September 9, 2021 Newsletter

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                          Brand New Fall Teaching Series!!

Beginning on Sunday, September 5, we will start our Fall teaching series: Holy Ghost Stories, Astonishing Tales From the Book of Acts! 
This series will take us through 13 different accounts of the Holy Spirit leading the early church of Jesus Christ. This is such an exciting teaching series because the same Holy Spirit that equipped the early church to serve, love, and impact their world for Jesus is the same Holy Spirit who is at work in us today! Don’t miss it! Be sure to bring a friend along! 

Sunday School is taking place already! Community Groups are kicking off THIS WEEK!  Are You In? Are you a part of a small group that meets regularly to study God’s Word, pray, and build relationships? Are you in a community? There are sign up sheets in the Lobby now so you can sign up and let us know that you would like to be part of a group. I hope each person who participates in the life of FSBC will choose to be part of a group. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office (624-0186) or find Pastor Mark, Pastor Jeremy, or Pastor Todd. We would love to answer any questions you have!
 

 Sunday Schools:

  • Dietrick – Sundays at 9:30 am in room 210

  • Batt – Sundays at 11 am in room 201/202

  • Morris/Winchester – Sundays at 11 am in room 219

  • Classen – Sundays at 11 am in room 217

 Community Groups:

  • Harris – Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1610 N. Cain Ave Liberal, KS 67901

  • Evans – Sundays from 7:00-8:30 pm
    1933 Windsor Liberal, KS 67901

  • Chesbro/Collins – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1251 S. Grant Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

  • Dreitz/Hershey – Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm
    1105 Elm Blvd Liberal, KS 67901

  • Bridenstine – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    Tyrone, OK 73951

  • Abbott – Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
    621 N. Western Ave room 210 

  • Cress – Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 pm
    16621 Rd. 27 Kismet, KS 67859

  • Cline – Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
    10415 Road L Liberal, KS 67901

 


TeamKID | Kids in Discipleship

Parents, we hope your child(ren) will join us on Wednesday nights beginning September 8, 2021, going through May 4, 2022, from 6:10-7:30pm for children 3 years old through 5th grade. This new program will be replacing our AWANA program. TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship! It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus.  Invite your friends!  Register with the QR code below!  
It is still not to late to register your kids!!

Menu for Wednesday Night, September 15th is:
Soup, Sandwiches and Dessert.
Click on the link below:

https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1000961
 or call the church office to sign up – 624-0186.
         2021 Viola Webb Offering for State and Associational Missions
 
Every fall FSBC collects the Viola Webb Mission Offering. This is a split between KNCSB (Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptist) and WKBA (Western Kansas Baptist Association).
 
“Celebrating 75 years of sharing the Gospel in Every Town, City and Campus” is the offering theme for 2021-22.
 
This offering will help support KNCSB church planting, collegiate work, church health, and disaster relief. It will also be used by WKBA for Hispanic outreach and ministry, starting new works, bivocational pastoral support, and education.
 
The offering is named for Viola Webb who led Kansas-Nebraska Woman’s Missionary Union for 1959 to 1982. KNCSB named the offering in her honor after she retired.
Our goal for this year’s September – October offering is $2,000.
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for September 5, 2021 – $9,076.15
           
Year to date budgeted $409,465.08    Year to date received $352,968.86
 
Christian Light Foundation – $430.00
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $4,016.43
Viola Webb Mission Offering – $85,00

September 2, 2021 Newsletter

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                          Brand New Fall Teaching Series!!

Beginning on Sunday, September 5, we will start our Fall teaching series: Holy Ghost Stories, Astonishing Tales From the Book of Acts! 
This series will take us through 13 different accounts of the Holy Spirit leading the early church of Jesus Christ. This is such an exciting teaching series because the same Holy Spirit that equipped the early church to serve, love, and impact their world for Jesus is the same Holy Spirit who is at work in us today! Don’t miss it! Be sure to bring a friend along! 
 The church office will be closed on Monday, September 6.
 


TeamKID | Kids in Discipleship

Parents, we hope your child(ren) will join us on Wednesday nights beginning September 8, 2021, going through May 4, 2022, from 6:10-7:30pm for children 3 years old through 5th grade. This new program will be replacing our AWANA program. TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship! It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus.  Invite your friends!  Register with the QR code!  

Menu for Wednesday Night, September 8th is:
Hamburgers with all the fixin’s and dessert.

Call the church office to sign up – 624-0186.
         2021 Viola Webb Offering for State and Associational Missions
 
Every fall FSBC collects the Viola Webb Mission Offering. This is a split between KNCSB (Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptist) and WKBA (Western Kansas Baptist Association).
 
