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Welcome to

Weekend of August 24 & 25

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. ANNUAL DAY OF CELEBRATION AND BUSINESS MEETING is Sunday, August 25. This day will include serving at the Children’s Hunger Fund food pak event, worship, our Pig-nic potluck, baptisms, and our Annual Business Meeting. Food pak shifts are at 9:00 and 10:45 at West, worship on both campuses is at normal times, and the Pig-nic is at 1:00 at West followed by baptisms at 2:30 and the annual meeting at 4:00. Four important proposals will be voted on at the meeting: nominees to the Executive Council and Nominating Committee, our budget, and our Ministry Expansion Project. For more information on the Annual Meeting, go to Please join the FBCG family in this day of service and inspiration! Library E book readers! Many of us enjoy the convenience of downloading and reading e books. But most of them aren’t FREE

like all the books and DVDs at our FBCG library. We have resources for all ages. Come check us out and make the FBCG library YOUR library.For more info on the library, go to and

MUSICIANS: Consider using your musical gifts at FBCG! Opportunities are available for singers and instrumentalists at all worship venues: Sanctuary Choir, orchestra, vocal teams, bands, and Worship Choir. For more info, contact Dee Compton ( or Angie Thomas (


Please remember your FBCG family in prayer this week: Kim McCart, Jean Gavard, Linda Koehling, Penny Welch, Kayla Juan, Bill Boggio, Mary Pat Wright, Pierce Kruse, and Robin Rix with continuing health needs.

We extend our love and sympathy to families that have lost loved ones this week: to Mary Harju on the passing of her

husband, Allen on Thursday, Aug. 15; to Paul and Cheryln Cameron and Patty Cameron on the passing of their mother, Flo on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Please keep these families in your prayers.

Renaissance Support Group for parents and caregivers of children with special needs will meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. in the West Campus Glass Room. For more information contact Alberta Crescenzo at 630.222.3659, Sally Marino at 815.508.3270, or Families of Military will meet Sunday, Sept. 8, at noon in West Campus Room 5 (lower level). 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. REWRITE YOUR EMOTIONAL SCRIPT Join this group of women on Weds starting Sept 11 from 9:30-11:00 a.m or Mons

starting Sept 16 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to work through inaccurate messages from their past in order to move forward to a place of spiritual and emotional health. Cindy Prost at

STRONGER (new women’s study) Face life challenges in practical, meaningful, and actionable ways. Find hope in fragile places, such as overload, broken relationships, and more. Join us Weds from 9:00-11:00 a.m. starting Sept 11. More info: support Register: Kristy DeSanti at SPIRITUAL JOURNEY Healing for Damaged Emotions Through the use of Biblical principles and 12-step wisdom, this women’s group will help you map out your own journey of healing and wholeness from difficult issues in your past that impact your life today. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fri, Sept 13. More info: Register: Kristy DeSanti at DIVORCECARE Looking for a warm, caring environment that can help you through the difficult season of divorce? Join us on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. starting Sept. 16. More info: Register: Kristy DeSanti at


CHILDREN Join us at for more information on Children’s Ministries at FBCG. CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES is taking a break the last 2 weekends in August and the first weekend in September in order to give our servants a rest and to prepare ministry and classrooms for the Fall. Child Care will be provided for children through age 36 months during all worship services.

SERVE OUR LOCAL WORLD by serving in Children’s Ministries at FBCG. We invite adults and youth 5th grade and older to help us “Grow God’s Kingdom” this ministry year. Stop by the kiosk next to our CASTLE in the lobby to look at needs, pick up a job description or express your interest in ministering to God’s precious little ones. JOYFUL NOISE & K’S PRAISE will not be meeting this year. A new performing arts program called Elevate will launch this Fall. NEW Elevate Youth Performing Arts Ministry: students, grades 2-12 interested in being on or off stage. No experience necessary! We will perform a Christmas musical and a spring production. Rehearsals begin Sept. 15, 4:30-5:45, west campus. Auditions for casting (no cuts) and backstage interviews Sept. 8 and 11. Questions:

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL grades 5-12 will not meet will not meet today - Sept. 1 for Family Worship Sundays. It will resumes Sept. 8.

MEN Join us at for more information on Men’s Ministries at FBCG. Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study meets at 7:30 a.m. on Sats in West Campus Room 103. Starting Sept. 7, Bill

Peterson will lead Look for Our Lord’s Appearing: An End Times Study. Join us anytime you can for coffee and Christian fellowship.

BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP (BSF) will study the book of Matthew beginning Monday, Sept. 9. BSF meets Mondays from

6:55-8:45 p.m. in the East Campus Sanctuary. Students grades 1-12 may come with their dads and do the same study at their grade level. Information at or contact Kevin Oler at

WOMEN Join us at for information on Women’s Ministries at FBCG. WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY STARTS IN TWO WEEKS!!! Hurry and save your spot by registering at the Women’s Ministries Kiosk or

Newer to FBCG? Women’s Ministries invites you to a Newcomer Brunch where you’ll meet Women’s Ministry staff, learn of opportunities to connect and get a sneak peek at upcoming programs and events. Join us at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, September 8 in Room 8, West Campus. RSVP to Jackie at 630.232.7068 x111 or by Thursday, Sept.5. Stampers & Scrappers! Join us on Friday, Sept. 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m., East Campus, Room 100, for our first Scrap Night

of the ministry year. Enjoy a night of fellowship, fun and uninterrupted work time. Bring your supplies and a friend; snacks and beverages will be provided. Contact Nancy O’Connor at 630.992.1213 or to RSVP.

A staff position, averaging 12 hrs/week for Women’s Bible Study Coordinator is available Oct. 1. Strong relational and

administrative skills required including basic event planning as well as database entry, analysis and report building. Applications are at and may be submitted through Fri., Sept. 13 Questions? Michelle Klisares 630.232.7068 x147.

COLLEGE MOMS IN PRAYER invites mothers of college-age students to join groups of 4-6 moms who meet in one another’s homes once a month (day/evening available), Sept.-May, to pray for their students. Register online at or at the Women’s Ministries Kiosk by Sept. 8. Questions? Susan Ward,

ALCs & More Join us at for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. EARLY RISERS begins Sept. 8 at 8:00 a.m. in the West Campus Alpha Room as Mike Boyle, professor at Moody Bible Institute, begins their study by sharing ways believers can help the next generation lead the Church. Their class theme for the year is “Equipping Christians to Live in the 21st Century”. LIFE BUILDERS how much do you know about the Holy Spirit's work in your life? Is He somewhat "optional," or is His work absolutely critical to your salvation and growth? Starting Sept. 8, join Life Builders (East Campus Chapel, 10:45 a.m.) as they explore the role of the Holy Spirit.


Missionary of the Week: Josh and Allie Johnson, CRU at Arizona State University; The Johnsons moved to Arizona over the summer and Josh is director of the new CRU ministry at ASU. PRAY for activities this week as CRU presents CHRIST to this huge university. Pray that the HOLY SPIRIT will give love and unity to the staff as they begin work together and that the students will be drawn to the message CRU proclaims. Pray that Satanic forces that would hinder this work will be banished. Pray for the Johnson family to keep right priorities in this busy work and be a model of a loving Christian family to the campus. Household goods needed New refugees and the homeless are moving into their own homes! Collection lists are available at the welcome desk or Questions? Cheryl Pacilio Mission Connect: On August 25 at our annual meeting you will be given the opportunity to sign up to be an encourager

for one of our missionary families. There are 31 of them. Each one deserves love and care. Please pray with your family or your small group about who you would like to encourage in the coming year. You can sign up today at the Pignic.


“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 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

August to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving*

vs. Budget

General Fund †






Benevolent Fund ¥ Building Fund ¤ Prepare the Way §

$2,202 $792 $1,497

$7,775 $3,817 $5,367


$241,569 $74,481 $303,652







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 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

August 24-25

A New Beginning: The Gospel of Repentance Pastor Jeff Frazier

About Face!: A New Gospel Assignment Pastor Brian Coffey

A New Beginning: The Gospel of Repentance Pastor Jeff Frazier

A New Beginning: The Gospel of Repentance Pastor Jeff Frazier

August 31Sept. 1

About Face!: A New Gospel Assignment Pastor Brian Coffey

A New Beginning: The Gospel of Repentance Pastor Jeff Frazier

About Face!: A New Gospel Assignment Pastor Brian Coffey

About Face!: A New Gospel Assignment Pastor Brian Coffey

Missed a sermon? You can view any of our past sermons on-line at Summer Worship Times ( June 8- September 1): 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 8.25.13 Bulletin  
FBCG 8.25.13 Bulletin  

FBCG 8.25.13 Bulletin