NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS • If you are interested in learning about how to become a member here at First Baptist Church, the next classes, conducted by Pastor Wilkerson, will be today, January 12, at 9:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. • Each class will meet in Pastor’s Conference Room in the northeast corner of the second floor of the Main Auditorium Building.
DISCIPLESHIP GRADUATION • Congratulations to those who recently completed Level 1, 2, or 3 of the Foundations of My Faith Discipleship Program! • Each person will receive a Certificate of Completion after either service from Pastor Wilkerson with an opportunity to have their picture taken with Pastor. • The next cycle, beginning with Lesson 1 of Level 1, will start next Sunday, January 19.
HAMMOND BIBLE INSTITUTE SPRING SEMESTER REGISTRATION • Registration for the Spring Semester of our Hammond Bible Institute will be held today, January 12, in the West Overflow Room after both services. • Classes will begin meeting on Tuesday, January 14, and will continue through Tuesday, May 12. • Contact Dave Douglass at Hyles-Anderson College with any questions.
NEW CYCLE OF PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE CLASS • A new cycle of the TNT class, Preparing for Marriage, taught by Dr. James Woosley, will begin today, January 12. • This four-week class will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Groom’s Room in this building, which is located on the second floor west of the Grand Lobby across from the restrooms. • This class is for all engaged couples who have set a wedding date, and it is required for any couple wishing to be married on any First Baptist Church property or by an FBC staff member.
MONTHLY SINGSPIRATION • Join us tonight from 5:35 to 5:50 p.m. by the grand piano in the Grand Lobby for our monthly singspiration. • Music will be provided, so please join us for this wonderful time of singing!
MINISTRY DRIVERS’ MEETING • There will be an important meeting tonight for anyone who drives any type of ministry-owned vehicle and anyone who is interested in driving a vehicle for our ministry. • This meeting will be conducted by Bro. Jerry Vargo and will be held immediately following the service tonight in the first-floor auditorium of the Youth Center. • New and very important information from the Department of Transportation will be given at this meeting.
WMS CIRCLE MEETINGS
Tuesday, January 14: • Ghana Circle – 9:00 a.m.; Hammond Baptist Grade School cafeteria; breakfast provided; nursery provided; contact Molly Audiss at 219.663.0965.
• Indo-Philippines Circle – 9:30 a.m.; FBC Building A, Fidelis Classroom; potluck brunch; nursery upon request; contact Marilyn Johnson at 219.838.2236.
• Southern Mexico Circle – 9:30 a.m.; FBC Building A Fellowship Hall; nursery provided; contact Rocio Fernandez at 219.508.2444.
• Northern Mexico Circle – 11:30 a.m.; FBC AOB, Room L6; potluck luncheon; nursery upon request; contact Kelly Cervantes at 219.798.5231.
• Eastern Europe Circle – 12:30 p.m.; Dyer/Schererville Library; potluck luncheon; nursery at Baptist City; contact Laurie Ossewaarde at 219.689.3185.
• Deaf Circle – 5:30 p.m.; FBC Building A, Fidelis Classroom; refreshments served; no nursery; text Jane Cooper at 219.798.4152.
• Canada Circle – 6:00 p.m.; home of Rocki Chalifoux; light potluck; nursery upon request; contact Val Keithley at 219.805.9227. Thursday, January 16:
• Pacific Circle – 6:00 p.m.; home of Kelly Dolan; potluck supper; children welcome; contact Kelly Dolan at 219.577.6062.
• Thailand Circle – 6:00 p.m.; home of Missy Cogley; potluck supper; no nursery; contact Missy Cogley at 219.781.9749.
• South America Circle – 6:30 p.m.; FBC Building A Fellowship Hall; potluck supper; children welcome; contact Luci Sadlowski at 219.743.4360.
TRANSFORMER KIDS’ CLUBS’ WINTER SESSION The Transformers Kids’ Clubs will continue its winter session for children in the Beginner 1 through Junior High 8 Sunday school departments. Clubs will meet during the midweek service in these locations: Beginner 1 & 2 – Beginner 1 Department, Main Auditorium third floor Primary 1 & 2 – Regular departmental locations Junior 3 – Main Auditorium, third-floor Fellowship Hall Junior 4 – Building Q, first floor Junior 5 – Building S Junior High 6-8 – Building P Auditorium All of our children’s choirs and youth choirs will still have their regular weekly rehearsals at 6:15 p.m. All children are welcome to participate!