“Celebrating 75 years of sharing the Gospel in Every Town, City and Campus” is the offering theme for 2021-22.
 
This offering will help support KNCSB church planting, collegiate work, church health, and disaster relief. It will also be used by WKBA for Hispanic outreach and ministry, starting new works, bivocational pastoral support, and education.
 
The offering is named for Viola Webb who led Kansas-Nebraska Woman’s Missionary Union for 1959 to 1982. KNCSB named the offering in her honor after she retired.
Our goal for this year’s September – October offering is $2,000.
This ladies Bible study will be starting on Tuesday, September 14th at 9:30 AM here at the church.  If you are interested in this study, please call or text Shari Abbott at 620-655-6214 so enough books can be ordered.  
                               August Food Cupboard Numbers:
        39 Families Served     6 New Families     116 Total People Served

If you have any questions or would like to help with the Food Cupboard, call Cheryl Dreitz at 620-655-3548.  Thanks for your help with this ministry!

Sunday School is taking place already! Community Groups are kicking off the week of September 12th! Are You In? Are you a part of a small group that meets regularly to study God’s Word, pray, and build relationships? Are you in a community? There are sign up sheets in the Lobby now so you can sign up and let us know that you would like to be part of a group. I hope each person who participates in the life of FSBC will choose to be part of a group. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office (624-0186) or find Pastor Mark, Pastor Jeremy, or Pastor Todd. We would love to answer any questions you have!

 

Sunday Schools:

  • Dietrick – Sundays at 9:30 am in room 210

  • Batt – Sundays at 11 am in room 201/202

  • Morris/Winchester – Sundays at 11 am in room 219

  • Classen – Sundays at 11 am in room 217

 

Community Groups:

  • Harris – Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1610 N. Cain Ave Liberal, KS 67901

  • Evans – Sundays from 7:00-8:30 pm
    1933 Windsor Liberal, KS 67901

  • Chesbro/Collins – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1251 S. Grant Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

  • Dreitz/Hershey – Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm
    1105 Elm Blvd Liberal, KS 67901

  • Bridenstine – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    Tyrone, OK 73951

  • Abbott – Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
    621 N. Western Ave room 210 

  • Cress – Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 pm
    16621 Rd. 27 Kismet, KS 67859

  • Cline – Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
    10415 Road L Liberal, KS 67901

If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
First Southern Baptist Church,

Thank you so much for supporting our students and staff.  We appreciate your kindness and partnership.  We are looking forward to a great year.

Thanks again,
Traci 
Cottonwood Elementary School
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for August 29, 2021 – $5,298.50
           
Year to date budgeted $398,091.05    Year to date received $343,942.71
 
Christian Light Foundation – $430.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $3,966.43

August 26, 2021 Newsletter

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This week is the last of the sermon series called, “I’m In”!  As we begin looking towards the launch of our in-home Community Groups in September, we will look at God’s plan for community and the part YOU play in making Biblical community a reality! 
If you would like to help with TeamKid, please follow the link below and
sign up!

https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/967451
                          Brand New Fall Teaching Series!!

Beginning on Sunday, September 5, we will start our Fall teaching series: Holy Ghost Stories, Astonishing Tales From the Book of Acts! 
This series will take us through 13 different accounts of the Holy Spirit leading the early church of Jesus Christ. This is such an exciting teaching series because the same Holy Spirit that equipped the early church to serve, love, and impact their world for Jesus is the same Holy Spirit who is at work in us today! Don’t miss it! Be sure to bring a friend along! 

Sunday School is taking place already! Community Groups are kicking off the week of September 12th! Are You In? Are you a part of a small group that meets regularly to study God’s Word, pray, and build relationships? Are you in a community? There are sign up sheets in the Lobby now so you can sign up and let us know that you would like to be part of a group. I hope each person who participates in the life of FSBC will choose to be part of a group. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office (624-0186) or find Pastor Mark, Pastor Jeremy, or Pastor Todd. We would love to answer any questions you have!

 

Sunday Schools:

  • Dietrick – Sundays at 9:30 am in room 210

  • Batt – Sundays at 11 am in room 201/202

  • Morris/Winchester – Sundays at 11 am in room 217

  • Classen – Sundays at 11 am in room 219

 

Community Groups:

  • Harris – Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1610 N. Cain Ave Liberal, KS 67901

  • Evans – Sundays from 7:00-8:30 pm
    1933 Windsor Liberal, KS 67901

  • Chesbro/Collins – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1251 S. Grant Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

  • Dreitz/Hershey – Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm
    1105 Elm Blvd Liberal, KS 67901

  • Bridenstine – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    Tyrone, OK 73951

  • Abbott – Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
    621 N. Western Ave room 210 

  • Cress – Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 pm
    16621 Rd. 27 Kismet, KS 67859

  • Cline – Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
    10415 Road L Liberal, KS 67901

If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
September Birthday & Anniversary List
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for August 22, 2021 – $14,491.50
           
Year to date budgeted $386,717.02    Year to date received $338,644.21
 
Christian Light Foundation – $430.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $3,956.43

August 19, 2021 Newsletter

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BRAND NEW, 5 week sermon series in August called, “I’m In”!  As we begin looking towards the launch of our in-home Community Groups in September, we will take the month of August to look at God’s plan for community and the part YOU play in making Biblical community a reality! 

