Worship Gathering: 5/8/2022 :: YouVersion Event
First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 5/8/2022
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.

Until the Time Comes
2 Timothy 4:5-8
Pastor Jerry Koller
Notice how, at the very beginning of this passage Paul makes a comparison between Timothy and those mentioned in verses 3-4. The insinuation is that Timothy not allow himself to become like that group.
Other translations say:
· Be sobor in all things (NASB)
· Always be sobor-minded (ESV)
Don’t make rash judgments. Don’t react to quickly to pressure. Don’t become irrational. Don’t allow temptation to have its way. Keep your wits about you, Timothy. Keep your head.
Endure Hardship—This has to do with suffering as a result of evil.
Do the Work of an Evangelist—The word translated evangelist is found in three places in the New Testament. The word means one who brings good news.
This admonition is given to Timothy who was overseeing the church in Ephesus.
Timothy was not an evangelist. Still, he was to do the work of an evangelist along with the rest of his responsibilities.
Discharge All Your Duties—He was to carry out his ministry fully. He was to fulfill his ministry.
In the next three verses, Paul gives Timothy a very personal, intimate glimpse into his heart so that he may follow in his footsteps.
There are two key components of this word picture: the sacrificial element and the pouring out element.
So it shall be for all to finish the race—including you and I.
Completing the Race is the Ultimate Goal
Until that time comes, Fight, Finish, Keep.
Happy Birthday!
· Kim Wilburn (5/8)
· Connie Hollis (5/9)
· Gabe Bocock (5/13)
· Vicki Olson (5/15)

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 (5/15)
· Café Bakers: · Connie Hollis (casserole) | Marge Dumbaugh (donuts)
· Mission Café: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Connie Hollis, Holly Norman
Children’s Sunday School Schedule
Class will meet on 5/15 and 5/22 and then start summer break as of 5/29.
Aftermath Is On Summer Break
Aftermath has ended for this season and will resume again in the fall.

Fundraiser: Door Repairs and Replacement

If you have noticed when you enter the church through our main entrance, the outside steel doors are in rough shape. It has been determined that they need to be replaced. In addition, all the fire doors in the east wing need repair or adjustments; so do the double steel doors in the gym on the east side of the building. We have contacted S.A. Morman and Co. in Portage to fix these issues. The cost will run approximately $14,400.00. If there is any way you could contribute to this expense, it would be greatly appreciated. You can simply mark your donation with “Doors” and drop it in the offering on Sunday morning or make an online contribution at 


History Video #21 | 2010-2020

The last installment of our 150 Year Anniversary videos is now available. If you haven't taken time to view this series, we encourage you to do so!  We also greatly thank Rocky Starland for all of his time researching and putting these videos together. Catch the latest and final episode here:  

Volunteers Needed
We would like 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!

Church Spring Clean-Up Day: 522

Sunday, 5/22  |  after church - 2pm  |  FBC campus We are hosting a church Workday on Sunday, May 22, after worship. We will be doing indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) projects. Please plan to wear or bring work clothes to change into after worship. A light lunch will be served. So we know how many people to plan on foodwise, please sign-up online or at the Welcome Center ASAP.


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. 


Blood Drive: 5/26

1:30-6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC The need for lifesaving blood donations never takes a break. Walk-ins welcomed; appointments preferred. Call 866-642-5663 or sign-up online.

Celebrate Freedom: Hot Dog Giveaway
Sunday, July 3 | Kids’ Corner Park

After a 2-year hiatus, we are SO excited to resume this event! To celebrate Independence Day, we will be giving away free hot dogs and sharing the freedom we have in Christ with our community… don’t miss our annual event which will be here in just a few short weeks!
Get Involved!
« MONETARY SUPPORT NEEDED...We are hoping to give away at least 1500 free hot dogs at this event. If you would like to make a donation towards the purchase of hot dogs, please leave it in the jar in the foyer or note “Hot Dogs” in the memo of your check. We hope to purchase hot dogs from Village Market (in Allegan) again this year as they’ve sold them around Memorial Weekend for 88¢ in the past.
« HELP NEEDED @ EVENT...It takes a lot of servants to make this event successful. We will need people to set-up, cook, serve, and clean-up. Watch for sign-up information to be coming soon!
« 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
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
· Last class is 5/22; summer break begins 5/29
· 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.

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
· Church Work Day: Sunday, 5/22 | after church-2pm | FBC
· Blood Drive: Thursday, 5/26 | 1:30-6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC
· 4th of July Hot Dog Giveaway: Sunday, 7/3 | Kids’ Corner Park
· Susan Seitz is recovering from successful back surgery and continues physical therapy as she heals.
· Joyce Bocock is recovering from surgery.
· Nick Sebasta (friend of Allie Wilson) discovered that he has a rare gene and form of cancer that combined can be treated with medication. He’s receiving immunotherapy treatments, but is expected to be completely healed. Praise God for answered prayer.
· 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)· and 9 others in her memory care unit have Covid. continues to have health issues and concerns with dementia related issues.
· 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