309 East North St. Sidney, Ohio 45365

                                Sunday School 9:15am

                                 Sunday Worship Service 10:30am

Service Opportunities

  First Baptist Church Food Pantry


The Refresh Committee is happy to announce that the new format for collecting food for the Agape Center is now in place in the Andrew Fellowship Hall.  This is a visual pantry system in which each shelf will be labeled with the name of the non-perishable item being requested.  Once the shelf is filled with that item they will be given to the Agape Center and a new item will be requested in its place.   It is our hope that the new format will encourage more individuals to provide a blessing to more people in our community.



The Diaconate Board continues the Christmas Cards for Christ program throughout the year.  Please be on the lookout for opportunities to purchase Christmas cards.







Our February program was given by Glenda Stangel with a theme of Valentine’s Day. It was enjoyed by all attending.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Friendship Center. Joan Freidét and Linda Snider will present the program telling of their adventures traveling together. They will provide refreshments.

On April 1st, Kyna Shonkwiler (Betty Setsor-Prescott’s daughter) and Kyna’s husband, Bob will give the program on their mission trip to Kenya, Africa. We are inviting men to attend also. Bob would appreciate the company and he will have interesting things to tell about his part in the mission work. It would be nice to have a good crowd to hear them speak.

On Saturday, April 22nd, the ABW Western Association Spring Rally will be held at Lena Baptist Church. Vincent Harris, Ohio Race Track Minister, will be the speaker. He always has interesting experience to relate.

Jan Fishbaugh and Sharon Phlipot are working on the Mother-Daughter Brunch. Be on the look-out for further details.

Are you bored staying home because of the cold weather and varying illnesses? Mark your calendar and plan to attend some of our activities. We will be happy to see you there!!!

Polly McCormick, President

American Baptist Women


Polly McCormick, President

American Baptist Women

A Message from Mom’s Group

Submitted by Sara Egbert

Lucky or Blessed?


“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17


“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28


I grew up in a home where we weren’t allowed to use the word “luck.”  We weren’t lucky.  We were blessed.  Everything we had and every situation experienced wasn’t based upon luck.  It all came from God.  You see, luck favors chances and coincidences.  I’m here to tell you that there is nothing coincidental about our Almighty God!


How can things just happen by chance when we have an omnipotent heavenly Father who cares so deeply for us that he has a PLAN and a PURPOSE for our lives? When “good luck” befalls us, are we not just receiving blessings from above?  God loves us and intends to bless us as his children who have been called according to his purpose.  Blessings are just one of the many perks about having a relationship with our Father in Heaven.  It’s nothing that’s earned, and it shows no favor.  All we can do is receive the blessings when they come pouring down and rejoice!


I thank you, Heavenly Father, for all the blessings you rain upon us.  We are so undeserving of the love you pour out, but that’s just who you are.  I thank you for the plans you have for us, Lord.  You are almighty, awesome, and wonderful, and I worship your sweet name!  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Prayer Chain:
Our church prayer chain is a ministry of our church where people on the list pray for people going through a crisis. To start the prayer chain please call the church office at 937-492-4909 or contact Ellen Gates at 937-658-0464