First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Sunday, October 21, 2018
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920

Monthly Newsletter

 
OCTOBER
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Oct 05     Guys' Camping Retreat
Oct 06     BMEN Breakfast
Oct 09     Deacon Meeting
Oct 13     Double-S Roundup
Oct 14     SS High Attendance
Oct 20     Fall Colors at the Cross
Oct 21     Pastor Appreciation Fellowship
Oct 31     Trunk or Treat
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL PROMOTIONS
-Double-S Roundup, Sat Oct 13th (click here): We're re-instituting our Fall Festival, this year kicking off a Sunday School attendance drive.  Please join us Saturday evening at 5p for an evening of fun and fellowship.  There will be food, activities, and entertainment, all with an Old-West theme.  Join the gang and bring your posse!
-High-Attendance Sunday, Sun Oct 14th: We have a number of folks who enjoy the morning service, but miss out on the small-group and discussion time offered in Sunday School.  Be thinking of who you can invite to Sunday School this week as we seek to "fill His house" (Lk 14:23).
 
BALD KNOB CROSS
Fall Colors at the Cross, Sat Oct 20th, 8a till dark - Lunch will be provided by Flamm Orchards and FBCC.  There will be games, music, photo booth, balloon animals, helicopter rides, and more.  Tickets available at: Bald Knob Cross, Rendelman's Orchards, Kiki's Coffeehouse, or see Carol Nebughr.
 
PASTOR APPRECIATION
October is pastor appreciation month and we will be celebrating it on the evening of Oct 21st after evening service.  Sandwiches, drinks, ice cream and cake will be provided.  This will be a great time of fellowship and a wonderful opportunity to show Pastor Ed and Pastor Matt how much we appreciate them and all they do for us and our church.  Cards and monetary gifts are welcome and will go toward their continuing education. 
 
TRUNK OR TREAT
October 31st beginning at 5:45, the FBCC parking lot will again be the location for our hosting of the annual Trunk Or Treat.  This is a wonderful outreach and ministry opportunity for our church.  So fill up your trunk and join us.  We will also need donations of candy that you may drop off in the church office. 
 
LIBRARY MINISTRY
We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the church library.  Many thanks to Joann Sharp for her time of service.  See Joann if you are interested.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
National packing week is Nov 12-19th.  Be considering how you can help with donations of items or your time.  There is a box in the foyer to drop off.  See Jill B with any questions.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
- Preschool - 4th grade: Hannah D and Allison S
- Jr High (5-8th grade): Jacob S and Pastor Matt
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS 
The cost is still $4/person or $15/family.  All meals include salad, drink, and dessert.
October menus:
Oct 03     Beef and Noodles
Oct 10     Tacos & Enchiladas
Oct 17     Soup & Sandwiches
Oct 24     Chicken & Dumplings
Oct 31     *Trunk or Treat
 
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 Carrie H's respectively.  Gals will be studying "Pilgrim's Progress" and the guys will be studying "Divine Impassibility: A Primer"
 
IN THE NURSERY
Oct 07     Eileen W
Oct 14     Patty C
Oct 21     Mike and Connie Y
Oct 28     Kim Staley
 
PLANNED MISSION
Mission giving for October: World Hunger