August 13, 2020 Newsletter

Our series, Game Changers, continues this week as we focus on Faith in the lives of ordinary people!

Join us on Sunday at 9:30 AM or 11 AM as we will be doing church together from multiple locations!  We will be livestreaming our service just like we do every week. 
Join us at  OR on Facebook at FSBCLiberal.
This 2020-2021 school year, FSBC  is going to adopt an area school. Cottonwood Elementary will be our adopted school. FSBC started collecting school supplies during VBS. Please help us fill up the black tub in the church foyer with school supplies. School supply suggestions may be found on this list. We would like to deliver the supplies before the first day of school so our last collection Sunday will be August 23.  Thank you for your support and please be on the lookout for our next event with our adopted school.

Cereal Box Collection 

During VBS, our mission team asked our VBS families to bring cereal boxes for our food cupboard.  Please help us to bless the families that visit our food cupboard by providing them with cereal in the month of September. We will have the collection boxes in the foyer until August 23. This will allow our Food Cupboard Ministry to sort the cereal and prepare them for distribution.  Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Dreitz at

AWANA…Join Our Team

Are you looking for a place to plug in at FSBC that would allow you to follow the Great Commission? Please consider joining the AWANA team this school year? 

What is AWANA? AWANA is a Bible-based evangelism and discipleship program. At First Southern Baptist Church, we offer AWANA for ages 2 years through 5th grade. AWANA gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background, through music, Bible story, Bible memorization, and game time.  The great thing is you don’t have to excel at any of these things. What is most important is that you give your time and let God do the rest. 2 Cor 9:8.

What is the time commitment? AWANA, at FSBC, is offered on Wednesday nights from 6:10 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning on August 26 and ending on April 28. To make it easier to serve, the church offers a Wednesday night meal, max $20 per family…$4 per child (3 years to 5th grade) and $5 per adult.  This is also a great time to fellowship and focus on sharing the Gospel and Jesus’ love.

The positions we have open are:

  • Communications (Take pics and put in a newsletter to send home with kids each night)

  • Cubbies Workers (preschoolers)

  •  Puggles Workers (toddlers)

  • Song Leaders

  • Sparks and T&T Book Leaders

  • Sparks and T&T Game Leaders

  • Sparks and T&T Listeners

You can find the responsibilities for these positions at

If you would like to join the AWANA team, please register here.  You may also speak to Doug Munsell, AWANA Director or Norma Jean Dodge, T&T Director/Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Jesus tells us the fields are “ripe for harvest.” John 4:35.  

Please give prayerful consideration to this request and I hope you will consider joining the AWANA team.

Prayer for Deacons

The Deacon body has continued to meet since the pandemic.  Sometimes the meetings have occurred via Zoom but as restrictions have eased, we have met in person to pray for our pastor, his family and our church family.  Presently there are eight serving deacons.  The Deacon body doesn’t feel like that is sufficient to meet all that is required to serve effectively.  In the coming weeks you will be receiving a call for deacons. As we begin the steps necessary to do this, the Deacons are asking that you pray along for God’s direction as we move toward this call.  Presently, our  Deacons are:
  • Jim Dodge
  • Gary Classen
  • Jimmie Farr
  • Richard Isaacs
  • Steve McKee
  • David Short
  • Gary Staiger
  • Doug Werner
If you feel God nudging you to serve as a deacon but are concerned that you just don’t know enough about the Bible, please consider that a deacon is, above all else, a servant.  (Acts 6).   In fact the scriptural qualifications of a deacon found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 focus on character and family life and not how many Bible verses you can quote from memory.  Please pray for God to bring to mind the men of our church who can fill this vital role.
If you should have any questions about deacons and what they do, please do not hesitate to contact any of the deacons named above.
Help Needed!

The church tech team needs help to run a camera or projection on Sunday mornings during the two church services (9:30 AM & 11:00 AM). 
Please call or text Gary Classen at (620)629-0063 if you are interested.
Do you have an overdue library book?
Because of Covid-19, some of you were not able to return the library books you had checked out. Could they be hiding in a bookcase or bookbag somewhere – forgotten?
Please look around for any FSBC library books or DVD’s and bring them with you when you come to church. Just drop them in the green bucket right inside the library door.
We thank you!
Sherry & Rhonda
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You now have many safe and secure options for your giving towards FSBC, you may:

1. Drop off contributions on Sunday or church during office hours.

2. Mail contributions to –
    First Southern Baptist Church
    621 N Western
    Liberal, Kansas  67901

3. Use our NEW Online giving! You can do so from desktop or mobile devices        here:, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
* Prayers for Cynthia Metsinger (friend of Deborah White) has some health issues.  Cynthia’s mom is in the KU hospital with Covid-19.
* Prayer for the Romero family (Marty Nordyke’s family).  
* Prayers for Larry & Debbie Busby family.  Larry has started chemo & radiation to help with the brain tumor.
* Mellissa Brennemen (former member here) found out she has pancreatic cancer.  Prayers for her and family as they start treatments.
* Prayers for Donna Nordyke as she is recovering at home.
* Rick Yearick is doing PT in Wichita & recovering from his surgeries.  
* Pray for John Williams, (Janna Burton’s dad) as he recovers from triple bypass heart surgery.  
* Deb Moss (Reita Isaacs’ daughter) pray for her health.
* Prayers for our church.
* Prayers for people who have Covid-19 & all the healthcare workers.
* Pray as people are taking summer vacations for safe travel.
* Prayers for all the schools staff, teachers & students as they are getting things ready for school to open back up.

       Do you have a prayer request?    Please call or email the church.
Offering required weekly $ 10,700.34
Offering received on August 9th – $7,607.98

Year to date budgeted $342,410.88    Year to date received $337,043.93
Christian Light Foundation Total – $540.00
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $2,654.76
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First Southern Baptist Church
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