FBC Enews: July 16, 2024

This Sunday – July 21 – 9:30 a.m.

Message: “At Home with God”

Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22

Preaching: Pastor Evan Guse


Quarterly Congregational Meeting: There will be a quarterly congregational meeting on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 pm in the chapel.

Congratulations to Kenny and Jessica King (and Keith and Teresa Arbuckle) on the birth of their beautiful daughter on Tuesday, July 9! Kalena Aven came into this world at 7lbs 11oz and 20in long. We praise God for this newest addition to our First Baptist family!

Brass Quintet: We are honored to host the Columbus Philharmonic Brass Quintet this Sunday, July 21st during our worship service. This day promises to be full of good music and good messages. You won’t want to miss it!

Choir! You are invited to participate in this week’s service with the Brass Quintet! Please quietly arrive in the choir loft by 8:45 for a sound check once the group is ready.

Summer Bible Study at the Eastbrook Lucabe is on Tuesdays at 1 pm and Thursdays at 9:30 am throughout the summer. Plan to join us!

Church Constitution: A vote will take place after morning worship on Sunday, July 28th confirming proposed changes to the constitution.

Canned Food Collection: Brenda Frady serves as the Co-Director of a food pantry based at Taylorsville Elementary School. They are open to the entire community and have been facing an enormous need recently. To help restock, we are setting up a collection box in the Gathering Space where you can drop off donations of canned fruits or vegetables, canned tuna or chicken, rice, oatmeal, and cereal. Thank you!

FBC Road Trip to Pennsylvania: A trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania is being planned for October 3rd-5th to explore the Amish country and see a performance of “Daniel” at the Sight and Sound Theater, along with a tour of the Hershey Chocolate Factory. There is a sign up sheet at the Gathering Place for those interested. More info can be found by clicking this link.

Address Updates:

Verna West is now at Willow Crossing Health & Rehab Center, 3550 Central Ave., Columbus 47203.

Kari Lovelace is moving to 3457 Limestone Lane, Apt. 1717, Columbus, IN 47201.

If you have an updated address or would like to be included in the church directory, please contact the office by phone (812-376-3321) or email [email protected] and include your phone, email, address, and DOB.

Note: This directory is for active members, shut-ins, and recurring visitors.

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Sunday Suppers: Sign up in the Gathering Place for Sunday Suppers. Dates are: July 28th, and August 25th. Please consider hosting an event if possible.

Coffee Fellowship: There will be a Coffee Fellowship on Sunday, July 28th. Last names A-H are invited to bring treats to share.

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Prayer Shawl Group – 11:00 AM

Sips & Scripture @ the Eastbrook Lucabe – 1 PM


Prayer Group – 12:30 PM


Sips & Scripture @ the Eastbrook Lucabe – 9:30 AM


Worship Service – 9:30 AM

Second Hour – 10:45 AM

PRAYER Matters:

Our military service members and their families

The people of Ukraine and efforts toward peace

Victims of the Israel-Hamas War

Love Chapel: Clients, Volunteers, Brighter Days, Pantry, Strategic Planning

FBC congregant prayer concerns: John Lipson, Jon & Jan Carlstrom, Bill Griffith, Family of Besslee Graham (Donna Emmert), Myrna Shane, Kyle Olson, Marge Betz, Devin Baker, Rick DeHaven, Jeanette McKim, Anita Burton, Dick & Beth Miller, Ramona Harlow, Claude Wright, Jr “Bub”, Anita Yancey, Joyce Sutton, Allen Rea, Larry Alexander, and Roger & Ben Glick and all persons who are homebound & in nursing care centers.