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the_UPDATE – September 10, 2017

By Ryan Weiss in First Baptist Church Harvester about 1 year ago | 2957 views Link:

Welcome to the_UPDATE, your weekly source of information on everything happening at First Baptist Church Harvester!  Here’s what you need to know for the week of Sunday, September 10.


Pastor Bob preached from Jude 8–11 in the fourth message of our series “Contend: A Study of Jude.”

You can download the notes here and watch the message below.


We are hiring a new Media Manager. The person in this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of all graphic and video elements for all communication channels and venues at Harvester. If you are interested in the position, please send a resume, a graphic design portfolio, and a videography portfolio to Joey Wright.


Please join us for a Budget Forum next Sunday, September 17 in Room O-106 at 12:30 PM. This meeting will give you an opportunity to ask any questions regarding the proposed budget for the 2017–2018 fiscal year. Copies of the proposed budget will be available at the Worship Center entrances and the Information Center this Sunday morning.


If your child has recently made a decision to follow Christ and has questions about baptism, please plan to attend our Salvation and Baptism Class for Kidz next Sunday, September 17 from 10:45 AM–12:00 PM in the Chapel. Please RSVP to Yvonne by September 14 to secure your materials. This free class is designed with first through fifth graders in mind, but all ages are welcome to attend.


We have two new Life Groups launching in the next few weeks. The first will be meeting on campus on Sunday nights, and an informational meeting will be held this Sunday, September 10 in Room A-203 immediately following the second service for those interested. The second Life Group is forming in O’fallon, and the leaders will be hosting a kick-off event next Sunday, September 17 at 5:30 PM in their home. For more information about either group, please email Mag.


If you would like to help supply children at Fairmount Elementary and in Haiti with basic school supplies, please stop by the Information Center to pick up a list of needed items. There are collection bins in the Atrium to receive your donations. Thank you for your participation in this missions initiative!


If you are the mother with newborns, toddlers, or preschoolers, you are invited to connect with other mothers in our MOPS/MOMSnext ministry. Beginning September 14, MOPS will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30–11:30 AM to help mothers connect with each other and learn together. Childcare is provided for children birth to kindergarten. For more information, please contact Karen Thoma or Amy Weber. We hope to see you there!


If you are interested in learning more about Harvester or are interested in becoming a member, please plan to attend the next five sessions of the Discover Harvester Membership Class starting Sunday, September 24 at 10:45 AM in the Chapel. Please RSVP to Kim by September 21.


Our Resource Center has over 150 titles hand-selected by our staff, ranging from Discipleship to Marriage & Parenting. Stop by and browse on Sunday mornings before and after worship services.


Online giving is available! There are two ways to give online. If you would like to make a one-time payment on a Sunday morning, you can use the Online Giving Kiosk at the Information Center. If you would like to set up recurring payments or make one-time payments anytime from home, please visit, click on the “Give” tab at the top, and follow the prompts to create a new account.


Are you familiar with the RightNow Media? Our church offers free access to this library with thousands of faith- based videos that you can access on your phone, iPad, computer, or TV. To sign up for an account, please stop by the Information Center this Sunday, or email Ryan.



Life groups are a great way for you to grow in your faith. We strive to build a dynamic community of believers that is constantly sharing life together by seeking life-changing relationships with Jesus Christ as well as intimate fellowship with other believers. We do this in environments conducive to life change by lovingly accepting one another where we are, and challenging one another to take the next step of living out our faith. If you’re interested in getting plugged in to a life group, fill out a connection card at the Information Center or email Mag Somheil and we’ll get you connected.

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