August 25, 2022 Newsletter

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Many of you have taken the time to fill out our Fall Worship Survey.  Thank You for your input.  This Sunday, August 28th is the final day we will be receiving surveys.  Please be praying that God will lead us to the best plan for our worship services as we consider the results of the survey.  More than anything else, we want to honor God in our gatherings each week.  If you have not yet filled out the survey, you can do so by using the link below or picking up a paper copy from the office.  Thank you in advance for your participation!
Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
It is not too late!!
This year during the fall there will be rehearsal for the Christmas musical!  We will meet every Sunday evening from 5-6:30.  For grades K-8.  Rehearsal will be in Room 203-205 (children’s church room).  There are speaking parts and solos available for those who want them.  I am excited to work with the kids on this.  The link to sign up on church center is provided. 
https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1410935

I am also looking for any adults who would want to help.  If you are interested in helping with the musical, please contact Alicia Collins at 620-391-7323. 
Thanks!
TeamKID is coming back here at FSBC!  We are super excited to be offering TeamKID again starting Wednesday, September 7th!   TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship!  It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus.  If you have a child who is 3 years old (as of September 1st) through 5th grade, they are invited to come join us each Wednesday from 6:10-7:30 PM.  You can pre-register your kids by clicking here.
https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1396718

We are excited to share that Betsy Betts is coming aboard as the TeamKID Director this year!  Would you be willing to help us share the love of Jesus with kids this year?  If you know you want to help us out this year, please click here to register as a volunteer!
https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1396097
August Food Cupboard Numbers
 
    43 – Families Served          6 – New Families        122 – Total People Served
 
Our next food cupboard will be on Saturday, Sept.  10th from 10 – 11 AM.

If you have any questions about the food cupboard or maybe you would like to help with the food cupboard on distribution day or help make the food bags before distribution day, please talk with Cheryl Dreitz at 620-655-3548.   
 
You can also donate by marking your check/envelope or online donation
 “Food Cupboard”  to help buy food for the bags we hand out each month. 
Women’s Bible Study is starting on Tuesday, September 13th at 9:30 AM in room 210.  If you are interested in this study, The Gospel of Mark,  please go by the welcome desk and sign up or call Shari Abbott at 620-655-6214 so we can get study books ordered.
Beginning Sunday, September 11, we’ll begin our fall teaching series called, “The Church Next Door”, a study of 1 Corinthians. 
Whether or not we admit it, most churchgoers have a “church crush”: a church or ministry that we look at and think, “Wow.  Now, that’s how you do church.” The tendency to look at another church down the road or online and think it has to be better than our local church is more than common.  As we dive into 1 Corinthians, we will dispel the myth of the perfect church and help us find joy in being part of the family that makes up our home church.
Small Groups here at FSBC Liberal encompass a few different types of groups.  We have Sunday School classes that meet weekly all year long, we have Community Groups that meet in homes on various evenings, and we have special Bible Study groups that will meet for a specified time to study something specific.
As we head into the Fall, we are excited by the idea that every person in our congregation would be involved in a small group of some sort!  Are you in a group? Would you consider hosting or leading a group?  Pastor Jeremy would love to talk to you about the groups we currently have or about starting a new group this fall!  Click the link for more information or talk to Pastor Jeremy.

https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1397273
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. 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List
Offering required weekly $10,706.58

Offering received for Sunday, August 21, 2022 – $7,337.52

Year to date budgeted $364,023.72    Year to date received $307,975.22

Bill Koehn Mission Offering YTD – $2,190.00
Christian Light Foundation YTD- $1,906.00   
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August 18, 2022 Newsletter

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Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
This year during the fall there will be rehearsal for the Christmas musical!  We will meet every Sunday evening from 5-6:30.  For grades K-8. Our first rehearsal will be Sunday, August 21 in Room 203-205 (children’s church room).  There are speaking parts and solos available for those who want them.  I am excited to work with the kids on this.  The link to sign up on church center is provided. 
https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1400626

I am also looking for any adults who would want to help.  If you are interested in helping with the musical, please contact Alicia Collins at 620-391-7323. 
Thanks!

Through the summer we have enjoyed spending our Sundays singing, praying, and studying together.  As we consider the plans for this fall, there are a couple of options we can pursue for our weekly times of worship.  We need some input from you, the congregation, to help us as we prayerfully consider the options. Would you please fill out our survey to let us know your preference?  You can find the survey by using the link below or picking up a paper copy from the office.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

https://forms.gle/1pB1EzkP5Mw91oKMA

TeamKID is coming back here at FSBC!  We are super excited to be offering TeamKID again starting Wednesday, September 7th!   TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship!  It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus.  If you have a child who is 3 years old (as of September 1st) through 5th grade, they are invited to come join us each Wednesday from 6:10-7:30 PM.  You can pre-register your kids by clicking here.
https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1396718

We are excited to share that Betsy Betts is coming aboard as the TeamKID Director this year!  Would you be willing to help us share the love of Jesus with kids this year?  Have questions about what it looks like to serve in the TeamKID ministry?  There is a TeamKID Volunteer Training coming up on August 24th at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Whether you already know you want to serve or are just curious, come join us and find out more!  If you know you want to help us out this year, please click here to register as a volunteer!
https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1396097
Small Groups here at FSBC Liberal encompass a few different types of groups.  We have Sunday School classes that meet weekly all year long, we have Community Groups that meet in homes on various evenings, and we have special Bible Study groups that will meet for a specified time to study something specific.
As we head into the Fall, we are excited by the idea that every person in our congregation would be involved in a small group of some sort!  Are you in a group? Would you consider hosting or leading a group?  Pastor Jeremy would love to talk to you about the groups we currently have or about starting a new group this fall!  Click the link for more information or talk to Pastor Jeremy.

https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1397273
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. 
We welcome Kyper James Weber to FSBC!

August 10, 2022 at 11:43 PM     
8.2 lbs. & 20 in. long


Son of Kyle & Samantha Weber
Big sister & brother  –  Kendall & Keegan
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July 28, 2022 Newsletter

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Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
Bill Koehn Mission Offering

The Bill Koehn Mission Offering represents so much in the way of local outreach  and  missions.  “Local”, meaning works within the continental U.S.   This offering also supports ministries on a year round basis such as Rick & Connie Ediger – home missionaries to South Central, CO., Chad Clement-Mission OKC, reaching out to the inner city kids of Oklahoma City, OK, Cindy Lyddon – Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center, offering support from a godly perspective for unplanned  pregnancies, and Lisa Batt – Oklahoma area wide coordinator for FCA.

