News and Events @ First

Coming Soon:

March 24: Family Dedication
March 24: Discover First ONE-DAY Event
March 26: Pack Military Care Boxes
April 6: Church Clean-Up Day
April 13: Community Easter Egg Hunt, 9-11 a.m.
April 21: Easter Sunday Celebration

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 9-11 a.m.
Queen City Park on Jack Warner Parkway
Join us for our Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 13 at Queen City Park (at the Warner Transportation Museum, 1901 Jack Warner Parkway). The fun starts at 9 a.m.; staggered age-based egg hunts (babies to 5th grade) start at 9:30 a.m. Before and after the egg hunts, your family can enjoy games, crafts, and activities stationed around the park. In addition, your family can enjoy discovering the Easter story while walking down a nature trail! For more information or to volunteer, please see David Jennings ( In the event of rain, we will move the Easter Egg Hunt to First Baptist Church.

Family Dedication Service

The next Family (baby) Dedication will be Sunday, March 24. This is a very special time in our church when we dedicate our newest additions to the Lord. We’ll also host a special brunch and discovery fellowship during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45) in the Fellowship Hall. Extended family members are welcome to attend. Pictures may be made during this time.

Military Care Packages Project

On Tuesday, March 26, First Baptist will send care packages filled with snacks, comfort items, magazines, writing materials and other acceptable items to men and women deployed in all branches of the US military.
Ways to Help:
DONATE ITEMS TO FILL BOXES. Look for the marked bins near the church entrances. The approved supply list is available HERE. You may also donate funds which will be used to purchase items in bulk.
HELP PACK BOXES. Volunteers are needed on Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. to set-up the Fellowship Hall for the packing party, and on Tuesday, March 26 beginning at 9 a.m. to pack the boxes. Our goal this year is 200 boxes!

Discover First ONE-DAY Event

On Sunday, March 24 you will have the opportunity to complete all four events of the Discover First series in one day! See the schedule below. Contact Barbara Smith at 205-345-7554 or to sign up. Childcare provided by request for the afternoon sessions. All Discover First events meet in the Fellowship Hall.
9:45 a.m. Discover Membership
11:00 a.m. Discover Maturity in Christ
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Discover Missions and Evangelism
2:00 p.m. Discover Ministry
Visit the Discover First page to learn more.

Pastor/People Conversations

Sunday, April 7
4-5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Join Bro. Gil for an informal time for questions, comments, updates and conversation.


GriefShare Group

A new session of the support group, GriefShare meets Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Russell Special Ministries Room. Learn more at

 Samford University’s
Ministry Training Institute

Spring B Term:
“Baptist Doctrine”
Mondays, March 25-May 13
Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee
Room MB230, 6-9 p.m.
For more info or to register:
or 205-726-4055.
Cost: $50
First Baptist serves as the Tuscaloosa Campus.

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Wednesday Night Meal, 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Choirs – 5:45-6:40 p.m.
Mission Friends, RAs, GAs – 6:45-7:30 p.m.
sign-up form:
Students, 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Live
Adults: DiscipleLife/Women’s small group studies, 6-7 p.m.
Worship Choir and Orchestra Rehearsals: 6:45-8:05 p.m., 3rd floor MB
English as a Second Language Classes: 5:45-7:15 p.m., International Suite

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The Chapel is open each Thursday for prayer from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come at any point during that time to pray individually or as a small group. Use a portion of your lunch break to spend a few peaceful moments in prayer. Meet a friend to pray for a need and to offer praise and thanks to God.

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Classes for all ages meet at 9:45 a.m.
If you are not currently involved in a Sunday School class or small group, visit Guest Services this Sunday morning, or click here to view the brochure listing all the classes.