Sunday School is taking place already! Community Groups are kicking off the week of September 12th! Are You In? Are you a part of a small group that meets regularly to study God’s Word, pray, and build relationships? Are you in a community? There are sign up sheets in the Lobby now so you can sign up and let us know that you would like to be part of a group. I hope each person who participates in the life of FSBC will choose to be part of a group. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office (624-0186) or find Pastor Mark, Pastor Jeremy, or Pastor Todd. We would love to answer any questions you have!

 

Sunday Schools:

  • Dietrick – Sundays at 9:30 am in room 210

  • Batt – Sundays at 11 am in room 201/202

  • Morris/Winchester – Sundays at 11 am in room 217

  • Classen – Sundays at 11 am in room 219

 

Community Groups:

  • Harris – Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1610 N. Cain Ave Liberal, KS 67901

  • Evans – Sundays from 7:00-8:30 pm
    1933 Windsor Liberal, KS 67901

  • Chesbro/Collins – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    1251 S. Grant Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

  • Dreitz/Hershey – Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm
    1105 Elm Blvd Liberal, KS 67901

  • Bridenstine – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
    Tyrone, OK 73951

  • Abbott – Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
    621 N. Western Ave room 210 

  • Cress – Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 pm
    16621 Rd. 27 Kismet, KS 67859

  • Cline – Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
    10415 Road L Liberal, KS 67901

If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for August 15, 2021 – $5,532.12
           
Year to date budgeted $375,342.99    Year to date received $324,152.71
 
Christian Light Foundation – $410.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $3,926.43

August 12, 2021 Newsletter

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BRAND NEW, 5 week sermon series in August called, “I’m In”!  As we begin looking towards the launch of our in-home Community Groups in September, we will take the month of August to look at God’s plan for community and the part YOU play in making Biblical community a reality! 
            Need ALL RSVP’s turned in by Sunday, August 15
                      so we have a count for the caterer!!

                                  To RSVP for re/charge, click below
             https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/960189
We will be taking all these school supplies to Cottonwood end of next week!
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
We have someone in our church that is looking for a good used recliner they could have to help them with some medical issues.  If you have one, please call Rick Keating – 629-3138 or Karol at the church office – 624-0186.
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for August 8, 2021 – $14,622.64
           
Year to date budgeted $363,968.96    Year to date received $318,620.59
 
Christian Light Foundation – $410.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $3,916.43

August 5, 2021 Newsletter

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We’re beginning a BRAND NEW, 5 week sermon series in August called, “I’m In”! As we begin looking towards the launch of our in-home Community Groups in September, we will take the month of August to look at God’s plan for community and the part YOU play in making Biblical community a reality! 
   End of Summer Ladies’ Breakfast
 
What fun we had visiting over summer lunches!  
  To wrap up summer lunches for 2021,
 you are invited 
       to come to Kathy Reimer’s backyard (608 N. Tulane) for breakfast.
9:30 a.m., Saturday, August 7th
   Menu:  breakfast burritos, mixed fruit, and banana bread 
Please bring your own coffee!
  You may park in the back parking lot of FSBC and come in the back gate, 
      or you may park in the front and come in the side gate.  
   Join us to enjoy the outdoors and visiting over breakfast!
                                          Food Cupboard

July Food Cupboard Numbers: 
Total People Served – 103     New Families – 2
Families/Households Served – 41
 
Our next food cupboard will be on Saturday, August 14th from 10:00 –  11:30 AM at the east entrance of the church.  
If you have any questions or would like to help with the Food Cupboard, call Cheryl Dreitz at 620-655-3548.  Thanks for your help with this ministry!
                                    To RSVP for re/charge, click below
             https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/960189
What’s Your Story?
Have You Shared It?

All of June and July, we have been looking at Snapshots of changed lives in scripture.  The truth is, if you are a follower of Jesus, you have a changed life as well.  The story of that change is your testimony.


