We believe the church body should be in scripture on a regular basis. Each month, a passage of scripture is selected for the whole church to read together. That scripture is normally preached on during the month. The Leadership Team and church family share their experience of Abiding in Christ, focused on the monthly scripture passages.

The Abiding scriptures for February 2024: Philippians 3:12-21

Pressing Toward the Goal
Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal, but I press on to lay hold of that for which Christ has laid hold of me.  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have laid hold of it, but one thing I have laid hold of: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal, toward the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us, then, who are mature think this way, and if you think differently about anything, this, too, God will reveal to you. Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.

Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.


Bible studies are led by the pastor and by individuals within our church. Various studies come in many shapes and sizes. 

Our Adult Bible Study meets in-person or via Zoom on Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm

If you are interested in joining a Bible Study, please contact us. 



In-Person Sunday School Activities for all ages @ 11:15am. 


First Baptist has a small groups ministry that we refer to as Life Groups. A Life Group is a group of up to twelve people who meet monthly to experience the love of God and grow in relationship with each other. Life Groups also reach out in mission to the world while seeking and welcoming members so new Life Groups may be formed.

Life Groups have four basic components:

  • A time of “centering”, or “focusing”, or “worship”, usually with a devotional thought or a song. We all lead busy lives, and need a chance to “calm down” enough to enter the presence of God.
  • A time of “learning”, or “discipleship”, with a discussion around our Abiding scripture.  This helps us stay connected to what God is trying to say to us.
  • A time of “sharing”, and “prayer”, where in an attitude of “love and caring”, we share our burdens and joys, and pray for one another. This develops over time into a wonderful place to share confidentially, trusting the group to build each other up.
  • A time of considering “mission”, or “service”. It could be something as simple as all signing a card to someone who’s been sick, or going together as a group to the hospital or to a nursing home to visit someone, or deciding to help out with a mission project.

Life Groups have the added bonus of a time of “food, fellowship, and fun”, where a dessert/snack is shared, or even a simple meal, and folks can visit and enjoy being together.

Each Life Group has designated leaders, and yet, leadership can also be shared, i.e. someone may volunteer to bring a dessert, or lead the “centering” time, etc.

Life Groups lift up the truth that Jesus Christ is in the midst of each group, and offers us the strength and healing we all need. Christ is the one who provides the power and vision necessary to live the Christian life. When Life Groups come together, the focus is on experiencing Jesus in every part of our meeting.

Want to learn more? Contact Pastor Lara. 

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Take Note! Music Program is for all K-12th graders.

Mondays: After School - 5:30pm

Activities include organized free play and conversation, snack, devotional, singing, acting, and playing hand bells or tone chimes. Each year, a Christmas musical is presented and, in spring, a musical is presented.

These musicals include costumes, acting, choreography, and, of course, singing! The Take Note Choir also sings and rings during Sunday morning worship service in fall and in spring.

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 Praise & Worship Team

This group is open to youth and adults on a rotating basis. Accompanied by keyboard, drums and guitars, the group leads singing during Sunday morning worship services year- round.  


   FBC Vocal Choir
   This group is open to adults and high school youth who enjoy a wide variety of choral         music. The choir sings during Sunday morning worship service about once per month.
    Practices are usually held on Wednesday at 6:30pm, during the school year. 


FBC Handbell Ensemble
This group is for all adult and high school youth. We ring during the Sunday morning worship services about once a month. Practices are usually held on Sundays at 6:00pm, during the school year.


Youth Choir & Bells
This group is open to 6th - 12th graders. They meet during the school year on Monday afternoons, as part of the Take Note! Choir and sings with them. Students also have the opportunity to play handbells with the FBC Handbell Ensemble, playing during some Sunday morning worship services.