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Welcome to

Weekend of May 3 & 4

Our Current Sermon Series:

Growing SMALLER

T he Paradox of Spiritual Greatness

First Baptist Church of Geneva fbcg.com


FBCG FAMILY

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WE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME to those visiting with us today! Please fill out the attached Connection Card so we can provide any information you would like to receive, and drop the card in the offering plate or at the Welcome Center. The back of the card also offers a place to share prayer requests. We would love to pray for you over any personal concerns. CHILD DEDICATION will take place on Mother’s Day weekend May 10-11, in any worship service. Plan to attend the parents’ class on Mon., May 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus Room 103. Register your child(ren) for dedication at jbauserman@fbcg.com or call Jan at 630.232.7068 x 110. FBCG SOFTBALL LEAGUE is a Co-ed league age 16 and older. Games are played on Sunday afternoons from May to August and cost is $40 per person. To register or for information contact John Soto at jandm_soto@att.net or 630.365.5217 LIBRARY avail yourself of the many great resources in our library relating to the current sermon series on marriage and the family, including the book Pastor Jeff recommends, Sacred Marriage, available at the East Campus. For info, go to fbcg.com/ library. GREETERS ARE NEEDED at the West Campus for the Saturday evening service. If you would love to welcome people to FBCG and can serve in this way, please contact Jennifer at jgomoll@fbcg.com. FBCG CAREER OPPORTUNITY! The Webmaster/Lead Information Technology Support position will provide creative design to improve fbcg.com and be responsible for the technical aspects of maintaining the site. This role will also plan, direct, and manage our Information Systems. 30 hours per week. To apply, contact Brian Griffin at bgriffin@fbcg.com or John Harper at jharper@fbcg.com. INTERESTED IN SERVING THE LORD WITH YOUR COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS AT FBCG? The Communications Team is

looking for photographers and those with writing, marketing, graphic design and special event planning skills to assist with various communications needs for the church. Contact Brian Griffin at bgriffin@fbcg.com.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

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WE WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU! Please share your concerns, requests and praises at fbcg.com/submit-a-request. If you would like to join our iPray team and share in the blessing of praying for others, please go to fbcg.com/iPray. OASIS - Grief Support for Bereaved Mothers provides a safe place for emotional support to process grief. Led by women who

have experienced the death of a child, come share your heart in an understanding environment. Oasis meets, Sun., May 4 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the West Campus Glass Room. Contact Kristy at kdesanti@fbcg.com.

FAMILIES OF MILITARY will meet Sunday, May 18, at noon in West Campus Room 103. We are a group who meets monthly to pray and support family members who are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Please join us! Please call Peggy Reese 630.208.7402 or email: pbreese1@gmail.com for more information.

WE EXTEND OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY to families that have lost loved ones this week: to the family of Geoffrey and Katheryne Clippert, on the passing of Katheryne’s father; to Greg and Kristen Unterberg on the passing of Kristen’s father, Gary Pierce, on Sun., Apr., 27. Please keep these families in your prayers. SHOWER INFORMATION visit fbcg.com/about-fbcg/fbcg for information on the following wedding showers: for Erica Padish and Kevin Conrad (son of Kevin and Mary Conrad); for Nicole Kouri (daughter of David and Donna Kouri) and Barret Von Behren.

MINISTRY NEWS

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CHILDREN Join us at fbcg.com/children for more information on Children’s Ministries at FBCG. JUNGLE SAFARI VBS for children entering grades 1-4 in the Fall is June 23-27. Information is available at the VBS tables in the lower level of each campus and at fbcg.com. Register your children and sign up to serve. Help is needed before VBS and during the week. For information contact csarros@fbcg.com. WEEKEND CHILDREN’S programming is available during all worship services at both campuses for children birth-4th grade. ADVENTURE CLUB, a midweek program for 1st-4th grades, meets on Wed. 6:30-8 p.m. Register at fbcg.com, or at the door.

STUDENTS Join us at fbcg.com/ministries/students for more information on Student Ministries at FBCG. If you have questions regarding any of our student ministries, please contact Sue Ann Egan at 630.232.7068 x 132 or saegan@fbcg.com.

ELEVATE PERFORMING ARTS YOUTH MINISTRY will present the musical “Godspell” on Sat., May 10 at 7:00 p.m. West campus. Godspell is a high energy, heartwarming musical that portrays the life of our Savior according to the gospel of Matthew. Join us for this family-friendly free show that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers. 56 MINISTRIES (5th & 6th Graders) Meets Sun. at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the West Campus Alpha Room and at 10:45 a.m. in the East Campus Room 201/202. Club 56 meets Wed. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the East Campus Student Center. SOULED OUT (7th & 8th Graders) Meets Sun. at 9:15 a.m. in West Campus Room 103, at 10:45 a.m. in West Campus Room 5 and at 10:45 a.m. in East Campus Room 201/202. D.T.P. (small groups) meets on Sun. 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the West Campus.


TREK (9th – 12th Graders) - TREK meets Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in the East Campus Student Center.

