August 2015

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“Called to Community” by Mark Grizzard

by judy

Thanks to everyone involved for another successful First Baptist Summer Music Festival! It was a beautiful night full of delicious food, relaxing fellowship, and terrific music. Many thanks to Sally Tiessen for her talent and passion in planning this event, and to Bobby Courtney, Carolyn Ihnken, Earl Pilgrim, Jim Russell, Judy Tellier, and the countless […]

“What Baptists Believe about Spiritual Gifts”

by judy

Back in 2011 an author named Veronica Roth, a Northwest University student, published a novel aimed at young adults entitled Divergent. This novel is set here in Illinois, specifically in Chicago after some kind of apocalyptic event has taken place. All of the ways society used to order itself have been set aside in this […]

A Note from Pastor Jim

by judy

Dear Friends, This past week our church was fortunate to be able to send seven high school girls to Quest camp in Green Lake, WI. Quest is a one week American Baptist camp experience offered to high school students. We sent more campers this year than last year thanks to some great fundraising events and […]