First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Friday, December 03, 2021
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Announcements

 
<Updated Wednesday, Dec 1st>
 
  
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Dec 05     Thank Christ Banquet
Dec 14     Deacon meeting
Dec 19     Sunday School Breakfast
Dec 24     Candlelight Service
Dec 29     All-church business meeting 
 
 
CHRISTMAS KIDS
Our church has been given the opportunity to bless families this year who need extra help buying Christmas presents for their kids.  Please have your gifts wrapped and with number clearly attached, submitted by Dec. 5th.  See Kim S with any questions.
 
CHRISTMAS CARD MINISTRY
The mailbox for Christmas Card distribution has been set up outside the Sanctuary.  Please have all your cards posted by Dec 19th for delivery.

BELL RINGERS
The Union County Alliance of Churches is in need of volunteers to Ring the Bells on Saturday, Dec 4th from 9a-6p at the Anna Walmart.  Contact Judy N if you're able to cover a shift.
 
THANK CHRIST BANQUET
Our annual banquet will be Sunday, Dec 5th at 5:30 in the FLC.  We invite everyone to bring their family and friends to this special evening of fellowship and food.  We gather to give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings and grace He gives us daily.  Please bring a dessert to pass - everything else will be provided.
 
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Our annual Christmas Eve service will be held at 7p on Dec 24th.
 
BIBLES NEEDED
The Bald Knob Cross gives away Bibles to anyone wanting one.  If you have a gently used Bible that you no longer use and would like to donate, see Janis Corrington or JoAnn Sharpe.
 
OFFERING ENVELOPES
The 2022 offering envelopes will soon be available in each of the adult Sunday School classrooms, and at the Welcome Desk in the Foyer.  If you wish to receive a box but did not, see Nina or Kim.  If you do receive envelopes but choose not to use them, please return them to the office.
 
GOOD NEWS CLUB
The Cobden Good News Club will be resuming on Jan 11th at the Cobden Elementary School.  See Allison H or Tom J if you're interested in helping or have questions.
 
WOMEN'S STUDY
All ladies of the church are invited to come and share in Bible study on Wednesday mornings, 9:30a.  Contact Vicki B for more info.
 
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Monday Morning study meets weekly at 8a.  Current study is selected topics from Wayne Grudem's "Systematic Theology".
 
YOUTH BIBLE STUDIES
Guys study on break until January.  See Pastor Matt with any questions.
Gals study on break until January.  See Carrie H with any questions. 
  
YOUTH PROGRAM
The Wednesday night youth program meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30.  We will be taking a break after Dec 15th, resuming Jan 12th.  See Allison H, Tom J, or Pr Ed for details.
 
CHURCH DIRECTORY
New phone number, address, or family picture?  Now's the time to update your information on the church directory app.  If you're not already a part, see Kim S to get started.
 
LOST AND FOUND
There is now a lost and found cabinet just inside the entrance to the old fellowship hall.  If you've misplaced anything, check it out.
 
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.
 
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.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TEACHING
 Dec 01     Pastor Matt
 Dec 08     Pastor Ed
 Dec 15     Tom Jones
 Dec 22     *No service*
 Dec 29     *Business Meeting*
 
NURSERY
If you can volunteer to be a part, contact Charlotte.
Schedule: 
 Dec 05     Mike and Connie Y, Sherri L
 Dec 12     Allison H, Heather C, Kim S
 Dec 19     Tiffany & Hannah F, Amy W
 Dec 26     Steve, Lisa, & Carrie H
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS
Our family meals have resumed, beginning each Wednesday at 5:30p.  Cost is still $5/person, $15/family - all inclusive.  Please arrive early so we can clear the area for the youth program by 6:30.
 Dec 01     Baked Ziti
 Dec 08     Grilled Chicken
 Dec 15     Chili and Grilled Cheese
 Dec 22/29     *No meal*