June 3, 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
The Marriage and Family class will be beginning a new study this week called Cherish by Gary Thomas. Everyone is invited to come and check it out at      11 AM in room 201-202 with Donovan & Lisa Batt.  To read more about this study, go to this link: https://garythomas.com/books/cherish/
                                         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.
                          Food Cupboard 

Our Next Food Cupboard will be on Saturday, June 12th.  

We also could use your used grocery plastic bags.  We use many bags each month!

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!
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed or scan the QR code above. You may also reach out to Norma Jean Dodge at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training is in the fellowship hall on Wednesday nights from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. 
                       VBS Musical

Who: Children entering grades K – 6th
When: Wednesday evenings 6:15pm – 7:15pm 
Where: FSBC Children’s Church Room (#203)
What: Singing, Dancing, Acting….FUN!
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
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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: https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our          new Church Center App 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

May 27, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church! 
Beginning in May, we will not be starting a new sermon series. Instead, we will have 4 weeks of stand alone messages. That simply means that each week will have a message that is unique to itself and will not build on a theme, topic, or the previous week’s message. These messages will still be Biblically based with clear application that points to obeying Jesus in our everyday lives. Each week is a brand new opportunity to bring someone to church with you to encounter God through worship, community, and His Word!  
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed or scan the QR code above. You may also reach out to Norma Jean Dodge at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training is in the fellowship hall on Wednesday nights from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. 
                       VBS Musical

Who: Children entering grades K – 6th
When: Wednesday evenings 6:15pm – 7:15pm 
Where: FSBC Children’s Church Room (#203)
What: Singing, Dancing, Acting….FUN!

Invest in Students!

   Please stop by the lobby and choose a dollar amount to invest in helping our 6th-12th grade student go to Super Summer. You may donate by cash, check, or click the link below to donate online (make sure to designate to Youth activities). Please leave your donation in one of the black boxes in the worship center. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Click Here To Donate
                          Food Cupboard 

May Totals:
We Served 38 Families  –  5 New Families  –  110 Total People Served


Our Next Food Cupboard will be on Saturday, June 12th.  

We also could use your used grocery plastic bags.  We use many bags each month!

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!
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
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 See the June Birthday & Anniversary List
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for May 23, 2021 – $9,976.46
           
Year to date budgeted $238,854.63    Year to date received $210,775.83
 
Christian Light Foundation – $170.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $555.38

May 20, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church! 
Beginning in May, we will not be starting a new sermon series. Instead, we will have 4 weeks of stand alone messages. That simply means that each week will have a message that is unique to itself and will not build on a theme, topic, or the previous week’s message. These messages will still be Biblically based with clear application that points to obeying Jesus in our everyday lives. Each week is a brand new opportunity to bring someone to church with you to encounter God through worship, community, and His Word!  
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed or scan the QR code above. You may also reach out to Norma Jean Dodge at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
                       VBS Musical

Who: Children entering grades K – 6th
When: Wednesday evenings 6:15pm – 7:15pm beginning                May 19th
Where: FSBC Children’s Church Room
What: Singing, Dancing, Acting….FUN!

Invest in Students!

   Please stop by the lobby and choose a dollar amount to invest in helping our 6th-12th grade student go to Super Summer. You may donate by cash, check, or click the link below to donate online (make sure to designate to Youth activities). Please leave your donation in one of the black boxes in the worship center. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Click Here To Donate
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
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 May 16, 2021 – $16,389.05
           
Year to date budgeted $227,480.60    Year to date received $200,799.37
 
Christian Light Foundation – $170.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $545.38

May 13, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church! 
Beginning Sunday, May 9, we will not be starting a new sermon series. Instead, we will have 4 weeks of stand alone messages. That simply means that each week will have a message that is unique to itself and will not build on a theme, topic, or the previous week’s message. These messages will still be Biblically based with clear application that points to obeying Jesus in our everyday lives. Each week is a brand new opportunity to bring someone to church with you to encounter God through worship, community, and His Word!  
Our congratulations go out to the class of 2021:
Alex Lopez
Aubrey Warden
Charlee Cochran
Colby Louderback
Jack Maxwell
Jacob Sautter
Kylie Regier
Logan Dodge
Neveah Hickey
Reece Hay
Yazmin Carrasco

Please join us in a

Graduation Celebration…

You have known her since she was seven years old. You have seen her grow up into the woman that she is today. You have prayed for her through the difficult times and celebrated with her during the good times. Thank you for being such an amazing church family to raise our children in the faith. We would like to invite you to join us Saturday, May 15 for a Come and Go Reception at FSBC from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Then on Sunday, May, 16, 2021, we would invite you to either the 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Church Service for Senior Recognition. Then, at 2:30 p.m. at Liberal High School Redskin Field, please join us for Logan’s graduation. Thank you for everything and we ask for your continued prayers through Logan’s new journey at Seward County Community College where she will begin her education to become an Occupational Therapist.
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean Dodge at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
                       VBS Musical

Who: Children entering grades K – 6th
When: Wednesday evenings 6:15pm – 7:15pm beginning                May 19th
Where: FSBC Children’s Church Room
What: Singing, Dancing, Acting….FUN!
If you couldn’t make it to the kickoff meeting, there’s still time to join 1to1! Email 1to1@fsbcliberal.com or contact Shandon Classen at (620) 655-0535 to get more information. We will make sure you get paired up with a 1 that you can get to know better, discuss spiritual growth with, and talk through life with on a regular basis.

