July 1, 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
                   Church Office will be closed on Monday, July 5th.  
Pray for safe travel for our Super Summer Campers & Sponsors leaving on Friday, July 2 for home!
                                         Bill Koehn Mission Offering
 
Our local missions offering, “The Bill Koehn Missions Offering” is named after a former FSBC member who gave his life while serving at the Jubli Baptist hospital in Yemen. Bill and others were struck down by a Muslim militant.
Bill’s service to Christ lives on as we follow his lead and God’s teachings to reach others with the Gospel of Christ. Isaiah 49:6 says “And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” KJV.
FSBC supports mission works and missionaries on a year round basis.
We are also planning our summer outreach events in order to reach our community with the Gospel. These events are June 25: Liberal Night Out, July 17: Liberal Bee Jay’s buy out, August 20-21: Rodeo, Sometime in September: Car Wash at Squeaky Clean, and October 29: Trunk or Treat for Cottonwood Elementary. Please plan to join us on these dates in making a difference in our community.
The Bill Koehn Missions Offering is used to support these mission works and others. Our goal this year is $2,000. Please consider giving sacrificially to help reach this goal.
   Ladies’ Summer Lunch

We will be meeting for lunch at El Ranchito, 7 Village Plaza, 
Thursday, July 8th.  We are a different group each week, so
feel free to join us for the first time, and to bring a friend!
It’s been fun to eat and visit together, and to get better acquainted.  
If you would like a ride, call Kathy at 624-0368.  We do “Dutch Treat.”

      Remember:  It’s EL RANCHITO this week!  
Food Cupboard
 
Our next food cupboard will be on Saturday, July 10th.   We are needing your plastic grocery bags or your paper Braums bags.  We use MANY bags each month for the food cupboard!!  

If you have any questions or would like to help with the Food Cupboard, please call Cheryl Dreitz at 620-655-3548.  Thanks for your help with this ministry!
Hey Church!!
We have an opportunity to serve the Liberal Bee Jays and the community of Liberal on Saturday, July 17 at 7pm!  FSBC is the official buyout sponsor of their game that evening.  We’re planning to use this opportunity to get the word out about our VBS that begins Sunday, July 18.  Would you consider marking off Saturday, July 17 at 7pm  on your calendar to help represent our church at the game and get the word out about VBS? 
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            Destination Dig: Unearthing the Truth About Jesus

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

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

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

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

WATCH this weekly ENewsletter for more information to follow.  A sign-up sheet will be at the Welcome Center for you to add your name to, even if you’re not sure at this time that you’ll be able to go, but hope to.  
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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

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Offering required weekly $11,374.03 
 
Offering received for June 27, 2021 – $10,614.50
           
Year to date budgeted $295,724.78    Year to date received $256,724.34
 
Christian Light Foundation – $290.00
Bill Koehn Offering – $1,436.43