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In-person Worship has resumed! Join us for worship on Sunday at 11:00 in person or on YouTube. If you choose to attend the in person service, please observe all CDC physical distancing guidelines.

Come, Do Church with Us…

Sundays

9:45 AM

On Sunday mornings, we offer multiple lay-lead Bible Study opportunities for adults and a lay-lead discipleship-based learning experience for youth. There is coffee, pastries, and donuts to enjoy while learning and engaging the Christian faith together.

Our church nursery is available, if needed.

11:00 AM

Worship at First Baptist Church is a rich, ecumenical experiment in what ministry professor Dwight Zscheile calls “traditioned innovation.”

Our nursery remains available during the 11 o’clock hour, and all others are warmly welcome in the sanctuary. You’ll find a service of worship that is both deeply in tune with the long, steady traditions of worshipping Christians throughout the centuries, and keenly focused on being relevant to our modern contexts. While there is an air of formality and reverence to worship at FBC, you are invited to come just as you are. Folks will be wearing everything from shorts and t-shirts to suits and ties. Some will come carrying Bibles and others coffee thermoses. What we have in common is not our clothes or our stuff—it’s our affirmation that Christ is Lord.

Tuesdays

12:00 PM

First Baptist Church has a Prayer Room in the front left corner of the sanctuary. On Tuesdays at noon, Rev. Zach Bay opens the church office doors and warms up the Prayer Room for whomever chooses to come and spend 30-40 minutes praying a biblical psalm together. No preparation is necessary, just come as you feel led to pray. On Tuesdays, Zach uses the CEB Lectio Divina Prayer Bible.

Out of respect for the busy schedules of folks who come on their lunch hour, Praying the Psalms ends no later than 12:40 PM.

Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, the church nursery is available.

6:00 PM

Dinner is provided on Wednesday evenings at a rate of $7 for adults and $4 for children. You’re invited to join us.

Please use the form available under the resources tab to sign up so that we can ensure enough food is prepared for everyone.

6:30 PM

The Pastor’s Bible Study is the deep dive on the coming Sunday’s Scripture passages. This 50-minute time of lecture and dialogue is offered by Rev. Zach Bay for those who desire to unpack the historical, theological, and literary contexts of the Bible and begin preparing their minds and hearts for Sunday, where the same texts and ideas will guide our worship together.

At First Baptist Church, we believe in equipping children to be leaders in this world by being followers of Jesus Christ. In addition to being active participants in worship, children are invited to participate in our lay-lead Mission Kids program on Wednesday nights. This time of learning and playing together begins with the youth in the church gymnasium and then breaks off into age-appropriate activities that teach about God’s love and grace for all the world.

The First Baptist Church Student Ministry is designed for youth grades 6-12. This is an interactive, discipleship-based time of learning and playing together. Wednesday nights are typically lead by Rev. Kristy Bay, who has numerous years of youth ministry experience, and Eric Martin, FBC Deacon and Director of the Cooperative Christian Ministry in Middlesboro.

Thursdays

5:00 PM

In partnership with the Cooperative Christian Ministry, First Baptist Church offers a community meal each Thursday evening in the Jake Reams Fellowship Hall for any and all who come. This is a time when church and community members volunteer to prepare and serve a hot meal to our neighbors in need.

If you would like to learn more or sign up to serve, click here.