For the rest of the month, we are excited to invite you to share your story in a uniquely different way.  We want to help you use the website www.1millionstories.org as a way of sharing your unique story of God’s work in your life.  We will have a video booth set up and ready to record your video testimony for the next three weeks at FSBC.  If you would prefer to simply write your story we can help you with that as well.
Once your story is uploaded to the website, it will be assigned a story number which you can share with others so they can view/read your testimony online.  This is a unique tool you can use to share your story with anyone you are having a conversation with, be that conversation long or short.  We will have “story cards” printed with our church information, the 1million stories web address and a blank for you to fill in your story number. 

In order to help these recording sessions flow smoothly, here are a few things to consider:
  1. Start by writing down your story.  While you don’t want to read your story to the camera, writing down what you want to share first can help you to organize your thoughts before coming to record.
    Consider your “before/how/after.”  
    1. What was your life like before you met Jesus? How did you live? What characterized your life?
    2. How were you introduced to Jesus and what convinced you that you were a sinner in need of salvation? 
    3. How has Jesus changed your life? What characterizes your life now that you have asked Jesus to be your Lord?
  2. Make sure that the Gospel is clear.  Focus on the Savior more than your sin.  Our stories should make God the hero.  He is the one who saves.
  3. Keep it short and simple.  Especially for a video testimony, shoot for 3-4 minutes.  If you are having a conversation with someone where you have more time and they are interested in hearing more, by all means keep sharing, but for this situation, brevity is our friend.
  4. Practice telling your story.  Ask a friend or family member if you could share your story with them. Practice increases confidence.
  5. Come prepared to video on a Sunday morning, or sign up for a time to come video during the week.  We want to make it as simple as possible for you to share.

We are excited to see how God will use your stories to grow His kingdom!

Click Here To Sign Up for Sharing Your Story!
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Thank you so much for sending the rose to Norma Jean Isaacs funeral.

Reita Isaacs & Family
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for August 1, 2021 – $15,115.90
           
Year to date budgeted $352,594.93    Year to date received $303,997.95
 
Christian Light Foundation – $310.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $3,681.43

July 29, 2021 Newsletter

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We’re beginning a BRAND NEW, 5 week sermon series in August called, “I’m In”! As we begin looking towards the launch of our in-home Community Groups in September, we will take the month of August to look at God’s plan for community and the part YOU play in making Biblical community a reality! 
                                         Bill Koehn Mission Offering
 
Our local missions offering, “The Bill Koehn Missions Offering” is named after a former FSBC member who gave his life while serving at the Jubli Baptist hospital in Yemen. Bill and others were struck down by a Muslim militant.
Bill’s service to Christ lives on as we follow his lead and God’s teachings to reach others with the Gospel of Christ. Isaiah 49:6 says “And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” KJV.
FSBC supports mission works and missionaries on a year round basis.
We are also planning our summer outreach events in order to reach our community with the Gospel. These events are June 25: Liberal Night Out, July 17: Liberal Bee Jay’s buy out, August 20-21: Rodeo, Sometime in September: Car Wash at Squeaky Clean, and October 29: Trunk or Treat for Cottonwood Elementary. Please plan to join us on these dates in making a difference in our community.
The Bill Koehn Missions Offering is used to support these mission works and others. Our goal this year is $2,000. Please consider giving sacrificially to help reach this goal.
LADIES!  It’s time to begin planning to attend this Priscilla Shirer event!  We hope to have a happy, excited group from Liberal make the trip to Wichita.  Think worship, music, Priscilla’s lively messages, visiting while traveling, and much more!

COMING QUICKLY!  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for you to add information about travel plans to Wichita for this conference.  Even if you aren’t sure if you’ll be able to go, but are interested, please add your name.  We will contact you.

The SCHEDULE for the conference is located at the Welcome Center, as well as on the Ladies’ Legacy bulletin board in the hallway.

HOTEL information deadline will be August 6th, after which we will lose our group discount.  We have reserved 12 hotel rooms.  Double occupancy will be $55 per person.  You may have a room to yourself for $110.  We plan to purchase the box lunch provided for $15, rather than trying to fight the traffic to eat in a restaurant.

INFORMATION regarding COVID-19 is on the bulletin board.  It is recommended that we have a mask available, in case it is needed in stores or restaurants in Wichita.  We will be kept up to date from Sedgwick County Health Department.

QUESTIONS?  Please call Kathy at 624-0368 or Shari at 655-6214.

JOIN the group for an uplifting experience!
   Ladies’ Summer Lunch
 
Our last summer get-together has turned into a Saturday Morning Breakfast!  Let’s meet at the shelter in the FSBC backyard!

Saturday, August 7, at 9:30 a.m.while it is still the cool of the day.
Our menu will be breakfast burritos and fruit salads!
What’s Your Story?
Have You Shared It?

All of June and July, we have been looking at Snapshots of changed lives in scripture.  The truth is, if you are a follower of Jesus, you have a changed life as well.  The story of that change is your testimony.


