First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Thursday, October 29, 2020
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Announcements

 
From Sunday, 10/25
This Week ... 
 
  
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Oct 31     Trunk or Treat
 
  
PASTOR APPRECIATION
October is pastor appreciation month.  Cards, notes, and monetary donations are welcomed and will go towards their continuing education.
 
YOUTH PROGRAM
The Wednesday night youth program has resumed.  Meeting time is 6:30.  Allison H will be teaching pre-school through 4th grade, and Pastor Matt 5th-8th grades
 
TRUNK OR TREAT
We will be holding our annual neighborhood outreach on Oct 31st in the church parking lot.  Time will be from 5:45p till 7(ish).  Fill up your trunk and come join in this great opportunity.  Donations of pre-wrapped candy will also be needed and can be dropped off at the church office.
 
PREGNANCY MATTERS
Pregnancy Matters gives many resources to women in Southern Illinois.  They offer clients hope and help in pregnancies, all while operating under a Christian and pro-life mindset.  Please consider donating to this wonderful organization by putting funds in the baby bottle in the foyer.  For more information, go to pregnancymatters.org or contact Sarah Richardson.
 
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 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.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
National collection week is coming up Nov 16-23.  Year-round giving ideas: Small toys - dolls, cars, harmonicas, jump ropes, jacks, balls, slinky, kazoos, marbles, etc. There is a drop off box by the right sanctuary entrance.  Contact Jill B with any questions.
 
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 October: World Hunger