Latest News & Worship Information

     July 28- Aug 4

Scripture this week: Acts 16:11-15

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Upcoming at FBC: 

Remember — To make sure your event is added to the eLink calendar, please make sure dates and times are sent to the office no later than Wednesday of each week

SUNDAY, July 28
Coffee & Convo @ 9:30 & 11 am
Worship Service @ 10:00 am
FBC Small Groups @ 11:15 am
Welcome Luncheon @ 11:15 am
Safe Harbor @ 5:00 pm
Through the Bible Check In @ 6:00 pm Acts 16:11-15  (Zoom)

MONDAY, July 29
Ukulele Jam @ 5:15 pm

Vespers @ 5:45 pm

THURSDAY, August 1
Vespers planning Meeting @ 4:45 pm
Worship staff Meeting @ 5:45 pm

SATURDAY, August 3
Pastor Brian’s B Day Celebration @ 2:00 pm

SUNDAY, August 4
Coffee & Convo @ 9:30 & 11 am
Worship Service @ 10:00 am
Quarterly Business Meeting @11:15 am
Bible Study @ 6:00 pm (Zoom)

Ministry & Events: 

Newcomers Luncheon Sunday July 28 after Worship Service
We will be having our quarterly newcomer luncheon on Sunday July 28th after worship.  This meeting gives newer attendees a chance to meet people, ask questions about First Baptist Church and learn about the American Baptist denomination in general. If you plan to come let Joyce Benton know at (309) 824-3168.

Quarterly Business Meeting Sun. Aug 4 after worship
It is that time again for a quarterly business meeting. Please plan on staying after Worship for that meeting on Sunday Aug. 4th. The meeting will start at 11:15 and your participation is fundamental to a healthy Church. There will be a suggestion/question box in the Narthex if those who prefer to submit questions or ideas in that manner. Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you! The Church Leadership.

Pastor Brians’ Birthday Celebration Sat Aug 3 starting at 2 pm
You are invited to join Pastor Brian in Barker Hall for his birthday celebration.
Snacks and refreshments 2-6 pm pizza and games from 6-8 pm. No gifts please your presence is enough! Please plan on stopping by to help celebrate!

Vacation Bible School! August 9th-10th
***Fri. Aug 9 -4:30pm-7pm ***Sat. Aug 10- 9:30am – 3pm
Join us for Camp Firelight where we will have tents, fun crafts, campfire songs, delicious meals and snacks and more! This will be a summer camp adventure with God! This year’s focal verse comes from Psalm 56:3 Whenever I’m afraid, I put my trust in You. To Register and more information click HERE!

Read Through the Bible
On the last Sunday of each month, we will have a 6 pm (Zoom) check-in to discuss the readings, your observations and questions. Don’t forget to send in your questions to





Supporting the Ministry Together: 


In the Community 

      • Help support Faith in Action with their 6th annual Mum Sale  Order Deadline Aug 29

             9”  Mums….. $14 Orange, yellow, purple, white, or Red
            12” Mums….. $37 New this year! yellow/ orange
            13” Mums….. $39 Tricolor mixes of pink, yellow, white, gold or orange
        Order at BNFIA.ORG/MUMS or 309-827-7780 (Pre orders only)
        Pick up will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church (1617 E Emerson Blm IL 61701) on September 12 10 am – 3 pm

Contact Us: 

Office Hours
Mon. -Thurs.– 9 am -1:30 pm.; Fri: 9 am – 11 am

Office Phone – (309)-662-4253

Church Office: 309-662-4253
Pastor Brian:
LOGOS Director:
Vespers Coordinator & Praise Team Leader: