'Cottage Prayer Meetings' Begin June 4

We will begin a series of prayer meetings Sunday night, June 4 at 6:00. The purpose of these meetings is to pray for specific needs of our church. The first week we will meet at the church and pray through the areas to be used by Lunch Bunch. We need host homes for these gatherings in the upcoming weeks. Refreshments are optional. If you are willing to serve as a host, please contact the pastor. Read More

Lunch Bunch Begins June 5

Johnston City Free Will Baptist Church of Johnston City will serve meals to children (ages 1-18) as part of the Summer Food Service Program administered by the Illinois Board of Education and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These meals will be served in the context of three ongoing summer children’s activities at the church and at a neighboring church. The dates and location of operations are as follows: (1) JC Kids’ LUNCH BUNCH—June 5-August 4, Mon.-Fri. (11:30am-12:30pm), except July 4. Monday through Friday, meals will be prepared and served at church. Activities follow meals. (2) Summer Supper BIBLE BUNCH—June 7 – July 19, Wednesdays • 6:30 – 7:15 pm  Meals prepared and served at the church. Activities follow (through 7:45). (3) Washington Avenue Baptist Church Vacation Bible School— July 23-27, Sunday-Thursday (5:30-6:30 pm). Meals prepared at our church and transported to Washington Avenue just before service. Activities follow the meal. This is eighth year Johnston City Free Will Baptist has served as host site for JC Kids’ Lunch Bunch in cooperation with many other area churches and organizations. At Lunch Bunch (in addition to receiving free nutritious, balanced lunches) children participate in a wide variety of activities and interact with guests, such as entertainers, athletes, coaches, team mascots, Read More

May 31, Day of Prayer for Lunch Bunch

This Wednesday will be a day of prayer for our summer ministries, especially Lunch Bunch. If you are willing to pray for at least 30 minutes, please post a comment below. Prayer guides are available in the foyer or may be downloaded at this link. Though you may pray wherever is best for you, the prayer room and altar at church will be open 6:00am-10:00pm this Wednesday. We will not have a midweek service on May 31. Read More

Summer Supper Bible Bunch

During June and July, we are replacing our Wednesday night discipleship (D6) groups with “Summer Supper Bible Bunch,” a night-time version of Lunch Bunch with more Bible and just as much fun. Wednesday Nights • 6:30 – 7:45* pm June 7 – July 19 It’s like Lunch Bunch, only at night! Come eat a free meal and stay for fun Bible learning activities: games, movies, arts & crafts, special guests, and more. Regular attenders get a FREE T-Shirt! For more information and photos of recent activities, check out the Summer Supper Bible Bunch Facebook page. Sorry, the bus will not run on Wednesday nights during the summer, but you can walk or ride your bike home before dark. Just like Lunch Bunch, activities will be provided for both younger and older kids. *Some activities may last slightly longer, but we will make every effort to dismiss by 8:00. Bible Bunch will not meet July 26 but kids are encouraged to attend VBS at Washington Avenue Baptist that evening. Read More