Women’s Ministries

Women's Ministries

Women’s Circles

There are two active Women’s Circles at FBC. All women are invited to attend either of these circles. Call church office (217) 352-2240 for exact meeting times/dates.



1st Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. (unless noted otherwise)
Annie Dieselberg is a missionary in Bangkok, Thailand who works in helping young women involved in prostitution break free from this lifestyle.

Annie founded the non-profit organization Nightlight where these young women are taught a new trade and their jewelry designs are sold to give them a new source of income.


2nd Tuesday each month at 11:30 am in Room N109 (unless otherwise noted).

Circle attendees bring a sack lunch for themselves and spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours doing White Cross work. They meet from March through November.  

Dorcas Circle Collecting for the Kodiak Mission in Alaska, for their Bazaar. Hand-made items are needed. The people live on an island and have no way to purchase items for their families for Christmas. We will need to ship the items by early October, so we need to begin gathering them immediately. Items such as quilts, baby blankets, sweaters, afghans, hats, scarves, pot holders, mittens, dish cloths, etc. can be brought to the north hallway.

Dorcas Circle Continues Work for White Cross: The American Baptist White Cross program provides urgently-needed supplies for our mission workers that cannot be purchased with limited mission budgets. Learn more at the American Baptist White Cross website.


Women’s Mentoring

APPLES OF GOLD—Mentors for Women

Apples of Gold: Women's MentoringNEW CLASS UPDATE:
If you are interested in being placed on the wait list for the next class, please contact the church office at (217) 352-2240 or by email.

What is Apples of Gold?

This six-week program features instruction by mature women regarding organizational skills, homemaking, and spiritual growth. Geared for women age 20 to mid-30’s. This program is offered once a year. You will be served dinner each evening, and you will learn tips on making delicious, easy meals you can share with your family as well as other aspects of homemaking. The evenings are full of fun and fellowship. The class has regular sessions that are held on Monday evenings. Our class size is limited , and participation is based on first-come, first-served basis. More info about this program can be found at applesofgold.org.