First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 10/24/2021
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.

Online 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.
Be In the World, Not of It
Rob Zantello
Happy Birthday!
· Holly Norman (10/28)
· Renee Goff (10/29)
Happy Anniversary!
· Rob & Brandy Zantello (10/25, 18 years)
Next Week’s Servants (10/31)
· Cafe Bakers: Chelsea Hagger (casserole) | Jean Robinson (coffee cake)
· Mission Café: Jean Robinson
· Nursery: Connie Hollis, Holly Norman

Pumpkinfest Trunk or Treat: 10/30

WHEN? Saturday, October 30 ... TIME? 5:30—7:30 pm ... WHO? Kids ages 2 yrs. old-5th grade (All Children Must Be Accompanied by an Adult age 18 or older) ... WHERE? FBC Back Field & Parking Lot [[GET INVOLVED]] Bring Candy... *Please bring 2-4 bags (or more!) of candy with you to worship each week between now and 10/24. *If you need to drop off during the week, please plan to do so on Wednesdays between 11am-4pm. *You may also drop candy off at Paul & Pat Fitton's front door on other days. Please make drop-offs before dark.  Host a Vehicle... *Individuals bring their own cars and are encouraged to decorate it and wear a costume. Google trunk or treat images and you'll find a lot of cool ideas.  If you don't have a vehicle and would like to decorate the church van, please let Kim know. *Hosts should plan to arrive on Saturday, October 30, no later than 5:00pm. You are welcome to come anytime after 1:00pm to park your vehicle and set decorations up.  All vehicles should be decorated and ready to go by 5:15pm at the latest.  If you need to arrive earlier than 1:00pm, please contact Kim. *Candy is passed out from each vehicle.  We will distribute bushel baskets of candy to each car. *Battery operated lights, glow sticks, etc. are all great to incorporate as it will be dark. (Tip: We've heard that Dollar General has battery operated lights for only $2 a strand.) *We have scarecrows and pumpkins available.  If you'd like to use some to decorate your vehicle with, please contact Kim. *If you'd like to bring more than one vehicle, just let us know!  *To sign up and host a vehicle, please click here or contact Kim Collins or Pat Fitton (see info below). Help at the Welcome Table... *We need 3 people to help at our Welcome Table.  1 person will try to do a headcount of how many guests we have.  1 person will hand out tickets for cotton candy.  1 person will pass out plastic bags to those who need them to collect candy in. *If you're willing to help, please let Kim know ASAP.  Security Person... *We need 1 person to stay by the gym doors and keep an eye on persons entering the building to use the restrooms.  We'll have all the interior doors locked and areas roped off.  This person will just make sure guests enter and leave in a timely fashion and aren't wandering through the building. *If you're willing to help, please let Kim know ASAP.  Questions?... *If you have questions or need more info, please call/text or email Pat Fitton or Kim Collins.

Oktoberfest Celebration: 11/7

~~A Time to Give: Oktoberfest Offering~~ On Sunday, November 7, we will receive a special Oktoberfest Offering.  During our morning worship service, we will have an opportunity to present a monetary gift to God in thanksgiving for His abundant blessings and in joyful celebration of being a church  who is committed to being what God wants us to be.  We will receive an extremely important Oktoberfest Offering which will be used solely for payment of our building mortgage (annually about $36,000.00).  Besides celebrating God’s goodness, our Oktoberfest Celebration will also be a time when we can recommit ourselves to fulfilling God’s calling “To Know Him and Make Him Known” and to the goal of living out our faith together.  While we continue to work with pandemic challenges, we are looking forward to what 2022 will bring as we see how God will use our building to impact the lives of others in our community.  If you are unable to join us for the service, we hope you’ll consider either mailing or making an online contribution ahead of time.  Your offering is vital to our ability to pay the mortgage.  We thank you for prayerfully considering how you can contribute. ~~A Time of Fellowship~~ Following our worship service on November 7, we will enjoy a time of food and fellowship with a Potluck Dinner.  Please bring a main/side dish AND a dessert to share that feeds at least 10-12 people.  Sign up at the link below to let us know what you’re bringing and to help avoid too many duplicate dishes. ~~A Time to Help~~ If you’re able to help with the potluck (set-up, serving, and/or clean-up), please contact Kim Collins.
Aftermath Begins 11/14
Sunday, 11/14 | After Worship | Upstairs

Aftermath (definition): The outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual.

