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Welcome to

Weekend of May 24 & 25, 2014

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. SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE Beginning Sunday, June 8 we will go to ONE TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE

in the East Campus Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. We will also be combining TREK with the WORSHIP CAFE for a 10 a.m. service in the East Campus Student Center. West Campus hours remain the same.

LIBRARY CATALOG ONLINE Ever wondered if our library had a certain book or DVD? Now you can find out! Our library catalog has gone online! Go to fbcg.com/library. You can even request an item for pick up at either campus. IF YOU HAVE A GRADUATE IN YOUR HOME, either high school or college, please stop by the Welcome Desk and fill out a form for the church office. We would like to honor our graduates. WEST CAMPUS NORTH ENTRANCE CLOSING Due to the start of construction for the Growing to Serve ministry expansion project, it will be necessary to temporarily close the North Entrance to West Campus beginning May 27. We anticipate the entrance will reopen in late summer. 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. HAND IN HAND CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL is accepting preschoolers for the fall of 2014-15. For information please check our website at handinhand-preschool.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, Sunday, June 1 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the West Campus Glass Room. Contact Kristy at kdesanti@fbcg.com.

THANK YOU FBCG for the lovely floral bouquet sent in memory of my father. Thank you for your care, concern and kindness, it means more than words could ever say. Carol Migacz

SHOWER INFORMATION visit fbcg.com/about-fbcg/fbcg for information on the wedding shower 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.

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.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL begins Sunday, June 8. Grades 5 and 6 will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the West Campus Alpha Room. Grades 7 and 8 will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the West Campus Room 5. TREK (high school) is combined with the Worship Cafe at 10:00 a.m. in the East Campus Student Center.

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. SOULED OUT ADVENTURE TRIP June 6 - 9 for students entering grades 7 and 8 in September. The trip cost is $210. Registration materials are available in Sunday School and online at fbcg.com. 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. Join us anytime

for coffee and Christian fellowship.


WOMEN Join us at fbcg.com/women for information on Women’s Ministries at FBCG. SINGLE MOMS are invited to brunch on Sunday, June 1, 10:45 a.m., West Campus, Room 8 with Joan Hopley, who spent 19 years as a single mom before remarrying. Join us as Joan presents on The Five Most Important Lessons I learned as a Single Mom. RSVP to Lorene at lcoffey@fbcg.com. SENIOR SINGLE LADIES are invited to join the Forget-Me-Nots for lunch on Wed., June 4 at noon in the East Campus Canteen. Our program will feature the benefits of laughter in our lives. RSVP to Barb Harris at 630.710.4652 by Mon., June 2. KNIT TOGETHER meets Monday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the East Campus Chapel. Contact Mary Soto for more information at 630-365-5217 or jandm_soto@att.net.

ADULT Join us at fbcg.com/adult for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. LIFE BUILDERS Many of us know the story of Ruth, but what lessons is God teaching us about Himself and how we are to live as Christians? Join Life Builders for a study of the Book of Ruth at 10:45 a.m. in the East Campus Chapel. Questions? Contact Mark Wooten: mwooten777@me.com.

SERVE THE WORLD

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MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK: Michelle Munoz, International Teams, End Slavery Ministries. Pray for more opportunities to share information about human trafficking with schools. Pray for Michelle’s team as they work with non-profit this summer to bring Christ-centered healing to broken communities. This hits at the root of many causes of human trafficking.

FBCG MISSIONARY Michelle Munoz, serving with International Teams to combat human trafficking, will join us for an informational luncheon on Wednesday, May 28 at 12:15 p.m. in the East Campus Chapel. To RSVP contact Bruce at bmcevoy@fbcg.com.

PRAY FOR FBCG MISSIONARIES Leina with Middle East Ministry working in an Arab country. Pray that the Lord will protect Leina’s identity while exposing His own. Brock and Nancy Luginbill with International Teams working in Ecuador. Pray for safety of their team and that many people they encounter will come to Christ. FBCG MISSIONARIES John and Carrie Smith will be home from the mission field for seven months on June 30. They are in need of a furnished house to rent and a minivan. If you can help, contact Bruce at bmcevoy@fbcg.com.

SWIM WEAR collection for kids. New or gently used kids swimsuits needed for World Relief Aurora. Place your donation in the general collection bins at either campus. cpacilio@fbcg.com ROYAL FAMILY KIDS Spa Day volunteers are needed. Spa Day is Tuesday, June 10. Volunteers arrive around noon and stay through the afternoon. It is a great way to serve these young ladies by giving them the royal treatment. If you are interested in helping contact Leanne Gramley at leannegramley@gmail.com.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS needs lots of hands to help with the laundry after camp. If you are willing to wash and dry a bag of bedding over the weekend of June 14, please contact Ellen Patton at patton5763@sbcglobal.net

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS: Recruiting Purple Prayer Partners! Royal Family Kids is a camp for children from Kane County who have been abused or neglected. Would you be willing to write a note to and pray for one of these children? Please contact Chris Anthony at Cantstc@aol.com FAMILY MISSION TRIP TO MEXICO will be Saturday, Nov. 22 to Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. For information or to sign up email Mike Renda at michaelrenda1214@gmail.com or Alex Carley at acarley@fbcg.com.

