August 13, 2020 Newsletter

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

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

Cereal Box Collection 

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

AWANA…Join Our Team

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

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

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

The positions we have open are:

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

  • Cubbies Workers (preschoolers)

  •  Puggles Workers (toddlers)

  • Song Leaders

  • Sparks and T&T Book Leaders

  • Sparks and T&T Game Leaders

  • Sparks and T&T Listeners

You can find the responsibilities for these positions at http://fsbcliberal.com/volunteer-serve/#awana

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

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

Prayer for Deacons

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

The church tech team needs help to run a camera or projection on Sunday mornings during the two church services (9:30 AM & 11:00 AM). 
Please call or text Gary Classen at (620)629-0063 if you are interested.
OOPS!  – A REMINDER…
 
Do you have an overdue library book?
 
Because of Covid-19, some of you were not able to return the library books you had checked out. Could they be hiding in a bookcase or bookbag somewhere – forgotten?
 
Please look around for any FSBC library books or DVD’s and bring them with you when you come to church. Just drop them in the green bucket right inside the library door.
 
We thank you!
Sherry & Rhonda
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!
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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 
* Prayers for Cynthia Metsinger (friend of Deborah White) has some health issues.  Cynthia’s mom is in the KU hospital with Covid-19.
* Prayer for the Romero family (Marty Nordyke’s family).  
* Prayers for Larry & Debbie Busby family.  Larry has started chemo & radiation to help with the brain tumor.
* Mellissa Brennemen (former member here) found out she has pancreatic cancer.  Prayers for her and family as they start treatments.
* Prayers for Donna Nordyke as she is recovering at home.
* Rick Yearick is doing PT in Wichita & recovering from his surgeries.  
* Pray for John Williams, (Janna Burton’s dad) as he recovers from triple bypass heart surgery.  
* Deb Moss (Reita Isaacs’ daughter) pray for her health.
* Prayers for our church.
* Prayers for people who have Covid-19 & all the healthcare workers.
* Pray as people are taking summer vacations for safe travel.
* Prayers for all the schools staff, teachers & students as they are getting things ready for school to open back up.

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

Year to date budgeted $342,410.88    Year to date received $337,043.93
 
Christian Light Foundation Total – $540.00
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $2,654.76
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Our mailing address is:
First Southern Baptist Church
621 N. Western Ave.
Liberal, KS.  67901

July 16, 2020 Newsletter

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

Join us on Sunday at 9:30 AM or 11 AM as we will be doing church together from multiple locations!  We will be livestreaming our service just like we do every week. 
Join us at www.fsbcliberal.com  OR on Facebook at FSBCLiberal.

VBS Concrete & Cranes Kicks off this Sunday!

VBS Concrete and Cranes kicks off July 19 and runs through July 23, 2020 for ages 4 years old by September 1st through 8th grade, from 6-8:45 p.m. We hope your child(ren), grandchild(ren), any other family members and neighbors will join us. We ask that you pre-register before Sunday at https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/415071.

 VBS will kick-off with the musical performed at both the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. service. Dinner will be served for VBS volunteers and VBS participants at 5 p.m. Then, we will learn how Jesus is our strong foundation. Events will include our penny drive, with funds going to our adopted 2020-2021 school Cottonwood Elementary (come Wednesday Night if you want to be part of the fun),  collection of cereal boxes for the food pantry, and Family Night on Thursday, July 23 beginning at 7 p.m. at the church backyard There will be music, games, hotdogs, and sno cones from the Sno Shack.

 If you would like to still join the VBS team, we have room for you! We do ask that everyone please pray for our team as they share the Gospel, for energy throughout the week, that everyone stays in good health, to build new relationships, and that children and families come to know Jesus. Here is a list of our team members to pray for: VBS 2020 Crew.

 Thank you for your help, support, and prayers. Reach out to Norma Jean Dodge for any questions or to volunteer at children@fsbcliberal.com.

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We’re back with 2 Worship Experiences for you to choose from:
9:30am OR 11am!! 

