When you visit FBC for the first time, you may have many questions. We hope we can answer some of those questions now and make your visit to FBC enjoyable and meaningful! We hope you will visit us soon!
Where do I Park?
Many spaces available surrounding the church with several designated handicap accessible spots on the side of the sanctuary. Parking is also available in Foster’s Tire Care parking lot on the side of the church with the playground.
When are services?
Sunday School (Bible Study) – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning worship – 11:00 a.m., in the sanctuary
Please see “When We Gather” For more of our schedule
What are the services like?
Our worship service includes congregational singing of traditional hymns from the hymnbook and special music by the choir, prayer, tithes and offerings, a children’s sermon, and a message from our pastor. Our worship is designed to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in a meaningful, personal way.
Will I be singled out as a guest?
As you enter the building, you will be provided with a bulletin and invited to complete a registration card so that we may get to know you better, but you will not be asked to stand or speak during the service. We do, however, invite you to linger and meet some of our members after the service.
Will I be expected to give money?
World, National, State and Local missions are a part of the ministries of FBC, which are supported by tithes and offerings of its members according to Biblical teaching. We do believe God blesses each giver, regardless of the amount (Deut. 16:17; Malachi 3:10; Acts 20:35) but we ask that it is done only freely and in good conscience of the giver.
No visitor is asked to give.
May I participate during The Lord’s Supper / Communion?
FBC strongly believes that anyone who knows Jesus Christ as their Savior is welcome to participate in the Lord’s Supper (communion). The deacons will serve the trays of the bread and cup to individuals as they are seated in the pew, and will give to all. It is up to the parent/guardian in matters of children.
FBC celebrates the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of January, April, July, October and special occasions such as Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and as led by the pastor and deacons.
There are some occasions when the Lord’s Supper will be offered as worship participants come to the front and are given the bread and cup by the pastor.
How accessible is the building for physically challenged people?
An elevator allows for easy access for those in wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking. A ramp is available for easy access from the rear of the fellowship hall. Bathrooms are easily accessible, and extra wheelchairs are available if needed. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from a greeter or usher.
What does your church believe? While no Baptist can speak for another, the members of First Baptist Church are committed to sharing the good news of salvation by grace. We believe that the Christian life begins, not with rules, but with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The church strives to sustain a culture and atmosphere supported by historic, and often endangered, Baptist principles such as freedom of the soul, Bible, church, and religion. See the page “Convictions We Cherish” located under the Home page button for more information.
How Do I join the church?
By Profession of Faith
Individuals who make a profession of faith publicly confess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Baptism is strongly encouraged for those who make a profession of faith.
By Letter (of membership from another church)
Individuals who hold membership in another Baptist church may join PBC by indicating their desire to do so. PBC will correspond with their former church about this decision.
Individuals who have been members of a Baptist church whose records are unavailable may join FBC by stating their desire to do so.
Individuals who have membership in a church of another faith tradition and have professed faith in Christ may join FBC by stating their desire to do so. We encourage baptism by immersion.