October 15, 2017

October Memory Verse:

  • Psalm 138:8 “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever- do not abandon the works of your hands.”

Take the Plunge!!! Read the Bible in a Year:

  • 3 Chapters a day and 5 Chapters on Sunday, or 1 Chapter a day for the New Testament.

Pastor Search Committee Update:

  • The position has been posted as of September 25th using American Baptist Churches national channels and multiple seminary alumni networks. We are receiving resumes now and will meet on October 24th to begin reviewing top candidates.

Quarterly Congregational Meeting:

  • Sunday, October 15th at 5pm.

Senior Adult Walk:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00am

Ladies Prayer Time:

  • Monday mornings at 9:30am

Men’s Basketball:

  • Monday and Friday at 12:00 noon.

RWF – Real Truth Ministries:

  • No RWF This Week
  • Please consider a gift as funds are very low. Newsletter copies are in the Narthex.
  • Please contact Julie Brooker at 627-5145 to sign up to provide a meal.

Virtuous Women:

  • Starting October 17th, “Between a Rock and a Grace Place”

Sisters of Ruth:

  • Wednesday at 11:30am

Church Night Activities:

  • AWANA, Adult Study, Daughters of Christ, Care Group, Youth Group, Children’s Activity, Nursery available. Join us!
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Bake Sale: Before and after AWANA on Wednesday, October 25th. The kids have set a goal of $200. Proceeds go to the Thailand Water Project. Contact Jessica LaVassaur with questions.

New Men’s Bible Study:

  • Thursdays, “The Exchange Zone” October 5th at 9:30am in the Quads. Contact Roger McDermott for details at 308-293-5354.

Women’s Bible Study:

  • Thursday at 9:30am

Blood Drive:

  • Thursday, October 19th from 1-6pm.


  • “Finish” meeting on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Church. This is a Christ centered, biblical, 12-Step Program for ANYONE that wants to seriously work through any hurt, habit, or hang-up that is impacting their relationships with others, and with God. Please contact Roger or Pat Anderson with any questions.

Hannah Circle:

  • Thursday at 7pm

Sarah Circle:

  • Thursday at 7pm

Parent’s Night Out:

October 20th from 6-8pm. Sign up at the Nursery.

Men’s Breakfast:

  • Saturday at 7:30am. Pastor Zach will be our featured speaker.

Part Time Help Wanted:

  • Part Time Custodial Position available. See Doug for details and applications.


  • October 28th from 2-4pm at the Archway. Sponsored by First Baptist Church and Crane River Theater. Please let us know if you would be willing to provide some candy or want to sponsor a trunk.

Prayer Vigil:

  • Friday, November 10th at 5pm through Saturday, November 11th at 5pm. See the table in the Narthex to leave prayer requests and to sign up for a call or a visit.

Thailand Mission Trip:

  • February 7 – 22, 2018. We have two openings left. Contact Angie Gillming at 234-2311 or 468-6154.

Kearney FB Missions:

Bell Choir:

  • Anyone interested in being part of the Bell Choir, contact Evelyn at 627-7864.

Valet Parking:

  • Please know that valet parking is available before and after both services. Whether young or old, the Valet Team is here to help you!
  • If you are 19-59, we would love to have you join the Valet Team! Please call Jessica 293-0833 or Terri 627-7954.

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!!!

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 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.

Sunday School Hour:

  • Friends Class: Meets in the Friends room and studies a variety of topics.
  • Saints Alive Class: Meets in the Saints Room. Studying The Books of Galatians and Ephesians.
  • Servants and Friends: We meet at the end of the west hall downstairs.
  • Truth Seekers: We meet in the North East Quad Room.
  • Faith Builders Fellowship Group: We meet in the East Doubles Room.
  • Unshackled: We meet in the SW Quad.
  • Agape Sunday School Class: John Arnold is teaching about Mark. Join us!
  • Partners With Christ Class: We are studying “1st & 2nd Samuel”. Join us!!!
  • Rooted: Join us for an hour of fellowship and study. We meet downstairs in the old youth room.
  • Woman’s Sunday School Class meets in the Conference Room. For more info contact Stacie Vance at 308-529-2976 or Victoria Du Preez at 402-413-8811.
  • Spanish Bible Study: Begins at 10am