During our Worship Service, we spend time together examining various passages of Scripture. Near the end of this time, general application is made as to how the Scripture can be applied to our lives. At best, the application is pretty general and may be applied to one individual differently than another.

Aftermath seeks to help individuals personalize the application, for we are all uniquely different. In addition, it provides an environment in which people can help others personalize the application through suggestion and experience. It can be an effective way to live out our faith together.

We intended to begin on 10/24, but are rescheduling our launch to November 14. We will begin immediately after our Worship Service and meet each week. We will provide a light meal (such as soup) for all who attend. We will gather upstairs in the Plaza. Lunch and discussion will be limited to one hour.

Come join us for an experience that can literally change your lives!

Trivia Night: 12/11

Saturday, December 11 | 6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC... Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a mini-trivia night that will be a primer for our normal event in March 2022.  We will have a "Best of Trivia" and use two categories each from our 2015-2019 events.  8-10 people per table.  Table hosts will coordinate or bring snacks and drinks for their group.  Childcare provided. Cost will be $10 per table payable in cash on the night of the event. Winners will receive the entire registration amount collected as a prize.  For questions or more information, contact Kim Collins.  Let us know if we should plan on you: Sign-up online / Stop by the Welcome Center / Contact Kim Collins.

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 | 9:00-10:15am

children’s sunday school
· Sundays | 9:15am | Resource Room
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Janette Hendrix for questions or more information.

· Sundays | 10:30 AM | 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 | 10:30 AM | Gym
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Alyssa Newell for questions or more information.

youth group
· Sundays | 2:00-4:00pm | Classroom 2
· Middle & High School students
· Contact Allie Wilson for questions or more information.

men’s bible study
· Tuesdays | 7-8:30pm | Follman Home
· Address: 69416 40th Avenue, Covert, 49043
· Contact Paul Fitton for questions or more information.

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

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

women’s craft group
· Thursdays | 6:30pm | Library
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.

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

coming soon
· Fall Color Tour - Saturday, 10/23 | 12:00pm | meet at church at 12pm
· Pumpkinfest Trunk or Treat - Saturday, 10/30 | 5:30-7:30pm | FBC Parking Lot
· Oktoberfest Celebration - Sunday, 11/7 | during worship | potluck to follow
· Aftermath - begins Sunday, 11/14 | after worship
· Trivia Night - Saturday, 12/11 | 6:00pm | upstairs in Plaza
· Cerria Williams (the wife of Darlene Craig's grandson) is hospitalized at Lakeland with Covid pneumonia and is having a lot of trouble breathing. If she doesn't improve soon, she'll be transferred to Kalamazoo. Please pray for healing.
· Pastor Jerry Koller is having corrective foot surgery on Friday, 10/22. He will be unable to walk for at least two weeks. Pray for minimal pain and a quick healing.
· John Ellis is stationed in Washington state and is having some heart issues. He was having chest pain, had an abnormal EKG, and is now undergoing additional tests. He is on light duty for the next month until test results are available.
· Mary Buchert and her family (children Patty Bales, Kathy Brown, Sue Cravens & Sean Buchert) upon the passing of her husband, Frank, on 9/27.
· Roy & Sue Richmond and their family upon the loss of Sue’s father, Raymond Stainbrook, on 9/21.
· Chet & Renee Goff and their family upon the loss of Renee’s uncle, Mike McIntosh, on 9/22.
· Steve Follman is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· Elliot Keys (8 year-old son of Ashley Ampersee who is a coworker of Tracy Marshall) continues to be hospitalized at U of M in Ann Arbor as he recovers from a car accident.
· Gary Wilson (Jeff Wilson's dad) is recovering from surgery for colon cancer; pray for a speedy recovery and healing; other treatment options are being evaluated.
· Billy McIntosh (Renee Goff's brother) is suspected to have a genetic form of cardiomyopathy; waiting for test results; has to wear a life vest/portable defibrillator for 90 days and then further treatment will be determined.
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery. Pray for a speedy healing and minimal pain.
· 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