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Welcome to

Weekend of March 16 & 17

Our Current Sermon Series:

First Baptist Church of Geneva fbcg.com


WE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME to those visiting with us today! We encourage you to fill out the attached Connection Card to check off any questions we can answer or any information you would like to receive, and drop the card in the offering plate or at the Welcome Center. For everyone, the back of the card offers a place to share prayer requests. We would love to pray for you over any personal concerns. FBCG Holy Week Schedule can be found on the back of the bulletin or at fbcg.com. Library Stop and visit our NEW Young Adult section at the west campus adult library. Geared toward 12-17 year olds, we

have many bestsellers, both fiction and non-fiction. And don’t forget our west campus children’s library on the lower level, with books, DVDs and CDs for children birth through 6th grade. www.facebook.com/firstbaptistlibrary

To beautify our worship areas during the Easter season, we are accepting donations for flowers. Fill out a form at the Welcome Desk to designate flowers as a memorial or to honor someone. With your form, give a check and write “Easter Flowers” on the memo line. Ushers Are Needed for the Saturday 5:00 p.m. worship service. If you can serve in this way, please contact Doug at dougdrayer@gmail.com or 224.595.6008.

FAITH AT HOME COMMUNION WORKSHOP led by Pastor Bruce McEvoy and Chris Sarros will be held on Monday, March 25 at the West Campus in the Omega Room, 7:00 p.m. The purpose is to prepare entire families for the significance of the bread and the cup. For more information, please contact Chris Sarros at csarros@fbcg.com.

FBCG Softball Players are seeking participants for the Geneva Park District’s church softball league. Our teams are open

to men and women age 18+. Games are Sunday afternoons from May -August. Cost: $40 per person which includes a jersey. To register, contact John Sot at jandm_soto@att.net, 630.365.5217 or Greg Unterberg at gunterberg@natrol.com, 630.761.9021.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

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Please remember your FBCG family in prayer this week: Esther Peterson, Erna Ward, Kim McCart, Jean

Gavard, Linda Koehling, Angie McKinney, Penny Welch, Peggy Emigh, Gordon Schulenberg, and Pastor Roger Crites with continuing health needs.

Thank you FBCG for the plant arrangement and prayers in honor of my mom, Vivian Herfindahl. We are blessed to be a part of a wonderful church. Bob and Jeanene Sauer Thank you FBCG for the beautiful flowers that brightened my hospital room. It was a blessing to know many were lifting me up in prayer, thank you. Patt Garda

Thank you FBCG for our beautiful baby shower! We enjoyed celebrating with you, and we are very excited to use all of our adorable baby presents. Thank you for your generous gifts! Taylor and Bailey O’Brien

Shower Information visit fbcg.com/my_fbcg for information about wedding showers for Kelly Erikson (daughter of Bob and Roseann Erikson) and Zach Tams; Julie Arvis and Adam Hendrix (son of Claudia Hendrix); Marly Eimerman and Sean Ramsey.

iPray Community Join our iPray Community. Once a week you are sent prayer requests by email so that you can help lift up the concerns, requests and praises of others from FBCG. You will also receive a monthly Prayer Builders Guide to help build your own prayer life and relationship with God. To join: fbcg.com/join-ipray or contact: ewise@fbcg.com.

MINISTRY NEWS

CHILDREN Join us at fbcg.com/children for more information on Children’s Ministries at FBCG. EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA will be on Saturday, March 23 - to register, visit fbcg.com/children. Hand in Hand Registration for the 2013-14 school year at Hand in Hand Christian Preschool, located at our East Campus, has begun. For more information visit handinhand-preschool.com.

STUDENTS Join us at fbcg.com/ministries/students for more information on Student Ministries at FBCG. SUNDAY ministries schedule for 56 Ministries (5th & 6th Graders), Souled Out (7th & 8th Graders), and Trek (9th- 12th graders) can be found at fbcg.com. TREK Milwaukee Missions meeting is Tuesday, March 19 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the East Campus Student Center. If you have questions regarding any of our ministries, please contact Sue Ann Egan at 630.232.7068 x 132 or saegan@fbcg.com.

MEN Join us at fbcg.com/men for more information on Men’s Ministries at FBCG. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is studying Genesis this year. This Bible study is intended for all levels of Bible knowledge and meets every Monday night in the East Campus Sanctuary from 6:50 – 8:45 p.m. It’s not too late to get started! Come to an introductory session on any Monday night at 6:50 to find out more or e-mail Kevin Oler at kevin.oler55@gmail.com. Men’s prayer group meets to pray Tuesday mornings, 6:00-7:00 a.m. in room 204, East Campus. We pray for our families, pastors, staff, church mission trips and youth events, our country’s leaders, etc. Come join us!

Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study meets at 7:30 a.m. in West Campus Room 103. David Prost will be teaching on the Names of God. Join us for Bible study, coffee and Christian fellowship.


WOMEN Join us at fbcg.com/women for information on Women’s Ministries at FBCG. Deep waters book group will discuss Carol Kent's book Between a Rock and a Grace Place, Tuesday., March 19, 7:00 -

9:00 p.m., West Campus Glass Room. With a son sentenced to life in prison for murder, Carol explores how we can discover God at work in seemingly insurmountable challenges. Visit fbcg.com/deep-waters-book-club for information.

Moms together welcomes Bob Goss who will present Raising Grateful Kids in a Culture of Materialism on March 21 from

9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn what mistakes we as parents might be making and how we can help change our children's attitudes. To register, stop by the Women’s Ministries kiosk, call 630-232-7068 x 137 or email jragains@fbcg.com.

Women’s Bible Studywill offer a study Here and Now...There and Then by Beth Moore on Thursdays, April 18-June 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (location TBD). This is a DVD driven lecture on the Book of Revelation with no small group component. To register stop by the Women’s Ministry kiosk or visit fbcg.com/womens-bible-study

ALCs & More Join us at fbcg.com/adult for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. Sola Scriptura is NOT meeting next Sunday, March 24.

SERVE THE WORLD

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Missionary of the Week: Emily Scatterday, Young Life, Dominican Republic. Thank God that Emily can have a brief

visit with us Sunday March 17th while she is back for a family wedding. Pray for her as she develops programs and works with adolescents to show them Jesus’ love and to lead them to salvation in Him.

Come and meet Emily Scatterday this Sunday between church services at West Campus Lobby! She would love to talk

to you. Emily is one of “our own” who felt called of God to serve in the DR after going there on several of our youth mission trips. Working with Young Life, she helps bring adolescents to Christ.

SERVANT AUCTION Are you taking a vacation in 2013? Plan a trip to the Servant Auction on April 14 to find a deal on vacation homes, safaris, and more! World Relief needs furniture for new refugees - especially kitchen tables and chairs, lamps, dressers, and end tables. World Relief

would gladly accept your donation at their Wheaton site or arrange a home pick up by calling World Relief: Subaas, our Donations Coordinator, at WRDADonations@wr.org or at 630.462.7566 x1019. Questions? Cheryl Pacilio cpacilio@fbcg.com

Another refugee family is arriving next week. Help supply an apartment with needed new and used items. A Good Neighbor Kit list of needs is available on fbcg.com under local serving or by emailing cpacilio@fbcg.com. Please leave donations at either campus in the canvas collection bins. Wanted: men and trucks for local furniture pick up and delivery to World Relief Wheaton. Will organize around your availability. Great small group project. To discuss, please contact cpacilio@fbcg.com 630.232.7068 x152 FOOD PANTRY BINS are at each campus to collect food donations. Bins will be labeled with the “needed item”. Thank you for providing food for those in need! This week’s items of the week: Paper Products (Toilet Paper/Paper Towels/Kleenex) Missions lunch March 17 from 12:00 - 1:21 p.m. West Campus; Lower Level; Alpha side. We will begin with a genuine

Indonesian lunch. Our own Jan Kotynski share about their life and work, living in the jungles of Indonesia as she and her husband do. We will have an opportunity to pray with the group for our missionaries too.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA - Help is needed monitoring rooms, serving in the kitchen, making balloon bouquets, greeting, and cleanup. Check the website fbcg.com for details. To volunteer contact Chris Sarros, 630-232-7068 X125, csarros@fbcg.com

GENEROSITY UPDATE

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“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7

Giving Envelopes Beginning this year we will be mailing giving envelopes to your home every two months. If you have not received any but would like to in the future, please sign up at the Welcome Center in the lobby where you can also pick up some generic giving envelopes to use until the next mailing arrives. Last Week’s Giving

Mar. to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving**

vs. Budget

General Fund *

$50,942

$129,454

-$12,346

$1,898,751

-$8,349

Benevolent Fund ¥ Building Fund ¤ Prepare the Way §

$7,280 $1,419 $21,907

$11,271 $2,475 $24,398

N/A N/A N/A

$152,809 $45,177 $226,657

N/A N/A N/A

$815

$2,110

N/A

$160,314

N/A

Serve the World

Remaining Mortgage * General Fund - unrestricted gifts to support our on-going ministries, staff and facilities ¥ Benevolent Fund - gifts restricted for the use of those in need in the church and community ¤ Building Fund - gifts restricted to building-related expenses such as new facility costs or major repairs to existing facilities § Prepare the Way - gifts restricted to reducing our mortgage debt For more financial information or alternative ways to give, see our website at www.fbcg.com/giving

$1,179,578

** FBCG fiscal year ends 8/31


Sermon Notes

HOLY WEEK COMMUNION SERVICES Thursday and Friday Services are Identical  Thursday, March 28 :: West Campus, 7:00 p.m.*  Friday, March 29 :: West Campus, 6:00 p.m.* – 8:00 p.m.

