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January 12, 2014

January Memory Verse:

  • Deuteronomy 6:5 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."

Read the Bible in a Year:

  • 3 Chapters a day and 5 Chapters on Sunday.

Membership Class:

  • Membership Class will start on January 12th at 9:30am in the Choir Room. All ages are welcome.

All Church Reception:

  • For Pastor Sean & Mallory Dougherty: Sunday, January 12th from 2-4pm in the Lower Level. Come welcome our new pastor. Gift Cards for household items welcome.

Annual Congregation Meeting:

  • Next Sunday at 5pm. Bring finger foods to share.

Youth Leaders:

  • Today at 12:30pm

Youth Praise Band:

  • Today at 2pm

Live Gospel Music:

  • Tonight from 6-8pm

Senior Adult Walk:

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

Lunch with the Three Stooges:

  • "Seeking New Meaning in Life, Dreams and Mission". Monday at the Lighthouse Center from noon - 1pm. Bring your lunch.

Roger Williams Fellowship:

  • RWF Dinner and Devotions: Monday at 5:30pm.

Prison Ministries:

  • Monday at 6:30pm

S.O.S. Suicide Support Group:

  • Monday at 6:50pm

Virtuous Women:

  • Tuesday at 5:30pm. "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Church Night Activities:

  • Adult Study "The Books of Moses" in the Quads, Women's Study, Choir, Youth, 5th & 6th Grade group in the Pathfinder's Room, AWANA, Nursery available.

Men's Bible Study:

  • Thursday at 8:45am

Youth Lunch Bunch:

  • Thursday at 11:30am

Women's Ministries:

  • Ladies Prayer Time: Monday Mornings at 9:30am
  • Rebekah Anna Circle: At Peg Baer's Tuesday at 7pm.
  • Sisters of Ruth: Wednesday at 11:30am
  • Hannah Circle: Thursday at 7pm
  • Sarah Circle: Thursday at 7pm
  • Women's Bible Study: Friday Mornings at 9:30am

New Building Committee:

  • Thursday at 7pm

Lifetree Cafe:

  • Thursday at 7pm. This week's topic: Mysteries of Mental Illness: One woman's struggle to regain her life.

New Building Committee:

  • Thursday night at 6:30pm.

Men's Breakfast:

  • Saturday at 7:30am

Shawl Ministry:

  • Saturday at 9am at Evelyn Watts' home, 34 La Platte Road. Please come and join us (crocheters, knitters, want to learn and compassionate visitors welcome)! Questions, call Evelyn at 627-7864.

Senior Adult Potluck:

  • Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 11:30am. Bring a dish to share. Father Bob Rooney will share his life story.

AB Girls:

  • Monday, January 20th at 4:30pm. We will be making the decorations for the cheer plates that the ABWM deliver for Valentine's Day. Questions, call Kathy at 440-2150 or Cresta at 293-2379.

All Board and Committee Chairs and Ministry Leaders:

  • Your annual reports are due. Please email them to or bring a copy in to the office as soon as possible. Thanks!

Immediate Opening:

  • Part Time Custodian: Evenings Monday - Thursday and variable weekend hours. Some snow removal, light maintenance and janitorial duties. Max 24 hours per week. $15/hour. Apply in the office.

Financial Peace University:

  • Beginning January 27th at North Campus. Contact Brian Peterson at 627-5036 for more info.

He Man Gardening and Canning Club:

  • Please plan on attending a 15 minute meeting following Men's Breakfast on January 18th. Isaiah 61:11

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.
  • Monday Night Promise Keepers, Monte Krueger's Home, 1705 6th Ave @ 7 pm, 1st & 3rd Monday, Questions call 236-9217
  • Tuesday Night Promise Keepers, Rob Gwin's Home @ 7:30 pm, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, Questions call 234-1563

Christian Counselling:

  • 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

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.


  • Preschool times and rates have changed for 2014-2015. It is hopeful that the change in hours will benefit the families who have school age children and working parents. The preschool sessions are 4 & 5 yr olds MWF 8:30-11:00am or 12:15-2:45pm at $95/month and 3&4 yr olds Tues. & Thurs. 8:30am - 11am @ $85/month. We are taking registrations now. Register soon to get the session of your choice. Forms available in the office or at the info desk. Please include $40 registration fee with your registration form or your spot cannot be held.

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. "Life Without Limits" by Nick Vujicic.
  • 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.
  • What In the World is Going On? A DVD study by Turning Point's Dr. David Jeremiah. Come and learn with us in Hope Class.
  • Unshackled: We meet in the SW Quad.
  • Agape Sunday School Class: "Joshua" led by Leroy Giffin
  • Partners With Christ Class: We are studying the Sermon on the Mount. Join us!
  • Young Adults Class: Join us for an hour of fellowship and study. We meet downstairs in the old youth room.
  • Bible Expo Class: We are studying Ephesians. We meet in the Lower Level.