First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 6/12/2022)
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.
How Jesus Prayed
Pastor Jerry Koller
From infancy, we all learn a great deal through observation.
Four Characteristics of How Jesus Prayed:
1. Length
· An examination of the Gospels reveals the length of Jesus’ prayers were fairly short.
· The longest recorded prayer of Jesus is found in John 17.
· In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus cautioned His listeners to not pray like the hypocrites who love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men.
...True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
3. Attitudes
An attitude refers to a set of emotions, beliefs, and behaviors that is directed toward something or someone. While they are enduring, they can also change.
· Earnest means not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal.
In Submission to the Father's Will
· More is not always better, especially when it comes to praying is a public setting.
· True prayer is measured by weight, not by length.
· Prayer is the communication aspect of our relationship with God whereby we share our heart with Him.
· Each position has its own significance to the one doing the praying.
· We should work on praying earnestly.
· Do not allow distractions.
· Make sure you pray with a spirit of thanksgiving.
· We should pray with assurance for as God’s children,
· May we pray in submission to the Father's will. That means we need to know what the will of God is and is not.
· When we pray, may it always be done with the view of bringing God the glory that is rightfully His, for He alone is worthy of all honor, praise and worship.
Happy Birthday!
· Barrett Hagger (6/14)
· Kyle McKamey (6/18)
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 House
· Carson Rooker (son of Mike & Linda Rooker): Saturday, July 16, from 4:00pm-? at his home (12895 CR 687, South Haven).
Help Needed
We are trying to clean up the area in front of the church where the illuminated cross is; however, there is poison ivy going up the building. If you're willing to tackle this project and remove the poison ivy vines, please contact Kim in the church office.
Next Week’s Servants (6/19)
· Café Bakers: · Patty Bales (casserole) | Alyssa Newell (banana bread)
· Mission Café: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Annette Koller, Holly Norman
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: movie night
· Sunday, 6/12 | 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
· Janis (the wife of Tina Wilburn's dad) has been diagnosed with cancer. She is hoping to get an appointment at the Mayo Clinic to evaluate treatment options
· Baby Owen (premature twin born to Bailey Rooker's co-worker) had a successful surgery and was able to be transferred back to Bronson and reunited with his brother. Please continue to keep both babies in prayer. The family is grateful and thankful.
· Will & Tia Rungaitis (sister-in-law of Josh Brower) is 24 weeks pregnant and the baby has heart issues which will require operation immediately after birth. Pray for a successful pregnancy and that she carries to full-term.
· 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) has been released from the hospital and is recovering from major heart surgery at home. She still has a lengthy recovery, but is doing well in the 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