First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 5/9/2021
Join us for in-person worship in the sanctuary or live on Facebook at 10:30am. The service will also be posted to YouTube and Archive Sunday after church.
Locations & Times
  • First Baptist Church
    10781 76th St, South Haven, MI 49090, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

Live Worship: Facebook

If you're unable to join us in person, you can view today's service live on our Facebook page beginning at 10:30 AM.

Virtual Worship: Archive

You can view today's message later this week on our Archive page by clicking here.

Virtual Worship: YouTube

View today's message later this week on our YouTube channel by clicking here. If you have difficulty with YouTube allowing the video to be played, please try Facebook or instead.

Weekly Bulletin

View this week's bulletin including general announcements and weekly prayer requests by clicking here.
We welcome guest speaker John Reed to our pulpit this morning while Pastor Jerry is on vacation.
Get Your Priorities Straight
Acts 1:6-11 (ESV)
Rev. John Reed
· Learn the priorities and keep your focus.
· You’ll be ready to meet Jesus when that day comes.
· We can easily lose focus on the priorities of the mission Jesus gave us.
Happy Birthday!
· Connie Hollis (5/9)
· Gabe Bocock (5/13)
· Vicki Olson (5/15)
Children’s Worship HVAC Unit
We are continuing to raise funds to replace the HVAC unit which services the first floor of the addition. So far, we have collected $23,987.69! We are estimating that we will need $30-35,000 for the new unit, so we are making good progress towards covering the expense. Thank you so much for your generosity! If you’d like to contribute towards this project, you can do so online or by noting HVAC on your check.

Blood Drive: 5/27

Blood donations are down.  Please consider giving at our next drive on Thursday, May 27, from 1:00-6:00pm, in the FBC Gym.  All safety measures will be followed.  To sign up, go to
Latest History Videos
Check out the latest FBC history videos put together by Rocky Starland and Pastor Jerry. 1970: and 1971-1979: If you missed any of these interesting episodes, they are available on the church's website, where you can catch up on fun-filled facts about our church's past starting in 1850 when it began.
Camp Scholarships
If you are willing to provide a full or partial camp scholarship, please contact Kim Collins or make a donation to FBC with “Camp” noted on your check. We have students going to both Camp Lake Louise and Lake Ann Camp.
Summer Camp
Students in 7-13th Grade are invited to attend Higher Ground at Lake Louise Camp this summer. Cost is $350 per student. Camp weeks are: 7 & 8th Graders - July 25-31; 9 & 10th Graders - July 11-17; 11, 12, & 13th Graders - August 1-7. You can register online at: We also have students going to Lake Ann Camp the week of August 2-7. Lake Ann holds camp for grades 4-12 simultaneously. You can register online at If your child plans to go, please let Kim Collins know as soon as possible.
Church Office Hours
While Kim will continue to work primarily from home, the church office will be open on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM if you need to stop in for any reason.

Online Giving is Available!

If you would like to support our ministries by giving an online donation via debit/credit card or your bank account, you can do so by using this link:
We Care Food Pantry Collection
Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item(s) with you when you come to worship each week for the We Care Food Pantry. It would be great if you would bring something substantial, such as a can of stew or something someone can use for a meal. Other suggested items are: meat–canned or frozen; cereal; dry pasta; canned vegetables; canned fruit; tuna; spaghetti sauce; crackers; rice/rice mixes; pork & beans; canned soup; and peanut butter. There will be a container in the foyer for your contribution.

FBC App Now Available

You can download the app by clicking the link below from your cell phone or tablet. By using the app, you can conveniently view recorded Sunday worship services; look up addresses and phone numbers for other church members; update your personal information; register for events; tithe online; send prayer requests; and more.  We're excited to bring another avenue of communication to you!  If you have any questions or issues, please contact Kim.

Check Out Our Web Page

We are keeping our web page ( updated regularly.  Please use it as a tool.  Under "Resources" we have a page for FBC Members only which has our latest emails and letters from Pastor Jerry.  If you try to access this page, you will need the password "Know Him" to see the content.
On the Calendar
upcoming activities
· Blood Drive: 5/27

children’s sunday school
· Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Resource Room
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Janette Hendrix for questions or more information.

mission café
· Sundays before and after church

· Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
· Available live on Facebook beginning at 10:30 AM
· If you're unable to join us in-person, you can view the service later in the week on, or

children’s worship
· Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Gym
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Alyssa Newell for questions or more information.

women’s virtual bible study
· Mondays, 6:45 PM online
· It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa Terkeurst.
· Contact Tracy Marshall or Brandy Zantello for questions, more information or to join the next study.

men’s group
· Tuesdays, 7:00 PM in the Library
· Contact Dave Hollis for questions or more information.

church office open
· Wednesdays, 10:00am-4:00pm

bible study
· Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am in the Library
· Contact Vasha Ferguson for questions or more information.

women’s craft group
· Thursdays, 6:30pm in the Library
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.
· Taylor Brown (12 year-old great granddaughter of Frank & Mary Buchert, grandniece of Curt & Patty Bales) has been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. She isn't making platelets, her blood pressure is low, and she is receiving transfusions. She needs a bone marrow transplant. Her sister is a match. They continue to be evaluated at the Children's Hospital in Atlanta for treatment options.
· Jim Seagren (friend of Stan & Jean Robinson) is back in the hospital and the cancer has spread everywhere. Please pray for peace for him and his whole family.
· Theresa Hampton & Family upon the loss of her husband, Darren, on 3/31. Darren is the son of former member Virginia Hampton-McKamey and Theresa is a girl scout leader at FBC.
· Joe Collins (father-in-law of Kim Collins) continues to recover from lingering Covid side effects.
· Steve Follman is recovering from surgery for a total knee replacement.
· Check out our monthly prayer card on-line at under “Weekly Bulletins” for a list of those with on-going needs.
First Baptist Church
1635 76th Street
South Haven, MI 49090