First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa
10 am every Sunday
All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays
Notes from Pastor’s desk
This is the month we all make new resolutions. Why? Is it because we feel the need to change and do better? How long did your old years resolution last? Did you accomplish them all, or part or like most of us give up on them and say maybe next year. Well it is next year now! Will you do new resolutions or try the same old ones? What if you tried something different this year?
How about no resolutions—take your focus off yourself and stop trying to improve yourself. I know we all want to be better people, the world tells us to lose weight, improve our image, be more successful, be more organized, spend more time at hard, work harder and on and on. The bookstores are full of self-help books that focus on improving us! I suggest we take our eyes off of us and look instead to Jesus. If our focus is on Jesus we will change because we are looking at the right person-Roman 8:28-39 tells us who we are in God’s sight and that’s all that matters—if we follow God’s word in the power of the Hoy Spirit God will transform us to His image as he promised in Romans: 8:29. It is not by our works lest anyone boast but by the Power of the Hoy Spirit working on and in us for His glory. So, let’s get our focus off the world, off ourselves and on to Jesus,
In Christ’s love and power
Mercy & Rick Barnes serving in Mexico
Adalia & Ray Schelliger-Gutieriz serving in Mexico
First Baptist Church is a “being and doing” church engaged in God’s missional activities with our community and in the broader world beyond.
Happenings at the First Baptist Church
We gather together Sunday Mornings at 10:00 to worship together as a family
What to expect: A relaxed, family-type atmosphere. There is no dress code.
Styles of dress from jeans and T-shirts to suits and dresses will be seen in the sanctuary.
1st Sunday of every month is Open Communion.
1st Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing
2nd Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing
3rd Sunday Evening:
“Movie Night” a movie which brings God’s messages to life. Soda and popcorn are served.
4th Sunday Evening:
“Sing-A-Long” an opportunity to sing the hymns of old and new and specials songs by individual.
Sunday school is for all ages. We meet at 9:00 am each Sunday to learn about God’s word.
A bible study, open to all, is held in Fellowship Hall on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Night Supper at 5:30 p.m.
Supper will be served for all. Music and Bible Studies to follow. Baby sitting provided as well as rides.
Our choir members meet once a week to practice songs for presentation at the Sunday Service. There is always room for more in our choir.
(Forever Young Fellowship)
Designed for young and old alike who enjoy fellowship and good food. They meet the 2nd Thursday of the month for food, fellowship and faith.
AB Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God. We meet on an alternative basis afternoon and evening. We meet the third Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM and the third Monday evening at 6:00PM. Our goal is mission minded working on White Cross and many mission projects. All women are invited to our meetings.
Family Fun Night
There are Saturday's set aside as Family Fun Night. Food, fellowship, and fun are the goals. We have had game nights, wiener roasts, pizza night, entertain the group home residents, decorating the church, Christmas Caroling and many more fun times.
Faithfully Serving God and Man. The men of the First Baptist Church meet the first Saturday of each month for breakfast. Through prayer and study we want to bring men and boys into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Our mission is service minded, serving the needs of our church and community.
Retired Ministers and Missionaries:
Disaster Aid both local
and around the word.
America for Christ Offering:
Dayton Oaks Church Camp:
World Mission Offering:
One Great Hour of Sharing.
Radio Station KJYL:.
The 1.3-million members and over 5,200 congregations of American Baptist Churches USA share with more than 42 million Baptists around the world a common tradition begun in the early 17th century. That tradition has emphasized the Lordship and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, believers’ baptism, the competency of all believers to be in direct relationship with God and to interpret Scripture, the importance of the local church, the assurance of freedom in worship and opinion, and the need to be Christ’s witnesses within society.