May 12, 2022 Newsletter

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Congratulations To Our Graduates:

Aidan Bernhardt-Purdy
Amya Blake
Brady Kappelmann
Chance Martin
Emma Evans
Maggie McIntyre
Malachi Martinez
Sebastian Bernhardt-Purdy
Shay Kerr
Hey Church!

If you’re reading this post, this is for YOU!! 
On Friday, May 20, we are asking EVERYONE who calls FSBC home to pray and fast with us! Here are the details:
  • What’s the purpose of a fast? 
The simple purpose of fasting is to let the pangs of hunger remind you to pray. Fasting leaves you in a vulnerable state and when partnered with prayer, leads to greater dependence on God. 
  • How long are we fasting and praying? 
Sunup to Sundown (about 7am to 9pm)
  • What are we fasting from? 
Usually fasting is geared towards abstaining from food. However, we understand that due to health issues, not everyone can fast for 14+ hours. If that’s you, you might consider fasting from social media, your phone, TV, news outlets, etc.  
  • Why is FSBC Fasting and Praying?
We’re fasting and praying for the church at large, but very specifically, for our children’s ministry. We’re asking God for guidance as we continue the search for a Kids Minister, asking God to move mightily among our kids, and we’re asking for God to “send workers into the fields” – with the transition in leadership and summer vacations, we have several holes to fill within our volunteers for Nursery and Children’s Ministry.  

At 6:30 that Friday evening, those who are available will gather for worship and prayer. We’ll praise God for his provisions, and pray together for His solutions. PLEASE put this on your calendar and make plans NOW to join us! 

Come & Go Farewell Reception
for Marilyn Marchel


Saturday, May 21st
from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
at FSBC Fellowship Hall


No Gifts are Requested
There will be a basket for cards

Marilyn has been in Liberal for many years teaching school & very active here at FSBC doing many things over the years.  She has moved to Cimarron, KS. to be closer to her kids & grandkids. 
Come by and tell her how she has touched your life!  If you can’t come on the 21st, you can send her a card to the church (621 N. Western Ave.  Liberal, KS.  67901) and we will get the card to her.
Looking for a Place to Serve?

We have an opening on the church Stewardship Team.  If you would like to know more information about this team or be interested in joining the team, please contact Doug Werner at 620-417-4002 or at                 dougandchristiewerner@hotmail.com.
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

VBS 2022 “Spark Studios” is scheduled for Sunday, July 10 – Thursday, July 14 and WE NEED YOU!

Below you will find a link to the Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please reach out to Cheryl Collins (620-391-3574) or Kathy Harris (620-309-1677).
https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1254101

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 
FSBC –
     Thank you so much for your congregation’s recent and generous donation of diapers and wipes.  With your support we were able to provide care and support for 26 moms over the past 2 months.
      Grace Place cannot continue to reach young women in our community without your support and prayers!  
      Thank you again for helping us offer hope, help and compassion to everyone facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center

Email: graceplacepcc@gmail.com
We are a non-profit organization.  Our funds come from helpful, caring people.  We do not receive government funding because we are a faith-based organization. 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List
 
Offering required weekly $10,706.58

 Offering received for Sunday, May 8, 2022 – $6,673.24
           
Year to date budgeted $203,425.02    Year to date received $185,198.26

Annie Armstrong Mission Offering – $1,644.75
Christian Light Foundation – $1,260.00
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