I’m New

So, you’re new here?

So are many of us. Welcome!

There seem to be several common questions folks ask when they visit a church website. We hope you’ll find some answers here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time are services?

Children’s Sunday School/Nursery begins at 10 AM. Worship begins at 11:00 AM.

Where do I park?

You can certainly park on Cumberland Avenue and come up the big steps like Moses climbing Mt. Sinai. We also have a parking lot in back of the church that is accessible via 24th Street, and offers accessibility ramp entrances to the building.

Am I welcome to take communion?

We decided long ago that the table in our sanctuary doesn’t belong to us. It belongs to God. All are welcome to take and eat and taste the goodness of God at First Baptist Church.

What should I wear?

Whatever you like. There will be suits and dresses, and there will be jeans and t-shirts. Whatever you wear, it’s not a big deal.

What if I am differently-abled?

The Sanctuary has accessibility entrances from the church parking lot by way of the white glass double-doors labeled Church Office. We offer hearing-assistance devices in worship. We have inconspicuous places in our sanctuary for wheel chairs and walkers. If you’d like to come to worship and can’t drive, we’ll pick you up.

Anything else I should know?

We aren’t perfect, but we believe in grace rather than judgment. We don’t always get it right, but if our congregation had a “life verse,” it’d probably be these words of Jesus: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ … ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”