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June 7, 2021


SUNDAY MORNING HANDOUTS:  Handouts with the sermon outline and announcements are now available to pick up on Sunday mornings.  They will be in the Worship Center lobby.

VBS DESTINATION DIG (July 12-16, 9 AM - Noon):  Follow this link to register your kid(s) for one of the best weeks of the summer! It is for all kids entering Kindergarten through completed 6th grade and is completely FREE. If you would like to volunteer to serve at VBS, contact either Kimberley McElroy or Carrie Wilke.

VBS SUPPLIES NEEDED:  We are expecting A LOT of kids to attend VBS this summer and need A LOT of supplies!  A VBS Supply Wall will be set up in the hallway outside the Worship Center (close to the women’s restroom) on Sunday, June 13.  Pick an item off the Supply Wall to donate and then turn it in at the Collection Hub by Sunday, June 27.

STUDENT CHOIR MISSION TRIP: Our students have been working hard in preparation for their mission trip on June 19-26 to Bambi Lake Baptist Camp in Roscommon, MI. Please be in prayer for all the students and adult sponsors who will be going on this trip. The students will present some songs from their trip in the worship services on June 27.

PATRIOTIC SERVICE: In the worship services on Sunday, July 4, we will celebrate our freedom as Christians and as Americans. We are collecting pictures to share of our church family who have served or are serving in the armed forces to honor and thank them for their service. Please bring the picture to the church office or email it to Karen Sherman.


Our Sunday morning worship services take place at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, through Facebook and You Tube at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. We also have several Community Groups meeting in person on Sunday mornings (see below). The three entrances of the church that will be open are: the Douglas Street Worship Center doors, the main entrance under the large awning, and the door under the small canopy off of the parking lot.

Based on guidance from the CDC, Jackson County has lifted the mask mandate. Masks are no longer required at church.

Community Groups Meeting on Sunday:
Community Groups are meeting on Sunday mornings in person and via Zoom. Those groups are listed below. If you need a link for the Zoom meeting, please contact the church office and we will pass on your info to the group leader.
Meeting in person

  • Garner Class - 8:00am // ADM 139
  • Wable Class - 9:45am // AUD 243
  • Baker Class - 10:00am // Chapel
  • Birch Class - 10:00am // Choir Suite
  • Byers Class - 10:00am // Gym,  West end
  • Cottrell Class - 10:00am // AUD 046
  • Franke Class - 10:00am // the Loft
  • Rethemeyer Class - 10:00am // ADM 137
  • Shaffer Class - 10:00am // Gym, East end
  • Snowden Class - 10:00am // AUD-045
  • Voris Class - 10:00am // AUD 044
  • Henks Class - 10:15am // AUD 041
  • Pennington Class - 10:15am // ADM 139
  • 7th-12th Students - 10:00am // The Underground
  • Kids & Preschool - 10:00am // Education Building
  • Special Needs - 10:00am // Conference Room
Meeting via Zoom
  • Garner Class – 8:00am
  • Wable Class – 9:45am
  • Birch Class - 10:00am
  • Byers Class - 10:00am
  • Rethemeyer Class – 10:00am
  • Snowden Class - 10:00am
  • Henks Class – 10:15am
  • Pennington Class – 10:15am


Bible Study and Prayer: Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall or on Facebook.

First Kids & Preschool: Kids birth through 6th grade meet at 10:00am on Sunday mornings in the Education portion of our building. Check in early on the KidMin app or check in at the door. Parents, you can catch a variety of Community Groups (listed above) during this time, as well!  

Preschool Worship Care at 9 OR 11 AM: We are offering worship care for preschoolers during the 9 and 11 AM worship services! All preschoolers are welcome to stay for ONE worship care hour and our 10 AM small groups. Please contact Rachel Esely if you have any questions.

Ministry Needs

TECH HELP NEEDED:  Are you interested in technology media video and sound? We are looking for high school age and older volunteers to help operate video equipment for Sunday morning services. No experience is needed! Just an interest in using technology to share the gospel with others. If this sounds like you, please contact our Video Director, Carl Gregory.

BE A GREETER! We have a few people in place greeting those coming into the church for the 9AM service with a warm welcome, and we are so thankful! We still have a need for a few more for the early service time, and for people greeting those who come for the 11 AM service. If you would like to be a part of this team, email Tanya in the church office, or call 816-525-0700.


June 7 – John 11:25-36
June 8 – Acts 11:19-26
June 9 – Acts 18:1-11
June 10 – Romans 1:13-17
June 11 – 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
June 12 – 2 Corinthians 4:5-10
June 13 – Acts 20:17-38

First Baptist Church

Lee's Summit