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In 2003 First Baptist Church felt the need to make a change of location in order to be more effective in ministry and meet the needs of the community....



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An update from our Area Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Liberia Charles Jones (3/11/22):

As you may already know, in response to the events unfolding in Ukraine, International Ministries sent an initial grant of $15,000 for our Ukrainian Baptist partners to help supply basic provisions like food, shelter, medicine, and hygiene items.

We thank you that your ongoing and generous response to our call for further donations has so far provided more than $52,000 in additional funding. Our thanks as well to the Christian Community Credit Union (CCCU) for giving a gift of $5,000 this week to provide Ukrainian women and children with relief.

The office of the Baptist Union of Ukraine has been relocated to Western Ukraine, nearer to the Polish border. Leaders and staff meet there three times a day—at 9:00AM, 1:00 and 5:00PM—for prayer and coordination. The Union president’s prayer request was for good coordination as they try to provide evacuation and humanitarian aid to people coming through or trapped—since bridges around major cities, including the capital Kyiv, have been strategically blown up to slow the advance of Russian convoys. This also limits escape routes for Ukrainian civilians. The Baptist Union’s six regions in Western Ukraine (out of twenty-five regions in the country) are seeking to serve over one million internally displaced people (IDPs) coming through. He asked for prayers for safe travels for the drivers and vehicles bringing IDPs from their towns and then returning with goods and supplies.

Our global servants in Hungary—Amanda and Jon GoodCarmella Jones, and Becky and Larry Stanton—are directly engaged in helping to provide relief for Ukrainian refugees. The Stantons have shared an update that you can watch below about Larry’s relief efforts with refugees at the Hungarian border, and we will continue to share updates as we have them through IM’s social media.


"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

John 13: 34-35

"Little Dresses for Africa "

sewing event scheduled 
for October 15, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
bring a sack lunch 
for more information contact
Madonna Raiche
815-592-2534 or
FBC Office 815-932-2214


Building Relationships, Building Disciples, Building Community

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