THE FOOD PANTRY is in need of macaroni & cheese and rice. 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

Last Week’s Giving

May to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving*

vs. Budget

General Fund †

$70,736

$194,674

$7,344

$2,630,137

-$18,779

Benevolent Fund ¥

$1,895

$9,046

N/A

$129,001

N/A

Serve the World

$3,469

$8,300

N/A

$76,902

-$223,098

*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

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


FBCG CONNECTION CARD I AM INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING SERVING OPPORTUNITIES:

o Children’s Ministry - csarros@fbcg.com o 5-12 Grades - smoore@fbcg.com o Women’s Ministry - lcoffey@fbcg.com o Welcome Team - jgomoll@fbcg.com o Short Term Missions - kmccart@fbcg.com o Global Missions - bmcevoy@fbcg.com o Local Serving - cpacilio@fbcg.com o Worship Ministries - athomas@fbcg.com o Audio/Visual Ministries - jkruse@fbcg.com o Masters Hands - ewise@fbcg.com o Royal Family Kids Camp - royalfamilykids@fbcg.com o Masterpiece (disabilities) - andrea@firststepstherapy.com

PRAYER NEEDS/COMMENTS

o Confidential/Pastors Only o For the Prayer Team & FBCG Staff o I’d like to speak to a Pastor

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FINALLY.... o My contact information has changed o Please add me to the weekly email newsletter o I would like giving envelopes (you can pick up

temporary envelopes at the Welcome Center)


FBCG CONNECTION CARD Date _______________________________________ o East Campus o 9:15 am (Traditional) o 9:15 am (Worship Café) o 10:45 am o West Campus o Sat. Evening o 9:15 am o 10:45 am

ABOUT YOU Name________________________________________ Birth date: Month_________Day_______Year_______ Spouse’s Name________________________________ Birth date: Month_________Day________Year______ Address______________________________________ City, State, Zip________________________________ His Phone _____________________ o Cell o Home His Email ____________________________________ Her Phone_____________________ o Cell o Home Her Email ___________________________________ o Single o Married o Divorced o Widowed

CHILDREN LIVING AT HOME:

(PLEASE GIVE BIRTH DATES OF THOSE 18 AND UNDER) Name____________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________ Name____________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________ Name ___________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________ Name____________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________

I AM A: (CHECK APPLICABLE) o First Time Guest o Regular Attender

o Returning Guest o FBCG Member

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS: o I made a first-time decision for Christ today. o I re-committed my life to Christ today. o I would like to talk to a pastor about becoming

a Christian.

I WOULD LIKE MORE INFO (CHECK APPLICABLE) o What This Church Believes o Membership o Baptism o Children’s Ministries

o Infant-K

o 1st -4th Grade

o Student Ministries

Grade: o_ 5th-6th

o 7th-8th o 9th-12th

o Adult Ministries o College o Women o Men o Senior Adult

o Small Groups

o Adult Sunday Classes

o Support and Recovery

PLEASE SEE THE REVERSE SIDE FOR SERVING OPPORTUNITIES, PRAYER REQUESTS AND COMMENTS


Sermon Notes

Upcoming Sermons Date

Sat. Night/West

Worship Café

East Sanctuary

West Campus

May 24-25

Body Building: Growing Smaller in the Church Pastor Jeff Frazier

Body Building: Growing Smaller in the Church Pastor Jeff Frazier - Video

Unstoppable Influence: Growing Smaller in the World Pastor Brian Coffey

Body Building: Growing Smaller in the Church Pastor Jeff Frazier

May 31-June 1

Unstoppable Influence: Growing Smaller in the World Pastor Brian Coffey

Unstoppable Influence: Growing Smaller in the World Pastor Brian Coffey - Video

Body Building: Growing Smaller in the Church Pastor Jeff Frazier

Unstoppable Influence: Growing Smaller in the World Pastor Brian Coffey

June 7-8

Heartbreaking News: The Walls are Broken Down Pastor Brian Coffey

A Cry to the God of Heaven: Nehemiah’s Prayer Pastor Jeff Frazier

Heartbreaking News: The Walls are Broken Down Pastor Brian Coffey

Heartbreaking News: The Walls are Broken Down 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) Summer Worship Times ( June 8 - September 7): Saturdays at West Campus, 5:00 p.m. Sundays at East Campus, 10:00 a.m. (Traditional); 10:00 a.m. (Trek/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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