August 20, 2020 Newsletter

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

Check us out every Sunday morning at 9:30 or 11 am in person at 621 N. Western Ave. or live online at  or on
We’re excited to get to worship Jesus with you!
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 is a Bible-centered children’s ministry program that we offer at FSBC for children ages 3 through 5th grade. AWANA is an acrostic derived from 2 Timothy 2:15 that stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed.  Our goal is to come alongside parents to help raise spiritual champions who know, love and serve Christ.  Registration will be available online. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact our Awana Commander, Doug MunsellAwana meets Wednesdays from 6:10–7:30pm, beginning August 26, 2020.

Wednesday, August 26 is Kick-off night for all clubbers and their families. Join us for food, games, and fun.

                     What Can A Team Do??

Our Haiti trip is planned for December 26th – January 3rd.  There are many ways to support this mission trip.  Come and join us on Sunday, August 30th in the fellowship hall at 5 PM to hear more about what we will be doing and how you can be a part of this ministry!  Click on the link below to see “What can a team do!”
Click here for more Haiti information & pictures.
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.
* Pray for Neil Hays as he recovers from an infection.
* Prayers for Larry & Debbie Busby family.  Larry taking chemo & radiation treatments.
* Pray for Mellissa Brennemen (former member) doing treatments for pancreatic cancer.  
* 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 16th – $8,997.29

Year to date budgeted $353,111.22     Year to date received $346,041.22
Christian Light Foundation Total – $540.00
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $2,734.76
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First Southern Baptist Church
621 N. Western Ave.
Liberal, KS.  67901