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St. Joseph PRC Bottle &
Item Collection

We are still collecting bottles and items for the St. Joseph Pregnancy Resource Center. There are still about 9 bottles out there from the 25 we received from the PRC. Items and bottles can be dropped off in the east hallway going into the Sanctuary. 


Asking God for Elders & Deacons

We are currently in a season of prayer asking the Lord to reveal to us who the men are that He has set apart to help lead and serve our church as Elders & Deacons. Yesterday, Pastor Ricky encouraged the church to refresh themselves of the first qualification listed in 1 Timothy 3, desire. If the Lord has laid a man on your heart that you would like to submit for consideration in either of these positions it is time to ask them if they have considered this and/or have a desire to serve in this way. We will begin taking submissions from the church body beginning in March. More details on that to come. 


Parent Night Out

We are excited to offer an opportunity for parents to enjoy a night out without having to find child care! Sign-ups coming soon! If you are interested in helping to provide the child care you can contact Katie Graves at 816-377-9390. 


What's Happening at FBC

  • February 11th - Women's Luncheon - Following Church Service 
  • February 17th - Parent Night Out - 4:30-9:30 p.m.
  • February 22nd - Gentle & Lowly Book Club - 5:30 p.m. 
  • March 21st - Thursday Night Women's Bible Study Begins - 5:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall
  • April 12-13 - Reclaming Glory Conference
  • April 28 - SJBA Semi-Annual Meeting

All women of First Baptist Church are invited to a luncheon following service this coming Sunday, February 11th at 12:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share if they would like. Contact Katie Graves with any questions. 


Partnership w/ West Platte

During the month of February we are collecting items to bless the students at West Platte in March during a mental health awareness week. We are collecting Kuerig Coffee K-Cups, hot teas, hot cocoa, and any snacks we can offer. Candies, cakes, protein packs, nuts, etc. You can drop items off in the old Secretary's Office on the back counter. If you have any questions about particular items please do not hesitate to ask! Thank you for your partnership in being a church that is for the community! 


Secret Sisters Drop-off

The Secret Sisters drop-off is located in Pastor Ricky's former Office. If you come into the Fellowship Hall it is the door to the east (left) of the pass through window to the kitchen. This table inside the office is the pick up and drop-off for those participating! 


Gentle & Lowly Book Club Meeting

All women are invited to the next book club meeting. They will be gathering to discuss the book, "Gentle & Lowly" by Dane Ortlund. There are several extra books that can be picked up at the church. Please stop by the Free Resources Table outside of Pastor Ricky's Study to get yours!

Thursday Evening Women's Bible Study

On March 21 at 5:30 all women are invited to join a 10 week study through the book of Hebrews. You can order your book from Amazon. The study will run thru May 23 and will meet in the Fellowship Hall of the church.


Click here for the Amazon link! 


Missouri Quilt Festival
Board Meeting

The Missouri Quilt Festival Board met this week to discuss this year's upcoming Quilt Festival so support the Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Join us in prayer as we work out all the details and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities!


Do you need help shoveling snow?

If so, help is on the way! If you need help shoveling your driveways or sidewalks this week or throughout the winter give Katie Graves a call at 816-377-9390 and she will get you set right up!


Coming Down the Pipeline

The Missouri Navigators are hosting a Men's Retreat at God's Mountain Camp in Rushville, MO on February 23-25. They are reaching out to area churches about helping to provide a meal. Janie West is helping us think through a menu. This may be an opportunity for us to make the meal on site! Details will be sent out soon! 


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

At our previous Family Meeting we received an update on our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. We set a goal of $1,500 and we landed around $400. It was determined that we did not meet our goal because we were focused elsewhere with the remodel and didn't promote it enough to let people know they can give to it. I admit some fault for this! So, we are going to open up our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering through the month of February. This money goes directly the International Missions Board and more information can be found by clicking here! If you would like to give toward Lottie Moon you can do so by indicating on your check memo line or giving envelope. The online giving link is above. We will send out a weekly update in the Life at First Baptist.

Light up the tree! We are just $1,100 from our $1,500 goal! Every $100 donated will give a new strand of lights to the tree. When we reach out the star will finish out the tree's decorations. 


Pastor's Pen

Brothers & Sisters, 

I do hope that you walked away encouraged by our time together yesterday. The Lord has been so incredibly faithful to us as a church. What a privilege it is to get to set aside some specific time to spend around the Lord's Table each month. God's grace is tangible in our participation together!

I want to encourage you to make special note of all that is happening around the church! As I look at the above I am so encouraged by the generosity of the church! It has been really incredible to see the idea of being a church that is "for the Kingdom and for the community" move from a concept to the culture of this church!

It is a joy to be on this mission with you!