First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Letter from the Pastor - By Pastor Curt Sharbaugh

Dear Church Family,

We are excited to join you all on July 10th. We’ve had a wonderful week with you and can’t wait to return after we’ve settled some matters in Louisville. Praise the Lord, the closing on our house in Kentucky is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5th, and all of our belongings are now safely stored here in Ohio. The love we’ve already been shown has been such a blessing. From the Lawlers’ graciously letting us stay in their home to the many who have served us by providing food and fellowship, it’s clear that God has given us a great church family to be a part of. Thank you to everyone who has helped us with this transition, getting my office ready, giving us cards, and providing food. I really appreciate all you’ve already done to welcome us into your family.

It was also wonderful to see the many church family members involved in VBS this week. It was a great week with so many working together to minister to the many children who attended. Thank you, VBS workers, for sacrificing time and energy to serve First Baptist Church and the community of New Carlisle as you did this week. From decorations to the daily grind, the effort was exemplary, and as a result many children heard the good news about Jesus Christ. We need to continue to pray for these children and especially for opportunities to share the gospel again with those who do not know Christ through genuine faith and repentance. As difficult as that can be to discern, we can be thankful that our job is not to know their heart with absolute certainty but to be faithful in sharing the gospel.

On Sunday, July 10th, my plan is to preach on 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8. You are more than welcome to read that passage in the week leading up to that Sunday. Please continue to pray for our transition. Pray that the Lord will quickly knit our hearts together in the fellowship we all share in Christ. Pray for unity based on our common desire to bring him glory.

Grace and peace to you all,

Pastor Curt

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