For the rest of the month, we are excited to invite you to share your story in a uniquely different way.  We want to help you use the website www.1millionstories.org as a way of sharing your unique story of God’s work in your life.  We will have a video booth set up and ready to record your video testimony for the next three weeks at FSBC.  If you would prefer to simply write your story we can help you with that as well.
Once your story is uploaded to the website, it will be assigned a story number which you can share with others so they can view/read your testimony online.  This is a unique tool you can use to share your story with anyone you are having a conversation with, be that conversation long or short.  We will have “story cards” printed with our church information, the 1million stories web address and a blank for you to fill in your story number. 

In order to help these recording sessions flow smoothly, here are a few things to consider:
  1. Start by writing down your story.  While you don’t want to read your story to the camera, writing down what you want to share first can help you to organize your thoughts before coming to record.
    Consider your “before/how/after.”  
    1. What was your life like before you met Jesus? How did you live? What characterized your life?
    2. How were you introduced to Jesus and what convinced you that you were a sinner in need of salvation? 
    3. How has Jesus changed your life? What characterizes your life now that you have asked Jesus to be your Lord?
  2. Make sure that the Gospel is clear.  Focus on the Savior more than your sin.  Our stories should make God the hero.  He is the one who saves.
  3. Keep it short and simple.  Especially for a video testimony, shoot for 3-4 minutes.  If you are having a conversation with someone where you have more time and they are interested in hearing more, by all means keep sharing, but for this situation, brevity is our friend.
  4. Practice telling your story.  Ask a friend or family member if you could share your story with them. Practice increases confidence.
  5. Come prepared to video on a Sunday morning, or sign up for a time to come video during the week.  We want to make it as simple as possible for you to share.

We are excited to see how God will use your stories to grow His kingdom!

Click Here To Sign Up for Sharing Your Story!
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for July 25, 2021 – $6,338.50
           
Year to date budgeted $341,220.90    Year to date received $288,882.05
 
Christian Light Foundation – $310.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $2,661.43

July 22, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church!
We believe that every time the body of Christ gathers is special. However Sunday is going to be special in a different way than normal. We want you all to know what is going on so that you can participate and invite friends to come and worship with us!
 
Sunday July 25th, we are inviting all of the families who brought their children to VBS to join us for a single service at 10:30 AM.  We will sing together as a church, the different age groups from VBS will share some of their songs with us, and Pastor Mark will share from God’s Word. It is going to be a great Sunday celebrating all that God did the previous week during VBS!
 
This Sunday looks different than normal and we are excited to worship with the children of FSBC and the community of Liberal!  See you on Sunday!
Click Here to see the Business Meeting Agenda
We’re beginning a BRAND NEW, 5 week sermon series in August called, “I’m In”! As we begin looking towards the launch of our in-home Community Groups in September, we will take the month of August to look at God’s plan for community and the part YOU play in making Biblical community a reality! 

                   Destination Dig: Unearthing the Truth About Jesus

VBS 2021 is a wrap. At Destination Dig, kids unearthed more than just dirt. They discovered real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus. Stories from the Bible leaped off the pages as kids explored where Jesus walked and examined artifacts that brought the world of the Bible to life. As junior archaeologists, kids studied tangible pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. Kids made crafts, played fun games, enjoyed tasty snacks, sang cool songs, and learned about missions.

We had 135 plus children in attendance throughout the week with over 95 volunteers sharing the Gospel and Jesus’ love. We also had 15 children decide to follow Jesus.

What a GREAT week! We have also invited the children and their families this Sunday for 10 am fellowship with donuts and 10:30 am Worship. We will also celebrate our mission project and see who gets pied in the face. Hope to see you there! Please visit with our visitors and invite them to come again!

Thank you all for your support and Prayers for VBS. Also, thank you to all our workers!

   Ladies’ Summer Lunch

SUMMER LUNCHES have been great fun, with lots of visiting and catching up!  JOIN US on Thursday, July 29th, for our last restaurant lunch, at BILLY’S (2050 N. Kansas Ave.), at 11:45 AM, or as soon as you are able to make it.  

