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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 2/25/2024

Worship Gathering: 2/25/2024

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.
The Attributes of God
Pastor Jerry Koller
Our God is a faithful God.
Faithfulness denotes the firmness or constancy of God in His relations with men.
· It is totally impossible for God to be unfaithful.
Faithfulness is an attribute God shares with us.
Jesus was the ultimate example of what faithfulness is all about.
“Potentials” that may result in unfaithfulness:
1. Desire is the inclination to want something.
2. Fear—Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. It has to do with being afraid, alarmed, or apprehensive.
· Example: Pontius Pilate
3. Weakness—Weakness is the property of lacking physical, mental, or spiritual strength.
4. Outside Influences
5. Laziness
What then can be done to develop and exercise faithfulness?
1. Seek to Know
2. Grow in Knowledge
3. Obedience
4. Live by the Spirit
Based on circumstances or even personal experience, there may be times when it does not appear to us that God is faithful—especially in regard to His promises.
What to Do:
1. We need to ask ourselves if this is an actual promise God made.
2. If it is a promise, that does not mean it is an all-inclusive promise. It certainly can be a generalized statement.
· The faithfulness of God gives hope.
· His faithfulness cannot fail.
· God always does what He promises to do.
· You can rely on Him.
· You can fully trust in Him and His ways.

Happy Birthday!

· Miriam Bryant (2/26)
· Adam Parmenter (2/27)
· Paige Zantello (2/28)
· Avery Zantello (3/1)
· Sharon Danapilis (3/3)

Happy Anniversary!

· Brian & Beth Bocock (2/27, 25 years)

Next Week’s Servants (3/3)

· Café Bakers: Tina Wilburn (casserole) | Larry Dobberstein (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Tina Wilburn
· Nursery: Connie Hollis, Annette Koller
· Sound Tech: Rocky Starland

Seder Dinner

Wednesday, 3/27 | 6:00pm | FBC Gym
Join us as we celebrate Holy Week with this special event on March 27 at 6:00 PM at First Baptist Church. Come and hear our guest speaker, Douglas Carmel, from Rock of Israel Ministries share the Gospel of Jesus Christ from a Messianic (born-again) Jewish perspective.

· Experience a true Passover meal that the Jews would celebrate.
· Learn about how Christ is the center of Passover.
· There is no cost; however you MUST sign up at the Welcome Center or online by Sunday, March 24, so we can plan accordingly.
· If you are willing to help set-up, cook and/or serve the meal, and/or clean-up, or have other questions, please contact Kim at (269-637-1291 or
· Bring your Jewish and ‘not so Jewish’ friends and neighbors!

Mark Your Calendar

· Spring Trivia Night: Saturday, April 13 | 6:00pm | Upstairs @ FBC
· More Details Coming Soon!

Young Adult Bible Study

· Meets Weekly: usually on Wednesday evenings at Three Blondes Brewery
· Ages: 17-25
· Using Engage Bible Studies (offered by Community Bible Studies) - currently studying Mark.
· Contact Gabe Bocock for more information or email
· *this group is not affiliated with any church organization

Inclement Weather

If we need to cancel church activities, we will communicate closures via email, text, phone, and on our Facebook page. Information may also be communicated on tv through WWMT (channel 3), WoodTV (channel 8), and Fox 17 (channel 17), but the other methods will be our first priority. If you are not receiving communication in one of these ways, please contact the church office.

Have You Considered?

Did you know that if your bank offers online services, you can set your tithe up as a regular ‘bill payment’ through your bank? This is a convenient option to help with continuity in giving and the ability for you to tithe even when you are on vacation or miss church. It eliminates having to wonder if you turned in your offering while you were gone! If you have questions or would like more information about how to utilize this convenient option, check with your banking institution or contact the church office.

Pop Cans = Scholarships

Don’t forget that your beverage can & bottle donations are used to fund teen scholarships for youth retreats, summer camps, special activities, etc. Please bring your recyclable items to the church anytime!

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

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

coming soon
· Seder Dinner: Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00pm | FBC Gym
· Spring Trivia Night: Saturday, April 13 | 6:00pm | Upstairs @ FBC
· Rhonda Dobberstein praise God that the margins from cancer surgery are clear; will begin radiation.
· Ginny Dorsey (Rhonda Dobberstein's mom) is still in the hospital on the rehab floor as she is not ready to be home yet. Her husband Jim also took a fall last week and is barely walking by himself, so not having her return home yet is a blessing while they both continue to recover.
· Vincent Bryant (son of Miriam Bryant) is dealing with several health issues. He has been dealing with blood clots which have been interfering with his dialysis treatments. He continues to recover from a second surgery on his left hand after an infection which resulted in one finger being amputated. He is also having issues with an ankle that prevents him from driving. As a result, Miriam is transporting him to dialysis three days a week.
· Miriam Bryant has begun therapy for hip issues.
· Pete Danapilis has a second cataract surgery rescheduled for February 27.
· Nolan Marshall · was approved to receive services for another year. Praise God for answered prayers!
· Anna Bocock’s Lyme tests came back that she has Epstein Barr in addition to one strain of Lyme. They are not able to treat the Lyme until the Epstein Barr is under control. She is currently very sick and is not responding to the treatments for the Epstein Barr. Pray that the treatments start working and she is able to get that under control so that she can move forward with the Lyme treatment within the next few months. .
· Caroline Bocock is doing much better! She passed her concussion test after a year of failing and has been approved to do anything she wishes. She will have more Lyme testing later this month, but the symptoms have almost completely disappeared since her treatment in July. Pray for continued improvements and for clear test results so she doesn’t have to do anymore treatments.
· 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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