This is the last Sunday for this offering.  Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully and sacrificially give to support our Bill Koehn Mission Offering and help reach out locally for Christ. 
Our next Quarterly Business Meeting will be today at 5 PM in the worship center.  Members of FSBC are encouraged to join us.
Click Here to See the Agenda for Business Meeting
Link to Register for the Parenting With Purpose
Tuesday, August 2nd
Ladies’ Legacy Information

TEAM in Haiti

Please continue to keep Cindy Adams, Elizabeth Denoyer, and Karol McKee in your prayers this week and next week.  Cindy, along with Wayne Melanson and Sean Schroeder, is already at Christian Light School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Elizabeth and Karol, along with Jack Jacob, will join them this weekend.  Pray for the entire team, as they spend long days at the school repairing and maintaining the campus,  working alongside students and staff members, and encouraging Miss Sherrie and the Haitians who love Christian Light School.

 
September Opportunity

TRUTH
KNCSB RENEW
September 16 & 17, 2022
Webster Conference Center


This annual women’s conference in Salina is an inspiring 1 1/2 days of worship, speakers, workshops, and getting to know fellow Christian women from our own church, as well as several hundred more from all across Kansas and Nebraska! The conference will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and end at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.  You may stay on campus or off-campus at a hotel of your choice.  Meals will include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch.  The cost is $78 for on-campus and $68 for off-campus.  Online registration deadline will be August 22, when we will register as a group from Liberal.  Feel free to invite friends to go with us.

Be praying about this opportunity.  More information should become available soon.  When that is received, we will add more information for you in the Enewsletter.  If you have questions about these conferences in general, please feel free to call Kathy Reimer at 620-624-0368 or e-mail her
at kathy.reimer1@gmail.com.
July Food Cupboard Numbers
 
54 – Families Served         5 – New Families        145 – Total People Served
 
Our next food cupboard will be on Saturday, August 13th from 10 – 11 AM.

If you have any questions about the food cupboard or maybe you would like to help with the food cupboard on distribution day, help make the food bags before distribution day, please talk with Cheryl Dreitz at 620-655-3548.   

 
You can also donate by marking your check/envelope or online donation
 “Food Cupboard”  to help buy food for the bags we hand out. 
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can: 
1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of.

To get started simply click one of the links below to download on your device, and then search for First Southern Baptist Church Liberal as you open the App.  Let’s Go Church!
Download Church Center for Android
Download Church Center for Apple
You now have many safe and secure options for your giving towards FSBC, you may:

1. Drop off contributions on Sunday or church during office hours.
2. Mail contributions to –
    First Southern Baptist Church
    621 N Western
    Liberal, Kansas  67901

3. Use our NEW Online giving! You can do so from desktop or mobile devices here:   https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our new Church Center App. 

Thank you for all your prayers for my granddaughter Kendi.  She is doing so much better and wanted to say thank you.  Her speech is so much better and she is doing therapy now.  We don’t know for sure if she will be able to go to college yet, so pray.  God has been so good and has answered prayers.  Thank you prayer warriors.

Margaret McWilliams


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Dear Church Family,

The Haiti Team would like to thank FSBC for all your support.  We have received baby formula, pencils and crayons to give to Christian Light School. Thank you for the money gifts through the Haiti trip fund. This truly makes a difference on what we can accomplish while working at the school.

Please keep in prayer the Haiti Team, Cindy Adams, Sean Schroeder, Wayne Melanson, Karol McKee, Elizabeth Denoyer and Jack Jacob.  We want to represent our Lord well, that we have the stamina to carry out this work, the supply money will go far and the team remains safe while on the trip.
Click Here to see the August Birthday & Anniversary List
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Offering required weekly $10,706.58

Offering received for Sunday, July 24, 2022 – $10,353.13

Year to date budgeted $321,197.40    Year to date received $280,658.32

Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $1,960.00  
Christian Light Foundation – $1,866.00   
   
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July 21, 2022 Newsletter

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Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
The Haiti Team is Headed Back!

Since 2009 we have been supporting Christian Light School in Port-au-Prince Haiti by completing new construction, teaching teachers, teaching first aid, building on to the school electrical system and building furniture.

With a large list of things to do that includes solar panel work, replacement of chair seats, repair of cabinets, relocate and install several water tanks, we are headed back.  It is our pleasure to support this school with over 325 students where they hear the word of God and receive two meals a day while learning and preparing for their futures. This ministry also includes the baby feeding program in the ravine, so those children will be healthy when they enter school.
The team is needing your help! 
 
We are quite short on funds for this trip.  You can give online for the Haiti Trip or mark your check/envelope (“Haiti”).   On Sunday,  July 24th we will have the love offering envelopes out in support of repairs of the Christian Light School.  Thank you for your support!
Our next Quarterly Business Meeting will be on Sunday, July 31 at 5 PM in the worship center.  Members of FSBC are encouraged to join us.
Click Here to See the Agenda for Business Meeting
Bill Koehn Mission Offering

Not only do we look forward to the Bill Kohen Mission Offering but also look forward to our summertime outreach events that are associated with this offering, and how God works through His workers who are reaching out into our community-being His hands and feet. We pray for the people we meet, that they would see the love of Christ, Him working in their lives, and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.

This offering also supports ministries on a year round basis such as Rick & Connie Ediger, home missionaries to South Central CO, Chad Clement with Mission OKC, reaching out to the inner city kids of Oklahoma City, OK., Cindy Lyddon with Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center, offering support from a godly perspective for unplanned pregnancies, and Lisa Batt the Oklahoma area wide coordinator for FCA.
 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
OK Panhandle/Southwest KS
Lisa Batt, Area Director 
Our area ministry is growing at a God-like speed in the last year and a half since I have been on full-time staff with FCA.  My job has three main areas—
1) minister to coaches as they work to influence and encourage athletes 
2) grow current FCA campus huddles
3) help start new campus huddles. 

