This is FBC

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Loving God

Sunday morning at 9:30 am we share insights from the Bible and our life's experiences.  So, we can better understand our world, ourselves, and our relationship with our God.

Afterward at 10:45 am we gather for worship and rejoice in the presence of the LORD

Our purpose is to serve our community sharing with each other the love of our glorious God and savior Jesus Christ!  

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Serving Others

This is an exciting time in the life of our church .  We are "on the move" and we can't wait to see the many wonderful places God will be taking us.  Expect to see FBC stepping out to enrich our community through emphasizing shared living, individual improvement, and a focus on family that creates trust and safety by loving our community through sharing the compassion of  Jesus Christ.

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Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ

FBC wants to earn the opportunity to change how you view the Church.  We aren't better than anybody else. We make lots of mistakes still our vision is to love God by serving others and earning the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No hidden agendas.  We're just looking for friends who don't mind sharing life together in an open and honest way. 

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Help Our Cause

During this time of uncertainty and social distancing we encourage you not forget your "Tithes and Offerings".   Many options are available to help you satisfy this service to God: 1) drop your Tithe in P.O. Box 187 at the Plano Post Office.   2) Mail in your Tithe to 116 N. Hale St. Plano, Il 60545  3) Bring your Tithe the next time your at church.  4) Click the "Donate Now" button and send your Tithe electronically.  Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Feeling As If "It Is As Good As It Gets"?

Encourage


Encouragement is such a wonderful thing, it brings hope, and gives to those in need a sense that everything is going to work out alright.  It should be recognized those giving encouragement are a unique and special breed of people.  I say this because they; even though they might not think so, are sacrificial people.  I know it doesn’t take a lot to put your arm around a friend and say “hey, God is in control, things will work out, you’ll see.”  But it does take effort and sincerity and concern.  It takes what Philippians 2 talks about when Paul say: “If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.”

Although it is easy to love those who love you, it is not so easy to love those you find offensive, or who have a different opinion than yours.  But according to Paul that doesn’t matter.  What matters is that we have and share the type of love Jesus has for us.  A love that illuminates “even while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”, the type of love that demonstrates “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."  

So why should the Church indulge in anything but loving one another, being fervent encouragers, and selfless followers of Christ?  It shouldn’t!  But why does it?  Why does the church act as if the love of Christ doesn’t matter.  Maybe it is because the church has so many who don’t really know Christ, or maybe those that do know Christ aren’t really sure of what He has done for them.  One of the great sayings of the church is that we are “sinners saved by grace.”  This is a stallworth truth, but this statement is past tense.  If we are sinners saved by grace (in the past) what are we now?  We are examples of the love Jesus shows through the great love which he has loved us.  The next time you see someone in need, whether you like them or not, remember this, and share some of what Jesus has shared with you.

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Loving God by Living Together

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Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ

"Encountering the Story" 9:30 am Sunday morning

"Journey Kids" 9:30 am Sunday 

"Loving God through Worship" service at 10:45 am

"Cults: A Historical Reflection" Wednesday 7:00 pm

"The Never-ending Story: Touring the Gospels" Thurs 10-11:00 am 

A New Thing

  • "Cults: A Historical Reflection With an Eye on Today's Church" Wed. 7 pm
  • March 11th FBC will begin a new thing! "Cults" will have a partner once a month on Wednesday nights.  This will be a Seminar/Discussion focusing on the Historicity of  the Bible.  Creationism and the Noahic Flood are but a few of the topics covered.  Our Deacons will be leading these discussions. 
  • "Christian Ed" Monday,March 16th @ 6:30 pm
  • Trustees Meeting February 27th at 6:30
  • "Deacon's Meeting" Thursday March 26th @ 7:00 pm
  • A shout out to the family that donated batteries so our chair lift could work again!  What a Doll.