KEEP your schedule open for lunch on Thursday, August 5th, for our GRAND FINALE!  Watch next weeks news for details!
                                         Bill Koehn Mission Offering
 
Our local missions offering, “The Bill Koehn Missions Offering” is named after a former FSBC member who gave his life while serving at the Jubli Baptist hospital in Yemen. Bill and others were struck down by a Muslim militant.
Bill’s service to Christ lives on as we follow his lead and God’s teachings to reach others with the Gospel of Christ. Isaiah 49:6 says “And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” KJV.
FSBC supports mission works and missionaries on a year round basis.
We are also planning our summer outreach events in order to reach our community with the Gospel. These events are June 25: Liberal Night Out, July 17: Liberal Bee Jay’s buy out, August 20-21: Rodeo, Sometime in September: Car Wash at Squeaky Clean, and October 29: Trunk or Treat for Cottonwood Elementary. Please plan to join us on these dates in making a difference in our community.
The Bill Koehn Missions Offering is used to support these mission works and others. Our goal this year is $2,000. Please consider giving sacrificially to help reach this goal.
LADIES!  It’s time to begin planning to attend this Priscilla Shirer event!  We hope to have a happy, excited group from Liberal make the trip to Wichita.  Think worship, music, Priscilla’s lively messages, visiting while traveling, and much more!

COMING QUICKLY!  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for you to add information about travel plans to Wichita for this conference.  Even if you aren’t sure if you’ll be able to go, but are interested, please add your name.  We will contact you.

The SCHEDULE for the conference is located at the Welcome Center, as well as on the Ladies’ Legacy bulletin board in the hallway.

HOTEL information deadline will be August 6th, after which we will lose our group discount.  We have reserved 12 hotel rooms.  Double occupancy will be $55 per person.  You may have a room to yourself for $110.  We plan to purchase the box lunch provided for $15, rather than trying to fight the traffic to eat in a restaurant.

INFORMATION regarding COVID-19 is on the bulletin board.  It is recommended that we have a mask available, in case it is needed in stores or restaurants in Wichita.  We will be kept up to date from Sedgwick County Health Department.

QUESTIONS?  Please call Kathy at 624-0368 or Shari at 655-6214.

JOIN the group for an uplifting experience!
What’s Your Story?
Have You Shared It?

All of June and July, we have been looking at Snapshots of changed lives in scripture.  The truth is, if you are a follower of Jesus, you have a changed life as well.  The story of that change is your testimony.


For the rest of the month, we are excited to invite you to share your story in a uniquely different way.  We want to help you use the website www.1millionstories.org as a way of sharing your unique story of God’s work in your life.  We will have a video booth set up and ready to record your video testimony for the next three weeks at FSBC.  If you would prefer to simply write your story we can help you with that as well.
Once your story is uploaded to the website, it will be assigned a story number which you can share with others so they can view/read your testimony online.  This is a unique tool you can use to share your story with anyone you are having a conversation with, be that conversation long or short.  We will have “story cards” printed with our church information, the 1million stories web address and a blank for you to fill in your story number. 

In order to help these recording sessions flow smoothly, here are a few things to consider:
  1. Start by writing down your story.  While you don’t want to read your story to the camera, writing down what you want to share first can help you to organize your thoughts before coming to record.
    Consider your “before/how/after.”  
    1. What was your life like before you met Jesus? How did you live? What characterized your life?
    2. How were you introduced to Jesus and what convinced you that you were a sinner in need of salvation? 
    3. How has Jesus changed your life? What characterizes your life now that you have asked Jesus to be your Lord?
  2. Make sure that the Gospel is clear.  Focus on the Savior more than your sin.  Our stories should make God the hero.  He is the one who saves.
  3. Keep it short and simple.  Especially for a video testimony, shoot for 3-4 minutes.  If you are having a conversation with someone where you have more time and they are interested in hearing more, by all means keep sharing, but for this situation, brevity is our friend.
  4. Practice telling your story.  Ask a friend or family member if you could share your story with them. Practice increases confidence.
  5. Come prepared to video on a Sunday morning, or sign up for a time to come video during the week.  We want to make it as simple as possible for you to share.

We are excited to see how God will use your stories to grow His kingdom!

Click Here To Sign Up for Sharing Your Story!
This little organ needs a new home!  It is free!!! 
If you are interested, please talk to Jeremy Harris or the church office.
We also have a wall mounted retractable projector screen that is 10 X 10 and it is free!!  If you are interested, please talk to Jeremy Harris or the church office.
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Click Here to Look at the August Birthday & Anniversary List
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for July 18, 2021 – $11,382.80
           
Year to date budgeted $329,846.87    Year to date received $282,543.55
 
Christian Light Foundation – $310.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $1,851.43

July 15, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church!
 
We know that Summer is a crazy busy time for so many of us with vacations, camps, family events, and more. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know in advance what we’ll be doing on Sundays for June and July. 
Beginning Sunday, June 6, we will start a new teaching series called, “Snapshots of a Changed Life”. We’ll examine the lives of 8 Biblical characters whose lives were radically changed through an encounter with God. In addition to looking through the stories of these people, we will also begin working towards equipping FSBC as a whole to begin sharing their life change story with others! We can’t wait to see how God is going to use this for His glory and our good! We hope you’ll make plans NOW to be a part of as much of this teaching series as possible! 
 
