Advent Small Groups!

Advent is a time where we prepare for the celebration of the birth of Christ! Come join a Small Group during Advent Season!

Please sign up at the Red Table or call the church office.

Check out the different group descriptions below!!

*All of these groups are intergenerational! We only ask that for elementary youth or younger, that a parent or guardian attend the group with them.


Advent Book Club!
Reading: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
When: Tuesdays November 28th – December 19th at 6pm
Where: 3019 Mirium Drive Bloomington, IL 61704
Leaders: Michelle and Linda Wiggins

Come to our Book Club Nights where we will be discussing the assigned reading and talking about the Christian topics found within. This book is a great read for adults and youth!


Advent Music Small Group!

When: December 10th, 17th and 24th at 11:15am
First Baptist Church
Rex Colgrove and Hannah Warfel

Do you have a love of Christmas Music? This class will be teaching the history and meaning of some of your favorite Christmas Hymns. There will also be singing and/or playing of the pieces together.


Advent Crafting Small Group!
When: December 3rd and 17th at 11:15am
Where: First Baptist Church
Leader: Debbie Stumm

This small group will have a Christmas Craft to do together with a devotional lesson each time they meet! Craft supplies will be provided.


Advent Food Small Group!
When: Thursdays Nov. 30th, Dec. 14th, Dec. 21st at 1:30pm
Where: First Baptist Church
Leader: Sue Strauch

Do you have foods that are a Christmas tradition in your family? This is a group where people will share a Christmas recipe from their family with the class. Each time we meet, expect food and a wonderful devotional lesson!





LOGOS Ministry

LOGOS, our intergenerational ministry for ages 3rd through 12th grade resumes Wednesday September 27th from 4:00pm to 7:30pm!!  Registration is open online and if you’d like more information or have questions, please visit our website or email Michelle at We would love to see you there!  LOGOS Wednesdays is the place to be at FBC!!

If you’d like to volunteer in this ministry, please contact our LOGOS Director, Michelle, by email at or the church office at 309-662-4253.

Youth Ministry Events!

Upcoming Youth Events: 

♥Reading Program- On Mondays through July 31st, FBC will be hosting a summer reading program for youth ages 3 through 5th grade from 6-7pm. Youth will be able to read with adult volunteers or play games/activities that help reading skills. Youth can join any time in July! 

♥Elementary Mini-Golf Trip- On July 9th, following the 10am Worship Service, there will be a lunch and Mini-golf trip for 1st through 5th graders. Please RSVP to by July 6th!

♥Junior/Senior High Lake Day- Following the Worship Service on July 23rd, 6th through 12 graders are invited to Paul and Helen’s lake house for swimming, lunch, boating, and more fun activities! Please contact to RSVP and let us know if you youth needs a ride. There will also be a campfire sing along so feel free to bring your fretted instruments!

Vacation Bible School August 6th through the 10th, Food Truck Party will be coming to First Baptist Church! All youth ages 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade are welcome to join in the party from 4:30-6:45pm each night. Sixth graders through adults are also able to join in the party as volunteer leaders! Please check out more here. 

FBC College Student Care Packages!

  On November 9th, LOGOS is having a College Night, where we will be making Care Packages to send to our College students! We would like to open this up to the whole church so if you’d like to send gift cards, treats, care items, etc.  Please turn in care items to the bins in Barker Hall by Wednesday, November 9th.  You can also come to join LOGOS Family Time from 6:30pm-7:30pm where we will have a meal, assemble the Care Packages, and hear some updates sent from our college students. Please RSVP to LOGOS Family Time at the Narthex table!