1 to 1 is:
  • a relationship-building group to connect churchgoers
  • a regular spiritual and emotional check-in with someone else at FSBC
  • a chance to get to know someone you don’t already know
  • a consistent opportunity to disciple and be discipled with other Christians

1 to 1 is not:
  • a mentorship program
  • a large time commitment
  • difficult to participate in
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
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 
   Congratulations to the 3 ladies who won the          Mother’s Day gift bundle:
      * Deborah White
      * Sarah Ulery
      * Elizabeth Denoyer


  We hope you enjoy your special gifts!
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for May 9, 2021 – $7,819.56
           
Year to date budgeted $216,106.57    Year to date received $184,410.32
 
Christian Light Foundation – $150.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $465.38

May 6, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church! 
Beginning Sunday, May 9, we will not be starting a new sermon series. Instead, we will have 4 weeks of stand alone messages. That simply means that each week will have a message that is unique to itself and will not build on a theme, topic, or the previous week’s message. These messages will still be Biblically based with clear application that points to obeying Jesus in our everyday lives. Each week is a brand new opportunity to bring someone to church with you to encounter God through worship, community, and His Word!  
                                            April Food Cupboard 

Our Next Food Cupboard will be on Saturday, May 8th.  We are in need of a few items before our food cupboard:  Jelly, Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese, Soup, Ramon Noodles, 1 lb. bag of Rice, 1 lb. bag of Beans. 

We also could use your used grocery plastic bags.  We use many each month!
We are so excited to get to celebrate Mother’s Day this coming Sunday with you and your Mom! We have a gift ready for every Mom in attendance along with an opportunity for each Mom to register to win 1 of 3 Gift Baskets worth $200 each!    We can’t wait to see you Sunday! 
Our congratulations go out to the class of 2021:
Alex Lopez
Aubrey Warden
Charlee Cochran
Colby Louderback
Jack Maxwell
Jacob Sautter
Kylie Regier
Logan Dodge
Neveah Hickey
Reece Hay
Yazmin Carrasco

Please join us in a

Graduation Celebration…

You have known her since she was seven years old. You have seen her grown up into the woman that she is today. You have prayed for her through the difficult times and celebrated with her during the good times. Thank you for being such an amazing church family to raise our children in the faith. We would like to invite you to join us Saturday, May 15 for a Come and Go Reception at FSBC from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Then on Sunday, May, 16, 2021, we would invite you to either the 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Church Service for Senior Recognition. Then, at 2:30 p.m. at Liberal High School Redskin Field, please join us for Logan’s graduation. Thank you for everything and we ask for your continued prayers through Logan’s new journey at Seward County Community College where she will begin her education to become an Occupational Therapist..
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
If you couldn’t make it to the kickoff meeting, there’s still time to join 1to1! Email 1to1@fsbcliberal.com or contact Shandon Classen at (620) 655-0535 to get more information. We will make sure you get paired up with a 1 that you can get to know better, discuss spiritual growth with, and talk through life with on a regular basis.

1 to 1 is:
  • a relationship-building group to connect churchgoers
  • a regular spiritual and emotional check-in with someone else at FSBC
  • a chance to get to know someone you don’t already know
  • a consistent opportunity to disciple and be discipled with other Christians

1 to 1 is not:
  • a mentorship program
  • a large time commitment
  • difficult to participate in
Dear Camp Sponsors,
   We get to have camp this year!  We are excited to start gathering kids, materials, counselors, and monies for the 2021 Camp.  Our theme this year is “Learn the Fundamentals”.  It is a sports theme where we teach the fundamentals of a sport and then relate it to Bible fundamentals.  The kids will learn the fundamentals of salvation, how to keep God first, and then how to persevere when the going gets tough.
   Last year due to Covid, we weren’t able to hold camp.  We didn’t contact sponsors or gain financial support.  Our carryover from the year before was: $5,700.  So we are needing $8,000 more to finish the cost of sending kids, counselors and teachers this year.
   We will hold a garage sale in Hugoton on Saturday, May 22.  If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact me at : 620-428-1886 and I will make arrangements to pick them up. 
   Our goal is to have 60 campers, 20 counselors, 5 teachers, and 1 preacher.  We have Pastor Jack Jacob coming again as our preacher.  His wife Keyanne helps me run the camp and also teaches. Their church group from Walters, Oklahoma uses our camp as a mission trip, so we gain several counselors.  Chad and Anna are once again bringing kids from Oklahoma City. 
   If you would like to sponsor a child, the cost is $140.  This pays for their lodging and food for the week.  Camp week is June 7 – 11.  Please begin praying now for our camp.  Thank you for all your years of support!  Here is the new camp mailing address:
Freedom Cross Road,  Box 715,  Hooker, OK.  73945. 

In Christ, 
Tonya Hill
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
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 May 2, 2021 – $13,659.15
           
Year to date budgeted $204,732.54    Year to date received $176,590.76
 
Christian Light Foundation – $150.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $230.38

April 29, 2021 Newsletter

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We started a brand new teaching series called, “What’s Next?” Following our Easter celebration we’ll ask and answer the question, “So, since Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, what am I supposed to do next?” This is a sermon series designed to challenge the church to pursue the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. We’re so excited to see what God will do in our church as we respond in obedience! 
Hey Church! 
Beginning Sunday, May 9, we will not be starting a new sermon series. Instead, we will have 4 weeks of stand alone messages. That simply means that each week will have a message that is unique to itself and will not build on a theme, topic, or the previous week’s message. These messages will still be Biblically based with clear application that points to obeying Jesus in our everyday lives. Each week is a brand new opportunity to bring someone to church with you to encounter God through worship, community, and His Word!  
You can scan the QR code and sign up for the Wednesday Night Supper on May 5th. This will be our last Wednesday night supper until the fall.

Menu
 Hamburgers & all the fixings, Chips and Dessert.
               
                      
Please sign up by 5 PM on Monday, May 3rd.
1 to 1
First meeting is Monday, May 3 at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. The first meeting is designed as an introduction to the group where those interested can come find out what 1 to 1 has to offer. If you’re curious, come check it out!

