Wednesday Night Live is a series of classes & programs for the whole family designed to help you connect with others and grow in your faith. WNL takes place at First Baptist Church Aledo (800 NE 6th Ave) each Wednesday night from January 24th – March 20th from 6:30-8pm.
WNL is open to the public so feel free to invite your friends and their families to join us. All classes and programs are free. All nursery and kids check-in as a family in the church foyer from 6:15-6:30pm. 

Adult Studies

The Doctrines That Divide by Erwin Lutzer
Class led by Steve Struble
Christian doctrine is a vital part of the gospel message, but certain doctrinal beliefs have divided the church for centuries. Lutzer examines various controversies that exist within the broad spectrum of Christianity, presenting the historical background of the issue and the biblical understanding of the doctrine. Chapters include “Predestination or Free Will?” “Justification by Faith” and more.
Believer Basics
Class led by Pastor Seth Bowker
Whether you’re a long time Christian, a new believer or somewhere in between, it’s always good to refresh our faith. The class is called “Believer Basics” and will cover Foundations of the Faith – Prayer, Baptism, Salvation and Why Church.
Women’s Verse by Verse Study Through the Bible
Class led by Sheri Olson
We invite all ladies to join us at FBC as we study verse by verse through God’s word. We are currently studying in the book of Matthew and you can jump in any time. Please bring your Bible, a notebook, and a pencil. If you would like more information, feel free to contact class teacher Sheri Olson.


Control by D.A. Horton
Class led by Pastor Austin Shields
We will have one Refuge student study for 6th-12th grades. Students are invited to join Pastor Austin during Wednesday Night Life for a study called “Control” by D.A. Horton.

Kids Club & Nursery

Winter/Spring ’24 Kids Club Details
Kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to join us for the Winter/Spring ’24 session of Kids Club at FBC, Aledo, IL on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:05pm starting  Jan. 24th – Mar. 20th. 
What’s Kids Club?
It’s a bunch of fun, that’s what it is! In the fall, kids will learn about  “Jesus as Savior” from Gospel Project. We have so much fun playing games, engaging in Bible activities, eating yummy snacks, and making new friends.
Service Project Goals
School Supply Shop: Kids Clubbers & their families will be
encouraged to raise $1,000 for the FBC School Supply Give Away in
July ’24. Every year, this shop blesses over 100 students in Mercer
County with backpacks & school supplies. Kids will earn a super cool Candy Land Party & Sweet Shop on the very last night (March 20th) for reaching their goal. Let’s do this!! Thanks for your help!
Bible Memory Challenge: Kids will be sent home with Bible Memory verses and a bonus challenge to recite before March 13th to earn points for the Sweet Shop on March 20th.
Kids Club Theme Nights:
Feb. 7th- Dress Like a Parent Night: Kids can dress up like a parent (a pretend parent, as themselves all grown up, or as a parent they know) for some giggles.
Feb. 14th- Winter Wonderland: Kids are invited to join us this Valentine’s Day where they’ll be transported to a Winter Wonderland with fun & games. New friends are encouraged to attend. We can’t wait to meet them! New friends are asked to register in advance if possible.
Feb. 28th- Team Spirit Night: Kids Clubbers are invited to come to Kids Club dressed in their school team or fave team shirt to show their team spirit. Kids will talk about their teams in crew time & enjoy nachos. 
March 20th: Candy Land Party & Sweet Shop (Last night): We’re going to end the session with a fun candy-infused party on the last night. K-5th Grade kids will get to spend their Bible Memory points at the shop and Pre-K kiddos will have a little shop of their own.
Kids Club/Nursery Check-in
Check-in is from 6:15-6:30pm through the FRONT lobby doors. No early arrivals, please. Please go up the ramp (to the left of the front door) to enter the line in order. Pre-register in advance to make this process faster.
Security Tag: All kids must have an adult present at check-in so they can collect the security tag needed for pick-up. No door drop-offs.
NEW>>Where do kids go once they get checked-in? ALL Crews will go to the sanctuary to find their crews this session. Their crew number is located on their name tag.
Nursery: Adults taking classes or volunteering can check-in their little ones (2 and younger) along with their Kids Clubbers at the nursery door so they can get their pager. If you have nursery kiddos, skip the line and check-in your whole family at the nursery door.
Pick-up starts at 8:05pm
All Kids Club participants will be picked up in the sanctuary. We ask that adults picking up Kids Clubbers enter the line outside the sanctuary door with their security tag. The doors will not open until all crews are in the sanctuary at 8:05. Please pick-up kiddos by 8:10.
*If your kiddo has already registered for this school year and attended in the fall, they do not need to register again. Is your kiddo joining us for the first time this school year? Please sign up below. New friends can join us anytime!