and committee members are encouraged to attend. 

Fellowship Guild 

The Fellowship Guild will meet on February 14 at 1 pm in the Chapel.

God Is Love Kid’s Party

On February 14, Kids Club will have a Valentines Day Party! The God is Love party will begin at 6 pm with a pizza party beginning at 5:30 pm.

Single Ladies Group

The Single Ladies Group will meet on February 16 at 12 noon at Woodlawn. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Groenleer.

Community Free Meal

First Baptist will be hosting the Free Meal at Grace Church on Wednesday February 21. Thanks to everyone that provided groceries and came to help in January. 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.

Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry

The Food Finders mobile food pantry will distribute food beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, at the church. Twelve to 15 volunteers are needed at 10:30 a.m. Visit to learn more about the mobile pantry program.

Youth Music Group

The youth music group will meet after Sunday school until 1 p.m. on Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 in preparation for Youth Sunday in March.

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

February Mission-Campus Ministries of the American Baptist Churches

The February mission focus correlates to “campus ministries” of the American Baptist Churches. This is a time to think of our own college students and the continuation of their walk with Christ while they are away from home and away from their home church.

Obviously, it’s not just about our youth. It is also about the support for other youth who may first encounter Christ while at school. Can you think of anything better to happen to a young adult as they pursue future goals and dreams? As theologian R.L. Dabney once stated, “The education of children for God is the most important business on earth.”

If you are able to contribute to the Campus Ministries of the American Baptist Churches, please make your check payable to the church and mark the memo line for Campus Ministries ABC. Thank you for your prayers for our youth as well as any financial support you might provide!