First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 6/27/2021
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
    일요일 10:30 오전

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: YouTube

View today's message later this week on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

Weekly Bulletin

View this week's bulletin including general announcements and weekly prayer requests by clicking here.
Beginning and End
Philippians 1:6
Pastor Jerry Koller
Notice how verse 6 begins by Paul declaring he is confident of something. To be confident mean he trusts in something (or someone).
· He is persuaded in the truth he is about to declare.
· The "he is a reference to God.
The next two words in this verse—who began—is a reference to something God did.
God is a God of beginnings.
· He is the beginning of creation.
What did He begin? He began a good work.
· It is a divine workthat God has begun.
The next two words in this verse shows us where this good work took place. Paul states that God began the good work in you.
Not only is Paul confident is this great truth, he is also confident in what God does with the good work He began. He is confident that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion (NIV).
· ...will perfect it (NASB)
· ...will bring it to completion (ESV)
God never ever leaves a project unfinished. What He starts He will always finish.
God began His divine work in the lives of the brethren, and He will continue to carry it out until it is completed in its fullest sense.
It will be carried out until the day of Christ Jesus when Jesus returns).
3. God Finishes What He Starts
Happy Birthday!
· Roberta Newton (6/27)
· Carson Rooker (6/27)
· Josiah O’Conner (6/27)
· Deb Jenks (7/4)
· Marge Dumbaugh (7/4)
Happy Anniversary!
· Jack & Doris Sutherland (6/29, 37 years)
Can You Help?
We are seeking individuals who are willing to serve at the Mission Cafe on Sunday mornings from 8:45am-10:15am. If you're willing to fill this role, please contact Kim as soon as possible. Since we are now fully open, Jean Robinson is also recruiting bakers/cooks to make items for the Cafe. If you're willing to be put on the schedule, please contact her.
Library Update
We are scaling back our library services. We will continue to maintain our fictional section, but we ask that if you borrow a book that you please return it to the same spot on the shelf where you got it from. In addition, we will not be accepting any new donations.
Flower Bed Maintenance Needed
We need help maintaining the church’s flowerbeds. Feel free to stop by the church at your convenience and pull weeds from whatever flowerbed catches your eye. If you contact us in advance, we can arrange for the shed to be open so you can get tools; otherwise feel free to bring your own.
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.

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:
Church Office Hours
The church office will be open on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM if you need to stop in for any reason.
Mission Cafe
· 9:00-10:15am on Sundays
The Mission Café is a great place to have a breakfast treat and coffee, enjoy lively conversation and have fun while helping support missions at First Baptist. All items are store bought and served safely. Featuring:
¨ Donuts
¨ Bagels
¨ English Muffins
¨ Snacks
¨ Hot & Cold Beverages
¨ And more!
For your convenience, we accept cash, check and debit/credit cards!


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
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.

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.

men's basketball
· Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm in the Gym
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.

on summer break | will resume this fall
· Children's Sunday School
· Youth Group
· Tuesday Evening Women's Bible Study
· The Family of Jim Seagren (friend of Stan & Jean Robinson) who passed away on 6/21 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
· Dan & Tracy Marshall and their family upon the death of Tracy's grandfather, Herbert Ely, on 6/18.
· Curtis Walton and his family as Curtis is on life support due to Covid-19. Curt is the adopted son of Vasha Ferguson's sister, Deborah. He and his wife together have around nine children and at least one grandchild.
· Ben & Marge Benham and Dean & Linda Newell and their families upon the death of Marge's sister-in-law and Linda's aunt, Carol Whittington, who passed away suddenly on 6/7. This was very unexpected and they are all struggling with the loss.
· Frank Buchert is receiving rehab at Meadow Woods Nursing Home in Bloomingdale. Pray that he’ll gain strength.
· Taylor Brown (12 year-old great granddaughter of Frank & Mary Buchert, grandniece of Curt & Patty Bales) has been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and is recovering from a successful bone marrow transplant. Pray for a speedy recovery, successful results, and for Taylor and her mom who are in isolation at the Atlanta Children’s Hospital until early September while Taylor heals and her immune system is rebuilt.
· Doug Zantello is recovering from foot surgery. Pray for minimal pain and a speedy recovery.
· 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