First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 6/19/2022
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.
Peter’s Family Background
· He was from the town of Bethsaida.
· His father's name was Jonah (or John).
· He had a brother named Andrew.
· He probably received the elementary education given to any Jewish child in that day.
· Since a Jewish boy usually learned the trade of his father, it is reasonable to assume that Peter's father was also a fisherman.
Marital Status—Peter was married.
First Encounter with Jesus—John 1:35-42
· Prompted by his brother Andrew
· Jesus changes his name Cephas (Aramaic) – Peter (Greek)
Second Encounter with Jesus - Mark 1:16-17; Luke 5:1-11
The Extent of God’s Grace
· God calls people from diverse backgrounds.
· What is important is that we hear His invitation to come follow Him.
· What is important is that we act upon that invitation.
· What is important is that we place our faith and trust in our Savior, the Christ, the · · · One who has come to save us from our sins.
You Have Been Given a New Name
· If you have surrendered your life to Christ, if you have placed your faith and trust in Him, if you have left your old ways behind to follow Him, realize you have been given a new name.
· An overcomer is one who has placed their faith and trust in Jesus.
· They are individuals who persist in the faith even in the face of adversity and persecution.
As to what this new name is, we can only speculate for Scripture does not tell us what this name is.
Is it possible that this new name we receive is “child of God?”
Leave All and Follow Him
· When we surrendered our lives to Christ, things changed. The old is passing away. · All things are becoming new.
· Do not return to those things that were once in opposition to the kingdom.
· Keep leaving them behind.
Don’t follow them for we are followers of Jesus.
Happy Birthday!
· Catherine Neikirk (6/23)
· John Seitz (6/25)
Happy Anniversary!
· Tim & Janette Hendrix (6/20, 30 years)
· Tom & Darlene Craig (6/22, 9 years)
· Bob & Camille Tate (6/23, 32 years)
Graduation Open House
Carson Rooker (son of Mike & Linda Rooker): Saturday, July 16, from 4:00pm-? at his home (12895 CR 687, South Haven).
Next Week’s Servants (6/26)
· Café Bakers: Sharon Danapilis (casserole) | Jean Robinson (scones)
· Mission Café: Jean Robinson
· Nursery: Allie Wilson, Tina Wilburn
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.

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. We have raised $2800 so far. 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 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: nerf war
· Saturday, 6/25 | 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.

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.
· 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