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Welcome to

Weekend of November 16 & 17

Our Current Sermon Series:

First Baptist Church of Geneva

COMMITMENT WEEKEND IS HERE God is inviting each of us to participate in His on-going story by prayerfully making a

commitment to the expansion project. Your church leadership has gone first, and 100% have committed to participating. It will be a special time of worship and thanksgiving as we celebrate God’s goodness together. If you are unable to give this weekend, you may offer your commitment by sending the card to the church office or by placing it in an offering plate at a future service.

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. FBCG MEMBERSHIP CLASS Sunday, November 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m., West Campus in Room 103. Plan to attend if you are interested in joining FBCG, whether you are newer to the church, or a long-time attender but haven’t taken the step of membership. Call the church office to register, 630.232.7068, or email A SERVICE OF BAPTISM will be November 23-24. Register at 630.232.7068 or email Plan to attend a baptism meeting Monday Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus Alpha Room. CHILD DEDICATION will take place on Nov. 23-24, in any worship service. Plan to attend the parents’ class on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus Room 5. Register your child(ren) for dedication with an email to Jan at jbauserman@ or call Jan at 630.232.7068 x110. THE GOLDEN FELLOWSHIP CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON is Saturday, Dec. 7 at Noon in the East Campus Chapel. Please join us as we celebrate warm family memories and the birth of our Lord Jesus. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Barb Harris at 630.710.4652.

SAVE THE DATE! January 18, 2014 is the date for the annual Empty Nesters Progressive Dinner. More details to come. EAST CAMPUS ROOF BEING REPLACED--as part of our long-term maintenance program, work to replace the roof on the

East campus will occur in late November and early December. This is not a part of our Growing to Serve project. The need for replacement has been anticipated, and the funds have been budgeted.

LIBRARY Feed your mind by checking out one of these titles recommended by some of our pastors: “When Helping Hurts” by Corbett, “Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Plan for the World” by Keller, or “The Intolerance of Tolerance” by Carson. For more library info, go to and SNOW CAMP is a retreat at Honey Rock Camp in Wisconsin held over President’s Day weekend. This weekend of fellowship, worship and devotions also includes activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding. The cost is about $165 per adult and $83 per child (under 11) with 8 meals. Joe Guevara at 708.692.7186 or



Welch, Kayla Juan, Bill Boggio, Mary Pat Wright, Lori O’Connor, Bill Peterson, Lindsay Maughan, and Robin Rix with continuing health needs.


CHILDREN Join us at for more information on Children’s Ministries at FBCG. WEEKEND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING is available during all worship services at both campuses for children birth-4th grade. ADVENTURE CLUB, our midweek program for 1st - 4th grades, meets on Weds from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Register online, or at the door. SAVE THE DATE Friday, January 3, 6;00-8:00 p.m. for a Family Connection Night over Christmas break. Details to follow.

STUDENTS Join us at 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

56 MINISTRIES (5th & 6th Graders) 9:15 & 10:45 West Campus Alpha Room and 10:45 East Campus Room 201/202. Club 56- Weds. at the East Campus Student Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Register at or in the Student Ministries office.

SOULED OUT (7th & 8th Graders) 9:15 West Campus Room 103; 10:45 West Campus Room 5; 10:45 East Campus Room 201/202. DTP - Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. at West Campus.

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

MEN Join us at for more information on Men’s Ministries at FBCG. RAISING A MODERN-DAY KNIGHT is a study of strategic fatherhood ideal for Dads who have sons age 7 and up. Please join us for six Saturday sessions beginning Nov. 16 through Dec. 21 at West in the Alpha Room from 7:30 to 8:45 AM. For more information, please contact Dave Prost 630.466.0992,

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. on Saturdays in West Campus Room 103. Bill Peterson will lead Look for Our Lord’s Appearing: An End Times Study. Join us anytime you can for coffee and Christian fellowship.

WOMEN Join us at for information on Women’s Ministries at FBCG. DEEP WATERS BOOK GROUP invites women to a discussion of Praying for Strangers by River Jordan on November 19th, 7:00 p.m. at the West Campus Glass Room. Jordan resolves to pray for a stranger a day and she recounts the extraordinary results. See for more information.

MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN are invited to Moms Together as Sue Heimer presents When You Feel Like Screaming! Join us on Thur., Nov. 21 from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. at the West Campus. To register, stop by the Women's Ministries kiosk or visit WOMEN’S PRAYER GROUP will meet Thursday, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 and 19. Join us in the East Campus lobby at 1:00 pray for the church staff, FBCG ministries and specific needs of the church body. Questions? Contact Betty at COUPLES EVENT – SAVE THE DATE! Join Pastor Brian and Lorene Coffey on Saturday, January 11 at 7:00p.m, as they draw on their 28 years of marriage and ministry together to create an evening of laughter and learning designed to encourage your marriage. Special guests, Jeff and Lora Helton (Lorene’s twin sister) will be joining the Coffeys this year.

ADULT Join us at for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. SOLA SCRIPTURA is meeting this Sun., Nov. 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the East Campus Student Center! Whether you have been attending Sola Scriptura regularly, or you are a first time guest, Pastor Jeff Frazier welcomes you to join us in our study of the book of Romans.


MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK: Pray for the lady we call Leina who is the wife of a pastor and serves in a Muslim country in the Middle East. She runs a creative arts media center for teenagers and is limited as to how vocal she can be about her faith. Parents are drawn to her love for their children and seek to know “what makes her tick.” Pray that she will share her faith with those who are truly seeking the Lord and have the wisdom to know who might be trying to expose her as one who “proselytizes.” Pray that the Lord will protect Leina’s identity while exposing His own. TASTE OF TURKEY LUNCH today, Nov. 17 at 12 noon in the West Campus Alpha Room features reports on FBCG's recent short-term mission trip to eastern Turkey.

CHILDCARE VOLUNTEER needed for refugee kids - 2 hours Thursdays 12-2. Can you help? Ruth Nelson 630.917.6150 TIS THE SEASON to show your love for neighbor with generosity and service. Contact Cheryl Pacilio 630.232.7068 x152 for options.

MEN: The Men's Mexico trip is still available for men and their sons. If you are interested in more details, please call 630.232.7068 or email Bruce ( or Kim ( We would love to hear from you this week! 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! Items of the week: Diapers size 4 & 5 and Canned Fruit


“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

SENIORS If you are at least 70 ½ years of age, did you know you can make a charitable deduction to FBCG directly from your IRA, have it count toward your required withdrawals from your IRA, and save taxes even if you don’t itemize? For more information contact Fred Morris at

GIVING ENVELOPES If you would like weekly giving envelopes, please sign up at the Welcome Center in the lobby and they will be mailed to your home every two months. You can also pick up some generic giving envelopes if you are not a weekly donor. Last Week’s Giving

Nov. to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving*

vs. Budget

General Fund †






Benevolent Fund ¥ Building Fund ¤ Prepare the Way §

$2,387 $1,804 $1,008

$7,395 $4,100 $3,474


$31,505 $16,145 $22,626







Serve the World

Remaining Mortgage *FBCG fiscal year ends 8/31 **Giving towards 2013 goal of $250,000

† 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

$838,848 For quick online giving through our website, please feel free to use this QR code

Sermon Notes

Upcoming Sermons Date

Sat. Night/West

Worship Café

East Sanctuary

West Campus

Nov. 16-17

Eternal Value: The Secret of the Hidden Treasure Pastor Brian Coffey

Eternal Value: The Secret of the Hidden Treasure Pastor Brian Coffey- Video

The Hope of Salvation: The Secret of the Weeds Pastor Jeff Frazier

Eternal Value: The Secret of the Hidden Treasure Pastor Brian Coffey

Nov. 23-24

Growing in Gratitude

Growing in Gratitude

Growing in Gratitude

Growing in Gratitude

Nov. 30-Dec 1

A Lexus in the Driveway: The Gift is Extravagant Pastor Brian Coffey

A Lexus in the Driveway: The Gift is Extravagant Pastor Brian Coffey

Do You See What I See? The Gift is Surprising Pastor Jeff Frazier

A Lexus in the Driveway: The Gift is Extravagant Pastor Brian Coffey

Missed a sermon? You can view any of our past sermons on-line at 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 Affiliated with Converge Midwest and Converge Worldwide

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11.17.13 FBCG Bulletin  

11.17.13 FBCG Bulletin