July 2019 newsletter


July 2019

Wednesdays in July

5:30 p Fellowship Meal

6:30 p Prayer Meeting & JAM

Sundays in July

9:30 a Sunday School

10:45 a Worship Service

5:00 - 7:00 p Apex Jr High

5:00 - 7:00 p Higher Ground Youth

Wednesday, July 3

7:30 p Board Meetings

Thursday, July 4

Happy 4th of July

July 8 - 12

Youth Fuge Mission Camp

Thursday, July 11

8:00 a Men’s Breakfast

Thursday, July 18

6:30 - 8:30 p Worship Team


Sunday, July 28

2:00 p Nursing Home Ministry


2 Thea Kamplain

Ben Miller

4 Eli, Emma, Ethan Newlin

14 Dr Bob & Eloise Hoagland

19 Tyler & Cyndi Rehmel

20 Dori Sheese

22 Jed & Brooke Kamplain

23 Angie Lowe

26 Monte & Angie Newlin

27 Josiah Reid

28 Mike & Marilyn Ferguson

A note from the Pastor

As a middle and high schooler,

I went to summer camp every

single year with my youth

group. Some of my best

memories are from camps.

And some of the most influential

decisions I made were at

summer camp. As a matter of

fact, a decision I made at

summer camp led to me

eventually being the pastor of

First Baptist Church in

Robinson, Illinois!

Between my sophomore and

junior year of high school, I

attended summer camp in

Tennessee. My youth pastor

had prayed for me and

encouraged me to look into

ministry as a career. I had my

heart set on being a doctor at

the time. Or a professional

golfer. (I’m still holding out

hope on the latter.) While we

were there, the Lord

impressed on my heart to

surrender to youth ministry.

That one decision shaped so

much of my future. Because I

was called into ministry, my

college choice was effected. I

attended Boyce College in

Louisville, KY and majored in

youth ministry. While I was

there, I met another youth

ministry major named

Hannah Batcheller. We fell in

love and were married within

a year of dating.

We served God in youth

ministry and eventually in

pastoral ministry to various

cities and states. Her hometown

of Robinson, IL was

always a home away from

home. Little did we know, in

October of 2014, God would

call us to serve at First Baptist

Church and make Robinson

our permanent home.

Now imagine if I hadn’t gone

to camp. I may never have

surrendered to ministry. I

wouldn’t have gone to Boyce

College. Imagine if I hadn’t

majored in youth ministry. I

may not have met Hannah.

Imagine if I had no previous

connection to Robinson

through Hannah. I may never

have known about First


Decisions we make as youth

can have life long impacts.

Pray for our students as they

go to camp this month. Pray

that they would make God

honoring decisions. Pray that

those who do not know Christ

would make decisions to trust

Christ—a decision that

certainly will shape the rest of

their lives. Pray for our four

leaders. Pray for safety. Pray

for bonding. Pray for fun. But

above all, pray that God would

change hearts and lives.

Serving in Worship

Sunday, July 7

Nursery: L Tuttle, C Ault

Primary Church: Family Worship

Sound System: J Chapman

Sunday, July 14

Nursery: K Inboden, JD Caballero

Primary Church: M Batcheller, F Hall

Sound System: T Knight

Sunday, July 21

Nursery: L Gallion, C Caballero

Primary Church: M Chapman, KA Chapman

Sound System: T Conner

Sunday, July 28

Nursery: J Wesley, A Wesley

Primary Church: M Ferguson, M Brown

Sound System: KE Chapman

Powerpoint for the month: KL Chapman

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