News and Events @ First

Coming Soon:

October 28:  Student Ministry Blackout Retreat
October 29: Fall Festival, 4-6 p.m.
November 3-4: First Holly Days Market

Operation Christmas Child

This year First Baptist will serve as a community drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes during Collection Week, November 13-20. We need volunteers to help during our collection hours each of those days. Sign up at church next to the Christmas tree near the Sanctuary or in the Family Ministry Building lobby. Click here for an info flyer.
Drop-Off Location Hours:
Monday, November 13:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, November 16:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Friday, November 17:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, November 18:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday, November 19:  2-4 p.m.
Monday, November 20:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

We also have a church-wide goal of 2500 filled shoeboxes. The dedication Sunday for our boxes is November 12. Please bring boxes to the Sanctuary on the date for a special time of prayer.

Ministry Training Institute Fall Classes

B Term: Christian Apologetics, Mondays, October 23 – December 11; Instructor: Dr. Gil McKee
Meets Mondays on the second floor of our Main Building, 6-9 p.m. To register: or 205-726-4055. Cost: $50. (MTI courses are open to anyone.)

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Recharge Brochure
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
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

Reformation Overview: 6-7 p.m. the Fellowship Hall
This fall will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther, a German Catholic monk, nailed his “Ninety-Five Theses” on a church door in Wittenburg, Germany. This prompted a massive theological debate and led to the Protestant Reformation. In this study we will learn about Martin Luther, other great leaders, and pivotal moments of the Reformation. We will explore themes such as knowing Scripture, justification by faith alone, God’s providence, separation of church and state, and more. Please join Joe Armour for this special six-week study.

Sunday Nights at First

Sunday Nights at First Brochure
Includes small group adult Bible studies, student discipleship and Revelation Choir, and activities for preschoolers and children.

Thursday Prayer

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.