Worship Gathering: 4/24/2022 :: YouVersion Event
First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 4/24/2022
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.

The Charge
2 Timothy 4:1-4
Pastor Jerry Koller
Timothy was being charged with certain responsibilities that were essential to his ministry.
· The phrase, “I solemnly charge you” indicates that what will follow is very serious.
In verse 1, we see the parameters in which this charge is presented.
· … in the presence of God...
· … (in the presence) of Christ Jesus...
“In the presence of God” reflects the source of Timothy’s calling. This was made clear earlier in the letter where, in chapter 1, verses 8-9: “...according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling…”
Paul wants Timothy to remember that all we do will one day be judged by our Savior.
The phrase, “...His kingdom” reminds Timothy that, as the writer of Hebrews puts it: ...
This is to be Tim’s main responsibility. The other four aspects of ministry build upon this important responsibility.
When the disciples received the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, what did they do? Acts 4:31 tells us they preached the word of God with boldness.
When the Apostles had the people select seven spirit-filled men to wait on tables in Acts 6, why did they do so? They did not want to become sidetracked from preaching the word of God.
What did the people in Antioch receive that the Jerusalem church already have and embrace? The word of God.
What did the Antioch church send Paul and Barnabas to Cypress to do according to Acts 13:5? Proclaim the word of God.
According to Acts 17:13, what did Paul do in Berea that stirred up the Jews? He proclaimed the word of God.
Be Ready—
...be ready in season and out of season…
· He was to look for opportunities to preach the word, when it was favorable and when it was not favorable.
· The word reproof has to do with confronting false doctrine.
This word rebuke means to convict or censure.
· When connected to the preaching of the word, this should bring men face to face with the shortcomings of their character and conduct.
This is a word which denotes the stimulating of godliness in another, whether by challenging or comforting.
The Directions
· With Great Patience—As far as patience is concerned, it is something that needs to be learned.
· It comes from God.
· It is also a fruit of the Spirit and is among the list in Galatians 5:22.
With Great Instruction—
Ministry needs to be conducted according to sound truth; with great instruction.
For a Time Will Come—
Day-by-day, month-by-month – year-by-year, mankind inches closer to a time when they will not endure sound doctrine.
Truth Will Be Rejected—
The word endure means to hold oneself upright or firm against a person or thing.
Seeking of Pleasurable Words—
...They will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desire and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
You and I must stand strong as well.
We need to realize that in these last day, as terrible times abound, we will encounter those who will not endure sound doctrine; those who want to have their ears tickled; those who will turn aside from truth.
Do not let that happen to you or to us.
Happy Birthday!
· Linda Newell (4/24)
· Allie Wilson (5/1)
Happy Anniversary!
· Pastor Jerry & Annette Koller (4/25, 41 years)

Memorial Service: Ken Dell

Please join Tina Dell and her family as they celebrate and remember the life of her husband and FBC member Ken Dell on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary at FBC.  A luncheon will follow.  If you’re able to help with the luncheon and/or bring a side dish or dessert to serve, please sign up online at 

Next Week’s Servants (5/1)
· Café Bakers: Tina Wilburn (biscuits & gravy) | Vasha Ferguson (donuts)
· Mission Café: Tina Wilburn
· Nursery: Rooker Family
Aftermath Cancelled
Aftermath will not meet today, 5/1, or 5/8.
Volunteers Needed
Beginning in May, we plan to resume having Greeters, Ushers, and a Welcome Center attendant on Sunday mornings. If you are willing to serve in any of these areas, please contact Kim ASAP to be put on the upcoming schedule. Thank you!

Trivia Night: 5/14

Saturday, 5/14 | 6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC
We are so excited to resume this event and invite you to join us for a "Best Of" trivia night.  We will 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. * $1 mulligans - up to 10 per table.* Childcare is available. * $10 per table.  The winning table will receive the entire registration amounts collected as a prize..* Sign-up online or contact the church office (email southhavenfbc@gmail.com | call 269-637-1291).* For questions or more information, contact the church office. 

Summer Camp
Opportunities are available at Higher Ground at Lake Louise and Lake Ann Camp. Lake Ann hosts all grades every week through the summer. Lake Louise dates are:
· 7/8th Grade: July 31-August 6
· 9/10th Grade: July 17-23
· 11/12/13th Grade: July 24-30
Camp participants will have opportunities to earn funds for camp through participation in fundraisers. Contact the church office if you’re planning to attend and watch for more details coming soon. You can also check the camp websites: www.lakeanncamp.com or www.highergroundatlakelouise.com
Laptop for Sale
We have a laptop for sale: Dell Precision M4800
· Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3740MQ CPU @ 2.70 Ghz 2.70 Ghz
· Installed RAM: 16 GB
· Hard Drive: 866 GB\
· Selling on Amazon for: $500-$680
· Asking Price: $300
If you're interested, contact the church office.
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 | Classroom 3
· 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 | Children's Worship Room
· 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 | Upstairs
· 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
· Wednesdays | 9:30-11:30am | Library
· Contact Tina Wilburn for questions or more information.

women’s bible study
· Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30pm | Online
· Contact Tracy Marshall for questions or more information.

women’s craft group
· Thursdays | 6:30pm | Classroom 2
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.

men's basketball
· Saturdays | 1:30-2:30pm | Gym
· Contact Josiah O'Conner to participate.

coming soon
· Trivia Night: Saturday, 5/14 | 6:00pm | Upstairs
· The Family of Carol Hover who passed away on 3/27.
· Susan Seitz is recovering from successful back surgery.
· Joyce Bocock is recovering from surgery.
· Cindi Layendecker (former FBC member) had Covid in January and has since had a blood clot in her left leg. She is greatly improved - swelling is down, walking is better and her knee bends normally now. She still has healing to do but is much better. Thanks for the prayers!
· Nick Sebasta (friend of Allie Wilson) has been diagnosed with cancer in his sternum, spine, liver and pelvis . He and his wife, Lena, have three children ages 10, 14, and 16.
· Tina Dell and her family upon the loss of her husband, Ken, on 2/10. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary at FBC
· Martha Dubuisson (Lisa Follman’s mom) continues to have health issues and concerns with dementia related issues.
· Linda Pries is recovering from a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery.
· Steve Follman is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· 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