Event:  Wednesday Evening Programming-Small Groups/AWANA
Date:  Wed, September 06, 2017 - Wed, April 25, 2018 (Recurs Weekly)
Time:  5:45 p.m.
Place:  Westminster Presbyterian Church; 401 W. 13th St.

The Awana/Wednesday evening programming is gearing up for another year! We will continue our very successful collaboration with First United Methodist and Westminster Presbyterian Churches. Awana registration forms are available in the Church office and on our website, Tentative start-up date is Wednesday, September 6th. ALL Wednesday evening programming will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 401 W. 13th Street this school year. PLEASE CONSIDER BEING A PART OF THE AWANA MINISTRY: A volunteer rally will be held August 20th & 27th at 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. in the Education Building, Rm. 107. Please try to attend at least one of these meetings. WE NEED YOU! Watch upcoming bulletins and the September newsletter for more information about the Awana program as well as Small Group offerings.

Event:  Ottawa Community Youth Group (CYG)
Date:  Sun, September 10, 2017 - Sun, May 06, 2018 (Recurs Weekly)
Time:  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place:  Westminster Presbyterian Church (Fall 2017)

On Sunday evenings, First Baptist Youth continue to be a part ofthe Community Youth Group (CYG), an Ottawa Community Youth Group. CYG will begin meeting again Sunday, September 10th. During the fall they will meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. A CYG t-shirt is in development. Watch for updates regarding design and cost. To receive updates about CYG, please text @ CYG 247 to 81010 or call Youth Director Angela Audiss, 418-7597

Event:  ABW - Luther Rice Fall Rally
Date:  Tue, October 24, 2017 - Tue, October 24, 2017
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Place:  FBC; 2024 E. 151st Street; Olathe, KS

The Luther Rice Fall Rally for ABW will be Tuesday, October 24th, at the Olathe First Baptist Church (2024 E. 151th St.). The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. John Williams; the ABCCR Executive Minister will provide the program. He will speak about the Hopevale missionaries in the Philippines during WWII. Please contact Jane Smith, 242-4237, if you wish to carpool to the Rally.

Event:  Trunk or Treat
Date:  Sat, October 28, 2017 - Sat, October 28, 2017
Time:  Noon - 2:00
Place:  4th & Hickory
Please join First Baptist Church Saturday, October 28th, for our first Trunk or Treat event. Decorate your trunk with a theme and hand out a treat to all kids who come to the event.  Our event will be held in conjunction with the downtown Spook Parade that day from noon to 2:00. You will need to back your car in toward the Courthouse so the children can walk on the sidewalks to receive their treats. The First Methodist Church will be hosting a fall festival with games and food for the children during the same time. We need your HELP! Please consider getting involved with this event by donating treats, hosting a decorated trunk, volunteer to run the popcorn or cotton candy machines or help with set-up or clean-up. Lots of volunteers are needed to make this event a success and we’d love to have you join us! There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church with different options for you to get involved and be a part of this outreach to our community. Questions? Contact an outreach committee member or call Chris Bean 785-248-6226. 

Event:  Ottawa University's Braving Discipleship Event
Date:  Fri, November 03, 2017 - Sun, November 05, 2017
Place:  Ottawa University

Braving Discipleship, a youth mini-retreat held for high school age students, will take place November 3rd through the 5th at Ottawa University. The keynote speaker is Charley Worthey. Worthey was raised in southwestern Kansas. It wasn’t until he was in college that he realized his love for “beautiful ideas”. As he shares his passion for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he focuses his speaking to the hearts of people about the important spiritual things in life. Music will be provided by Dillon Chase. Despite the circumstances that Dillon was raised in and the sin that was part of his life, God has done great work within and with him. There will be opportunities, throughout the weekend, for small break-out sessions. Cost of the weekend is $35/student and is due ASAP. Go to for more details for the weekend or contact Angela Audiss, 418-7597.