Over the last year and a half we have gone from 3 huddles in OK Panhandle and 2 huddles in Southwest KS to 10 Panhandle huddles and 5 Southwest KS huddles.  God has allowed me to have access to so many coaches where I am able to pray with them, encourage them, give them Bibles and Bible studies, and then in turn they bring me in to work with their teams with team building activities and chapel services. I have been able to serve coaches and athletes, present the gospel, lead Bible lessons, pray with teams, bring teambuilding activities, and much much more.  God continues to open schools and allow the love of Jesus to be shown in atmospheres that are typically shut off from the religious world.

This summer FCA will be as busy as ever!  We have a Volleyball Camp, Golf Camp, our Extreme Camp, 2 Leadership Camps, a Coaches Marriage Retreat, and a Coaches Clinic all taking place.  We will provide Bibles, lessons, and sport to so many area kids. 

I am so grateful for the support of the Bill Koehn mission offering.  The finances help supply so much for this ministry.  On top of that our church mission team supplies a meal to the campers at Volleyball and Golf camp one day.  FCA’s vision is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.  By leading every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.  Thank you for helping us do this!


Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully and sacrificially give to support our Bill Koehn Mission Offering and help reach out locally for Christ.
Link to Register for the Parenting With Purpose
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. 
Dear Sponsor,

Thank You so much for your donation and support for Rodeo Bible Camp.  It is an amazing opportunity that may not have been possible for some of us without your gift.  We had a wonderful time praising God and learning more about Him and rodeo.

Sincerely,
Macey Rae Lamb

Journey To The Cross Rodeo Bible Camp
WWW.RODEOBIBLECAMPGC.COM
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List
Offering required weekly $10,706.58

Offering received for Sunday, July 17, 2022 – $8,286.76

Year to date budgeted $310,490.82    Year to date received $270,305.19

Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $1,420.00  
Christian Light Foundation – $1,866.00    
   
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July 14, 2022 Newsletter

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Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
Ladies’ Legacy Notes
 
Ladies are invited to join us for a free lunch! 
Thursday,
July 21, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
in the
Fellowship Hall
The ladies who will be going on the

Haiti Mission Trip will be with us.
They will tell us how we can be praying for them as
they prepare to travel to Port-au-Prince,
and how to pray for them while they are there.

JOIN us as we support Cindy, Karol & Elizabeth!

Some items we still need:
Infant vitamins & formula
CRAYOLA crayons, #2 yellow pencils &
Some extra $$$ for meals & lodging.
The Haiti Team is Headed Back!

Since 2009 we have been supporting Christian Light School in Port-au-Prince Haiti by completing new construction, teaching teachers, teaching first aid, building on to the school electrical system and building furniture.

With a large list of things to do that includes solar panel work, replacement of chair seats, repair of cabinets, relocate and install several water tanks, we are headed back.  It is our pleasure to support this school with over 325 students where they hear the word of God and receive two meals a day while learning and preparing for their futures. This ministry also includes the baby feeding program in the ravine, so those children will be healthy when they enter school.
The team is needing your help! 
We are quite short on funds for this trip. You can give online for the Haiti Trip (mark it Haiti).   For the next two Sundays (17th & 24th) and we will have the love offering envelopes out in support of repairs of the Christian Light School.


It was also requested to take some items with us to Haiti:
Baby Formula, Infant Vitamins, CRAYOLA Crayons, #2 Yellow Pencils and some extra $$$ for meals, lodging & supplies that we will need.

If you would like to help with this request, there will be a box by the church office for you to place these items into.   If you would like to help out financially, mark your envelope or check “Haiti” to help with some expenses and supplies we need to work on the school.
Click Here to See the Agenda for Business Meeting
Bill Koehn Mission Offering

Rick and Connie are home missionaries to South Central Colorado. We support them on a year round basis. We’re following there July schedule, a few personal words, along with praise and prayer.
 
2 VBS’S + MEDICAL CLINIC!
July 2 – Travel home after Glade Park VBS
July 3-9 – Home, regroup and prepare for Cotopaxi VBS
July 8 – Lanreotide injection
July 10 – Attend church at Cotopaxi Community Church
July 11-15 – Cotopaxi VBS (This will be a daily 40-minute commute for us.)
July 17 – Church at our home church, Grace Church in Salida!!
July 18-22 – Home, regroup and prepare for last VBS
July 23 – Travel to Crowley, CO
July 24 – Church at Crowley Community Baptist Church
July 25-29 – Crowley VBS
July 30 – Travel home
 
The summer is planned. We obviously got interrupted during the first part of the year and have to make allowances for medical issues, but we are now in full “prep mode” for camp and VBS. We will still be dealing with road construction and delays on the western slope as we go to camp and VBS. This is the SAME construction we dealt with last year. We will try to do most of our travelling on the weekends when there are no closures, but that will not always work, necessitating a long detour to the north. Thankfully, at this time, the roads look clear for traveling east from home!

PRAYER REQUESTS
Connie’s Health – 1) For the medication to have the intended effect, to slow/stop the tumors from growing in her pancreas and liver.
2) For the scheduling of the multi- disciplinary medical clinic in July.
3) For positive news concerning having surgery to remove the tumors.
4) Continued finances to cover the medical expenses.
Pray for restful nights of sleep for body and mind and physical stamina as we continue to heal from all that has happened this year while entering another busy ministry season.
Safety in the many miles we will be travelling.
For Caleb (20) and Aubree (17) at home while we are gone.
For the salvation and spiritual growth of kids attending camp and/or VBS.
For our vehicle to sustain the many miles and not break down.

PRAISES
Connie’s Health – 1) Her medication is acting better than we expected with no nausea or injection site pain.
2) Her symptoms are staying at a minimum and tolerable.
3) God is continuing to supply the funds for the medical bills.
Rick had a cataract removed from his left eye and a tag (from a cataract removal on his right eye 11 years ago) removed. He is amazed and thankful to see much better now!
With help from several people, the Yukon is MOSTLY free of issues. A code, and much research, are pointing toward needing a catalytic converter replacement.
 
Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully and sacrificially give to support our Bill Koehn Mission Offering and help reach out locally for Christ.
Link to Register for Parenting With Purpose
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

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FSBC –

Thank You for letting us have Galen’s services at the church and all the out pouring of Love that was showed by all.  Thank You for all you did for us.  Galen would of liked the colors displayed for VBS.

Live in Christ,
The Bridenstine Family
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Offering required weekly $10,706.58

Offering received for Sunday, July 10, 2022 – $7,446.51

Year to date budgeted $299,784.24    Year to date received $262,018.43

Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $1,210.00   
Christian Light Foundation – $1,666.00     
   
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July 7, 2022 Newsletter

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Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
Click Here for the Prayer Calendar for VBS
The Haiti Team is Headed Back!

Since 2009 we have been supporting Christian Light School in Port-au-Prince Haiti by completing new construction, teaching teachers, teaching first aid, building on to the school electrical system and building furniture.

With a large list of things to do that includes solar panel work, replacement of chair seats, repair of cabinets, relocate and install several water tanks, we are headed back.  It is our pleasure to support this school with over 325 students where they hear the word of God and receive two meals a day while learning and preparing for their futures. This ministry also includes the baby feeding program in the ravine, so those children will be healthy when they enter school.
The team is needing your help!  We are quite short on funds for this trip. You can give online for the Haiti Trip (mark it Haiti).   For the next two Sundays (10th & 17th) we will have the love offering envelopes out in support of repairs of the Christian Light School.

It was also requested to take baby formula with us to Haiti.  If you would like to help with this request, there will be a box by the church office for you to place the baby formula into to help the baby feeding program in the ravine.
Our next Quarterly Business Meeting will be on Sunday, July 31 at 5 PM in the worship center.
  
Everyone is welcome to come, all members are encouraged to come and help with the church business.
Bill Koehn Mission Offering

This offering also supports ministries on a year round basis such as Chad Clement-Mission OKC, reaching out to the inner city kids of Oklahoma City. OK.

His Eyes Are On The Sparrow                     
BY PASTOR CHAD CLEMENT
One of the conundrums of working with families living in poverty is how to have the greatest impact on an inherently transient community. I hate it when I see the house of one of the families we serve with all their possessions in a pile on the curb. It is a sure sign they have been evicted and more than likely moved to another part of town. It’s heartbreaking to build relationships with families only to watch them move away after a year or two. However, the bigger problem is what to preach to a hurting people group when your time together may be limited.

Dr. Steven Davey told a story of a military chaplain who was charged with training other chaplains to serve in battle. The chaplain would challenge his students to share their faith in under two minutes. He would tell them, “if you can’t do that, you’re making it too complicated.”

We try to keep it so simple that any child can understand the Gospel while also focusing on their long-term spiritual development. One strategy we have developed is to maintain a preaching calendar geared to the children and youth we serve. Each spring after Easter, we rotate through one of the Gospels until September so that any child who attends for one year will hear one of the Gospels preached entirely.

In the fall, we preach through a second New Testament book, and after the New year, we cover an Old Testament book. This winter, we preached through the book of Jeremiah. God’s commission to Jeremiah as a young man was to deliver a powerful, colorfully worded message of repentance to God’s people. In chapter after chapter, he calls them prostitutes, or lustful she-camels running around in heat, referring to their love of sin and idols.

After several weeks of sharing and explaining the inferno of God’s frustration with these sinful and idolatrous people, I began to ask God to confirm to me that He wanted me to continue soldiering on with this painful and challenging message of repentance. More and more, He began to show me that it was precisely what they needed to hear; it is exactly what the world needs to hear. Together, we were chipping away at the stony ground in all of our hearts.

The withering torrent of God’s anger with His people expressed through Jeremiah is our call today to be set apart from this sinful world. Turn away from false religion, turn away from the lusts of the flesh, turn away the world’s system of greed and self-indulgence so that we can shine with pure hearts for God’s Kingdom.

As a pastor who loves his people, I was excited to finally reach chapter twenty-nine this last Sunday. God sent a message of hope to His children in exile in Babylon; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord.”

I told them how God promised to come and bring them home after seventy years, and He did exactly as He promised. Just like that promise, He has also promised to come back for us and bring us to a place where we will practice war no more, Jesus will be King, and we will be His people forever. So, as we head towards Easter, I look forward to sharing with them once again God’s greatest act of love towards us through the life and death of His Son Jesus and the good plans He has made for us as the object of His eternal love.

Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully and sacrificially give to support our Bill Koehn Mission Offering and help reach out locally for Christ.
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can: 
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3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of.

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2. Mail contributions to –
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    621 N Western
    Liberal, Kansas  67901

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Dear FSBC,

During such a difficult time, your kindness meant so much.  Thank you for all your thoughtfulness and caring.  We really appreciated the flowers & the family meal.  

We are so blessed to have such a loving church family.

The Bridenstine Family

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Hello FSBC family!   

Thanks so much for the continued newsletters!!!  Chris and I will be praying for VBS, children, staff, and workers.  We know that God’s Spirit will be ever present there, and may those who hear the messages have softened hearts and minds to accept Him into their hearts and lives.  May those who already are a part of God’s family be strengthened and renewed in their love and spirit for Jesus Christ.  Thank you, Jesus, for ALL THOSE INVOLVED in this ministry and the future of the many lives impacted.

Thank you, church, for continued prayers.  Chris is on another round of antibiotics and strong steroids, but God has been SO BEYOND WONDERFUL TO US!!!  He continues to bless us daily and Chris is able to continually share his faith with those God places before him.  He has been able to reconnect with former students, which is always a blessing and joy.  We both continue to grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus, and have been delighted with the ability to bring “light” to others here in Wichita.  

We love and miss you all.  May God give you all protection, healing, comfort, love and joy on your journeys in life as you share God’s message of hope, love and forgiveness.  Whether here on this earth or our permanent home, we are assured that WE WILL SEE YOU ONCE AGAIN.

