First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 6/5/2022)
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.
When Did Jesus Pray?
Pastor Jerry Koller
Even though he was the forerunner of Jesus, John understood that he was still a sinner. But he knew the One who comes after Him, the messiah, the Savior, would be sinless.
Looking to Jesus as our example of when we should pray. Make sure we include:
· Important events/decisions
· Night
· Early morning
· Private
· Before eating
· Crisis
· When too busy
Happy Birthday!
· Vasha Ferguson (6/11)
· Dylan Goff (6/11)
Card to Sign
Please stop by the Welcome Center and sign a get-well card for Roberta Newton who is recovering from a fall that resulted in surgery for a broken femur. She is currently at a rehab center in Douglas as she heals and regains strength.
Graduation Open Houses
· Carson Rooker (son of Mike & Linda Rooker): Saturday, July 16, from 4:00pm-? at his home (12895 CR 687, South Haven).
Reminder: 1st Sunday of the Month
Today is the first Sunday of the month and as such, we will celebrate Communion. At the end of the service, you will have an opportunity to give to the Benevolent Fund. If you would like to support this offering, please put your gift in the container at the back of the sanctuary. Thank you for supporting those in need.
Next Week’s Servants (6/12)
· Café Bakers: Sharon Danapilis (casserole) | Don Jenks (donuts)
· Mission Café: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Rooker Family
Celebration of Baptisms
Sunday, June 12 | during worship
If you would like to be baptized, please contact Pastor Jerry or the church office and let us know.
Youth Group Summer Break
Today is the last day that youth group will meet before summer break. Watch future emails and the bulletin for some fun summer activities that are being planned.
Flower Bed Maintenance Needed
Spring is finally here and we need help maintaining the church’s flowerbeds. If you're willing to adopt-a-flower bed for the summer, please contact the church office or feel free to stop by the church at your convenience and pull weeds from whatever flowerbed catches your eye. If you contact us in advance, we can arrange for the shed to be open so you can get tools; otherwise feel free to bring your own.
Camp Scholarships
If you are willing to provide a full or partial camp scholarship, please contact Kim Collins or make a donation to FBC with “Camp” noted on your check. We have students going to Lake Louise on Higher Ground, Lake Ann Camp and True Vine Horse Camp.

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
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!
Celebrate Freedom | Hot Dog Giveaway: 7/3
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.
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 ( 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

· 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, or

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 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
· 4th of July Hot Dog Giveaway: Sunday, 7/3 | Kids’ Corner Park
· Roberta Newton is recovering from a fall that resulted in surgery for a broken femur. Cards can be mailed to: Roberta Newton | Douglas Cove | 243 Wiley Rd., Room A9 | Douglas MI 49406.
· Carley Mielke (22 year-old granddaughter of Vicki Olson) is recovering from successful heart surgery. She is expected to be in ICU for a few more days followed by some additional days on a different floor before being released from the hospital. She will then have several long weeks recovering at home. Please pray for a complete healing without complications as well as patience during the lengthy recovery process.
· Susan Seitz is recovering from successful back surgery and continues physical therapy as she heals.
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· Check out our monthly prayer card on-line at under “Weekly Bulletins” for a list of those with on-going needs.
First Baptist Church
1635 76th Street
South Haven, MI 49090