Frequently Asked Questions

First Baptist is an American Baptist Church. You do not have to belong to our denomination to worship with us! We are Bible-based, prayful and believe in salvation by grace through faith.

Sunday Worship starts at 10:30 a.m. Doughnuts and coffee are available before service at no charge.

Sunday School is from 9:15 to 10:15 Sunday mornings. Doughnuts and coffee are available before and after Sunday School at no charge.

Sunday Services mixes contemporary praise and worship songs with traditional hymns and anthems.

We have a fun and safe nursery available during Sunday School, Sunday Worship and Wednesday night activities. Care for children from age 2 to 1st grade is also available during Sunday Worship and Wednesday night. There are Sunday School classes for all ages. During service, children in 2nd grade through 6th grade may choose to go to Tween Time, where they will have age-appropriate worship and Bible study.

Our “dress code” is simple – modest but comfortable. You will see worshipers wearing everything from suits and dresses to jeans and T-shirts. What is important is that we honor God.

Our church is known for its loving family environment. When you enter the foyer, you will be greeted by one of our greeters and handed a bulletin. The foyer will be buzzing with activity and fellowship. If you find your way to the Welcome Center, you will be offered doughnuts and coffee, including cappuccino and hot chocolate. There is no charge. The helpers at the Welcome Center can answer any of your questions and guide you. Food and drinks are not allowed in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is comfortable, and the people are friendly. Expect to be welcomed and wished a good morning. You will not be singled out as a visitor at any time. The service starts with praise and worship songs. We have a time of greeting where we shake hands and wish others a good morning. We do this to share God’s love, not to make anyone uncomfortable. We take up an offering and have special music next. Special music can be anything from individual singers to piano solos. Announcements are made, and we pray. We strongly believe in the power and mystery of prayer. The children from 2nd to 6th grade leave for their own time of worship called Tween Time. A hymn will be sung and the choir will sing in preparation for the sermon. A biblically-based sermon will be given. We end with a hymn and an altar call. After service goodies are available at the Welcome Center.

Yes. We celebrate open communion. If you are a believer, you are welcome to celebrate the Lord’s Supper with us.

We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month and on special occasions, such as Good Friday and Christmas.

Service time varies, but it usually lasts about an hour and 15 minutes.

No. You have no obligation to participate.

We believe in baptism by emersion and that baptism is an outward sign of salvation. If you have been baptized by emersion in the past, you do not need to be baptized again.

We encourage our teachers to use the NIV Bible, but any translation is acceptable.

Chupper is our monthly church supper. “Church” + “Supper” = “Chupper.” Chupper is held the first Wednesday of the month, followed by Bible study.

Tween Time is a little like children’s church for those between being a little kid and being a teenager – tweens! The Tween go to the Youth Room for Bible trivia, a Bible lesson and worship.