1 to 1 is:
  • a relationship-building group to connect churchgoers
  • a regular spiritual and emotional check-in with someone else at FSBC
  • a chance to get to know someone you don’t already know
  • a consistent opportunity to disciple and be discipled with other Christians
1 to 1 is not:
  • a mentorship program
  • a large time commitment
  • difficult to participate in

AWANA Awards Night

WOW! The year has flown! Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 6:10 pm all AWANA Clubbers and their family and friends are invited to the AWANA Awards Ceremony in the sanctuary. Please join us in celebrating your child(ren)’s accomplishments this AWANA year. Clubbers have spent time learning several verses that will help them in life situations. We look forward to recognizing them. Immediately after the Awards Ceremony, all families are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for cookies and punch. Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with us this year. Hope to see him/her again!

                      Food Cupboard Numbers for April
Total Families Served – 38     New Families – 6     Total of Persons Served – 107

Our Next Food Cupboard will be on Saturday, May 8th.  We are in need of a few items before our food cupboard:  Jelly, Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese, Soup, Ramon Noodles, 1 lb. bag of Rice, 1 lb. bag of Beans. 

We also could use your used grocery plastic bags.  We use many each month!

You may bring these food items to the church.  You can also donate by marking your check or donation – Food Cupboard.  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!
Who is Annie Armstrong anyway?
 
FSBC is in the midst of our annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering when we contribute funds to support missions work in North America.  But who, you might wonder, is Annie Armstrong?  We may know her only as the namesake of this annual offering, but she is an important figure in Southern Baptist history.  In the late 1800s Annie was a bold missions advocate, who is remembered for beginning WMU, and for having an influence in the denomination during the era after the Civil War years.

Annie lived from 1850 to 1938.  She had become a Christian in 1870 in Baltimore, and was impressed by a women’s group called “Women’s Mission to Women,” and always remembered that circle of kneeling women praying for missions.  This group did much for missionaries and gathered funds for them.  Her goal was for every church to have a group who would pray for and support home missions.  She was instrumental in forming the Women’s Missionary Union  in 1888. GO FORWARD was Annie’s watchword and she always saw endless possibilities for ministry.  She organized activities involving churches among the black community, worked among struggling mountain people, and took a special interest in reaching international visitors in Baltimore.
 
Annie was a prolific letter writer, sending 17,718 letters in 1893, mainly to Southern Baptist Convention leaders, missionaries, pastors, and women.  
She also was a prolific writer of curriculum for WMU, and for young people in a S.S. publication, as well as in other publications related to missions.
 
Traveling consumed much of Annie’s time.  For example, in 1903, she covered over 12,000 miles and was sometimes gone from her home in Baltimore as many as 50 consecutive days.  This was travel in jolting wagons and hiking up and down rough mountain paths!  She never accepted a salary and paid her own traveling expenses.
 
Annie had a special heart  for young people.  She often visited colleges to talk to young women.  She believed that youth should be trained so that they would be informed about missions and would respond if God should call them into missions.  Because there was hardly any printed material available for this training, she planned and prepared program materials and made them available. 
 
Her biographer called her a “dreamer in action, with the emphasis on action.  She worked long, hard hours in too many ventures to recount in a brief story.”  Tom Nettles, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called Annie Armstrong “a person who looked at her gifts and her opportunities and pushed through any personal inhibitions and contextual prejudices to do what she believed God wanted her to do for His glory and the extension of the Kingdom.”
 
In 1938 when Annie was 88 years old, she was asked to send a message to the Golden Jubilee meeting of WMU.  Missions was still on her heart when she wrote:  “Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward…After the study of God’s Word comes the study of the fields.  Then people pray.  Then they give.”  On December 20, 1938, Annie died.  Her many accomplishments point to her strong belief that if a person will GO FORWARD in faith, she will find “the stone rolled away.”  
 
Our Easter offering takes its name from this great lady.  In 2021 may we at FSBC honor her memory by praying and giving to reach our North American neighbors with the gospel.  Our goal for 2021 is $2000, our portion of the $70 million for the greater North American goal.  Today, over one billion dollars has been raised through this annual offering, and it continues to support missionaries and their work across the U.S. and Canada.  What a privilege to be a part!
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
Dear Camp Sponsors,
   We get to have camp this year!  We are excited to start gathering kids, materials, counselors, and monies for the 2021 Camp.  Our theme this year is “Learn the Fundamentals”.  It is a sports theme where we teach the fundamentals of a sport and then relate it to Bible fundamentals.  The kids will learn the fundamentals of salvation, how to keep God first, and then how to persevere when the going gets tough.
   Last year due to Covid, we weren’t able to hold camp.  We didn’t contact sponsors or gain financial support.  Our carryover from the year before was: $5,700.  So we are needing $8,000 more to finish the cost of sending kids, counselors and teachers this year.
   We will hold a garage sale in Hugoton on Saturday, May 22.  If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact me at : 620-428-1886 and I will make arrangements to pick them up. 
   Our goal is to have 60 campers, 20 counselors, 5 teachers, and 1 preacher.  We have Pastor Jack Jacob coming again as our preacher.  His wife Keyanne helps me run the camp and also teaches. Their church group from Walters, Oklahoma uses our camp as a mission trip, so we gain several counselors.  Chad and Anna are once again bringing kids from Oklahoma City. 
   If you would like to sponsor a child, the cost is $140.  This pays for their lodging and food for the week.  Camp week is June 7 – 11.  Please begin praying now for our camp.  Thank you for all your years of support!  Here is the new camp mailing address:
Freedom Cross Road,  Box 715,  Hooker, OK.  73945. 