MEN Join us at fbcg.com/men for more information on Men’s Ministries at FBCG. MEN’S PRAYER GROUP meets Tuesday mornings, 6:00-7:00 a.m. in East Campus Room 204. We pray for our families, pastors, staff, church mission trips, youth events, our country’s leaders, etc. Come join us! SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays in West Campus Room 103. Bill Kabasenche is leading a study of Ephesians. Join us anytime you can for coffee and Christian fellowship.

WOMEN Join us at fbcg.com/women for information on Women’s Ministries at FBCG. WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will host two DVD driven summer study options by Lysa TerKeurst: What Happens When Women

Say Yes to God AND Made to Crave. Join us on Weds., May 14-June 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the East Campus Student Center. Register at the Women's Ministry Kiosk or at fbcg.com/womens-bible-study.

MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN are invited to our final Moms Together of the season! Lynn Dugan will present Balanced for Life: Faith, Food and Fitness. Join us on Thur., May 15 from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. at our West Campus. To register, stop by the Women's Ministries kiosk or visit www.fbcg.com/mt. DEEP WATERS BOOK GROUP invites all women to discuss Captive in Iran by Rostampour and Amirizadeh on Tue., May 20, 7 p.m. in the West Campus, Glass Room. The true story of two Iranian women imprisoned, sentenced to death, miraculously freed will encourage and challenge you. See fbcg.com/deep-waters-book-club/ for more information.

ADULT Join us at fbcg.com/adult for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. SOLA SCRIPTURA is this Sunday, May 4th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the East Campus Student Center. Pastor Jeff will be discussing Romans 7:14 - 25 and the merry-go-round of sin. FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY is a nine-week class on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning May 21 at the West Campus. Join us for the first class and check it out without obligation. For more information or to register, visit fbcg.com/ financialpeace.

SERVE THE WORLD

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MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK: Leina, Middle East Ministry, Arab Country MEN'S BIBLE STUDY join us on Sat., May 17 at 7:30 a.m. in West Campus Room 103 to hear FBCG missionary, Bryan Smith, who serves with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

CAMP IS CALLING! June 15-20. FBCG is co-hosting a week for underserved kids at the Riverwoods St. Charles campground. Needed are activity and craft volunteers, storytellers, kitchen help and more. Evening options available. High school and up. Love to have you! cpacilio@fbcg.com SAY, ‘‘OLE’ TO ENCHILADAS FOR LAZARUS HOUSE!” Volunteers are needed the second Wednesdays May through Sept to

assemble and deliver a dinner for shelter residents. Pick your day or days. Evening and afternoon prep times available. Is this you? cpacilio@fbcg.com 630.232.7068 x152.

KENTUCKY CONSTRUCTION MISSION TRIP (Oct.12 - 17) informational meeting will be Sun., May 4 at noon in the West Campus Glass Room. Contact acrawford@fbcg.com for questions or more information.

THE FOOD PANTRY needs are laundry soap and shampoo. Keep our general stock items filled by picking up a labeled grocery bag located at the donation bins, in the East Campus lobby, or the West Campus north exit. Drop off donations anytime the church campus is open.

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

QUARTERLY GIVING STATEMENTS have been emailed. We are “going green” and converting to electronic giving statements.

This week, all giving units were sent an email from FBCG with a link providing secure access to your first quarter statement. Questions should be sent to fmorris@fbcg.com. Last Week’s Giving

Apr. to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving*

vs. Budget

General Fund †

$52,271

$261,131

-$54,680

$2,436,916

-$24,670

Benevolent Fund ¥

$2,163

$18,614

N/A

$119,540

N/A

Serve the World

$2,050

$9,810

N/A

$68,146

-$231,854

Remaining Mortgage *FBCG fiscal year ends 8/31

† 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 For more financial information or alternative ways to give, see our website at fbcg.com/giving

$0 For quick online giving through our website, please feel free to use this QR code


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Sermon Notes

Upcoming Sermons Date

Sat. Night/West

Worship Café

East Sanctuary

West Campus

May 3-4

All in the Family: Growing Smaller at Home Pastor Brian Coffey

All in the Family: Growing Smaller at Home Pastor Brian Coffey- Video

The Holy Estate: Growing Smaller in Marriage Pastor Jeff Frazier

All in the Family: Growing Smaller at Home Pastor Brian Coffey

May 10-11

Like a Good Neighbor: Growing Smaller in Your Community Pastor Jeff Frazier

Like a Good Neighbor: Growing Smaller in Your Community Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

9 to 5: Growing Smaller at Work Pastor Brian Coffey

Like a Good Neighbor: Growing Smaller in Your Community Pastor Jeff Frazier

May 17-18

9 to 5: Growing Smaller at Work Pastor Brian Coffey

9 to 5: Growing Smaller at Work Pastor Brian Coffey- Video

Like a Good Neighbor: Growing Smaller in Your Community Pastor Jeff Frazier

9 to 5: Growing Smaller at Work Pastor Brian Coffey

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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FBCG Bulletin 05.04.14