Blog -

13 Dec

Christmas Eve Service: Join Our Guitar Choir!

One of the most treasured traditions at First Baptist Church is our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Communion. At the conclusion of the service there is a guitar ensemble open to everyone that plays “Silent Night.” Use this link to download a chord sheet and join us!  

Continue Reading »
19 Nov

Thank you, Piecemakers!

On November 19, we were able to witness an incredible display of beauty and craftsmanship by our Piecemakers. You can see a few examples on this post, and view the whole album here. Piecemakers Ministry makes quilts for adults and children, receiving blankets for babies, walker caddys, lap quilts, pillow covers and other items as […]

Continue Reading »
2 Jul

Kenya Group Returning

After spending a week at The Well in Kenya, our group returns today. Our time with these boys and girls has been ongoing for 14 years. As they return on July 2, the group sends this greetings to our church.

Continue Reading »
4 Apr

Register for Mission JC!

Registration is now open for Mission JC on April 30, when we and nine other churches will worship through service in our community. There are variety of projects that fit anyone that volunteers — regardless of age or interest. It’s quick and easy to sign up. Go to the MissionJC site where you will find […]

Continue Reading »
27 Mar

Palm Sunday Procession for Children – April 2

April 2 is Palm Sunday! All children are invited to participate in a Palm Sunday Procession to the Capitol. FBCJC will be joining our friends from First Christian Church. Please come up front for the children’s time during the 9 a.m. worship service. We will exit the sanctuary with our palm branches and head outside […]

Continue Reading »
21 Jan

Pastor Search Committee Update – January 19

The following message was sent this week to church members by both mail and email: Thank you for your continued prayers over these past 22 months. It is our great joy to announce that the Pastor Search Committee has selected a final candidate to present to the congregation as our recommendation to be the next […]

Continue Reading »
9 Jan

Mauricio Vargas Service Livestream

The Celebration of Life for Mauricio Vargas can be seen on First Baptist Church’s YouTube page ( and Facebook page ( beginning at noon CT on January 9, 2023. You can read his obituary below. Afterwards, a link to the service will be added to this post. * * * * Rev. JosĂ© Mauricio Vargas […]

Continue Reading »
5 Dec

Thank you Piecemakers!

Piecemakers Ministry meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month January through November in Room 101 from 10am to 2pm and create pillows, receiving blankets, quilts (baby, children and twin sizes), anti-pill fleece lap quilts for people in wheelchairs, walker caddys and other items as needs arise. They set up a display in […]

Continue Reading »
15 Nov

Join Us for Advent 2022

Christmas on Sunday! The return of caroling! And…PJs? Join us for Advent this year. There s something for everyone! It is a great time to share with others and fellowship. Most importantly, we celebrate the birth of Christ two millennia ago but still is timely today. 2022 ADVENT SCHEDULE Sundays, 9:00 am In-Person and Live-streamed […]

Continue Reading »
21 Jul

Let’s Celebrate the End of Summer!

On Sunday, August 7, join us for an End of Summer Celebration! At 6 p.m., we’ll be in the Fellowship Hall at church where we will enjoy food while we enjoy music. Then we will dismiss to Memorial Pool in Memorial Park to splash away the evening from 7:30-9 p.m. The cost for this is […]

Continue Reading »