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November 18, 2012

November Memory Verse:

  • "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

Read the Bible in a Year:

  • 3 Chapters a day and 5 Chapters on Sunday.


  • All Church Thanksgiving Dinner. Please bring 2 dishes and one dessert to share and your table service. The turkey, ham and drinks will be provided. University Students please come as our guests.

Membership Class:

  • A Membership Class began on Sunday, November 4th at 9:30am. Please come, all ages!

Senior Adult Walk:

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

RWF Dinner and Devotions:

  • Monday at 5:30pm

S.O.S. Suicide Support Group:

  • Monday at 6:50pm

Virtuous Women:

  • "The Joy Filled Life" Tuesday, October 30th - December 18th at 5:30pm in the Quads. Contact Janelle at 893-2215 or Angie at 293-2220 for more info.

Wednesday Night:

  • No Church Night Activities. Happy Thanksgiving!

Women's Ministries:

  • Ladies Prayer Time: Monday Mornings at 9:30am
  • Sisters of Ruth: Wednesday at 11:30am
  • Women's Bible Study: Friday Mornings at 9:30am

American Baptist Women's Ministries:

  • ABWM Christmas Tea: Sunday, December 2nd at 3:00pm. Speaker: Pam Murdoch. Theme: "All Because of the Babe in the Manger". Women and girls of all ages invited.

Valet Parking:

  • If you would like to help contact Bill Wood, Terri Lind, or call the church office.

Nursery Volunteers Needed:

  • If you would like to help, contact Victoria Narcisse for information.

Senior Adult Potluck:

  • Thursday, November 29th at 11:30am. Dick Reiter will present "Main Street Kearney".

Operation Christmas  Child:

  • Drop off your box at the Church Monday morning.

Church Library:

  • We have moved the library to a new location, lower level by the stairs. We ask for your patience during this process. Please look forward to an "Open House" in our new location.

Christmas Program Practice:

  • It's time to prepare for the Christmas Program! It will be December 12th at 6:30pm. Practices will be December 1st and 8th from 2-4pm. Parents, watch for info or check with your child's Sunday School Teacher. Questions, call Denise Van Winkle at 224-0131.

Christmas Program:

  • Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30pm. Questions contact Denise Van Winkle at 224-0131. Bring a dozen cookies to share.

Baby's First Christmas:

  • December 16th at both services. If you have had a baby born in 2012, please come celebrate with us.

All Church Caroling:

  • December 19th at 7pm. Come and join the fun!!! Cocoa and cookies following at the church. Bring a dozen cookies to share.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Services:

  • December 24th at 6pm and 10pm.

Christmas Care Tree:

  • The Christmas Care Tree is set up in the Narthex. Please bring unwrapped gifts with the tag attached and place in the red tub under the tree by Sunday, December 16th. Call Val Gwin at 390-9861 with questions.

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 meets at the church at 11:30am in the Saints Alive Room. Bring a sack lunch. Call Bill @ 308-440-1030 or Bob @ 308-893-9217.
  • 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 Kathy Adams at 440-2150 or e-mail to 

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 are studying the book "The Final Summit" by Andy Andrews. 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.
  • Starting September 9th in Hope Class: Dr. David Jeremiah presents "The Coming Economic Armageddon" a DVD series - What Bible Prophecy Warns about the New Global Economy.
  • Unshackled: We meet in the SW Quad.
  • Agape Sunday School Class: "Parables and Other Bedtime Stories" led by Mark Malmkar.
  • 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: We meet in the Lower Level.