Please join us for Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. on May 29, the Rev. Dr. Quentin Madden will present his sermon “Welcome Home” based on the text Ruth 1:1-18 and 4:13-22. You may come to the in-person service or view the livestream on Facebook or listen to the broadcast in the church parking lot on 88.9 FM.

Now that school is out the Clay County Youth Food Program activities move to the Save-A-Lot parking lot beginning Sunday, June 5. They will pack every other week at 2 p.m. The program will move back to the church when school resumes in August.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) has been scheduled for June 8-10, 5:30-8 p.m. The theme is “Kookaburra Coast.” Dinner will be served each evening and the puppets will be back by popular demand. VBS is designed for children from kindergarten through 5th grade. Older kids are invited to help with games, crafts, and songs. See Sarah Goda for more information, to volunteer, or to preregister a child. Volunteers should plan to attend an informational meeting immediately following church on June 5.

The Children’s Clothes Closet is in need of volunteers to help sort clothes and fill requests from the community. If you are interested, see Janet Emmert. The Closet provides gently used clothing for newborns to high school seniors. Please call the church office to arrange a donation drop off or pickup time if you are in need of clothes. Leave a message with your phone number and a volunteer will call back.

You are invited to join us at the following weekly services: Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Worship service follows at 10:30 a.m. with Nursery and KidMo offered for children through the 5th grade. On Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Choir Practice is held in the sanctuary; On Thursday a Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held at Sara Jane’s Restaurant at 9 a.m.; Elementary age Bible study, Youth Group (for middle and high schoolers), and Adult Bible Study each start at 7 p.m.

First Baptist Church is located at 413 S. Walnut Street. The church phone number is (812) 448-8112. Follow us on Facebook or the church website at The Rev. Dr. Quentin Madden’s telephone number is (314) 910-7224 and his email is

Sunday Worship

Sunday worship is back in session.

Worship will still be provided online through our Facebook page (, especially for persons who should stay home: people over 65, those in poor health, people not feeling well, and young children (who are also susceptible to the virus). If you fall into one of these categories, please stay home and worship online.

Youth Collection for "Operation: Christmas Child"

All year long our Youth are collecting items for "Operation: Christmas Child" to fill shoeboxes for children around the world who might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift. You may want to continue to buy those items as you shop (do not make a special trip for this), store them, and then bring them to the church when we can be together again. For the month of April, it is suggested that we gather crafts for children ages 2-14, items such as play dough, water colors, stickers, chalk, and puzzles.

Clay Youth Food Program

This outreach is supported by the generosity of multiple individuals, community organizations, local businesses, and area churches. We are funded through donations made to the Clay County YMCA.

During the school year, food is packed and sent home with children for weekends and school breaks. Throughout the summer, the volunteers involved in this program prepare and deliver lunches every weekday during the month of June to children in Clay County. In July, they make two deliveries of two weeks worth of shelf-stable food and water to the families. Monetary donations can be sent to:

Clay Co. YMCA

225 E. Kruzan St.

Brazil, IN 47834

** please mark the memo with "Youth Food Delivery Program"

Phone: (812) 442-6761 e-mail:

Food donations can also be taken to the Clay Co. YMCA for the program.

For more information please visit:

Clay Youth Food Delivery Facebook Page

Union Hospital E-cards

Union Hospital now has online cards which may be sent to patients. If you know someone in the hospital, fill out the form and a volunteer will deliver the card.

This is a nice way to let someone know you are thinking of them if you are unable to visit. The link is available here:

For more information please visit our Facebook page at: First Baptist Church Brazil