In Christ, 
Tonya Hill
FSBC is excited that God led us to start a Broadcasting ministry many years ago. As we entered into this crazy year, the fact that we were already set up to livestream and record our services was a blessing.  The equipment that we use for this ministry is beginning to wear out and we are in the process of replacing it. Would you be willing to prayerfully consider helping us purchase the new equipment to keep this ministry running smoothly? Click on the link below to hear from Gary Classen the head of our Tech Team for more information!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FdtBL5nwPEBIMCQkV2vMmgDXeBsUUZBQ/view?usp=sharing


       We have already received $8,600 towards the new cameras. 
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 See The May Birthday & Anniversary List
The entire Busby family thanks you for the special funeral flowers for Larry.  They brought light to a very difficult time.

The Busby Family
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for April 25, 2021 – $7,732.00
           
Year to date budgeted $193,358.51    Year to date received $162,931.61
 
Christian Light Foundation – $150.00
Annie Armstrong Offering – $762.00

April 22, 2021 Newsletter

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Get Ready!

We started a brand new teaching series called, “What’s Next?” Following our Easter celebration we’ll ask and answer the question, “So, since Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, what am I supposed to do next?” This is a sermon series designed to challenge the church to pursue the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. We’re so excited to see what God will do in our church as we respond in obedience! 
Secret Church is a 6 hour intensive study of God’s Word. We gather with some snacks and study together with Pastor and Author David Platt as he guides us to understand God’s Word better. The simulcast is taking place on April 23rd this year from 6:00 PM to Midnight. We would love for you to join us!  Sign up in the lobby today as we have a limited number of study guides for this event. If you would like more information about this years theme, please click here… 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vgxQZTvhBvg1JyQQMA9Tiotfp0EJx5JN/view?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jeremy at 
musicman@fsbcliberal.com
You can scan the QR code and sign up for the Wednesday Night Supper on April 28th. 

Menu
  Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes and Dessert.
               
                      
Please sign up by 5 PM on Monday, April 26th.
1 to 1
First meeting is Monday, May 3 at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. The first meeting is designed as an introduction to the group where those interested can come find out what 1 to 1 has to offer. If you’re curious, come check it out!

1 to 1 is:
  • a relationship-building group to connect churchgoers
  • a regular spiritual and emotional check-in with someone else at FSBC
  • a chance to get to know someone you don’t already know
  • a consistent opportunity to disciple and be discipled with other Christians
1 to 1 is not:
  • a mentorship program
  • a large time commitment
  • difficult to participate in

AWANA Awards Night

WOW! The year has flown! Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 6:10 pm all AWANA Clubbers and their family and friends are invited to the AWANA Awards Ceremony in the sanctuary. Please join us in celebrating your child(ren)’s accomplishments this AWANA year. Clubbers have spent time learning several verses that will help them in life situations. We look forward to recognizing them. Immediately after the Awards Ceremony, all families are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for cookies and punch. Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with us this year. Hope to see him/her again!

Who is Annie Armstrong anyway?
 
FSBC is in the midst of our annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering when we contribute funds to support missions work in North America.  But who, you might wonder, is Annie Armstrong?  We may know her only as the namesake of this annual offering, but she is an important figure in Southern Baptist history.  In the late 1800s Annie was a bold missions advocate, who is remembered for beginning WMU, and for having an influence in the denomination during the era after the Civil War years.

Annie lived from 1850 to 1938.  She had become a Christian in 1870 in Baltimore, and was impressed by a women’s group called “Women’s Mission to Women,” and always remembered that circle of kneeling women praying for missions.  This group did much for missionaries and gathered funds for them.  Her goal was for every church to have a group who would pray for and support home missions.  She was instrumental in forming the Women’s Missionary Union  in 1888. GO FORWARD was Annie’s watchword and she always saw endless possibilities for ministry.  She organized activities involving churches among the black community, worked among struggling mountain people, and took a special interest in reaching international visitors in Baltimore.
 
Annie was a prolific letter writer, sending 17,718 letters in 1893, mainly to Southern Baptist Convention leaders, missionaries, pastors, and women.  
She also was a prolific writer of curriculum for WMU, and for young people in a S.S. publication, as well as in other publications related to missions.
 
Traveling consumed much of Annie’s time.  For example, in 1903, she covered over 12,000 miles and was sometimes gone from her home in Baltimore as many as 50 consecutive days.  This was travel in jolting wagons and hiking up and down rough mountain paths!  She never accepted a salary and paid her own traveling expenses.
 
Annie had a special heart  for young people.  She often visited colleges to talk to young women.  She believed that youth should be trained so that they would be informed about missions and would respond if God should call them into missions.  Because there was hardly any printed material available for this training, she planned and prepared program materials and made them available. 
 
Her biographer called her a “dreamer in action, with the emphasis on action.  She worked long, hard hours in too many ventures to recount in a brief story.”  Tom Nettles, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called Annie Armstrong “a person who looked at her gifts and her opportunities and pushed through any personal inhibitions and contextual prejudices to do what she believed God wanted her to do for His glory and the extension of the Kingdom.”
 
In 1938 when Annie was 88 years old, she was asked to send a message to the Golden Jubilee meeting of WMU.  Missions was still on her heart when she wrote:  “Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward…After the study of God’s Word comes the study of the fields.  Then people pray.  Then they give.”  On December 20, 1938, Annie died.  Her many accomplishments point to her strong belief that if a person will GO FORWARD in faith, she will find “the stone rolled away.”  
 