Chris & Pam Perkins
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Offering required weekly $10,706.58

Offering received for Sunday, July 3, 2022 – $9,998.15

Year to date budgeted $289,077.66    Year to date received $254,571.92

Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $1,175.00     
Christian Light Foundation – $1,666.00     
   
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June 30, 2022 Newsletter

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We are participating in the 4th of July Parade this Summer!  We will have a float featuring some giant instruments for our VBS decorations.  We need a few people to ride on the float and pretend to play the big instruments as well as some people to walk alongside the float to hand out bracelets and VBS invites. If you would be willing to help, please let the church office know!
Click Here for the Prayer Calendar for VBS
Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
Ladies’ Summer Lunch

If you have never eaten lunch at
“Maria’s Kitchen”
the SCCC cafeteria, you are in for a surprise!
Join us for lunch on Thursday, July 7th,
at 11:45 a.m. at the college.

Park on the east side of the big building.
Menu:
Bierocks/Grilled Hot Ham and Cheese
French Fries/Vegetables
Garden Salad Bar/Fruit Bar
Desserts
Iced Tea/Coffee
Bring a friend or co-worker as your guest.
The price is right!

 
June Food Cupboard Numbers
 
45 – Families Served         8 – New Families        144 – Total People Served
 
Our next food cupboard will be on Saturday, July 9th from 10 – 11 AM.
If you would like to help with the food cupboard distribution day or help make food bags before, please talk with Cheryl Dreitz at 620-655-3548.   

Bill Koehn Mission Offering

While Lisa Batt is busy with multiple camps during this time, there is also training for those who serve through FCA. 
OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL TULSA AREA LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON

Featuring Guest Speakers: Regina Tisdale and Tommie Harris.
Guest Moderator: The Honorable Mick Cornett.

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame is excited to host the 2nd Annual Tulsa Area Leadership Luncheon featuring Guest Speakers, Regina Tisdale and Tommie Harris, and Guest Moderator, The Honorable Mick Cornett.
Regina Tisdale, widow of Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Inductee, reveals the tragic tell-all story of her 6’9″ 260lb Olympian, 12-Year NBA Veteran, smooth jazz great, loving husband and father of their four children, Wayman Tisdale. Regina and Wayman were a match made in Heaven. They had plans to be together forever . . . but cancer, an amputation and a shocking loss interrupted everything.

In Regina’s new book, Losing My Power Forward: Rebounding Through Grief, she reveals the story behind the scenes. Experience every heart wrenching detail, all the struggles, all the pain, every moment of joy and every second of grief. But discover that “rebounding through grief” really is possible.
Tommie Harris Jr. is a former American football defensive tackle who played eight seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Oklahoma and was recognized as a consensus All-American twice. The Chicago Bears chose him in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was a three-time perennial Pro Bowler. After undergoing a long season of personal loss and grief in the years following his time in the NFL, Tommie now pursues his passion of helping others through life’s trials as a speaker, author, and music artist.

In Tommie’s new book Endure: Playing through Life’s Hardest Hits, Tommie uses his own story of loss to get down on his knees with you, share your pain, and to take your hand. He lends his own story through life’s trials and the lessons he’s learned along the way to help you discover hope again in the midst of your darkest moments, whatever they may be.

The Honorable Mick Cornett will moderate an interview style luncheon with Tisdale and Harris. A book signing and opportunity for photos, with both Tisdale and Harris, will immediately follow the luncheon.  Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Promptly 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Luncheon Program River Spirit Casino Resort Second Floor Ballroom 8330 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa, OK. 74137.
 
Table Sponsorships and Individual Tickets are now available for this event.  No physical tickets will be sent out for this event.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, a percentage of each ticket purchase is tax-deductible.

Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully and sacrificially give to support our Bill Koehn Mission Offering and help reach out locally for Christ.
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can: 
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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.

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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. 
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June 23, 2022 Newsletter

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We are excited to hang out with and serve our community on June 24th for Liberal Night Out!  We need 6-7 people to help watch jumpies, 2-3 people to hand out water and visit with people, and a few people to help invite kids to VBS while we are there.  The event lasts from 6-8:15 PM and we could also use a few people to help set up beforehand and tear down afterward!  If you would be willing to serve, please let us know ASAP by calling the church office, signing up on the Church Center App, or clicking here to go to the registration page!   https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1334111
Click Here for the Prayer Calendar for VBS
Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
FSBC Ladies’ Legacy
“FINDING JESUS IN everyday MOMENTS”

 
 LAST CHANCE!

Ladies, our time to rewatch the simulcast speakers will expire on June 30.  Several of us have already enjoyed listening to both Jen Wilkin and Kelly Minter again.  We found that it was good to be reminded of the teaching we received on April 30.  

This Sunday, June 26, we will first watch Jennifer Rothschild speak, and then we will watch Jackie Hill Perry, who wrapped up the simulcast day in such a dramatic way.

Jennifer Rothschild has an amazing life story.  She lost her sight at age 15, and “has experienced firsthand how God’s companionship gives her comfort and confidence in every season of her life.  Now more than 30 years later, as an author and speaker, she boldly and compassionately teaches women how to trust God in every season.”  She is a wife and mother, and also a noted pianist and vocalist.

To finish the simulcast, Jackie Hill Perry summarized the subject of GRACE in a delightful and engaging way.  She is a writer, poet, and artist, and has been featured in many publications.  “Since becoming a Christian in 2008, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can.”  She is a wife and mother, including a baby boy born in January.  

Please join us this Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. as we wrap up this short “rewatch series.”  We will meet in the Fireside Room.

“You can find Me in each moment, when you have eyes that see and ears that hear.  Ask My Spirit to sharpen your spiritual eyesight and hearing…Practice looking and listening for Me during quiet intervals.  Gradually you will find Me in more and more of your moments…”  –from Jesus Calling 
Super Summer Camp is Monday, June 27th – Friday, July 1st in Salina.
Ladies’ Legacy Summer Lunches

June 30th – Billy’s (2050 N. Kansas Ave.)
All ladies are invited to get together for lunch on each Thursday noon of June.  We will meet at 11:45 a.m., please feel free to come when you can.  We are usually finished by 1 p.m. or shortly after.

Enjoy visiting & getting better acquainted.  There is always something new & interesting to learn about each other. Friends, co-workers, family members…all are welcome!
Bill Koehn Mission Offering

Not only do we look forward to the Bill Koehn Mission Offering but also look forward to our summertime outreach events that are associated with this offering, and how God works through his workers who are reaching out into our community-being His hands and feet. We pray for the people we meet-that they would see the love of Christ, Him working in their lives, and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.