— Pastor Mark
Hey Church!
We believe that every time the body of Christ gathers is special. However the next two Sundays (July 18 and July 25) are going to be special in a different way than normal. We want you all to know what is going on so that you can participate and invite friends to come and worship with us!
 
Sunday July 18th is our kick-off for Vacation Bible School.  We are still having two service times. At the 9:30 service we will have a regular worship experience with music and teaching. We are encouraging everyone to come and join us for our time of worshiping together at 9:30!
At the 11:00 service, we will be led in worship by our VBS kids who have been preparing a musical to share with us. We will sing together briefly and then the kids will share with us. Pastor Mark will then wrap up our time together.
I hope that each of you will make plans to join us at 9:30 and 11:00. We will have donuts and fellowship time between the two services like normal.
 
Sunday July 25th, we are inviting all of the families who brought their children to VBS to join us for a single service at 10:30 AM.  We will sing together as a church, the different age groups from VBS will share some of their songs with us, and Pastor Mark will share from God’s Word. It is going to be a great Sunday celebrating all that God did the previous week during VBS!
 
These two Sundays look different than normal and we are excited to worship with the children of FSBC and the community of Liberal for the next two weeks! See you on Sunday!
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            Destination Dig: Unearthing the Truth About Jesus

At Destination Dig, kids will unearth more than just dirt. They’ll discover real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus. Stories from the Bible will leap off the pages as kids explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the world of the Bible to life. As junior archaeologists, kids will study tangible pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. Each day, kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.

It’s Vacation Bible School time at First Southern Baptist Church Liberal! Children 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade are invited to join us beginning Sunday, July 18 through Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 6-8:45pm.

This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. Call 620.624.0186 or visit our website for more information.

VBS needs your help! 
For a craft we are doing, we are needing to have  empty Pringles potato chip cans for each child!!  If you could help us out, please bring your empty cans to the church office.                                     We can also use tennis ball cans!   
What’s Your Story?
Have You Shared It?

All of June and July, we have been looking at Snapshots of changed lives in scripture.  The truth is, if you are a follower of Jesus, you have a changed life as well.  The story of that change is your testimony.


For the rest of the month, we are excited to invite you to share your story in a uniquely different way.  We want to help you use the website www.1millionstories.org as a way of sharing your unique story of God’s work in your life.  We will have a video booth set up and ready to record your video testimony for the next three weeks at FSBC.  If you would prefer to simply write your story we can help you with that as well.
Once your story is uploaded to the website, it will be assigned a story number which you can share with others so they can view/read your testimony online.  This is a unique tool you can use to share your story with anyone you are having a conversation with, be that conversation long or short.  We will have “story cards” printed with our church information, the 1million stories web address and a blank for you to fill in your story number. 

In order to help these recording sessions flow smoothly, here are a few things to consider:
  1. Start by writing down your story.  While you don’t want to read your story to the camera, writing down what you want to share first can help you to organize your thoughts before coming to record.
    Consider your “before/how/after.”  
    1. What was your life like before you met Jesus? How did you live? What characterized your life?
    2. How were you introduced to Jesus and what convinced you that you were a sinner in need of salvation? 
    3. How has Jesus changed your life? What characterizes your life now that you have asked Jesus to be your Lord?
  2. Make sure that the Gospel is clear.  Focus on the Savior more than your sin.  Our stories should make God the hero.  He is the one who saves.
  3. Keep it short and simple.  Especially for a video testimony, shoot for 3-4 minutes.  If you are having a conversation with someone where you have more time and they are interested in hearing more, by all means keep sharing, but for this situation, brevity is our friend.
  4. Practice telling your story.  Ask a friend or family member if you could share your story with them. Practice increases confidence.
  5. Come prepared to video on a Sunday morning, or sign up for a time to come video during the week.  We want to make it as simple as possible for you to share.

We are excited to see how God will use your stories to grow His kingdom!

Click Here To Sign Up for Sharing Your Story!
                                         Bill Koehn Mission Offering
 
Our local missions offering, “The Bill Koehn Missions Offering” is named after a former FSBC member who gave his life while serving at the Jubli Baptist hospital in Yemen. Bill and others were struck down by a Muslim militant.
Bill’s service to Christ lives on as we follow his lead and God’s teachings to reach others with the Gospel of Christ. Isaiah 49:6 says “And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” KJV.
FSBC supports mission works and missionaries on a year round basis.
We are also planning our summer outreach events in order to reach our community with the Gospel. These events are June 25: Liberal Night Out, July 17: Liberal Bee Jay’s buy out, August 20-21: Rodeo, Sometime in September: Car Wash at Squeaky Clean, and October 29: Trunk or Treat for Cottonwood Elementary. Please plan to join us on these dates in making a difference in our community.
The Bill Koehn Missions Offering is used to support these mission works and others. Our goal this year is $2,000. Please consider giving sacrificially to help reach this goal.
   Ladies’ Summer Lunch

We will not be meeting for lunch this next Thursday (July 22) due to
Vacation Bible School.  Be looking for more information on our next summer lunch event.
      
