First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Monthly Newsletter

 
SEPTEMBER
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sept 24     Benefit Watch Party (Mexico)
Oct  04     Homecoming/Pastor Appreciation Event 
 
 
MEN'S FISH FRY
The annual CCBA Men's Fish Fry will be held on Sept. 12th at the Barn Event Center in Anna.  Guest speaker will Be Ken Wilson.  Evening starts at 3 with fellowship (horsesheoes, cornhole, and more), followed by meal at 5.
 
BENEFIT WATCH PARTY (MEXICO)
Living Hope International is hosting a global watch party on Sept. 24th.  FBCC will be celebrating that evening with a dinner and the video program.  Reservations required - contact Kim.  Come share the evening with the beautiful children we support through Mexico Missions.
 
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.
 
CARMI FALL FESTIVAL
The annual Fall Festival has been cancelled this year.  An online quilt auction will be held from Sept 9th-19th.  See their Facebook page or website: www.bchfs.com
 
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".
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
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. 
 
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.
 
PLANNED MISSION 
Mission giving for September: State Missions