Our Vision

Love God...Serve Others...Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ 

Serving Others by Living Together...Ministry Opportunities

  • Enjoying the coffee bar?  Please tip the jar.  
  • Check out the FBC Library
  • Choir Meets Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm
  • 7:00 Business Meeting March 4th 7pm
  • Help clean FBC Saturdays at 10 am.  The more helping the faster we get done!  
  • FBC has a need for energetic persons to help with some general repairs to the church.
  • "Provide-A-Ride" is for those  needing assistance with transportation, ie. ride to the hospital or Doctor visits, to church, etc.  If you can help let pastor Terry know so we can plug you in. 
  • Support your troops send a "Troop Box".For more info call: Diana Stout or Cathy Cunningham, or the FBC office at 630-552-3641
  • Deacon fund is available for any church member in need.  Contact your friendly neighborhood Deacon!
  • ABWM will no longer be "wrapping bandage rolls".   Ideas for new ministry opportunities are welcome.
  • FBC will be starting a "Parking Lot Refurbish" fund.  Please pray about how you can contribute to this worthy endeavor.
  • If you have an Ideas for ministry please let the Deacons or Pastor Terry know, Thank-you. 

What We Believe

  • As Baptists we practice two ordinances: The Lord's Supper and Baptism by Immersion.   All those who believe in Jesus Christ is welcome to participate.
  • We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit three persons being of one substance.  Although they are one in substance, each is unique in personhood manifesting in various ways. 
  • We believe Jesus has come in the flesh, being born of a virgin according to the Holy Scriptures.
  • We believe Jesus' Messiahship is witnessed through the prophetic writings and proven in miraculous signs and wonders.
  • We believe Jesus lived, was crucified to death by evil men, and on the third day rose from the grave, after 40 days Jesus ascended to heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father.  
  • We believe the death , burial, and resurrection of Jesus conquered sin and death for all who believe in the name of Jesus; thus reconciling God with His creation.   
  • We Believe everyone who comes to Jesus , being lead by the Spirit, confessing with their mouths that Jesus is Lord and believing in their hearts that God has raised him from the dead shall be saved.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit superintends and empowers all aspects of the will and revelation of God.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit  inspired human agents to write the  Holy Scripture according to their times and personalities without manipulation, coercion, or dictation.
  • We Believe the Holy Scriptures, in their original autographs, to be inerrant and trustworthy.  
  • We believe the Holy Scriptures are the only authoritative source for faith and the Christian life. 
  • We Believe everyone who is a believer in Christ is welcome to partake of the Lord's Supper.
  • We believe God is impartial and welcomes all believers to share fully in the ministry of the Church. 
  • We Believe in a Congregational form of church government represented by men & women yielded to God's call.

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Whats Going On

Due to Covid 19 we will canceling all of our on going events until at least April 30th. We feel this is best for everyone. We will be using Zoom for our Cults classes on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. We will also be posting an invite for a daily devotional everyday at noon, as well as Touring the Gospel Thursdays at 7: pm.   Sunday Service will be Zoomed and on at 10 am. We miss seeing everyone and hope that you stay safe and healthy. We are praying for everyone's heath and hope you will do the same!! 

3/11/2020

Cults

7pm - 8pm

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3/11/2020

Cults

 FBC will be renewing our Cults class 4/6/2020 at 7:00 pm.  This class will be held on Zoom in a Video-Chat  platform.  If you are intereste...

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7pm - 8pm

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4/6/2020

Devotional/Prayer

12 pm - 12:15 pm

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4/6/2020

Devotional/Prayer

We invite you to join us as many times as you are able for a Devotional and Prayer time  Monday, Tuesday, Friday , and Saturday at 12 pm

12 pm - 12:15 pm

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4/9/2020

Touring the Gospels

7pm - 8 pm

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4/9/2020

Touring the Gospels

Join us as we probe the Gospels to reveal the real Jesus.  Our journey will be to look at the Gospels as 4 boxes of puzzle pieces needing to...

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7pm - 8 pm

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1st Baptist Church Of Plano, Il

116 North Hale Street, Plano, Illinois 60545, United States

(630) 552-3641 pastort.fbcplano@gmail.com

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Through the pain

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