Christmas Fellowship & Giving


FRIENDSHIP HOUSE’S CHRISTMAS TREE LANE — Please bring unwrapped Christmas gifts for box in the Warm Room. Gifts may be left through Sunday, December 16th.

THE “GIVING TREE” is in the Warm Room with the names of homeless children and their Christmas lists. Stop by and pick a name or names from the tree and purchase gifts. Please return your gifts WRAPPED WITH NAME TAG ATTACHED to the church and place it/them under the tree. Please have the gifts at the church by Friday, December 21st.

RETIRED MINISTERS & MISSIONARIES OFFERING — Through your gifts to RMMO, American Baptist churches can share in an act of grace that reminds the minsters, missionaries and widowed spouses who served so faithfully that they are remembered with love and gratitude. The offering will be taken on Sunday, December 9th

THE FBC CHRISTMAS OFFERING — This year’s Christmas Offering will divided equally among the five international missionaries supported by FBC. Please help us provide these dedicated missionaries with more resources for their work so far away. The offering will be taken on Monday, December 24th.


ABW CHRISTMAS BRUNCH — Join us on Saturday, December 8th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a brief tour of Latvia and other European coun-tries. Guests Mark and Leigh Grizzard will share highlights of their trip earlier this year. We will be collecting Baby Jesus gifts for Friendship House (diapers, bottles, clothing for infants). Guests are welcome. To reserve a seat or seats contact Carolyn Ihnken at 685-1388 or

CHRISTMAS AT FIRST BAPTIST — Please join us on Sunday, December 9th, at 6:00 p.m. as we welcome members of the community to First Baptist Church to enjoy holiday music in the Sanctuary. Refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall after the musical celebration.

FRIENDSHIP GROUP CHRISTMAS SOCIAL — Members of the group will meet at the home of Bob and Arla Klimko, 3325 W. Capitol Drive, Peoria, at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th. Please bring one white elephant gift for each person attending.

FBC FAMILY CHRISTMAS POTLUCK — Please join us Wednesday, December 19th, at 6:00 p.m. as we share good food, fellowship and music in cele-bration of the holiday season. Bring yourself, your family and a potluck dish to share. Contact Cindy Courtney at 309-231-1308 to find out the best dish to bring.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE — Please join us for a music-filled service at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th.