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Welcome to

Weekend of May 4 & 5

Our Current Sermon Series:

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 Home Run, Let. It. Go., Idol Lies, Deception, Life Together, Anything, Lethal Legacy... Sound interesting? These are just a few of the many fiction and non-fiction titles we have available in our east and wes campus libraries. Check one out today! (You don’t need a facebook account to access!) Child Dedication will take place on Mother’s Day weekend May 11-12, in any worship service. Plan to attend the parents’ class on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus Glass Room. Register your child(ren) for dedication at jbauserman@ or call Jan at 630.232.7068 x110.


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

McKinney, Penny Welch, Peggy Emigh, Gordon Schulenburg, Bill Boggio, and Pastor Roger Crites with continuing health needs.

We extend our love and sympathy to the family Rosalind Pelman on the passing of Rosalind’s husband, Francis, on Tuesday, April 30. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Shower Information visit for information about wedding showers for Janae Ketterling (daughter of Pam Ketterling) and Andrew Griffiths; Stacy Denison and Brad Snell (son of Rod and Kris Snell). Thank you FBCG for the beautiful flowers. They are a cheerful reminder that we have a church family who cares. We appreciate your prayers and encouragement during my recovery. Robin Rix Renaissance Support Group for parents of special needs will meet Tuesday, May 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the West

Campus Glass Room.

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, will take place at the West Campus June 24-28, from 9:00 am-12 pm. Sign up to serve in the lower level at the West Campus, or by emailing Chris Sarros at Preschool VBS and child care is provided for children whose parents serve. 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

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. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) meets every Monday night from 6:50 to 8:45 p.m and is intended for all levels of Bible knowledge. Starting in September, they will be studying Matthew. To ensure a place in next fall’s study join us as we wrap up our current study of Genesis on May 6 or 13 at 6:50 p.m. in the East Campus Sanctuary.

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. Women's Prayer Group will meet on Thursday, May 9 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.

Stampers & Scrappers! Join us on Friday, May 10, 6:00-11:30 p.m., East Campus, Room 100, for a night of fellowship, fun and uninterrupted work time. Bring your supplies and a friend; snacks and beverages will be provided. Contact Nancy at 630.992.1213 or to RSVP. Women’s Bible Study is offering a summer study by Margaret Feinberg, “Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God,” to begin on Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the East Campus Student Center. To get more information and to register, visit the Women’s Ministry Kiosk or our website at

Moms together invites mothers of young children to join us on Thursday, May 16 from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Barb Wilson,

author of the Wife of Noble Character Bible study will present The Cinderella Syndrome: Rethinking our Marital Expectations. To register, stop by the Women’s Ministries kiosk, call 630.232.7068 x137 or email 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.

ALCs & More Join us at for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. Sola Scriptura is meeting next Sun., May 5, 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: Gideon & Funmi Para -Mallam, IFES (Intervarsity), Nigeria; Director of IFES over 24

nations in Africa. Pray for strength, wisdom, and health as Gideon works with national leaders encouraging their ministries. The battle for the soul of Africa is assuming a new dangerous dimension. Pray that the IFES workers will engage in this spiritual warfare on their knees and act with uncommon courage in standing and declaring GOD’s truth.

Royal Family Kids support camp through Feets of Strength 5k Run/Walk for Child Abuse Awareness Saturday, May 11 events includes a 5k Run/Walk, a Youth Mile Run, a Little Feets Dash, live music, free massages, and much more! Visit or contact Annie Smith at

Royal Family Kids A few volunteers are still needed to help with Feets of Strength 5k run the morning of Saturday, May 11. All proceeds benefit Royal Family Kids Camp. If you can help, please contact Carol Weber 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.

Austria Applications Greatly needed: godly men to help minister to young male refugees seeking asylum in Austria

Sept. 13-28. For more information, Call Tom/Sue Tristano (630.267.3932). Applications are due in the church office by Monday, May 6. 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 contacting Cheryl Pacilio at

Chandelier cleaning: Ever wonder how the chandeliers at East Campus get cleaned? Join a group of both men and women volunteers on Saturday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. for a few hours of easy work, fellowship and refreshment. Come when you can and leave when you must.

FOOD Drive The Senior High Class is hosting a food drive the weekend of May 4-5th to restock our food pantry. Please place your donated items behind your car during church services. Items will be picked up during all services. For a list of items, please see


“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

Apr. to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving*

vs. Budget

General Fund †






Benevolent Fund ¥ Building Fund ¤ Prepare the Way §

$3,284 $1,436 $3,031

$18,595 $5,771 $18,861


$181,495 $54,478 $255,492







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 4-5

Irresistible Impact Pastor Jeff Frazier

Irresistible Impact Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

Irresistible Impact Pastor Brian Coffey

Irresistible Impact Pastor Jeff Frazier

May 11-12

All in the Family Pastor Brian Coffey

All in the Family Pastor Brian Coffey- Video

Holy Estate Pastor Jeff Frazier

All in the Family Pastor Brian Coffey

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

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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FBCG 5.5.13 Bulletin  

FBCG 5.5.13 Bulletin

FBCG 5.5.13 Bulletin  

FBCG 5.5.13 Bulletin