This offering also supports ministries on a year round basis such as Rick & Connie Edgier-home missionaries to South Central CO., Chad Clement-Mission OKC, reaching out to the inner city kids of Oklahoma City, OK., Cindy Lyddon-Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center, offering support from a godly perspective for unplanned pregnancies, and Lisa Batt-Oklahoma area wide coordinator for FCA.
Lisa Batt has been busy with girls volleyball camp here in Liberal, Cross Point Camp in Kingston OK. And more camps coming up such as a golf camp the 27-29 where 40 youth are expected to attend. Along with event training they will receive lunch and a Bible lesson. All for God’s glory, helping lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus.

Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully and sacrificially give to support our Bill Koehn Mission Offering and help reach out locally for Christ.
DIASTER RELIEF ALERT
 
NEW MEXICO WILDFIRE RECOVERY/SIFTING
 
  
Dear KNCSB Disaster Relief volunteers,
 
New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief has requested assistance from KNCSB Disaster Relief in regards to recent wildfires in their state.
 
New Mexico confirmed that only sifting of personal property will be allowed after the recent fires in New Mexico. If you have a team of volunteers that can help with fire recovery beginning the week of June 20, please contact the White Hat below.  At this time they think the work will go on for about 30 days. Exact locations have not been determined but somewhere in the Santa Fe, NM area.
 
The person to contact in New Mexico is Ed Greene – 
Nmdr_ic1@hotmail.com  (505) 553-6086
 
If you choose to go, please let Chuck Neece know.  Only fuel receipts can be reimbursed for this DR recovery work from KNCSB. If your church or association is willing to sponsor you, that would be preferable for this situation.
 
Chuck Neece
KNCSB State Director for Disaster Relief
Cell:  (507) 430-1785   Email: 
neece612@gmail.com
We are participating in the 4th of July Parade this Summer!  We will have a float featuring some giant instruments for our VBS decorations.  We need a few people to ride on the float and pretend to play the big instruments as well as some people to walk alongside the float to hand out bracelets and VBS invites. If you would be willing to help, please let the church office know!
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. 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List
Offering required weekly $10,706.58

 Offering received for Sunday, June 19, 2022 – $5,244.12

Year to date budgeted $267,664.50     Year to date received $237,322.33

Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $755.00       
Christian Light Foundation – $1,280.00           
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June 16, 2022 Newsletter

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We are excited to celebrate Dads with an event for the whole family!  Sunday, June 19th following the morning service we will have several fun games for the family to enjoy!  El Pastorcito will be on site in the back parking lot.  Plan to stay after church to play (or watch others play) some games and enjoy some amazing tacos!  See you there! 
Our Summer sermon series this year is, “He Really Said That?!”  We’ll take a look at some of the shocking statements Jesus made during his ministry. Statements like: 
  • Anger = murder
  • Being maimed > continuing to sin
  • Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple 
These statements can be difficult to swallow in light of the kind, loving, Jesus that we prefer to envision.  However, Jesus really said this and a lot more. Check us out Sunday at 11 am to get to the bottom of Jesus’ shocking statements! 
Ladies’ Legacy Summer Lunches

June 23 – Old Chicago (2867 Centennial Blvd.)

All ladies are invited to get together for lunch on each Thursday noon of June.  We will meet at 11:45 a.m., please feel free to come when you can.  We are usually finished by 1 p.m. or shortly after.

Enjoy visiting and getting better acquainted.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a newbie or have been attending FSBC for years.  There is always something new and interesting to learn about each other. Friends, co-workers, family members…all are welcome!
We are excited to hang out with and serve our community on June 24th for Liberal Night Out!  We need 6-7 people to help watch jumpies, 2-3 people to hand out water and visit with people, and a few people to help invite kids to VBS while we are there.  The event lasts from 6-8:15 PM and we could also use a few people to help set up beforehand and tear down afterward! If you would be willing to serve, please let us know ASAP by calling the church office, signing up on the Church Center App, or clicking here to go to the registration page!    https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1334111
Hey Church Family,
      With summer just around the corner, our annual youth summer camp will be here soon.  Our hope this year is to take 70 campers (students and sponsors).  We are well on our way to this and we’re seeking out members of our church family to partner one to one with each of our campers in a program we call “Adopt-A-Camper”. Here’s what we are hoping for from each person who partners with us:  

     1. A financial donation of any amount.  This donation will help defray the cost of camp for all of our students. All donations will be spread across all campers. 
     2. A commitment to pray.  When you agree to adopt a camper you will be given a prayer band to remind you to pray for our campers in the week leading up to camp as well as during Super Summer.  I will additionally send out prayer prompts by text to help guide you on how to pray for our students. 
     3. A commitment to encourage. As camp approaches you will be paired with a particular student.  You will receive a picture of them so you can put a name with a face. Using this we are hoping you can encourage your student before and after camp. Additionally I will provide addressed envelopes so you can send notes of encouragement to your student which they will receive while at Super Summer. 
      We are looking for 70 adopters, to cover every one of our campers, so chances are we need you! Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us?  
-Todd Brown
Bill Koehn Mission Offering

Another ministry we support through this offering is Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center.

Dear Church Friends,
I am pleased to submit the Grace Place yearly update letter. Our mission is to offer compassion, hope and help to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy. We offer free services including self-administered pregnancy tests, peer consultations, information about options, practical needs in our baby boutique, a support group, and online learn-to-earn classes. Classes involve prayer, a video, worksheet and spiritual application time.

Our ministry continues to grow. We continue to be a Certified Child Passenger Fitting station giving free car seats to parents who can’t afford them.

In 2021 we taught 70 different topics (60 in Spanish), had 633 client visits, 7 individuals volunteered 265 hours. Donations came into the boutique and went out to homes.

Our first goal is to reflect and share Christ’s love to/with everyone who enters our building. We don’t turn pregnant women or new moms away. The second goal is to reach the abortion minded woman who needs to hear the truth about abortion: how it affects the mother spiritually, socially, and physically and how the different methods of abortion affect the baby. The material we use is from Care-Net which is the largest Christian Crisis Pregnancy Resource agency in the USA. The material is vetted by doctors and carefully worded to share truth, yet avoid trauma. At every point, we ask the client if she wants to know more before we continue. We also use BrightCourse.com for our client and volunteer instruction. It is wonderful; and rather pricey. It was made possible through a 5 year grant.

