First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 10/29/2023
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 later in the week.
Locations & Times
  • First Baptist Church
    10781 76th St, South Haven, MI 49090, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM


Please use our website as a resource tool to stay informed and up to date on our most current activities. **Please Note*** Under "Resources" we have a page for "FBC Members Only" which has our latest emails and any pertinent info from Pastor Jerry.  If you try to access this page, you will need the password "Know Him" to see the content.

Live Stream

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.


View today's message later this week on our YouTube channel.

Weekly Bulletin

View this week's bulletin including general announcements and weekly prayer requests by clicking here.

Prayer Requests

Please let us know how we can pray for you or if you are in need of specific care or encouragement.
Oktoberfest Sunday
Join us for this special worship service as we celebrate our thankfulness for God's blessings and provision. We will have a potluck following the morning service.
Happy Birthday!
· Dean Newell (11/5)
· Judi Beckwith
· Brian Bocock (11/7)
· Hailey Watson (11/10)
· Emberly Watson (11/11)
Happy Anniversary!
· John & Susan Seitz (11/7, 43 years)
Next Week’s Servants (11/12)
· Café Bakers: Sarah McKamey (casserole) | Allie Wilson (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Bocock Family
· Sound Tech: Josiah O’Conner
Oktoberfest Offering
A Time to Give
Today we will receive a special Oktoberfest Offering. During our morning worship service, we will have an opportunity to present a monetary gift to God in thanksgiving for His abundant blessings and in joyful celebration of being a church who is committed to being what God wants us to be. We will receive an extremely important Oktoberfest Offering which will be used solely for payment of our building mortgage (annually about $36,000.00). Besides celebrating God’s goodness, our Oktoberfest Celebration will also be a time when we can recommit ourselves to fulfilling God’s calling “To Know Him and Make Him Known” and to the goal of living out our faith together.
We are looking forward to what 2024 will bring as we see how God will use our building to impact the lives of others in our community. If you are unable to join us for the service, we hope you’ll consider either mailing or making an online contribution ahead of time. Your offering is vital to our ability to pay the mortgage. We thank you for prayerfully considering how you can contribute.

A Time of Fellowship
Following our worship service everyone is invited to join us for a potluck in the gym.
Blood Drive: 11/16
Thursday, 11/16| 1:00-6:00pm | Main Foyer at First Baptist Church
Our donations have been down, and Versiti Blood Center of Michigan has challenged us to have 10 new donors at this drive. Please make your appointment to save 3 lives today. Blood is vital, precious, and in short supply. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome. Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Sign-up online today at or call 866-642-5663. If a time that is convenient for you isn't available, please contact Renee Goff for help.
Hanging of the Greens
We will host our annual “Hanging of the Greens” and decorate the church for the holiday season on November 18 starting at 9:00am. Depending on how many people help, this activity usually takes 3-4 hours. For questions, please contact the church office.

Trivia Night: 11/18

Saturday, November 18 | 6:00pm | Upstairs at FBCA Fundraiser for True Vine Equestrian Center We invite you to join us for our annual Fall Trivia Night, featuring all new categories, as we raise funds for True Vine Equestrian Center []. * $100 per table.  (Proceeds benefit True Vine Equestrian Center) * 8-10 people per table (Table hosts will coordinate or bring snacks and drinks for their group) * Heads or Tails: 2 Rounds/ $5 to play each * $1 mulligans - up to 10 per table. * Door Prizes and More! * Childcare is available. * For questions or more info, contact the church office southhavenfbc@gmail.com269-637-1291.
Mission Cafe
Sundays | 9:00-10:15am | Mission Cafe

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:


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.
On the Calendar
mission café
Sundays | 9:00-10:15am | Mission Cafe

children’s sunday school
Sundays | 9:15-10:15am | Children's Worship Room
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Bailey Finch for questions or more information.

Sundays | 10:30am | Sanctuary
· If you're unable to join us in-person, you can watch live on Facebook or view later in the week on Facebook or YouTube or listen to an audio only version on Archive.

children’s worship
Sundays | 10:30am | Children’s Worship Room
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Alyssa Newell for questions or more information.

men’s bible study
Tuesdays | 7:00-8:30pm | Mission Café
· Contact Paul Fitton or Larry Dobberstein for questions or more information.

church office open
Wednesdays | 11:00am-4:00pm

bible study
Thursdays| 9:30-11:00am | Conference Room
· Contact Tina Wilburn for questions or more information.

women’s craft group
Thursdays | 6:30pm | Craft Room
· Contact Tracy Marshall for questions or more information.

coming soon
· Oktoberfest | Sunday, 11/5 during worship | Potluck to follow
· Blood Drive | Thursday, 11/16 | 1:00-6:00pm | FBC Main Foyer
· Fall Trivia Night | Saturday, 11/18 | 6:00-9:00pm | FBC Upstairs
· Hanging of the Greens | Saturday, 11/18 | more details to follow
· Vincent Bryant (son of Miriam Bryant) is recovering from a procedure related to a second fistula. Please pray that it is successful.
· Crystal (friend of Tracy Marshall) had a "concerning spot" on her last PET scan. She's going in for a biopsy soon. Please pray that it's nothing.
· Susie (friend of Tracy Marshall) is currently in a new rehab facility (after having moved from a not so great one in SH) Her blood pressure and heart rate are not doing great and she is very down emotionally.
· Nolan Marshall is refusing to go to music therapy, he says he doesn't like it, even though the therapist says that he appears to be enjoying the sessions. They also resumed tutoring this past week and there is some concern about how it will go since Nolan has some sort of therapy/tutoring every afternoon. The limits of what he will tolerate are being pushed, so please pray that he is agreeable.
· Tyler & Holly Norman upon the birth of their son, Reed, on 10/24.
· Caroline Bocock has been terribly ill as she is dealing with a Lyme Disease outbreak. She has begun a treatment regimen that looks promising. Please pray that it is effective and that she will be feeling better soon.
· Joyce Bocock has completed chemo and radiation; praise God that both tumors have shrunk significantly more than expected; evaluating additional treatment options.
· 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