News and Updates

Tribute to Sherry Parkhill McKee


Brown Bag Ministry Needs Support Year Round

The Brown Bag ministry provides non-perishable food to Benton school children who may not have enough to eat at home over the weekend.

Your donations to the Brown Bag ministry enable us to continue to meet the needs of these children. If you would like to contribute, donations can be sent to First Baptist Church, 201 S. Main, Benton, IL 62812. Please make check payable to FBC Brown Bag.

“Jesus Calling” Ministry

The “Jesus Calling” ministry was established in memory of Linda Lawson, a faithful member of FBC for many years. Through this ministry, the Jesus Calling book is made available to anyone who wants this daily devotional. Donations to support the ministry can be made to FBC–Jesus Calling.

 Save Labels for Kids

Please continue to save Campbell Soup barcodes and box top labels to go toward continuing education material for our Benton Grade Schools. What we collect will be given to students to share with their class. The class that collects the most barcodes and labels wins a pizza party.

Loose Change Can Have BIG Impact

The “Say No to Worms” ministry buys de-worming pills for school children in Nicaragua. This pill, which costs just 2 cents, fights the worm parasite which is found in bad water. Without this preventive medicine, children can waste away. When you drop your loose change in the Say No to Worms jar located in the front corner of the sanctuary, you are making a huge difference in the lives of children.

Please consider gathering up your pocket change and dropping it in the Worm jar on Sunday mornings. You’ll be helping the Lucy Helm Mission Circle help others!

Update FBC in Your Address Book

We are no longer using a post office box.  When sending postal mail please send to:
First Baptist Church
201 S. Main
Benton, IL 62812

Are You In?

Are you “in” our new One Call Now system? Just fill out the contact card in The Herald and turn it in to the church office or during the offering. You will be notified of special events, meetings, cancellations, and prayer concerns at the phone number(s) you list. Sign up today

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