Our Impact on Abortion: According to the Bureau of Vital Statistics there were 26 abortions attributed to Seward County residents in 2020. In 2021, 24 Seward residents had abortions. Before Grace Place opened I had watched the numbers steadily rise from 15 in 2016 to 31 in 2019. We are reaching some of the abortion minded women and they have chosen life.

Our Impact on Teen Pregnancy: SWMC delivered babies to mamas in 2021 from multiple counties. A large number of them are teen pregnancies, and we are finding these mamas are needing our services.
 
Grace Place is open two days a week and six hours each day. This schedule gives us 12 hours to work in the boutique (cleaning and preparing items), teach, visit with new clients, and create advertising. We are not yet reaching our main goal of touching each woman who is considering abortion or each teen who finds herself pregnant. The time is right to be open more hours, advertise in more places, and find more prayer partners.  The Run Baby Run event was well attended and we nearly doubled the previous year’s participants. Left over shirts are being shared with clients who wear them. The run is an awareness event.  Our next Fundraising Banquet will be on September 20. Enrique Franz will be the Emcee and the speaker will be Jeremy Harris. A few of our clients will share their stories and we will again have wonderful food from John Ross.
 
I would be happy to visit with you, your church missions group, or give a brief presentation at a meeting or service. Together we can make a difference! Thank you for being part of our ministry!

Blessings to you!
Cindi Lyddon, Director
Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center
620-655-8050

Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully & sacrificially give to support our Mission Offering & help reach out locally for Christ.
             “Pursuing Christ Together in Grace”

Sound familiar?  We will have the opportunity to rewatch several segments of the April 30th simulcast!  If you missed the simulcast, or wish to hear some of the speakers again, this is for you.

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday of June.  On June 19th we will listen to (and watch) Jen Wilkin who introduced the subject of “Grace” during the first segment of the simulcast.

Come to the Fireside Room on Sunday morning!  If you would like more information, give Kathy Reimer (624-0368) or Sandy Brisendine (620-621-3216) a call.

DISASTER RELIEF ALERT – NEW MEXICO WILDFIRE RECOVERY/SIFTING
 
Dear KNCSB Disaster Relief volunteers,

New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief has requested assistance from KNCSB Disaster Relief in regards to recent wildfires in their state.  New Mexico confirmed that only sifting of personal property will be allowed after the recent fires in New Mexico. If you have a team of volunteers that can help with fire recovery beginning the week of June 20, please contact the White Hat below.

At this time they think the work will go on for about 30 days. Exact locations have not been determined but somewhere in the Santa Fe, NM area.
 
The person to contact in New Mexico is Ed Greene –
Nmdr_ic1@hotmail.com – (505) 553-6086.  If you choose to go, please let Chuck Neece know.  Only fuel receipts can be reimbursed for this DR recovery work from KNCSB. If your church or association is willing to sponsor you, that would be preferable for this situation.

Chuck Neece
KNCSB State Director for Disaster Relief
Cell: (507) 430-1785  –  Email: 
neece612@gmail.com

SUPPORT KNCSB DISASTER RELIEF
If you can’t go to New Mexico, you can still support KNCSB Disaster Relief:
 
PRAY – As teams deploy, your prayers for their safety are essential.  Pray that these DR volunteers would be empowered by God to make a difference in Jesus’ name.  Please remember to lift them up in your prayers, as well as for the survivors of this disaster.  Please remember them in your prayers as they minister to survivors.
 
TRAIN – KNCSB DR always needs more volunteers.  If you would like training in Disaster Relief, please contact KNCSB State Director for Disaster Relief Chuck Neece.
 
GIVE – Finally, if you would like to help financially, please consider giving to KNCSB Disaster Relief.  To give, please make checks payable to KNCSB.  Please write “Disaster Relief” in the memo area.  Checks can be mailed to:
   KNCSB  Disaster Relief
   5410 SW 7th St.
   Topeka, KS 66606-2398
We are participating in the 4th of July Parade this Summer!  We will have a float featuring some giant instruments for our VBS decorations.  We need a few people to ride on the float and pretend to play the big instruments as well as some people to walk alongside the float to hand out bracelets and VBS invites. If you would be willing to help, please let the church office know!
Click Here for the Prayer Calendar for VBS
Hello Church,
As you may or may not have heard, this past year the Southern Baptist Convention (which we are a part of) hired a third party group to investigate claims that as an entity the SBC has mishandled reports of abuse within our denomination. The report from that investigation was released this week and the findings are heartbreaking. While our church has not been part of this abuse, we mourn with those who have been abused at the hands of ministers and whose claims have been too often ignored. We are praying that this report will lead to change in how we respond and help. We wanted you to be informed of this situation so that if someone asks you about it you are not caught off guard. 
If you would like to read the report in its entirety, you can click the link here.

Guidepost+Solutions+Independent+Investigation+Report_.pdf (squarespace.com)

If you would like to read the response from the Kansas/Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (our local convention), you can click here.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T6Bbhjh1P2y0puk_0pr1GFfaTHtx2WHa/view?usp=sharing

If you would like to see the FSBC policies that we use within our children’s/youth ministry to help safeguard against abuse within our church, those policies can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13oVzZoSIjMQDWtQo51YQkbu6EXTAb05W/view?usp=sharing
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 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List
Offering required weekly $10,706.58

 Offering received for Sunday, June 12, 2022 – $11,821.01
           
Year to date budgeted $286,957.92     Year to date received $232,078.21

Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $675.00
Christian Light Foundation – $1,260.00

 
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             “Pursuing Christ Together in Grace”

Sound familiar?  We will have the opportunity to rewatch several segments of the April 30th simulcast!  If you missed the simulcast, or wish to hear some of the speakers again, this is for you.

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday of June.  On June 12th we will listen to (and watch) Jen Wilkin who introduced the subject of “Grace” during the first segment of the simulcast.

Come to the Fireside Room on Sunday morning!  If you would like more information, give Kathy Reimer (624-0368) or Sandy Brisendine (620-621-3216) a call.
Ladies’ Legacy Summer Lunches

June 16 – Brick House
24 E. 2nd Street 


All ladies are invited to get together for lunch
each Thursday noon of June.  We will meet at 11:45 a.m.,
but please feel free to come when you can.  We are
usually finished by 1:00 p.m. or shortly after.

