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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 12/10/2023

Worship Gathering: 12/10/2023

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.
2nd Sunday of Advent: Peace
Pastor Adam Parmenter

Happy Birthday!

· Anthony Criffield (12/14)
· Jason Avery (12/16)
· Chet Goff (12/16)

Next Week’s Servants (12/17)

· Café Bakers: Patty Bales (casserole) | Don Jenks (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Sandi Cagle, Tina Wilburn
· Sound Tech: Bill Foskett

Attention Parents and Grandparents 

We would like to remind you that the Nursery is intended for children ages 0-4 years old. Children who are 5 years or older may go to Children’s Worship or the sanctuary with their parents. Having older children in the room is not conducive to a safe environment. Because of this, our nursery staff has been instructed that children who are not 0-4 years old are not allowed in the room and will be returned to their parents. If you believe we need to make an exception because of the maturity level of your child, please contact the church office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Christmas Movie Night

Join us on Tuesday, 12/12 at 6:30pm for hot cocoa and popcorn as we watch a Christmas movie upstairs! For questions, contact Allie Wilson or Tina Wilburn.

Youth Group: Game Night

· WHAT: You are invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of board games, card games, minute to win it games, etc. There will be snacks and drinks and a short Bible Lesson.
· WHEN: Sunday, December 17 @ 1:30 – 3:30pm
· WHERE: First Baptist Church, South Haven
· WHO: Anyone 4th grade and up
For questions, please contact Julie Newell ( | 269-929-6688.

Holiday Schedule…

· The NURSERY will not be available on Christmas Eve Sunday, 12/24 or New Year's Eve Sunday, 12/31. Children are welcome to join their parent(s) in the sanctuary on these days.
· CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL will not be held on 12/17. The class will make Christmas cookies on 12/24 and meet on 12/31 as usual.
· CHILDREN'S WORSHIP will not meet on 12/24.
· MEN'S BIBLE STUDY will not meet on 12/26.
· THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will hold their last class on 12/21 and then be on break until Spring.

Church Office Closed

Kim Collins will be taking vacation and personal days through the end of the year as she continues to care for her mother. The office will be closed until Wednesday, 1/3/24. Prayer requests and other urgent matters will be handled; please call/text Kim at 269-767-2226 if you have such a need.

Attention Members: Annual Meeting Information

The 2024 budget proposal and explanation has been sent to members via email in a PDF format. If you would like to have a paper copy, please contact the church office. In addition to voting on the budget and the 2024 Elder Ministry Team candidates, Alyssa Newell will be presented as a proposed candidate for the Elder Ministry Team. Elder Ministry Team members willing to serve for 2024 will be Jason Avery, Patty Bales, Brian Bocock, Dan Marshall, and Alyssa Newell (if approved). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office.

Alyssa Newell (daughter of Dean and Linda Newell) grew up attending First Baptist Church. She came to Christ at four years old and has been active in church programs and events since. Alyssa has served in the Children’s Church program since 2006, first as a junior leader and now leads it. She graduated in 2013 from Grace Christian School and attended Grace Christian University and Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in early childhood and Elementary Education in 2019. She currently teaches kindergarten at Grace Christian School. She shares an apartment with her sister, Julie, and their cat Ginger, and enjoys reading and spending time with family. Alyssa looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the church on the Elder Ministry Team.

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
· No class 12/17
· 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
· No class 12/24
· Contact Alyssa Newell for questions or more information.

men’s bible study
Tuesdays | 7:00-8:30pm | Mission Café
· No class 12/26
· 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
· Last class is 12/21; then on break until spring
· 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
Annual Meeting | Sunday, 1/21/2024 | after worship
· Judi Beckwith · has been diagnosed with a gallstone and is having issues with kidney functions in addition to being in the latter stages of dementia.
· Jill Newton (daughter of Roberta Newton) is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
· Walter Hatfield is looking for a job. If you have any leads, please let him know.
· Ruby Robinson (Stan & Jean Robinson's sister-in-law) continues to deteriorate and has had to stop chemo for now because it has caused so many other health issues that her body cannot handle.
· Nolan Marshall has had an increase in behavioral issues. Pray that they will be able to get things regulated and under control again soon.
· 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 continues to do well. Prayers for continued improvement and relief from pain are appreciated.
· 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

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