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April 21, 2013

April Memory Verse:

  • "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14

Read the Bible in a Year:

  • 3 Chapters a day and 5 Chapters on Sunday.

"Get a Handle of Your Bible"

  • If you have wanted to be inspired by the Bible, a new series on Sunday Morning and Wednesday night will help you "Get a Handle on Your Bible."

4th - 6th Grades:

  • Are you interested in music? Pizza, Pop & Praise!!! 1st practice/meeting is April 21st from 12:30-2pm in the Quad Rooms. Future rehearsals will be from 10:30-11am on Sunday mornings. Call Donna 234-5819 or Robbie 237-5883.

Congregation Meeting:

  • Today at 5pm. Bring cookies to share.

Senior Adult Walk:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00am

Prison Ministries:

  • Monday at 6:30pm

Virtuous Women's Ministry:

  • "He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God" Join us in this compelling study by author and speaker Pricilla Shirer. February 19th - May 21st. Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Meeting in the Quads.

Wednesday Night:

  • 7pm: AWANA, Youth, Choir, Women's Study "The Purple Book", Adult Study "The Greatest Book", Nursery; Join Us!!!

Youth Mission Team:

  • Meeting, Wednesday night at 8:30pm

Women's Ministries:

  • Ladies Prayer Time: Monday Mornings at 9:30am
  • ABWM Spring Retreat: Tuesday at 9am in Gibbon
  • Ruth Circle: Wednesday at 9:30am
  • Dorcas/Tabitha Circle: Wednesday at 1:00pm
  • Women's Bible Study: Friday Mornings at 9:30am

Men's Bible Study:

  • Thursday at 8:45am

Youth Lunch Bunch:

  • Thursday at 11:30am

Sr. Adult Potluck:

  • Thursday at 11:30am. Speaker will be Missionary Becky Mann

Blue Ribbon Committee:

  • Thursday night at 7pm.

Third Day:

  • April 25th at the Heartland Event Center. Tickets available at

Roger Williams Fellowship:

  • Monday Night Meal and Devotion: Mondays at 5:30pm..

Preschool Registration:

  • It's time to register for the next preschool year! Sessions are; 4&5 yr. olds MWF 3&4 yr. olds TTH. You may register at any time but get your form in soon for the session of your choice as they fill up fast. Please include $40 registration fee with the form. Call Mrs. Petersen at 234-2311 with questions.


  • We are looking for donations to purchase flowers for the berm. Any amount is appreciated. Contact Peg Baer at 440-7188.

Graduation Recognition Sunday:

  • April 28th at both services. Reception at 9:30am for High School Grads.

Western Nebraska Congregational Leadership Training:

  • At First Baptist Church North Platte on Saturday, April 27th from 10am - 2pm. Lunch will be on your own. Open to Boards, Teachers, Everyone!!! Let us know if you plan to go so carpools can be arranged.

Family Fun Fest:

  • Next Sunday from 3-5pm at Harmon Park. For kids and their families. Inflatables, Popcorn, all kinds of fun!!!

Save the Date:

  • VBS: Colossal Coaster World: Sunday, July 14th - Friday, July 19th from 6-8"30pm. Watch your May newsletter and bulletin for Volunteering opportunities.

First Baptist Cares:

  • Please join us to encourage others in our church family and enjoy some fun fellowship. We meet in the Library, Wednesday nights at 7:00pm.
  • First Baptist Cares is seeking Military addresses of your loved ones. They can be state side or overseas. We also want e-mail addresses if you have them. We would like to encourage those who bravely serve our country. Thanks!!!

Promise Keepers:

  • Friday Promise Keepers, 11:30am, Saints Alive Room. Bring a sack lunch. Call Bill @ 440-1030 or Bob @ 893-9217.
  • Tuesday Promise Keepers meets the first and third Tuesdays at Rob Gwin's Home. Contact Rob for more info.

Christian Counseling:

  • First Baptist Counselor, Angie McDermott, holds a Master's degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner.  She has been with the Church since January of 1997. You can set up an appointment with Angie by calling (308) 293-2220


  • If you need to add a loved one to the prayer chain please call Krystal Arehart at 308-293-0645 or email to

Middle School Girls Bible Study:

  • The Red Stuff (about Jesus' Ministry). Starting March 4th at 5pm on Monday nights at Amigos North. Contact Tammy Green at 308-440-6291 or Jana Sickler @ 308-440-8078.

Videos of the Service:

  • Please note that you may now WATCH the worship service. It will be online by Sunday afternoons. Go to then go to video library and choose the service you desire.
  • DVD's of various services are available for $5 each. The Choir's Easter Show, April's Live Gospel Music, "The Greatest Book" both Sunday and Wednesday sessions. Contact the church office if you would like a copy.

2013 Week of Prayer:

  • The week of April 28th is National Prayer Week. Please join Christians of Kearney in Reading Through the Bible at the Solid Rock. Stop by the Solid Rock to sign up.

Habitat for Humanity:

  • Come join Christian Friends in building homes together for others in our community. Everyone is welcome on Saturdays to help build; 2-8 hours. FBC provides the meals on the 5th Saturday of the month. Contact Pat Skiles 237-7771 for further information.

Sunday School Hour:

  • Young Adults Sunday School Class: We meet downstairs in the old youth room.
  • The College Sunday School Class meets in the Library
  • Friends Class: Meets in the Friends room and studies a variety of topics.
  • Saints Alive Class: Meets in the Saints Room.
  • Servants and Friends: We meet in the Gym and study a variety of topics.
  • Truth Seekers: We meet in the North East Quad Room.
  • Faith Builders Fellowship Group: We meet in the SE Quad room.
  • Pathfinders 2: Ministry for middle agers (stage of life). Biblical principles applied weekly to today's family issues and current worldly events. All are welcome.
  • Charles Swindoll presents "Family Matters: Investing in the Things that Last" a DVD series for Married, Single Parent, Grandparent Families. In Hope Class starting March 10th. You are invited to learn with us.
  • Unshackled: We meet in the SW Quad.
  • Agape Sunday School Class: "Acts" led by John Arnold.
  • Partners With Christ Class: "Impact of Women: How Women of the Bible Have Influenced Our Faith"
  • Young Adults Class: Join us for an hour of fellowship and study. We meet downstairs in the old youth room.
  • Bible Expo Class: Beginning March 10th, we will be studying the Attributes of God. We meet in the Lower Level.