Worship Gathering: 1/9/2022 :: YouVersion Event
First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 1/9/2022
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
    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.

Knowing Whom I Have Believed
2 Timothy 1:8-12
Pastor Jerry Koller
The very first word in verse 8 is the word “So” (NIV)
· The NASB and the ESV both choose to use the word “Therefore.”
· The word “so” or the word “therefore” indicates that what follows next is based on something that was previously stated.
Ashamed (3x) and Suffering (2x)
· Ashamed can mean feeling shame, guilt, or disgrace.
· Ashamed can also mean feeling inferior or unworthy.
· Ashamed can mean to be reluctant or unwilling to do something because of shame or embarrassment.
Testify means to give a testimony, like a witness in a court of law.
As verse 9 states, it is God who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.
Grace is not an easy concept to define, but we know some of its characteristic.
· It is something freely given by God.
· It is an expression of His benevolence.
· It must be an expression of His love.
God’s plan, even before time began, was that salvation would come through Christ Jesus. As verse 10 states:
Appointed means to be selected for a job.
He was appointed, by God—to be a herald, someone who announces important news.
He was appointed by God to be an apostle.
· Apostle is a reference to one of the Twelve that Jesus selected to follow Him.
· An Apostle would have assumed a leadership role in the church.
· The very meaning of the word has to do with one who is sent out.
He was appointed a teacher (of the Gospel).
That is why I am suffering as I am. Paul is not asking Timothy to do something he is unwilling to do. In verse 8, he told Timothy to not be ashamed. In verse 12, he leads by example: Yet I am not ashamed...
· He is not ashamed because I know whom I have believed
He knows Jesus. He believes in Jesus. ...and am convinced that he (Jesus) is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. (vs. 12)
1. We testify through word and deed—by what we say and do.
Do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord.
2. Suffering for the sake of the Gospel. A servant is not greater than his Master.
3. Be encouraged knowing that the One in whom you have believed will guard what you have entrusted to Him for that day when He returns.
· Jesus is our blessed hope.
Happy Birthday!
· Dave Hollis (1/11)
· Sarah McKamey (1/13)
Next Week’s Servants (1/16)
· Café Bakers: Patty Bales (casserole) | Marge Dumbaugh (donuts)
· Mission Café: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Tina Wilburn, Patty Bales
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.
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 This Week
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.

FBC App: Have you uploaded a profile picture?

Have you downloaded our church app AND uploaded a profile picture? If not, we encourage you to do so!  This is a great resource to check our calendar, find address and phone numbers, check your giving, and more.  It is also a virtual church directory, and we encourage you to upload a photo of yourself to your profile.  This is a helpful tool for those who are new to our church or for someone who can’t quite put a face with a name.  If you need help doing this, please contact the church office.  Download our app and keep informed on your phone or tablet.

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
Pop Cans = Scholarships
Don’t forget that your beverage can & bottle donations are used to fund teen scholarships for youth retreats, summer camps, special activities, etc. Please bring your recyclable items to the church anytime!
Attention Amazon Shoppers!
Please remember us for your online Amazon purchases and designate “First Baptist Church South Haven” as your charity of choice. We will receive 0.5% donation from all purchases which is used for our youth scholarships. You can do so by going to the following link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2244607. Thanks for your support!
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 bible study
· Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30pm | Library
· Virtual option is available.
· Contact Tracy Marshall 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
· Annual Meeting - Sunday, 1/16 | after worship | sanctuary
· Blood Drive - Thursday, 1/27 | 1-6pm | FBC Gym
· Eric Brower is recovering from Covid and was sent home from the hospital to self-monitor as they didn’t have beds available. Also pray for others in the Brower/Smith families as 12 of them have now tested positive.
· Al Dubuisson (Lisa Follman’s father) continues to be hospitalized with an illness. Pray for him to gain strength as well as a complete recovery.
· Dave Sumner (friend of Doug & Julie Zantello) continues to be hospitalized on a ventilator with Covid. Pray for a complete recovery as well as his wife, Trudy, during this uncertain time.
· 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.
· 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