First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 8/15/2021
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: 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.
Sharing and Practicing
Romans 12:13
Pastor Jerry Koller
Foundational Truth: Love must be sincere…(Rom. 12:9a).
contributing to the needs of the saints (NASB).
Contribute to the needs of the saints (ESV).
…to come into communion or fellowship with, to become a sharer, to be made a partner.
We are to share with saints who are in need.
Need has to do with necessity.
· anything that is necessary but lacking
· a condition requiring relief
to come into communion or fellowship with…they had everything in common
· “Anyone” refers to “any saint.”
· Another meaning of the word “share” is to become a sharer.
The second part of the admonition is simple and direct: Practice hospitality
The word for “practice” usually has to do with persecuting or to persecute.
In verse 13, it has to do with seeking after eagerly, earnestly endeavoring to acquire, or to pursue.
Practice: learning by repetition.
· The ESV says: seek to show hospitality.
There are many people in the Body of Christ that we do not know.
· They are “strangers”to us.
· Typically, it is easier to show hospitality to those we know and with whom we associate.
Sharing Has a Price
When you contribute to the needs of the saints, it will cost you something.
Giving is an Expression of Thankfulness
Happy Birthday!
· Marge Benham
· Sierra Follman (8/17)
· Caroline Bocock (8/21)
· Frank Buchert (8/22)
Happy Anniversary
· Grady & Hailey Watson (8/24, 2 years)
Can You Help?
We need a few people to help with the Memorial Service Luncheon for Paula Chambers (mother of Tina Dell) on Saturday, 8/28. The catered lunch needs to be picked up from Maria's Restaurant at 10:45am and then help is needed with serving the food buffet style as well as making drinks, clean-up, etc. Volunteers would be needed from approximately 11:00am-2:00pm. If you're able to serve in this way, please contact Kim ASAP. Thank you!
Hot Dog Collection: Now thru 9/5
As you know, we have not been able to give away hot dogs at Kids Korner the past two years due to COVID. However, it was suggested that we collect hot dogs anyway, as we have in the past, and give them to We Care to be distributed through their food pantry. Therefore, between now and September 5, we are asking you to please bring hot dogs with you on Sunday mornings and place them in the cooler in the foyer. Thanks for your consideration and if you have any questions, please contact Kim.
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.

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.

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
· Tuesday Evening Men's Group
· Nathan & Chelsea Hagger and their family upon the passing of Chelsea’s grandmother, Eileen Wedig, on 8/9.
· Susie (Tracy Marshall’s aunt) who lost her 15 year old grandson to an overdose and a 1 year old great-granddaughter to a drowning accident within a two week period. The family is reeling from so much heartache in such a short amount of time.
· Lois Farr (former FBC member) has been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.
· Riley Marshall had a successful week at camp. Although there were a few minor issues, overall everything went well and he had an enjoyable week. Thank you for your prayers!
· Carol Brower (sister-in-law of Eric & Tom & Mechele Brower) and her family in prayer. She has been battling cancer for years and currently has an inoperable bowel obstruction from a tumor. She will begin Hospice soon and doctors have given her 4-8 weeks.
· Tim Sullivan has been diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease. He is 30 years old and has been predicted to have a potentially deadly heart attack within 5 years. Please pray for healing for him and peace for both him and his wife, Esther, as they are expecting their second child this fall and are trying to sort through what their future may look like.
· Loretta Pollard (mother of Susan Seitz) has been placed in a nursing home.
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery. Pray for a speedy healing and minimal pain.
· Taylor Brown (12 year-old great granddaughter of Frank & Mary Buchert, grandniece of Curt & Patty Bales) continues to recover from a bone marrow transplant. She is doing remarkably well and has been released from the hospital and is now staying at the Ronald McDonald House. She continues treatment three times a week.
· 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