First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Thursday, April 18, 2019
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Monthly Newsletter

 
APRIL
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Apr 04     Youth Concert
Apr 06     Baptist Collegiates Dinner
Apr 13     River To River
Apr 19     Good Friday Service
Apr 21     Easter Service (no evening)
Apr 23     Deacon Meeting  
 
SPAGHETTI DINNER
The annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit Shawnee Hills Christian Academy, will be held Apr 5th from 3-7p at 400 S. Main in Anna.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids 4-12. 
 
BAPTIST COLLEGIATE MINISTRY DINNER
The 32nd Annual Turn-Around Dinner will be held on Saturday, Apr 6th at 5:30p.  Come and enjoy a taste of foods from OUR homeland.  RSVP to Leah at 618-201-2174. 
 
RIVER TO RIVER
FBC will have our hospitality booth in downtown Cobden on Saturday, Apr 13th.  Monetary donations are needed to purchase supplies and a new coffee maker.  Donations of bottled water also welcome.  This ministry is always a wonderful opportunity for our church to share with people from all over the United States and the world.  Contact Dean Y w/ questions or to make donations. 
 
EASTER EGG HUNT
The Easter Egg Hunt for the Children's Dept will be held on Apr 21st following the morning service.  Donations of pre-filled eggs, plastic eggs, and wrapped candy needed.  See Allison Hammer with questions. 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 16-21st.  
Family fun night will be July 21st. 
 
BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDERS
Will be going to Orange, Texas in June 2019.  If you are interested in going this year, please see Susan Y. for information you will need.  
 
TO LIVE IS CHRIST, TO DIE IS GAIN......HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE CONFERENCE
Will take place on May 3rd-5th at Eagle House Ministries.  Admission is free.  See Matt H. for questions.  Information is also on the downstairs bulletin board.  
 
COBDEN WOMEN'S CLUB
Meets on the third Friday of the month at 2pm.  All ladies are welcome.  If you have any questions, see Mary Anna W.  
 
DOOR TO DOOR MINISTRY
Meet on Mondays in the room next to the pastor's office.  See Pastor Ed or Charlie S. with questions. 
 
MEXICO MISSIONS
Dates for 2019 trips are: El Coyote - May 12-17, Puebla Orphanage - Sept 1-7.  See Brian, Sherri, or Danny if you're interested or have questions. 
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Year-round giving ideas for April: Boys shirts and socks.  Sizes 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.   There is a donation box in the foyer.  See Jill B with any questions. 
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
- Preschool - 4th grade: Allison H
- Jr High (5-8th grade): Pastor Matt
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS 
The cost is still $4/person or $15/family.  All meals include salad, drink, and dessert.
Apr. 03  Fettuccini Alfredo
Apr. 10  Tacos
Apr. 17  Spaghetti
Apr. 24  Baked Potato Bar  
 
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. 
 
NURSERY MINISTRY
Service is essential for your spiritual growth.  And we are being entrusted with some of the greatest treasures ... the precious little ones.  Be one of the cool kids and sign up today to serve in the church nursery once every other month.  Contact Charlotte to be a part. 
 
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Monday Morning study meets weekly at 8a.  Current topic is Philippians. 
 
YOUTH BIBLE STUDIES
Guys and gals studies continue Monday nights at 6p, meeting at Danny H's and the Dover's respectively.  Gals will be studying 2 John and the guys will be studying Romans.
 
IN THE NURSERY
Apr 07     Carrie H
Apr 14     Hannah F
Apr 21     Hannah D
Apr 28     Sherri L
*Volunteers needed for 2019.  See Charlotte 
 
PLANNED MISSION
Mission giving for April: Mexico Missions