First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Friday, April 16, 2021
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Announcements

 
From Sunday, 4/11
This Week ... 
 
  
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Apr 13     Deacon Meeting
 
 
CARE PACKAGES
If anyone would like to send a card or care package to Eli, his current address is:
 SGT. Elijah Duckworth, 1st SQDRN 2CR HHT, APO, AE 09018

SEND OFF
There will be a come and go send off celebration for Jacob and Hannah Staley on Apr 30th at 6pm.  The couple will be moving to Memphis in May as Jacob pursues his Masters in Education at Memphis Teacher Residency.  Everyone is invited.  Event held in the FLC.

WALK FOR LIFE
Pregnancy Matters Walk for Life Festival will be held May 1st at Cannon Park in Carterville.  There will be live music, games, and food trucks.  This organization helps provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby supplies, and more for families.  If you would like to donate to the organization, see Ellie Richardson.

VBS 2021
We're a go!  See Allison Hammer for the new format and to volunteer.  Organizational meeting will be held soon and target dates are July 18th-23rd.

PREEMPTIVE PRAYER
Everyone is invited on Sunday mornings to a prayer session for our church, our community, and our country.  We will meet in Pastor Ed's office at 8:30a.
 
DIRECTORY UPDATE
We're building a NEW directory!  We're using instantchurchdirectory.com which is a very simple and secure tool.  Take a minute to click on the directory update link or contact Patrick or Kim to learn more. 
 
HELP WANTED
 - Tech team: We're seeking folks interested in learning about the internet and streaming ministry.  No experience necessary.  See Patrick S.
 - Library: The church is in need of a volunteer librarian.  If you can help, please see Joann S.
 - Meals: We're making a list of individuals to provide an occasional meal for a family OR a dessert for a funeral dinner.  Volunteers will be on a rotation as needs arise.  Please contact the church office to be included on the roster. 
 
BAPTIST BUILDERS
This year's project is in the planning stages.  Tentative details are: Location - Savoy TX, Dates: June 20-25.  Visit the builders website for the latest information: baptistchurchbuilders.com
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Year-round giving ideas: Boys' shirts and socks, sizes 2-14.  There is a drop-off box in the foyer and you can see Jill B with any questions. 
 
YOUTH PROGRAM
The Wednesday night youth program will resume in February.   Meeting time is 6:30.  Allison H will be teaching pre-school through 4th grade, and Pastor Matt 5th-8th grades.  
 
YOUTH BIBLE STUDIES
Guys study meets on Monday nights at 6p, at the church.  They are studying Pilgrims Progress.   
Gals study is meeting Monday nights at 6p in the old sanctuary.  They are studying "The Blessed and Boundless God"
 
CHURCH TEXTS
Prayer requests and urgent notices can be submitted by texting or emailing to "text@cobdenfbc.com".  These will be reviewed before distributing as appropriate. Sign up to receive the daily blast at text signup.
 
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Monday Morning study will resume in March, meeting weekly at 8a.  Current topic is 20 Basics of Christian Beliefs. 
 
PLANNED MISSION 
Mission giving for April: Mexico Missions