First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Friday, August 14, 2020
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Announcements

 
From Sunday, 8/09
This Week ... 
 
 
 
We're back INSIDE!  Join us for Sunday morning worship in our sanctuary.  Arrive early to be seated.  All CDC guidelines will be observed and overflow will be available.  Read our reopening commitments and guidelines <here>.
 
Virtual services will continue to be available for the time being. 
Sunday AM will be audio simulcast here and video on Facebook.  
All other services will be on Facebook exclusively (no account needed).
 
 
 

Week of 8/02
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Aug 16     Sunday School Resumes
 
BACK TO SCHOOL
FBC is promoting a backpack stuffing ministry for struggling local kids.  If you would like to "adopt" a student by providing a filled backpack (school supplies), contact Kim.
 
FOOD PANTRY NEED
The Shawnee Development Council has moved their food distribution to Jonesboro Baptist Church parking lot.  There is an increased need from Union County residents and the food supply is running very low.  Organizational or individual donations are greatly appreciated.  Monetary donations can be sent to the following address: Shawnee Development Council, PO Box 289, Karnak IL 62956.  Designate donation for "Union County".
 
YOUTH BIBLE STUDIES
Guys study resumed on Tuesday nights at 6p, meeting at the CCBA office.  They will be studying Pilgrims Progress.   
Girls study will be resuming in August.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Year-round giving ideas: School supplies - pens, pencils, markers, sharpeners, blunt scissors, crayons, notebooks, coloring/picture books, solar calculators.  There is a drop off box by the right sanctuary entrance.  Contact Jill B with any questions.
 
VBS
Regretfully, due to virus concerns and impact, we will not be holding our VBS this year.
 
DIRECTORY UPDATE
In the interest of staying connected, we need to update all our old contact information.  Take a minute to click on the directory update link or fill out the form in the mailed newsletter and mail or hand off at the church.  
 
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.
 
WOMEN'S SHELTER
Please see the printed newsletter for detailed information about our ministry to the Women's Shelter of Carbondale.  There are many needs, especially in the winter season.  Contacts are Hannah Falgout and Autumn McMahan.
 
MEALS VOLUNTEERS
We are composing a master list of individuals who would be willing to provide a 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. 
 
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Monday Morning study meets weekly at 8a.  Current topic is 20 Basics of Christian Beliefs. 
 
PLANNED MISSION 
Mission giving for July: Lottie Moon