Church News and Updates


Update II for Sunday, May 9th – Mother’s Day

Dear Church family and friends,
As promised in our previous post, here is a message from our Pastor Buddy for Mother’s Day tomorrow:

It is for all to watch and feel encouraged by.

Enjoy your day tomorrow – we hope to see some of you in the service at 11am in the FTH facilities – and be blessed in this upcoming week!


Update for Sunday, May 9th

Dear Church family and friends,

As last week, for his pre-recorded sermon Pastor Buddy has a song suggestion:

What do you get by listening to Pastor Buddy’s sermon? An idea of what to expect when you follow Christ! To hear more, please follow this link:

Mother’s Day – which is tomorrow (the second Sunday in May) in Germany, American and other parts of the world – is a day where we can be thankful for the work that mothers do, as well think of our own mothers and those who have been like a mother to us. To mark this occasion there will be a special Mother’s Day video message posted for tomorrow morning.
We will also take some time to honour and be thankful for the mother figures in our lives during our service on Sunday, at 11am in the FTH facilities. If you would like to attend, you are more than welcome to join us – we ask though that the rules are respected regarding physical distancing and wearing a FFP2 or surgical mask.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday – and hope that everyone has a safe, healthy, blessed week!


Update for Wednesday, May 5th

Dear Church family and friends,

As usual, our Bible Study and Prayer Meeting will be taking place via Zoom tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at 7pm. Pastor Buddy will send an invitation link to all those who e-mail him (or office@ibc-giessen.org) to request one.

There’s also still time to register an interest in the Mango Day on Sunday 16th May at the Baptistengemeinde Marburgerstrasse. You will only be able to purchase mangoes or mango chips if you sign up beforehand – you cannot turn up on the day. For more information, please watch this video – it is in German, but the contact details can be found at the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyGibp0pn6k

Be blessed!


Update for Sunday, May 2nd

Dear Church family and friends,
May in Germany is usually filled with Bank Holidays (Feiertage). This year, we will have Ascension Day (Himmelfahrt) on Thursday 13th and Pentecost (Pfingsten) on Sunday 23rd/Monday 24th. Today, it is also a Bank Holiday (Tag der Arbeit) when most choose to carry out home improvements – which is why the announcement for this weekend’s Church activities comes so late.

Tomorrow (2nd May) at IBC Gießen we will be meeting at the same time and place – 11am at the FTH facilities – wearing FFP2 or surgical masks and maintaining physical distance.
Pastor Buddy will continue the series on the book of Luke, and he has already prepared an online sermon for those who are unable to attend:

So that you can have the full experience, Pastor Buddy also suggests that you listen to the following song before and after listening to his sermon:

Another event coming up this month is the Mango Day on Sunday 16th May at the Baptistengemeinde Marburgerstrasse. All earnings from the sales of mangoes and mango chips that day will go toward a youth project in Burkina Faso. If you would like to take part, you will need to register beforehand. For more information, please contact Caleb using the details found at the end of this video. The video itself is in German.

Have a good, safe remainder of this Bank Holiday weekend – we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


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