Our Easter offering takes its name from this great lady.  In 2021 may we at FSBC honor her memory by praying and giving to reach our North American neighbors with the gospel.  Our goal for 2021 is $2000, our portion of the $70 million for the greater North American goal.  Today, over one billion dollars has been raised through this annual offering, and it continues to support missionaries and their work across the U.S. and Canada.  What a privilege to be a part!
Hey Church! 
Beginning Sunday, May 9, we will not be starting a new sermon series. Instead, we will have 4 weeks of stand alone messages. That simply means that each week will have a message that is unique to itself and will not build on a theme, topic, or the previous week’s message. These messages will still be Biblically based with clear application that points to obeying Jesus in our everyday lives. Each week is a brand new opportunity to bring someone to church with you to encounter God through worship, community, and His Word!  
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
Dear Camp Sponsors,
   We get to have camp this year!  We are excited to start gathering kids, materials, counselors, and monies for the 2021 Camp.  Our theme this year is “Learn the Fundamentals”.  It is a sports theme where we teach the fundamentals of a sport and then relate it to Bible fundamentals.  The kids will learn the fundamentals of salvation, how to keep God first, and then how to persevere when the going gets tough.
   Last year due to Covid, we weren’t able to hold camp.  We didn’t contact sponsors or gain financial support.  Our carryover from the year before was: $5,700.  So we are needing $8,000 more to finish the cost of sending kids, counselors and teachers this year.
   We will hold a garage sale in Hugoton on Saturday, May 22.  If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact me at : 620-428-1886 and I will make arrangements to pick them up. 
   Our goal is to have 60 campers, 20 counselors, 5 teachers, and 1 preacher.  We have Pastor Jack Jacob coming again as our preacher.  His wife Keyanne helps me run the camp and also teaches. Their church group from Walters, Oklahoma uses our camp as a mission trip, so we gain several counselors.  Chad and Anna are once again bringing kids from Oklahoma City. 
   If you would like to sponsor a child, the cost is $140.  This pays for their lodging and food for the week.  Camp week is June 7 – 11.  Please begin praying now for our camp.  Thank you for all your years of support!  Here is the new camp mailing address:
Freedom Cross Road,  Box 715,  Hooker, OK.  73945. 

In Christ, 
Tonya Hill
FSBC is excited that God led us to start a Broadcasting ministry many years ago. As we entered into this crazy year, the fact that we were already set up to livestream and record our services was a blessing.  The equipment that we use for this ministry is beginning to wear out and we are in the process of replacing it. Would you be willing to prayerfully consider helping us purchase the new equipment to keep this ministry running smoothly? Click on the link below to hear from Gary Classen the head of our Tech Team for more information!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FdtBL5nwPEBIMCQkV2vMmgDXeBsUUZBQ/view?usp=sharing


       We have already received $8,600 towards the new cameras. 
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 
Dear FSBC,

   As a family we wanted to take the time to give a heart felt thank you to your entire church.  As a congregation, you all took our Mom in, lifted her up and embraced her.  It was such a relief for us to see that.  Without so many of your beautiful church members, we wouldn’t have made it through the last few years.  Thank You! 
   We also want to sincerely thank you all for allowing us to use of the fellowship hall and providing us such a delicious meal.  I don’t think we, as a family, had to think of anything on our own.  Maybe that’s what a church is supposed to do but that doesn’t mean the kindness was lost on us.  Thank you for making such a beautiful service for our mom possible.

 Sincerely,
 The Family of Barbara Mitchell
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for April 18, 2021 – $17,247.30
           
Year to date budgeted $181,984.48    Year to date received $155,199.61
 
Christian Light Foundation – $150.00
Annie Armstrong Offering – $342.00
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April 15, 2021 Newsletter

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Get Ready!

We started a brand new teaching series called, “What’s Next?” Following our Easter celebration we’ll ask and answer the question, “So, since Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, what am I supposed to do next?” This is a sermon series designed to challenge the church to pursue the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. We’re so excited to see what God will do in our church as we respond in obedience! 
Our next quarterly business meeting will be on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM in the worship center.  Come join us as we plan for upcoming events and ministry for our church.
Click Here to see Agenda for April 18th Business Meeting
You can scan the QR code and sign up for the Wednesday Night Supper on April 21st. 

Menu
 Enchilada Pie, Pinto Beans, Salad and Dessert.
               
                      
Please sign up by 5 PM on Monday, April 19th.
Who is Annie Armstrong anyway?
 
FSBC is in the midst of our annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering when we contribute funds to support missions work in North America.  But who, you might wonder, is Annie Armstrong?  We may know her only as the namesake of this annual offering, but she is an important figure in Southern Baptist history.  In the late 1800s Annie was a bold missions advocate, who is remembered for beginning WMU, and for having an influence in the denomination during the era after the Civil War years.

Annie lived from 1850 to 1938.  She had become a Christian in 1870 in Baltimore, and was impressed by a women’s group called “Women’s Mission to Women,” and always remembered that circle of kneeling women praying for missions.  This group did much for missionaries and gathered funds for them.  Her goal was for every church to have a group who would pray for and support home missions.  She was instrumental in forming the Women’s Missionary Union  in 1888. GO FORWARD was Annie’s watchword and she always saw endless possibilities for ministry.  She organized activities involving churches among the black community, worked among struggling mountain people, and took a special interest in reaching international visitors in Baltimore.
 
Annie was a prolific letter writer, sending 17,718 letters in 1893, mainly to Southern Baptist Convention leaders, missionaries, pastors, and women.  
She also was a prolific writer of curriculum for WMU, and for young people in a S.S. publication, as well as in other publications related to missions.
 
Traveling consumed much of Annie’s time.  For example, in 1903, she covered over 12,000 miles and was sometimes gone from her home in Baltimore as many as 50 consecutive days.  This was travel in jolting wagons and hiking up and down rough mountain paths!  She never accepted a salary and paid her own traveling expenses.
 
Annie had a special heart  for young people.  She often visited colleges to talk to young women.  She believed that youth should be trained so that they would be informed about missions and would respond if God should call them into missions.  Because there was hardly any printed material available for this training, she planned and prepared program materials and made them available. 
 
