Worship Gathering: 1/23/2022 :: YouVersion Event
First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 1/23/2022
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.

Strong in Grace
2 Timothy 2:1-7
Pastor Jerry Koller
Paul referred to Timothy and his true son in the faith.
· First of all, Timothy is to be strong in grace.
· Secondly, the grace he is to be strong in comes from or is found in Christ Jesus.
Paul pleaded with God to take away his torn in the flesh.
Then God tells him that His power is made perfect in weakness.
Not only does he tell Timothy to be strong, he also says:
How will they become qualified? The answer is, Timothy will teach them.
· It is here we find the importance of reproduction.
· It is here we see the importance of shared responsibility.
· It is here we see the importance of empowering others to carry out ministry.
Timothy is given a perspective of how he needs to carry out his calling in ministry using three metaphors that Timothy would have clearly understood: a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer.
· He was to follow orders.
· He was to carry out his mission.
· He was to stay focused and got get involved with anything that could distract him from carrying out his responsibilities.
The emphasis is on following the rules. You cannot earn the victor’s crown unless you compete according to the rules.
This has to do with persistence and perseverance—which would certainly apply to the other two metaphors.
Then Paul sums up this entire admonition by saying,
Reflect means to think deeply and carefully about something.
1. We are Recipients of Grace
· Grace is not just for pastors or church leaders. It is given to all the saints.
2. With Grace Comes the Power of God
· God’s grace is always sufficient in any and all circumstances. Rely in it.
3. Be Strong in Grace
· Act upon the grace that is given to us in Christ Jesus.
· The more you act upon it, the stronger you become.
Happy Birthday!
· Courtney Goff (1/25)
Happy Anniversary!
· Jeff & Allie Wilson (1/23, 18 years)
Next Week’s Servants (1/30)
· Café Bakers: Julie Zantello (casserole) | Larry Dobberstein (donuts)
· Mission Café: Julie Zantello
· Nursery: Bocock Family
Annual Meeting Recap
We thank each of you that attended the meeting. We are happy to report that all items (2022 budget, 2022 Elder Ministry Team members, and By-Laws changes) voted on were passed unanimously.
Warm Your Heart: Soup Lunch
Sunday, February 6 | 12:00pm | St. Basil Catholic Church
The community is invited to support We Care by enjoying a delicious soup lunch for a donation. All proceeds to go support the work of We Care in helping our neighbors in need.

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 | Mission Cafe
· Contact Paul Fitton for questions or more information.

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

bible study
· ON BREAK until further notice
· 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
· Blood Drive - Thursday, 1/27 | 1-6pm | FBC Gym
· Al & Martha Dubuisson (Lisa Follman’s parents):are transitioning to new, potentially separate, senior housing that will better meet their health needs. Pray for them and their family members as they adjust.
· The Sumner Family (friends of Doug & Julie Zantello, parents of former FBC member Kelsey Sumner) Dave passed away on 1/18. His wife, Trudy, is still hospitalized following two strokes and for treatment of Pancreatitis and Delirium Tremens. Please especially keep daughters Kelsey and Steena in prayer during this difficult time. They will be posting updates on this page if you'd like to follow their journey: https://steenamsumner.wixsite.com/daveandtrudy.
· Joyce Bocock has returned home and continues to be treated for pain and inflammation related to diverticulitis. Pray for relief and healing so surgery can be done at the end of February.
· Rose Ely (Tracy Marshall's grandma) has returned home and is getting around fairly well after falling and breaking her femur. Her dementia has worsened since the fall so please pray for family as they make decisions regarding future care and needs.
· 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.
· 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 continues testing and asks for prayers that the Army process would be swifter and speed up as he waits for answers.
· 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