Thanks to all who helped make the Family Fun Night on July 31 a success. We had a couple of small rain showers but it did not stop the fun. Folks just moved the tables under a couple of shelters and went on. The grilled burgers and hotdogs tasted like summer and all the sides and desserts were just right (that peach cobbler was delicious).

Please join us for Sunday Morning Worship service at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday August 9. The Rev. Dr. Quentin Madden will deliver his sermon titled “God is a Verb” based on the text Exodus 3:1-15.

Worship will again take place in the sanctuary observing all of the current COVID-19 regulations. People may also participate in the service by remaining in their cars in the church parking lot and tuning to 88.9 FM radio or by staying home and using the recording provided on the church website: under the Worship tab or livestreamed on Facebook. For the present we are holding only worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, no Sunday School classes, no nursery, and no Kid-Mo.

Our Children’s Clothes Closet normally gives out school clothes at the annual Back to School Fair hosted by the YMCA. For now, that event has been postponed. For those needing clothing, please call the church office at (812) 448-8112 and leave a message with your name and phone number and your children’s sizes. A volunteer will call back and make arrangements to meet your needs. We are currently in need of summer clothes for boys size 6 through men’s small. Anyone interested helping with this ministry should call Janet Emmert at (812) 605-1865.

As CRADLES has just reopened, we want to resume efforts to fill the Pac-N-Play with needed items for this ministry. Please pick up extra items as you shop to donate for the child cares’ needs. Priority items needed include paper towels, baby wipes, trash bags, toilet paper, bleach, facial tissue, and laundry soap. A full list of needs is posted on the play pen and flyers are available near the entrances. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

Just a reminder that throughout the year our Youth are collecting items for Operation Christmas Child. For the month of August, it is suggested we gather items for teens age 10-14 like deodorant, ink pens, paper, index cards, calculator, ruler, sewing kits, and fish hooks. You may place the items in the red tote at the back of the sanctuary.


Thanks to all who pitched in to make the events at Forest Park on July 12 a great experience for all who were able to attend. Special commendation is due Sarah Goda and Susan Maesch. The Sunday School picnic, the one day Vacation Bible School “Yo Ho Holy Adventure, A Pirate’s Guide to Jesus,” and supper and swimming at the Forest Park pool took a lot of hard work and it is appreciated.

Sunday Worship

Sunday worship is back in session following the Indiana stage 4.5 guidelines. Stay alert for any last-minute changes. This will be Sunday Morning Worship only--no Sunday School classes, no nursery, no Kid-Mo. We will follow recommendations in keeping with the “Guidance for Places of Worship” so wear your face mask if you have one. A few will be available at the church.

Worship will still be provided online through our church website and 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.

Pastoral Candidate

It is with great joy and celebration, we announce the unanimous calling of our new pastor and shepherd...Rev. Quentin Madden. He and his lovely wife Shelly, will be officially begin on June 29th. Please come and join us as we embark on this new chapter in the life of First Baptist Brazil.

Next ZOOM Meeting: Tuesday August, 11 at 7:00pm

First Baptist Brazil will host it's next Zoom meeting for interested church members and friends on Tuesday's at 7:00pm. The purpose of this gathering is to offer personal updates, chat with friends, and share joys and prayer concerns. For those who don't have access to Zoom the meeting will also be streamed live on our Facebook page.

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.

Volunteers are welcome to prepare and deliver lunches each weekday during the summer in June in Clay County North starting at 11:00 a.m. Packing is at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, during the school year at First Baptist Church 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil, IN. During the summer, volunteers also meet at Cory Community Church of the Nazarene, located at 245 S CR 500 W, Cory, IN and pack and deliver lunches to Clay County South. They meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 a.m. in the month of June, and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, through the school year. In July, both Clay County North and South make the two deliveries of shelf-stable food and water.

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

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