First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Monday, January 25, 2021
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Announcements

 
From Sunday, 1/17
This Week ... 
 
  
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Jan 30     Baby Shower - Megan Bennett
Jan 31     Baby Shower - Chelsey Null
 
 
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Women of Compassion Forum 2021, sponsored by the Baptist Children's Home will be held on Saturday, March 6th from 10a-Noon.  Join us at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon for brunch, and learn about the ministry at Baptist Children's Home.  Contact Nancy Wall at BCFS to register.
 
FINANCIAL SECRETARY
After 50 years of service, Mrs. Glenda is retiring.  If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for the position of Financial Secretary, contact Danny H. or Tom J.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Year-round giving ideas: Winter items - scarves, gloves, mittens, hats.  There is a drop-off box in the foyer and you can see Jill B with any questions.

CHURCH LIBRARY
The church is in need of a volunteer librarian.  If you can help, please see Joann S.
 
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.  
 
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. 
 
YOUTH BIBLE STUDIES
**Studies will resume in January**
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.
 
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 will resume in February, meeting weekly at 8a.  Current topic is 20 Basics of Christian Beliefs. 
 
PLANNED MISSION 
Mission giving for January: Annie Armstrong