Her biographer called her a “dreamer in action, with the emphasis on action.  She worked long, hard hours in too many ventures to recount in a brief story.”  Tom Nettles, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called Annie Armstrong “a person who looked at her gifts and her opportunities and pushed through any personal inhibitions and contextual prejudices to do what she believed God wanted her to do for His glory and the extension of the Kingdom.”
 
In 1938 when Annie was 88 years old, she was asked to send a message to the Golden Jubilee meeting of WMU.  Missions was still on her heart when she wrote:  “Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward…After the study of God’s Word comes the study of the fields.  Then people pray.  Then they give.”  On December 20, 1938, Annie died.  Her many accomplishments point to her strong belief that if a person will GO FORWARD in faith, she will find “the stone rolled away.”  
 
Our Easter offering takes its name from this great lady.  In 2021 may we at FSBC honor her memory by praying and giving to reach our North American neighbors with the gospel.  Our goal for 2021 is $2000, our portion of the $70 million for the greater North American goal.  Today, over one billion dollars has been raised through this annual offering, and it continues to support missionaries and their work across the U.S. and Canada.  What a privilege to be a part!
Walter Ediger will be having his 90th birthday on April 17th!  His family would like to have a card shower to help him celebrate his birthday.  Please send cards to their address at:  1723 NS 119 Road   Turpin, OK.  73950.
Secret Church is a 6 hour intensive study of God’s Word. We gather with some snacks and study together with Pastor and Author David Platt as he guides us to understand God’s Word better. The simulcast is taking place on April 23rd this year from 6:00 PM to Midnight. We would love for you to join us!  Sign up in the lobby today as we have a limited number of study guides for this event. If you would like more information about this years theme, please click here… 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vgxQZTvhBvg1JyQQMA9Tiotfp0EJx5JN/view?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jeremy at 
musicman@fsbcliberal.com
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
Dear Camp Sponsors,
   We get to have camp this year!  We are excited to start gathering kids, materials, counselors, and monies for the 2021 Camp.  Our theme this year is “Learn the Fundamentals”.  It is a sports theme where we teach the fundamentals of a sport and then relate it to Bible fundamentals.  The kids will learn the fundamentals of salvation, how to keep God first, and then how to persevere when the going gets tough.
   Last year due to Covid, we weren’t able to hold camp.  We didn’t contact sponsors or gain financial support.  Our carryover from the year before was: $5,700.  So we are needing $8,000 more to finish the cost of sending kids, counselors and teachers this year.
   We will hold a garage sale in Hugoton on Saturday, May 22.  If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact me at : 620-428-1886 and I will make arrangements to pick them up. 
   Our goal is to have 60 campers, 20 counselors, 5 teachers, and 1 preacher.  We have Pastor Jack Jacob coming again as our preacher.  His wife Keyanne helps me run the camp and also teaches. Their church group from Walters, Oklahoma uses our camp as a mission trip, so we gain several counselors.  Chad and Anna are once again bringing kids from Oklahoma City. 
   If you would like to sponsor a child, the cost is $140.  This pays for their lodging and food for the week.  Camp week is June 7 – 11.  Please begin praying now for our camp.  Thank you for all your years of support!  Here is the new camp mailing address:
Freedom Cross Road,  Box 715,  Hooker, OK.  73945. 

In Christ, 
Tonya Hill
FSBC is excited that God led us to start a Broadcasting ministry many years ago. As we entered into this crazy year, the fact that we were already set up to livestream and record our services was a blessing.  The equipment that we use for this ministry is beginning to wear out and we are in the process of replacing it. Would you be willing to prayerfully consider helping us purchase the new equipment to keep this ministry running smoothly? Click on the link below to hear from Gary Classen the head of our Tech Team for more information!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FdtBL5nwPEBIMCQkV2vMmgDXeBsUUZBQ/view?usp=sharing


       We have already received $8,600 towards the new cameras. 
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 
Church Family,

Thank you for the prayers and concern during the last few weeks as we went trough the difficult time of Pat’s surgery and loss.  The prayers were greatly felt and we celebrate  knowing that she is now in Heaven.  Thank you also for the vase of roses for the service.

Steve Classen, Lorena Classen, Gary & Kris Classen
Dear Church Family –

Many thanks for all the cards, they really lifted me up.  Can’t forget the phone calls and prayers during my hospital stay and “resting-rehab” time.

Gary Warden
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List

Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for April 11, 2021 – $9,534.10
           
Year to date budgeted $170,610.45    Year to date received $137,952.31
 
Christian Light Foundation – $130.00
Annie Armstrong Offering – $305.00

April 8, 2021 Newsletter

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Get Ready!

Beginning Sunday, April 11, we will begin a brand new teaching series called, “What’s Next?” Following our Easter celebration on April 4, we’ll ask and answer the question, “So, since Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, what am I supposed to do next?” This is a sermon series designed to challenge the church to pursue the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. We’re so excited to see what God will do in our church as we respond in obedience! 
You can scan the QR code and sign up for the Wednesday Night Supper on April 14th. 

Menu
 Beef Stew, Biscuits, Salad, and Dessert.
               
                      
Please sign up by 5 PM on Monday, April 12th.
Who is Annie Armstrong anyway?
 
FSBC is in the midst of our annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering when we contribute funds to support missions work in North America.  But who, you might wonder, is Annie Armstrong?  We may know her only as the namesake of this annual offering, but she is an important figure in Southern Baptist history.  In the late 1800s Annie was a bold missions advocate, who is remembered for beginning WMU, and for having an influence in the denomination during the era after the Civil War years.

Annie lived from 1850 to 1938.  She had become a Christian in 1870 in Baltimore, and was impressed by a women’s group called “Women’s Mission to Women,” and always remembered that circle of kneeling women praying for missions.  This group did much for missionaries and gathered funds for them.  Her goal was for every church to have a group who would pray for and support home missions.  She was instrumental in forming the Women’s Missionary Union  in 1888. GO FORWARD was Annie’s watchword and she always saw endless possibilities for ministry.  She organized activities involving churches among the black community, worked among struggling mountain people, and took a special interest in reaching international visitors in Baltimore.
 
