Worship Gathering: 1/2/2022 :: YouVersion Event
First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 1/2/2022
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
    zondag 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.

Power, Love, Self-Discipline
2 Timothy 1:3-7
Pastor Jerry Koller
Paul begins by letting Timothy know he is praying for him night and day.
It was Spurgeon who once told his students, “Do not enter the ministry if you can help it.”
Paul knew Timothy faced many over the four years he served the church at Ephesus, which is why he said,
Sincere means open and genuine. It is something that is identifiable.
This is not the first time Paul discussed Timothy’s giftedness, for he addressed it in his first letter.
Timidity means a lack of courage or confidence.
· The ESV says we are given a spirit not of fear.
· In literature outside the New Testament, the word “timidity” can be translated fearfulness or cowardice.
This power is not of human origin or strength, for it is power from on high.
Timothy was also given the spirit of love.
Safeguarding against hindrances that stop the flow of love in his life is not something that is impossible for he has been given a spirit of self-discipline.
· Another translation uses the term self-control.
1. Sincere faith means open and genuine.
· It is something that is identifiable.
· It is not something vague or hidden.
· It is genuine and visible.
What kind of fruit are you producing?
2. If you truly are in Christ, you been given a spirit of power to carry out God’s calling in your lives.
Are you carrying out His calling in your life?
3. If you truly are in Christ, you been given a spirit of love.
· It has been poured into your hearts by the Holy Spirit.
Are you removing barriers that hinder its flow?
4. If you truly are in Christ, you have been given a spirit of self-discipline. This will allow you to control or curb anything that may hinder the flow of love in you.
Happy Birthday!
· Tyler Norman (1/2)
· Curt Bales (1/4)
· Mike Neikirk (1/5)
· Darlene Craig (1/7)
Happy Anniversary!
· Jeff & Megan Cairns (1/4, 9 years)
Next Week’s Servants (1/9)
· Café Bakers: Connie Hollis (casserole) | Vasha Ferguson (donuts)
· Mission Café: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Tracy Marshall, Allie Wilson
Memorial Service: Ben Benham
· Saturday, January 22 at First Baptist Church
· Visitation: 10:00-11:00 AM
· Memorial Service: 11:00 AM
· Luncheon to Follow: If you are able to provide a dish or dessert for the luncheon or help with the luncheon, please let Kim know ASAP.
Summer Camp Fundraiser
We are hosting a "take an envelope" fundraiser to support our future campers. There is a tree outside the sanctuary which has numbered envelopes. If you'd like to participate, then the number on the envelope that you pick is the amount of money you would like to donate. [Example: If you take the number 6, then you'll donate $6.] You can take as many envelopes as you'd like. And if all the envelopes are taken, then we will raise $5500 for future campers!! This would enable many of our students to bring a friend with them to camp - what an exciting way to possibly introduce someone to Jesus for the first time! Envelopes can be dropped in the offering bucket or mailed back to church. For questions, please contact Rob Zantello or the church office.
Annual Meeting: 1/16/2022
Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 16, immediately following the morning worship service. 2022 budget information will be emailed to all members by December 15. If you do not receive this via email, please let Kim know. Pastor Jerry is also putting together an Annual Report that will cover all ministries which will be emailed as well. We will not have a potluck after the meeting.
1. Approval of the 2022 budget
2. Affirmation of the 2022 Elder Ministry Team (which is the same as 2021): Jason Avery, Brian Bocock, Steve Follman, Janette Hendrix, and Rob Zantello
3. Approval of proposed By-Laws changes
For questions or more information, please contact the church office.
New Women’s Study Begins: 1/12
All ladies are invited to join a new Bible study beginning on January 12. The study will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 PM. Depending on what participants want to do, it will be in-person, online, or a hybrid of both. This group will be doing the study Elijah by Priscilla Shirer. Join this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. To sign-up or for questions, contact Tracy Marshall or the church office.
Blood Drive: 1/27
· Thursday, January 27
· 1:00-6:00pm
· FBC Gym
· Appointments preferred; walk-ins accepted
· Sign-up online at https://bit.ly/beabeaconofhope
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!

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.


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 (southhavenfbc.com) 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 Archive.org, Facebook.com or YouTube.com

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

Sundays | 12:00pm | Upstairs
· Discuss the morning's sermon and message over lunch
· Contact Pastor Jerry 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 Josiah O'Conner to participate.

coming soon
· Women's Bible Study - Wednesdays | 6:30pm | begins 1/12
· Annual Meeting - Sunday, 1/16 | after worship | sanctuary
· Chet Goff is sick with Covid and Dylan has tested positive but has no symptoms. Renee has a rare disease and is immunocompromised so she is quite worried that if she catches it, she will be very sick or worse. Pray that it doesn’t spread to any other family members.
· Joyce Bocock has been diagnosed with a condition that will eventually require surgery to remove the affected portion of her body. Until then, medication is helping.
· Dave Sumner (friend of Doug & Julie Zantello) continues to improve as he is hospitalized with Covid. Pray for a complete recovery.
· We express our deepest sympathy to Marge Benham and Dean & Linda Newell and their family upon the the passing of Marge's husband and Linda's father, Ben Benham on 12/8. A memorial service will be held on 1/22.
· Linda Pries is recovering from a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery.
· Susan Seitz is recovering from shoulder replacement surgery
· John Ellis is stationed in Washington state and is still having heart and/or lung related issues. He is continuing testing and asks for prayers that the Army process would be swifter and speed up as he feels like he is regressing more and more as he is waiting for answers.
· Rose Ely (Tracy Marshall's grandma) fell and broke her femur at mid-thigh. She is now in a rehab facility, but is not eating well.
· Pastor Jerry Koller is recovering from corrective foot surgery.
· Steve Follman is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· 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 southhavenfbc.com under “Weekly Bulletins” for a list of those with on-going needs.
First Baptist Church
1635 76th Street
South Haven, MI 49090