Welcome to First Baptist Charlestown 

Worship | Community | Discipleship | Mission 

Setember 24, 2023

We are so grateful you are joining us for worship, and our prayer is that you have a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ. Throughout our service, we have times of prayer, singing, preaching and an opportunity to respond to the gospel message. At FBC, we invite you to be yourself. We are imperfect people that have hope in a perfect God, and we want to shine the spotlight on Him. 

In order for us to connect with you, please complete the Connection Card located in the pew and please let us know if you have any prayer requests or ministry needs. At the end of service, please take it to the kiosk in the Connection Center as we have a gift for you.  Also, we have free Bibles available in the Connection Center if you need a copy of God’s Word.

Mission/Vision of First Baptist Church:  We exist to see the hope of Jesus Christ transform Charlestown by providing every person with an opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus and equipping them to grow up into maturity in Christ.   

At FBC we believe that when Christ calls us to salvation, He also calls us into community with one another to pray, apply Scripture to real life, encourage one another,  serve and share Jesus together.  We currently have the following community groups available:

Sundays at 9:30 am at FBC: 

Adults, Young Adults Group,  & Senior Adults

Sundays at 4:00 pm: Led/Hosted by Joe & Tara Koressel (off Hwy 403 in Danbury Oaks subdivision)

Sundays at 6:00 pm:  Led/Hosted by Jimmy & Catherine Walls (US 62/Bethany Road area)

Mondays at 6:00 pm:  Led by Nathaniel Hiller/Hosted by  Jerry and Gale Rutherford in Sellersburg

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at FBC:  Led by Shea & Allison Allen

Women’s Ministry :  If you have any questions or prayer needs please check with FBC Women's Ministry Team: Allison Allen, Cassie Frost, Mary Rone, Lesley Tyler, Eva Dale and Barbara Spaulding.

Download the church app to stay up to date with activities and/or use for tithing!      

Community Group Leader Lunch  October 1st: All community group leaders are invited and encouraged to attend this lunch, after morning worship. We will have a time of questions and feedback!

Prospective Members Class:  A Lunch & Learn will be held on Oct. 8th after the morning service (RSVP to the office by noon on Wed., Oct. 4th!) for anyone interested in being a member of FBC!  Classes will then continue on Sunday, Oct. 15th & Oct. 22nd at 9:30 AM!

D-NOW:  join us on October 13th-15th for D-Now!  Our guest preacher will be teaching the redemptive story from the creation narrative to the cross of Christ. I’m certain this is going to be an event you’re not going to want your student to miss.  This overnight event is $50 and, if your student brings a new friend, the friend’s cost is only $25. Please ensure your student’s money and t-shirt size is given to me by September 20th.   

Hillmer Baby Shower - TODAY with a light luncheon directly following worship service for the entire church.  Here is a link to their baby GIRL registry that you can put in the bulletin too:  https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/kaitlyn-hillmer-november-2023-sellersburg/U95BVZQC1OVD

Mission Kids/Mission Friends invites all the church to participate in Operation Christmas Child. From now to early  November, we will be collecting certain items for a 2 week period.  For the next 2 weeks, we would like you to bring in washcloth, bar of soap, band-aids!  Mission Kids/Mission Friends will then have a packing party on Wed Nov 8 to prepare the shoeboxes for sending.  For more info about what items can be donated, please pick up a brochure from the Connection Center.  


Fall Party:  evening of Saturday Oct. 7 at the Dieterlen’s home

Sign up sheet in the Connection Center.  We’ll have wiener roast, hayride to the pumpkin patch, games and fellowship.

Trunk or Treat Sunday Oct. 29 from 5—7 PM

Week of Prayer for State Missions: if you wish to give to this mission please use the offering envelopes in the pews or select "State Missions" on the Tithely app!  


Budget Giving for 09/17/2023:

Weekly giving needed to meet our budget needs:             $8,346.00

Undesignated receipts received toward budget needs:    $5,645.99

(Designated giving is available on monthly budget reports or call Sandy for any specific information).  Thank you.

Worship Attendance 9/17:  126

Serving Today 09/24:

Counters: Bill Jones, Dave Spaulding

Door Lock: Dave Spaulding

Prayer Chapel: Eva Dale

Tag Team: Allison Allen

Babies:  Rex & Valarie Masingo

Toddlers:  Tara Koressel

Preschool Praise:  Jacob & Hannah Loveland

Children’s Church:  Jill Fellows, Kylen Farmer

September Birthdays:

27  Richard Jones

28  Susan Haymon

October Birthdays:

1  James McCray

3  Alice Chapman

4  Josef Koressel

(Please contact the office at 256-3421 or office@fbctown.com if your birthday or you know of someone’s in the FBC family that’s been left off the monthly lists! Thanks!)

Activities This Week:

Wed September 27th 

6:30 PM - Mission Friends, Mission Kids,  Youth Group,  Adult Bible Study


Deacon of the Month:    Rick (Jan) Cox, (812) 989-2846