Enjoy visiting and getting better acquainted.  
It doesn’t matter whether you are a newbie or have 
been attending FSBC for years.  There is always 
something new and interesting to learn about each other. 
Friends, co-workers, family members…all are welcome!
Bill Koehn Mission Offering

Another ministry we support through this offering is Chad Clement-Mission OKC, reaching out to the inner city kids of Oklahoma City, OK.

Chad writes “Next week will mark the end of a great year of after school ministries as we transition to our summer calendar. Our first year of life skills classes was a huge success. Our students learn 
to cook, sew, and turn pens and bowls on the lathe. They also took our Chevy project truck apart down to the engine block and rebuilt it from the frame up, including body work and paint.

Every Tuesday, they were served a meal, had a small group Bible study, then we bussed them to the warehouse for classes. Every Thursday, the kids and youth heard a lesson followed by recreation time. On the first Tuesday of every month, we planned a field trip to encourage the youth to invite their friends to church. Last month we had ice cream sundaes at Stars and Stripes Park on a perfect spring day. Their favorite field trip is coming over to our house, having a good meal, and playing kickball at the park across the street.

In January, we started preparing for our summer ministries in earnest. Our aging fleet of busses and vans are lightly used during the school year but are all critical transportation in the summer. Lucas and I have been fixing broken door handles, changing tires, and pulling motors to rebuild. This spring, we devoted every Monday and Wednesday to vehicle and building projects and are still racing to finish it before the summer.

This last week we cleared every non- summer related item out of the warehouse to make room for our lunch ministry. When summer comes, the crates will be ready to be filled, and the pallets of food will fill the warehouse and freezers. The vehicles will be prepared to be filled with children. The water slides will be mended, the rock wall will be inspected, and the circus tent ready to provide shade for crafts. The craft supply tubs will be filled of face paint, beads for bracelets, scissors, and reams of brightly colored paper. The missions’ teams are preparing to come from all over the region and praying for there week of working with the kids. The Bible lessons will be prepared, and the worship equipment will stand ready.
Soon the first day of lunches will come, and the popcorn makers will come alive. The coolers will be cleaned and ready for thousands of servings of corndogs, chicken nuggets, burritos, and pizza rolls. The busses will run full of our youth who have come to serve for the summer to deliver lunches. They will lead the mission teams out in the neighborhoods and apartments and show them where to go. The eyes of the children will light up as we knock on their doors to deliver the first lunches of the summer. Our staff and interns will have sign-up sheets for Bible clubs, and will start getting kids enrolled and ready for pickup.
Then it will happen; what we look forward to all year, the children will pour into the busses to come to church. They invite their friends, and soon we have 100 or more kids in the gym and the youth room. We open the Bible and begin to share the good news and forgiveness of the sins through Jesus Christ. At first, they just listen intently, then become involved in the Bible stories, both children and youth. Carefully we explain who Jesus is and why we need His forgiveness. Then each day, the lesson culminates in an invitation to respond to the good news of God’s grace.  In twenty years of full time ministry, I have had the opportunity of watching God change the lives of our precious children and it is through the power of the Gospel and through Jesus who is at the center of all we do.


As you can imagine when you start preparing 1,100 meals each morning and equip an army of staff and volunteers to take it across the city, the cost of ministry starts to rise. We trust God to provide, and we are praying to meet our June and July budget total of $90,000 for our summer ministry. I am so thankful for all the donors who quietly cheer us on and keep the wheels rolling on the busses. I look forward to reporting to you all the good things God has done this summer through Mission OKC”.

Our goal this year for the Bill Koehn offering is $2,000. Please prayerfully & sacrificially give to support our Mission Offering & help reach out locally for Christ.
Hey Church Family,
      With summer just around the corner, our annual youth summer camp will be here soon.  Our hope this year is to take 70 campers (students and sponsors).  We are well on our way to this and we’re seeking out members of our church family to partner one to one with each of our campers in a program we call “Adopt-A-Camper”. Here’s what we are hoping for from each person who partners with us:  

     1. A financial donation of any amount.  This donation will help defray the cost of camp for all of our students. All donations will be spread across all campers. 
     2. A commitment to pray.  When you agree to adopt a camper you will be given a prayer band to remind you to pray for our campers in the week leading up to camp as well as during Super Summer.  I will additionally send out prayer prompts by text to help guide you on how to pray for our students. 
     3. A commitment to encourage. As camp approaches you will be paired with a particular student.  You will receive a picture of them so you can put a name with a face. Using this we are hoping you can encourage your student before and after camp. Additionally I will provide addressed envelopes so you can send notes of encouragement to your student which they will receive while at Super Summer. 
      We are looking for 70 adopters, to cover every one of our campers, so chances are we need you! Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us?  

-Todd Brown
Hello Church,
As you may or may not have heard, this past year the Southern Baptist Convention (which we are a part of) hired a third party group to investigate claims that as an entity the SBC has mishandled reports of abuse within our denomination. The report from that investigation was released this week and the findings are heartbreaking. While our church has not been part of this abuse, we mourn with those who have been abused at the hands of ministers and whose claims have been too often ignored. We are praying that this report will lead to change in how we respond and help. We wanted you to be informed of this situation so that if someone asks you about it you are not caught off guard. 
If you would like to read the report in its entirety, you can click the link here.

Guidepost+Solutions+Independent+Investigation+Report_.pdf (squarespace.com)

If you would like to read the response from the Kansas/Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (our local convention), you can click here.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T6Bbhjh1P2y0puk_0pr1GFfaTHtx2WHa/view?usp=sharing

If you would like to see the FSBC policies that we use within our children’s/youth ministry to help safeguard against abuse within our church, those policies can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13oVzZoSIjMQDWtQo51YQkbu6EXTAb05W/view?usp=sharing
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 $10,706.58

 Offering received for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – $10,136.47
           
Year to date budgeted $246,251.34     Year to date received $220,257.20

Annie Armstrong Mission Offering – $1,869.75
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $590.00
Christian Light Foundation – $1,260.00
 
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