Annie was a prolific letter writer, sending 17,718 letters in 1893, mainly to Southern Baptist Convention leaders, missionaries, pastors, and women.  
She also was a prolific writer of curriculum for WMU, and for young people in a S.S. publication, as well as in other publications related to missions.
 
Traveling consumed much of Annie’s time.  For example, in 1903, she covered over 12,000 miles and was sometimes gone from her home in Baltimore as many as 50 consecutive days.  This was travel in jolting wagons and hiking up and down rough mountain paths!  She never accepted a salary and paid her own traveling expenses.
 
Annie had a special heart  for young people.  She often visited colleges to talk to young women.  She believed that youth should be trained so that they would be informed about missions and would respond if God should call them into missions.  Because there was hardly any printed material available for this training, she planned and prepared program materials and made them available. 
 
Her biographer called her a “dreamer in action, with the emphasis on action.  She worked long, hard hours in too many ventures to recount in a brief story.”  Tom Nettles, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called Annie Armstrong “a person who looked at her gifts and her opportunities and pushed through any personal inhibitions and contextual prejudices to do what she believed God wanted her to do for His glory and the extension of the Kingdom.”
 
In 1938 when Annie was 88 years old, she was asked to send a message to the Golden Jubilee meeting of WMU.  Missions was still on her heart when she wrote:  “Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward…After the study of God’s Word comes the study of the fields.  Then people pray.  Then they give.”  On December 20, 1938, Annie died.  Her many accomplishments point to her strong belief that if a person will GO FORWARD in faith, she will find “the stone rolled away.”  
 
Our Easter offering takes its name from this great lady.  In 2021 may we at FSBC honor her memory by praying and giving to reach our North American neighbors with the gospel.  Our goal for 2021 is $2000, our portion of the $70 million for the greater North American goal.  Today, over one billion dollars has been raised through this annual offering, and it continues to support missionaries and their work across the U.S. and Canada.  What a privilege to be a part!
Walter Ediger will be having his 90th birthday on April 17th!  His family would like to have a card shower to help him celebrate his birthday.  Please send cards to their address at:  1723 NS 119 Road   Turpin, OK.  73950.
Our next quarterly business meeting will be on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM in the worship center.  Come join us as we plan for upcoming events and ministry for our church.
Secret Church is a 6 hour intensive study of God’s Word. We gather with some snacks and study together with Pastor and Author David Platt as he guides us to understand God’s Word better. The simulcast is taking place on April 23rd this year from 6:00 PM to Midnight. We would love for you to join us!  Sign up in the lobby today as we have a limited number of study guides for this event. If you would like more information about this years theme, please click here… 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vgxQZTvhBvg1JyQQMA9Tiotfp0EJx5JN/view?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jeremy at 
musicman@fsbcliberal.com
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
FSBC is excited that God led us to start a Broadcasting ministry many years ago. As we entered into this crazy year, the fact that we were already set up to livestream and record our services was a blessing.  The equipment that we use for this ministry is beginning to wear out and we are in the process of replacing it. Would you be willing to prayerfully consider helping us purchase the new equipment to keep this ministry running smoothly? Click on the link below to hear from Gary Classen the head of our Tech Team for more information!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FdtBL5nwPEBIMCQkV2vMmgDXeBsUUZBQ/view?usp=sharing


       We have already received $8,600 towards the new cameras. 
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 April 4, 2021 – $9,424.81
           
Year to date budgeted $159,236.42    Year to date received $128,418.21
 
Christian Light Foundation – $130.00
Annie Armstrong Offering – $270.00

April 1, 2021 Newsletter

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Hey Church!

We wanted you to be aware of all the worship opportunities YOU have at FSBC this Easter season. If you have any questions beyond the schedule below, please call (620-624-0186) or email (church@fsbcliberal.com) the church office. 

Friday, April 2 – Good Friday Worship Experience at 6:30pm
  • Worship
  • Prayer
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Brief message with interactive response 
  • Childcare provided for age 5 and below
Sunday, April 4 – Sunrise Service on Front Lawn at 7:15am
  • Worship 
  • Brief  resurrection message as the sun rises
  • No childcare
Sunday, April 4 – Easter Worship Experience 9:30 or 11AM
  • Worship
  • Prayer
  • Baptism Celebration
  • Easter Message of Hope!
  • Normal childcare provided

Please be praying for those you’ll have the opportunity to bring with you to one or more of these exciting worship experiences! 
You can scan the QR code and sign up for the Wednesday Night Supper on April 7th. 

Menu
Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chips, Veggies and Dessert.
               
                      
Please sign up by 5 PM on Monday, April 5th.
Don’t miss this! 
We will have a special Good Friday service on Friday, April 2nd beginning at 6:30pm. Here, we’ll consider the very last words Jesus spoke on the cross before his eventual death, and their implications on our lives today. This service will include:
  • Worship
  • Prayer
  • Communion/Lord’s Supper
  • Brief message w/ clear application
  • Family friendly environment
  • Childcare for kiddos 5 and under
We’re excited to get to celebrate this season with you!
                     Food Cupboard 

Our next food cupboard will be on Saturday, April 10th from 10 – 11:30 AM at the east entrance of the church. Here are a few food items that we are needing before our next food cupboard:  
  Peanut Butter, Jelly, 1 lb. bag of Rice or Beans, Ramon Noodles &           Mac & Cheese.

You may bring these food items to the church.  You can also donate by marking your check or donation – Food Cupboard.  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!

Cross Seeker Camp: Register TODAY!

Attention Parents: Cross Seeker Camp Registration is now open. Click on the QR Code to access the application.