One of the great benefits of having multiple worship experiences is that as a church we now have the opportunity to attend a service AND serve during a service. Would you consider praying together as a family about how God would have you plug into a serving opportunity at FSBC? There are phenomenal opportunities to serve with kids, teens, technology, worship, teaching a small group, and much more. If you have questions about when, where, how, etc., to serve, give us a call (620-624-0186) or shoot us an email (church@fsbcliberal.com), we’d LOVE to help you plug into a serving opportunity as we prepare to serve the Church and our community!
Our next quarterly business meeting will be on Sunday, July 26 at 5 PM in the worship center.  Anyone is welcome to come, all members are encouraged to attend business meeting.
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 
The Bill Koehn missions offering is used to support missional efforts right here in our own backyard. If you’d like to help us meet our goal of $3,000, please indicate on your giving envelope that your gift is being given towards that end. Thank you in advance!
* Our church VBS that will be starting on Sunday, July 19 – 23.  Prayers for all the workers and kids that will be coming. 
* Prayers for Larry & Debbie Busby family.  Larry is having surgery on Friday morning, July 17 in Wichita to remove a brain tumor.  Pray for the surgical team and for Larry’s healing.
* Pray for Jim Reed (Kathy Harris’ father) as he fights Covid-19.
* Hector Romero (Marty Nordyke brother) prayers for Hector & the family.  Hector has been put on Hospice care now.
* Pray for Shelby Bainey (mother to Marilyn Marchel’s granddaughters) will be having surgery July 21st.
* Rick Yearick is in the hospital at Wichita.  Pray for his health and healing from the infection and the surgeries he had.
* Pray for John Williams, (Janna Burton’s dad) as he recovers from triple bypass heart surgery.  
* Prayers for Donna Nordyke as she is recovering at home.
* Deb Moss (Reita Isaacs’ daughter) pray for her healing from surgery.
* Stacy Ward (Vicki Melanson’s daughter) prayer about some medical issues. 

       Do you have a prayer request?    Please call or email the church.
Offering required weekly $ 10,700.34
 
Offering received on July 12th – $4,649.44
           

Year to date budgeted $299,609.52   Year to date received $301,665.69
 
Christian Light Foundation Total – $520.00
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $2,427.76
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Our mailing address is:
First Southern Baptist Church
621 N. Western Ave.
Liberal, KS.  67901

June 25, 2020 Newsletter

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

Join us on Sunday at 9:30 AM or 11 AM as we will be doing church together from multiple locations!  We will be livestreaming our service just like we do every week. 
Join us at www.fsbcliberal.com  OR on Facebook at FSBCLiberal.
VBS 2020 – Concrete & Cranes

Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky. These magnificent structures were elaborately designed and intricately built. Yet they all began the same way—with concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes; and most importantly, a solid foundation.

It’s Vacation Bible School time at First Southern Baptist Church! Children age 4 years old by September 1st through 8th grade are admitted free from 6-8:45 p.m. July 19-23, 2020. This summer kids will learn that Jesus’ love will provide a foundation that lasts. Each day kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone.

For more information call the church at 620.624.0186 or visit our website www.fsbcliberal.com . You may also register your child(ren) at https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/415071.
We’re back with 2 Worship Experiences for you to choose from: 9:30am OR 11am!! 
Preschool Ministry will be provided for your kids 5 and under during BOTH worship experiences. 
Children’s Ministry for kids older than 5 years will begin again on July 5. Until then, we would encourage you to plan on worshipping with us together as a family! 
Beginning on Sunday, July 5, we will add back Sunday School and Children’s Church activities for everyone!

One of the great benefits of having multiple worship experiences is that as a church we now have the opportunity to attend a service AND serve during a service. Would you consider praying together as a family about how God would have you plug into a serving opportunity at FSBC? There are phenomenal opportunities to serve with kids, teens, technology, worship, teaching a small group, and much more. If you have questions about when, where, how, etc., to serve, give us a call (620-624-0186) or shoot us an email (church@fsbcliberal.com), we’d LOVE to help you plug into a serving opportunity as we prepare to serve the Church and our community!
                                    School’s Out and Summer is here!
                                                       What to do?
 
  Visit our Church Media Library and check out some books and/or DVD’s.  We have many things for adults and children of all ages.
 