Click Here to see the Business Meeting Agenda
This little organ needs a new home!  It is free!!! 
If you are interested, please talk to the church office.
We also have a wall mounted retractable projector screen that is 10X10. 
It is free!!   If you are interested, please talk to the church office.
LADIES!  It’s time to begin planning to attend this Priscilla Shirer event!  We hope to have a happy, excited group from Liberal make the trip to Wichita.  Think worship, music, Priscilla’s lively messages, visiting while traveling, and much more!

WATCH this weekly ENewsletter for more information to follow.  A sign-up sheet will be at the Welcome Center for you to add your name to, even if you’re not sure at this time that you’ll be able to go, but hope to.  
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for July 11, 2021 – $10,069.51
           
Year to date budgeted $318,472.84    Year to date received $271,160.75
 
Christian Light Foundation – $290.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $1,531.43

July 8, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church!
 
We know that Summer is a crazy busy time for so many of us with vacations, camps, family events, and more. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know in advance what we’ll be doing on Sundays for June and July. 
Beginning Sunday, June 6, we will start a new teaching series called, “Snapshots of a Changed Life”. We’ll examine the lives of 8 Biblical characters whose lives were radically changed through an encounter with God. In addition to looking through the stories of these people, we will also begin working towards equipping FSBC as a whole to begin sharing their life change story with others! We can’t wait to see how God is going to use this for His glory and our good! We hope you’ll make plans NOW to be a part of as much of this teaching series as possible! 
 
— Pastor Mark
                                         Bill Koehn Mission Offering
 
Our local missions offering, “The Bill Koehn Missions Offering” is named after a former FSBC member who gave his life while serving at the Jubli Baptist hospital in Yemen. Bill and others were struck down by a Muslim militant.
Bill’s service to Christ lives on as we follow his lead and God’s teachings to reach others with the Gospel of Christ. Isaiah 49:6 says “And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” KJV.
FSBC supports mission works and missionaries on a year round basis.
We are also planning our summer outreach events in order to reach our community with the Gospel. These events are June 25: Liberal Night Out, July 17: Liberal Bee Jay’s buy out, August 20-21: Rodeo, Sometime in September: Car Wash at Squeaky Clean, and October 29: Trunk or Treat for Cottonwood Elementary. Please plan to join us on these dates in making a difference in our community.
The Bill Koehn Missions Offering is used to support these mission works and others. Our goal this year is $2,000. Please consider giving sacrificially to help reach this goal.
   Ladies’ Summer Lunch

We will be meeting for lunch at Pizza Hut, 160 E. Pancake Blvd., 
Thursday, July 15th.  We are a different group each week, so
feel free to join us for the first time, and to bring a friend!
It’s been fun to eat and visit together, and to get better acquainted.  
If you would like a ride, call Kathy at 624-0368.  We do “Dutch Treat.”

      Remember:  It’s Pizza Hut this week!  
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            Destination Dig: Unearthing the Truth About Jesus

At Destination Dig, kids will unearth more than just dirt. They’ll discover real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus. Stories from the Bible will leap off the pages as kids explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the world of the Bible to life. As junior archaeologists, kids will study tangible pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. Each day, kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.

It’s Vacation Bible School time at First Southern Baptist Church Liberal! Children 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade are invited to join us beginning Sunday, July 18 through Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 6-8:45pm.

This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. Call 620.624.0186 or visit our website for more information.

VBS needs your help! 
For a craft we are doing, we are needing to have  empty Pringles potato chip cans for each child!!  If you could help us out, please bring your empty cans to the church office.                                     We can also use tennis ball cans!   Thank you!
LADIES!  It’s time to begin planning to attend this Priscilla Shirer event!  We hope to have a happy, excited group from Liberal make the trip to Wichita.  Think worship, music, Priscilla’s lively messages, visiting while traveling, and much more!

WATCH this weekly ENewsletter for more information to follow.  A sign-up sheet will be at the Welcome Center for you to add your name to, even if you’re not sure at this time that you’ll be able to go, but hope to.  
This little organ needs a new home!  It is free!!! 
If you are interested, please talk to the church office.
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for July 4, 2021 – $4,366.90
           
Year to date budgeted $307,098.81    Year to date received $261,091.24
 
Christian Light Foundation – $290.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $1,486.43