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Welcome to

Weekend of May 18 & 19

Our Current Sermon Series:

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” - Joshua 24:15 First Baptist Church of Geneva

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. For all, back of the card also offers a place to share prayer requests. We would love to pray for you over any personal concerns. Library Our library Facebook page would love for you to visit! (You don’t need a Facebook account to access.) The library regularly adds new items, many of which are highlighted on the Facebook page. Scroll through the page and find a book, DVD or book on CD that looks interesting; then stop at the library and check it out.

Graduates If you have a graduate in your home, either high school or college , please stop by the Welcome Center and fill out a form for the church office. We would like to honor our graduates on the Website.

Welcome New Members We are pleased to welcome into membership the following new members: Autumn Burns, Eric Cress, Don and Doris Eageny, Jim and Barbara Frost, Ken and Sally Marino, Mark and Wendy Wooten. If you recognize any of these people, please congratulate them.


Please remember your FBCG family in prayer this week: Kim McCart, Jean Gavard, Linda Koehling, Penny

Welch, Peggy Emigh, Gordon Schulenburg, Bill Boggio, Mary Pat Wright, and Pastor Roger Crites with continuing health needs.

We extend our love and sympathy to families that have lost loved ones this week: to David and Lynne Hicks on the passing of Lynne’s father, Rev. Ron Windsor on Friday, May 10; to Mike and Patty VanLehn on the passing of their granddaughter. Please keep these families in your prayers. Thank you FBCG for your cards, prayers and beautiful plant in expression of sympathy to my mother’s passing away. We truly appreciate your support at this time. Kathy and Norm Rick Thank you FBCG to all of those who helped to make our wedding shower such a blessed event. Your love and support made for a beautiful shower. Thank you. Marly Eimerman Wedding Invitation Byron and Jackie Ragains invite the congregation of FBCG to the marriage of their son, Clark Ragains, to Sara Hansen at the East Campus June 1, 3:00 p.m. Wedding Invitation Ralph and Amy Eimerman invite the congregation of FBCG to the marriage of their daughter, Marly Eimerman, to Sean Ramsey, son John and Ann Ramsey at the East Campus June 9, 2:00 p.m.

Families of Military will meet Sunday, May 19, 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: for more information. 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. To join: or


CHILDREN Join us at for more information on Children’s Ministries at FBCG. KINGDOM ROCK, this year’s VBS for 1st-4th grade (as of Fall 2013), will take place at the West Campus June 24-28, from 9:00 am-12 pm. Preschool VBS and child care are provided for children whose parents serve. VBS REGISTRATION for children entering 1st - 4th grades in the Fall of 2013 begins today in the lower level of both campuses. VBS SERVANTS ARE NEEDED the week of June 24-28 in a variety of capacities including guides, drama, crafts, games and preschool. Not here June 24-28? A big need we have this year is for sets and props that need to be done ahead of time - a great project for a group of friends! Contact Chris Sarros,, or sign up on the lower level at the West Campus.

IMPORTANT VBS DATES Guide Meeting for adult and youth guides is Tuesday, June 4, from 7-8:30 at the West Campus. Supper Sing for all adult and youth VBS staff is Tuesday, June 11, from 6:30 - 8:30 at the West Campus.

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

TREK Summer Challenge Trip Registration is now available for our bi-annual Houseboat Trip, July 28 - August 2, to

Bulls Shoals Lake, Arkansas. This trip is for incoming 9th - 12th graders. Cost is $495 and registration materials are available in TREK and also online at

Jr. High Summer Adventure Trip : To kick off the summer, Souled Out students, incoming 7th and 8th graders, are

going on an Adventure Weekend to Expeditions Unlimited in Baraboo, Wisconsin! Students leave June 14 and return June 17. The trip cost is $210. Sign up before June 2 for $195. Informational fliers are available in Souled Out and online at

MEN Join us at for more information on Men’s Ministries at FBCG. 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. Join us for Bible study, coffee, and Christian fellowship.

