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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Weekly Update

Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Church


Weekly Update 9/17/21



Weekly Update for 

Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Church 

Friday, September 17, 2021 



Church Council Annual Planning Meeting - TOMORROW


Our church council annual planning meeting will be tomorrow at 9:00 am at the church.  We will be tentatively planning the church calendar for 2021-2022.  If you are on the church council, please be there if at all possible.






All WABC services will be moved to the host church at 6:30 pm for this VERY SPECIAL event


Dr. Paul Chitwood is an extremely sought-after speaker and it is a great blessing and honor to have him with us for Gateway’s 18th Annual Meeting. Let's show him a warm and gracious ILLINOIS WELCOME.



SEPTEMBER 22, 2021


Dr. Paul Chitwood, IMB President, guest speaker for the 18th Annual Meeting of the Gateway Baptist Association


Hosted by

Second Baptist Church    

2100 Illinois Avenue 

Granite City, IL 62040   

Pastor: Chris Sedabres




If you signed up for dinner, it is being provided and SAFELY served by certified food handlers (Jerry's Cafeteria) starting at 5:30 p.m.


Please plan to attend the meeting at 6:30 pm if at all possible.  You might not get an opportunity like this again.





Mission Illinois Offering


September is Mission Illinois month for Illinois State Baptist Association.  100% of this offering for state missions stays right here to support ministry on our Illinois mission field. You may give throughout September by using an offering envelop from the tables at the exits, by marking your usual offering envelop “State Missions”, or online by using the link found below.  The week of prayer for Illinois Missions will begin next Sunday.  Prayer guides and newsletters with more information about IBSA missions can also be found on the tables with the offering envelopes. 


Here is an excerpt from


Welcome to Judea:


If charity begins at home, so does missions.

Jesus’ instructions in Acts 1:8, simply put, mean start where you are and move outward from there. The ever-widening circles he described are Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. The piece that we focus on this time of year is Judea. Our great Illinois mission field.

God has entrusted Illinois Baptists with the fifth largest state in the nation, with almost 13 million residents, including 3.2 million who are new to the country. And most important, more than 8 million people in Illinois don’t know Jesus as Savior.

That’s why Illinois Baptists take every opportunity available to share the gospel through the Illinois Baptist State Association.




Church Picnic – This Sunday


Our annual church picnic is this Sunday after church at Hartford Park in shelter 1.  We will have a potluck meal, so bring a dish or two to share.  The church will provide the plates, utensils, and napkins, but please bring your own drinks, chairs, and any lawn games you may want to play.  Join us for food, fellowship, and fun!






St. Louis Metro Area Event


SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

World Wide Technology Raceway

700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, IL 62060

The area promotional contact informs us of the following:

Wear masks to enter and exit

Bring folding chairs/camping chairs

Have an umbrella in the event of inclement weather

The event is estimated at two hours






Trunk or Treat


Trunk or Treat will be Wednesday, 27.  Be watching in the next couple of weeks for more details. 



WABC Mission Opportunities 





OCC Shoeboxes    

We are collecting items for our November Shoebox Packing Party.  Our goal is to send out 100 boxes this year.  Although you may bring any allowable item at any time, we are specifically collecting the following items in September:  pencils, pencil sharpeners, and erasers.  In October we will be collecting crayons, markers and colored pencils.



Nursery Workers 


September 19, 2021 – Kelly Schillinger and Heather Martin

September 26, 2021 – Pam Carey and Donna Gaines                                                    


Wednesday Nights @ Whitelaw   


All Wednesday Night Events this week are being moved to 

Gateway Baptist Association's 18th Annual Meeting 


Please join us there!


6:30 pm


Second Baptist Church

2100 Illinois Ave

Granite City, IL 62040













Services & Times

 Sunday School 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service 10:45-Noon
 Wednesday Services 6:30-9:00 p.m.(See Ministries)