Cross Seeker Camp is a 5-day youth camp for students who have completed 3rd-5th grades, Cross Seeker Missionaries (9th-12th, grades), and their sponsors.  Camp is scheduled for June 7-11, 2021 at Webster Conference Center in Salina, KS. Cross Seeker Camp is both an evangelistic and discipling event. Encourage your students to invite lots of friends.

A week includes:

  • Worship, messages by the camp pastor, and outdoor games and activities.

  • Quiet Time with God: Each day begins with planned daily devotions for participants to have an individual encounter with God.

  • Church Group Meetings: Led by CSMs and Church sponsors.

  • Recreation: The Blob, swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, disc golf, gaga ball, dodgeball, volleyball, and the Zipline.

Camp forms are due by Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with half of the registration fee.

The other half is due by Sunday, May 30, 2021. We will try to have a couple of fundraisers between now and May. Please do not let the cost be an obstacle. Visit with Norma Jean about possible scholarships.

 

I look forward to your child(ren) joining us this summer. If you have any questions, please call me or send me an email at children@fsbcliberal.com.

Who is Annie Armstrong anyway?
 
FSBC is in the midst of our annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering when we contribute funds to support missions work in North America.  But who, you might wonder, is Annie Armstrong?  We may know her only as the namesake of this annual offering, but she is an important figure in Southern Baptist history.  In the late 1800s Annie was a bold missions advocate, who is remembered for beginning WMU, and for having an influence in the denomination during the era after the Civil War years.

Annie lived from 1850 to 1938.  She had become a Christian in 1870 in Baltimore, and was impressed by a women’s group called “Women’s Mission to Women,” and always remembered that circle of kneeling women praying for missions.  This group did much for missionaries and gathered funds for them.  Her goal was for every church to have a group who would pray for and support home missions.  She was instrumental in forming the Women’s Missionary Union  in 1888. GO FORWARD was Annie’s watchword and she always saw endless possibilities for ministry.  She organized activities involving churches among the black community, worked among struggling mountain people, and took a special interest in reaching international visitors in Baltimore.
 
Annie was a prolific letter writer, sending 17,718 letters in 1893, mainly to Southern Baptist Convention leaders, missionaries, pastors, and women.  
She also was a prolific writer of curriculum for WMU, and for young people in a S.S. publication, as well as in other publications related to missions.
 
Traveling consumed much of Annie’s time.  For example, in 1903, she covered over 12,000 miles and was sometimes gone from her home in Baltimore as many as 50 consecutive days.  This was travel in jolting wagons and hiking up and down rough mountain paths!  She never accepted a salary and paid her own traveling expenses.
 
Annie had a special heart  for young people.  She often visited colleges to talk to young women.  She believed that youth should be trained so that they would be informed about missions and would respond if God should call them into missions.  Because there was hardly any printed material available for this training, she planned and prepared program materials and made them available. 
 
Her biographer called her a “dreamer in action, with the emphasis on action.  She worked long, hard hours in too many ventures to recount in a brief story.”  Tom Nettles, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called Annie Armstrong “a person who looked at her gifts and her opportunities and pushed through any personal inhibitions and contextual prejudices to do what she believed God wanted her to do for His glory and the extension of the Kingdom.”
 
In 1938 when Annie was 88 years old, she was asked to send a message to the Golden Jubilee meeting of WMU.  Missions was still on her heart when she wrote:  “Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward…After the study of God’s Word comes the study of the fields.  Then people pray.  Then they give.”  On December 20, 1938, Annie died.  Her many accomplishments point to her strong belief that if a person will GO FORWARD in faith, she will find “the stone rolled away.”  
 
Our Easter offering takes its name from this great lady.  In 2021 may we at FSBC honor her memory by praying and giving to reach our North American neighbors with the gospel.  Our goal for 2021 is $2000, our portion of the $70 million for the greater North American goal.  Today, over one billion dollars has been raised through this annual offering, and it continues to support missionaries and their work across the U.S. and Canada.  What a privilege to be a part!
Get Ready!

Beginning Sunday, April 11, we will begin a brand new teaching series called, “What’s Next?” Following our Easter celebration on April 4, we’ll ask and answer the question, “So, since Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, what am I supposed to do next?” This is a sermon series designed to challenge the church to pursue the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. We’re so excited to see what God will do in our church as we respond in obedience! 
Our next quarterly business meeting will be on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM in the worship center.  Come join us as we plan for upcoming events and ministry for our church.
Secret Church is a 6 hour intensive study of God’s Word. We gather with some snacks and study together with Pastor and Author David Platt as he guides us to understand God’s Word better. The simulcast is taking place on April 23rd this year from 6:00 PM to Midnight. We would love for you to join us!  Sign up in the lobby today as we have a limited number of study guides for this event. If you would like more information about this years theme, please click here… 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vgxQZTvhBvg1JyQQMA9Tiotfp0EJx5JN/view?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jeremy at 
musicman@fsbcliberal.com
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted

Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evanglististic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more.  To join the VBS Crew, click on this link and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean at children@fsbcliberal.com for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
FSBC is excited that God led us to start a Broadcasting ministry many years ago. As we entered into this crazy year, the fact that we were already set up to livestream and record our services was a blessing.  The equipment that we use for this ministry is beginning to wear out and we are in the process of replacing it. Would you be willing to prayerfully consider helping us purchase the new equipment to keep this ministry running smoothly? Click on the link below to hear from Gary Classen the head of our Tech Team for more information!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FdtBL5nwPEBIMCQkV2vMmgDXeBsUUZBQ/view?usp=sharing


       We have already received $8,600 towards the new cameras. 
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 March 28, 2021 – $5,511.75
           
Year to date budgeted $147,862.39    Year to date received $118,993.40
 
Christian Light Foundation – $130.00
Annie Armstrong Offering – $60.00
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