EASTER SERVICES West Campus

Saturday, March 30 :: 5:00 p.m.  Sunday, March 31 :: 8:00 a.m.*, 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. 

East Campus

Sunday, March 31 :: 8:00 a.m.*, 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.  Sunday, March 31 :: Worship Café :: 9:15 a.m. *These services will only have childcare for infants-4 years

Upcoming Sermons Date

Sat. Night/West

Worship Café

East Sanctuary

West Campus

March 16-17

Pierced: The Gospel of Blood Pastor Brian Coffey

Pierced: The Gospel of Blood Pastor Brian Coffey- Video

Forgiven: The Gospel of Grace Pastor Roger Crites

Pierced: The Gospel of Blood Pastor Brian Coffey

March 23-24

Forgiven: The Gospel of Grace Pastor Jeff Frazier

Forgiven: The Gospel of Grace Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

Pierced: The Gospel of Blood Pastor Brian Coffey

Forgiven: The Gospel of Grace Pastor Jeff Frazier

March 30-31

Victorious: The Gospel of Triumph Pastor Jeff Frazier

Victorious: The Gospel of Triumph Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

Victorious: The Gospel of Triumph Pastor Brian Coffey

Victorious: The Gospel of Triumph Pastor Jeff Frazier

Missed a sermon? You can view any of our past sermons on-line at fbcg.com Regular Worship Times: Saturdays at West Campus, 5:00 p.m. Sundays at East Campus, 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. (Traditional); 9:15 a.m. (Worship Café) Sundays at West Campus, 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. (Contemporary) East Campus 2300 South Street, Geneva, IL 60134 West Campus 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva, IL 60134 Church Office 232.7068 Fax 232.7092 Hand in Hand Preschool 208.4903 fbcg.com Affiliated with Converge Midwest and Converge Worldwide

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Survey for attendees of FBCG (more than 1 year) (Check all responses that apply)

1. How long have you been attending FBCG? o 1-3 years o 4-10 years o More than 10 years 2. Over the past 12 months, how many times have you invited someone to join you for a service or ministry at FBCG? o 1-3 times oMore than 3 times What ministry or events have you invited others to attend? _____________________________________ I have not personally invited anyone to FBCG o 3. Over the past 12 months, how many times have you shared/discussed your faith with someone outside FBCG? o 1-3 times oMore than 3 times o I have not intentionally shared my faith 4. What steps have you taken to connect at FBCG? I have made personal friendship connections at FBCG   o o I have joined a small group (C-Group) at FBCG o I have connected with a ministry of FBCG Which ministry or ministries? _____________________ ______________________________________________ I don’t feel very connected o 5. What steps have you taken to be equipped (to grow spiritually) at FBCG? FBCG has encouraged me to intentionally pursue o spiritual growth at home (or in my family) o Participation in a Bible study ministry (Women’s, Men’s, TEAM, Sola Scriptura, C-Group, etc) o Participation in an Adult Learning Community on Sunday o Participation in “10 Minutes with God” on-line devotional o Other o I don’t feel like I have grown much spiritually at FBCG 6. Where have you been inspired to serve through FBCG? o I served in one of the “food-pack” events o I serve in a ministry at FBCG o I served on a short-term mission team o I have not yet found a way to serve o I have served outside FBCG. Specify: ______________________________________ 7. Gender oMale oFemale   8. Age o14-18 o18-24 o24-30 o31-45 o 46-55 o56-65 oover 65 9. Life stage:

oMarried oSingle never married oDivorced oWidowed

10.  Your suggestions to help further our efforts to Reach, Connect, Equip and Serve ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________


Survey for attendees of FBCG (LESS than 1 year) (Check all responses that apply)

1. How many times have you attended FBCG? o 1 time o 2-4 times o More than 4 times 2. Over the past five years, have you attended church consistently elsewhere? o Yes

oNo

3. What drew you to try FBCG? o A personal invitation o Saw FBCG on the web or in a newspaper o Curiosity; drive by; just looking for a church home

4. What was the first FBCG event or ministry you attended? _____________________________________________ 5. What has helped you connect to FBCG? o Follow up by FBCG staff o Getting involved in a ministry program o Joining a small group o I don’t feel very connected yet

6. How has FBCG helped you grow spiritually? o Through a pastor’s preaching o Through involvement in a Bible study

(Women’s, Men’s, TEAM, Sola Scriptura, C-Group, etc.) o The “10 Minutes with God” on-line devotional o Other _______________________________________ o I don’t feel like I have grown much spiritually yet at FBCG 7. Where have you been inspired to serve? o I served in one of the “food-pack” events o I serve in a ministry at FBCG o I served on a short-term mission team o I have not yet found a way to serve 8. Gender oMale oFemale   9. Age o14-18 o18-24 o24-30 o31-45 o 46-55 o56-65 oover 65 10. Life stage:

oMarried oSingle never married oDivorced oWidowed


FBCG Bulletin 3.17.13