The library will now be open starting this Sunday, June 28!!  For now, we will open between the two morning services 10:30 -11:00 a.m.
 
                   The library staff looks forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Hey Church! We’ve been going through several storage areas within the building and collecting things that we no longer have a use for. On Sunday, July 5, following the 11am worship experience, YOU will have the opportunity to go through the items we’ve set aside. Anything and everything you think you could use are yours to take for FREE! Everything left behind will be donated or thrown away. 
We’ve got a buyout night with the BJ’s! On Tuesday, July 7th, FSBC will be at the BJ’s game to hand out free stuff, invites to church and VBS, play fun/goofy games between innings, meet and serve people we wouldn’t normally have access to, and ultimately, have a blast! Please begin to make plans NOW to come hang out with us at the ballpark on Tuesday, July 7! Game begins at 7pm – Volunteers to help with games and handouts will arrive at 6pm. We’ll see YOU there!
June Food Cupboard Numbers
Total people served – 146              Total bags of food distributed – 61
Number of families – 61                  New Families – 2

Our next Food Cupboard will be Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Here are some food items that are needed before our next food cupboard:
Peanut Butter, Jelly, Tomato Sauce, Canned Fruit, Hamburger Helper, Ramon Noodles & 1 lb. bags of rice.

You may bring these food items to the church office.  You can also donate by marking your check or envelope ~ Food Cupboard.  If you would like to help or have any questions, please call Cheryl Dreitz ~ 620-655-3548.
Thank you for your help with this ministry!
As you know my mother, Sondra Patton, my wife and I would like to thank you for all the prayers for our family.  As we set out to Seattle from Florida to help the University of Washington Medical Center fight Covid-19 mom had added us to your prayer chain.  Now that we have been here for nearly 3 months everything has gone well.  But, last weekend Colleen fell and broke her leg, we are living in our RV while being in Seattle so being 3200 miles from home is one thing but having a broken leg and being in the RV is another issue.  We had our Orthopedic Appt last week and she does not need surgery, praise the Lord.  Again the Community of Liberal has prayed for me my whole life from the Gulf War to now being on the front lines fighting Covid 19.  God Bless you and we will come visit you this summer.

Steve and Colleen Patton
We have a brand new app, available on all Android and Apple devices.  Using this tool you will be able to:

1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children (as we are able to reopen)
5. Much more to come!

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!
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Want to view July’s Birthdays and Anniversaries?
Find them here.
You now have many safe and secure options for your giving towards FSBC, you may:

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

2. Drop off contributions to the church during office hours.

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 
* Pray for our two Sunday services. Our first service at 9:30 AM or the second service at 11 AM!
* Prayers for Rudy, Norma Jean Dodge’s brother, recovering from another surgery on Monday.
* Pray for John Williams, Janna Burton’s dad, as he recovers from a triple bypass heart surgery this week.  He did get out of ICU yesterday.  
* Collen Patton, Sondra’s daughter-in-law, prayers as she recovers from a broken leg. 
* Prayers for Joe Moss (Reita Isaacs’ son-in-law) is home now from complications from his postop surgery. 
* Pray for Marlene Keating as she recovers from some surgery & at home now.
* Pray for Chris & Pam Perkins as they will be moving soon from Liberal.
* Prayers for Donna Nordyke as she is recovering at home.
* Deb Moss (Reita Isaacs’ daughter) pray for her healing from surgery.
* Stacy Ward (Vicki Melanson’s daughter) prayer about some medical issues. 
* Steve & Collen Patton (Sondra’s son) is at Washington General Hospital in      Washington State getting supplies for this big hospital through end of July.
* Pray for our church as we reach out to each other and to others in the community at this time.
*  Pray for a solution to the COVID-19 virus situation here in Liberal and around the world.  Pray for how the virus has affected some business & families. 
* Pray for the healthcare workers, the leaders of our city & our country.  
* Pray for families who have lost a loved one.
* All the churches as we adjust to a new normal.

       Do you have a prayer request?    Please call or email the church.
Offering required weekly $ 10,700.34
 
Offering received on June 21st – $8,482.30
           

Year to date budgeted $267,508.50   Year to date received $263,747.37
 
Christian Light Foundation Total – $500.00
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $2,240.76