SUPER SATURDAY SOUL WINNING • The entire church family is invited to Super Saturday Soul Winning this Saturday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m. in the main auditorium of the Youth Center. • Regardless of your experience or training, everyone is encouraged to attend. • Childcare for children ages birth through fifth grade is provided on the second floor of Building A.
WEDDING The wedding of Joseph Vassak IV and Rebekah Wruck will be held this Saturday, January 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the Jack Hyles Memorial Auditorium.
2020 TITHE ENVELOPES If you haven’t yet picked up your 2020 offering envelopes and would like them, please go to the Database Counter near the doors to Oakley Avenue after Sunday school by Sunday, January 26, or before services on Wednesday night through January 29.
WINTER BABY DEDICATION REGISTRATION • Our Winter Baby Dedication will be next Sunday, January 19, 2020. • Any baby who has not yet participated in a Baby Dedication and will be one year old or younger by January 19 is eligible for this event. • Registration will continue through today, January 12; only those children registered will be permitted to participate. • To register your child for this event, get a form from your child’s nursery, fill it out legibly and completely, and return it to the nursery or drop it in the mail slot east of the Grand Lobby by tonight, January 12.
2020 MARRIAGE RETREAT • Registration continues for our 2020 Marriage Retreat – From This Day Forward – which will be held Thursday – Saturday, January 30-February 1, at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois. • Register online or at the Grace to Grow counter by next Sunday, January 19. • If already registered, the balance must be paid by next Sunday, January 19, and may be done online, at the Grace to Grow counter, or by contacting Mark Duff’s office at 219.932.0711.
2020 SINGLES’ SKI RETREAT • The retreat will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29. • Pastor Todd Poynter of Greenwood Bible Baptist Church in Greenwood, Indiana, will be the guest speaker. • The retreat will be at Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord, Michigan, and skiing will be at Treetops Resort, also in Gaylord. • Cost and lodging information are on the postcard in each pew bookrack today. • Online registration will close on Friday, February 21, and you may contact Eddie Lapina’s office with any questions.
Our program is for everyone – no tryouts or auditions needed. We would love for your young people to come and sing with us! Children and teen choirs meet every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Main Auditorium Building.
Beginner 1 (4-year-olds) – Beginner 1 Department, Third Floor, Center North Side
Beginner 2 (5-year-olds) – Beginner 2 Department, Third Floor, Northeast Corner
Primary 1 & 2 (1st & 2nd grades) – Primary 2 Department, Third Floor, Center North Side
Junior 3, 4, & 5 (3rd-5th grades) – Third-floor Fellowship Hall
Junior High (6th-8th grades) – East Overflow Room
High School (9th-12th grades) – Ray Boardway Choir Rehearsal Room
Sunday Choirs & Orchestra
Adult choir and orchestra meet every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. The Adult Choir meets in the Main Auditorium, Ray Boardway Rehearsal Room. The orchestra meets in the orchestra practice room.
Please pray for Charlotte Williams and family in the loss of her sister, Diane Taylor, who passed away on Saturday, December 21. The funeral was Monday, January 6, in Chicago, Illinois.
Please pray for Noel King and family in the loss of her brother, David Ferry, who passed away on Sunday, December 29. The funeral was Saturday, January 4, in Crown Point, Indiana.
Please pray for Alline Miller and family in the loss of her mother, Hazel Hotkiewicz, who passed away on Thursday, January 2. The funeral was Tuesday, January 7, in Crown Point, Indiana.
Please pray for Zaida Torres and Yesenia Vidal and families in the loss of their father, Jorge Perez, who passed away on Monday, January 6. The funeral was Saturday, January 11, in Crown Point, Indiana.
The Transformers Kids’ Clubs fall sessions has concluded for children in the Beginner 1 through Junior High 8 Sunday school departments.
Beginner 1 & 2 – Beginner 1 Dept, Main Aud. 3rd floor
Primary 1 & Primary 2 – Regular departmental locations
Junior 3 – Main Aud. 3rd-floor Fellowship Hall
Junior 4 – Building Q, first floor
Junior 5 – Building S
Junior High 6-8 – Building P auditorium
All of our children’s choirs and youth choirs will still have their regular weekly rehearsals at 6:15 p.m. All children are welcome to participate!
Location: West Overflow Room
Location: West Overflow Room
Church Offering – $122,109.02
Faith Promise – $33,631.05
FBC Trust Fund – $1,743.25
Nehemiah Project – $757.75
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TO GIVE, ALONG WITH THE TYPE OF OFFERING, TO 219.215.2288.
First Baptist Church
473 Sibley Street
Hammond, IN 46320
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