WOMEN Join us at for information on Women’s Ministries at FBCG. Deep Waters Book Group invites women to discuss Joel Rosenberg's book Implosion, Tuesday., May 21, 7 - 8 p.m., West Campus Glass Room. In the midst of financial turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, and myriad other daunting challenges, many wonder what the future holds for this once-great nation.

Women's Prayer Group will meet on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the East Campus lobby. Join us in praying for the church staff and ministries, specific needs of the church body and personal requests shared by those who participate. Questions? Call Betty at 630.208.9728. SINGLE MOMS of all ages are invited to brunch on Sunday, June 2, 9:15 a.m., West Campus, Room 8. Linda Strohschein, of Strohschein Law Group, will present on What to Consider When Making Important Legal Decisions Now and in the Future. We’ll also have some give-aways as we wrap up the year! RSVP by May 30 to All Senior Single Ladies are invited to join the Forget-Me-Nots for lunch on Wednesday, June 5 at Noon in the East Campus Canteen. Come listen as Trish Burns from the Butterfly House in Geneva give us an in depth look into the beautiful world of butterflies. RSVP by Monday, June 3 to Barb Harris at 630.710.4652.

ALCs & More Join us at for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. Sola Scriptura is meeting this Sun., May 19, 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.

Built to Last invites you to hear our Director of Children’s Ministry, Chris Sarros, present “Spiritual Formation of Children” on May 19 and Jun. 2. Built to Last is for young married couples in their 20s-30s, whether newly married or starting a family. The group meets at 10:45 a.m. in West Campus Room 103.


Missionary of the Week: Matt and Michelle Harrison, Young Life, Lexington, Kentucky; Pray that many lost kids will come to know Christ this summer through our summer camp trips. Pray for the 2 new full-time staff that will start later this summer, that they get to know students quickly. Royal Family Kids Spa Day volunteers are needed. Spa Day is Tuesday, June 11. 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 please contact Leanne Gramley at 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 14th, please contact Ellen Patton at Mexico Family Mission Trip There are preliminary plans for a mission trip to Mexico over Thanksgiving break (Nov.2330, 2013). The approximate cost is $1600/person. If you are interested and want more details contact Pastor Bruce McEvoy at Lazarus House shelter meal makers needed. Second Wed. of the month May-Sept. Everything’s provided but you!

Families, small groups or individuals welcome to pitch in when schedules allow. Ingredients and recipe provided to create and deliver enchiladas from our FBCG kitchen. Contact Cheryl Pacilio 630.232.7068 x152.

Pack the Truck Collection coming soon! Wayside Cross Ministries invites you to donate used clothing and household

goods to support their mission. Trucks parked at both campuses the weekend of May 25, 26 after all services. For more information or to volunteer to help lift and load, 630.232.7068 x152.


“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. 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 Eric Harris at the church office or at Last Week’s Giving

May to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving*

vs. Budget

General Fund †






Benevolent Fund ¥ Building Fund ¤ Prepare the Way §

$3,603 $2,936 $2,203

$8,304 $4,558 $5,345


$189,799 $59,036 $260,837


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


Sermon Notes

Upcoming Sermons Date

Sat. Night/West

Worship Café

East Sanctuary

West Campus

May 18-19

Holy Estate Pastor Jeff Frazier

Holy Estate Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

All in the Family Pastor Brian Coffey

Holy Estate Pastor Jeff Frazier

May 25-26

Money Matters Pastor Brian Coffey

Money Matters Pastor Brian Coffey- Video

Family Feud Pastor Jeff Frazier

Money Matters Pastor Brian Coffey

June 1-2

Family Feud Pastor Jeff Frazier

Family Feud Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

Money Matters Pastor Brian Coffey

Family Feud Pastor Jeff Frazier

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) Summer Worship Times ( June 8- September 8): 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 a.m. & 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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FBCG Bulletin 5.19.13  

FBCG Bulletin 5.19.13