We know how important style is in worship. While we will still offer and grow our traditional service that we call Sanctuary Worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in our Sanctuary, we also offer Contemporary Worship in our Fellowship area called The Crossing. The Crossing is casual in dress but we are not casual about our love for the Lord Jesus or our love for people who need Him. "THE CROSSING" meets each Sunday @ 9:15 a.m. in our Family Life Center.
We want all of our worship services to be fantastic experiences of fellowship with God and other worshipers. While teens and adults worship in THE CROSSING, children and preschoolers are cared for and have fun learning life lessons from the Bible taught by gifted teachers who love kids. Adults who want to be a part of an adult Bible study/small group can join others in contemporary Bible Study @ 10:30 and their children will attend "Children's Church" in our new Children's Theater.
We offer a full hot breakfast along with juice and coffee every Sunday in our Life Cafe' located in the Family Life Center - the building that borders Main St., from 8:30 a.m. til 9:15 a.m. Why not join us for breakfast and stick around for awhile?
We have classes designed for everyone to find a group going through similar life-stages. Adults, we make you 3 promises:
1. You won't be asked to read the Bible aloud, unless you volunteer to;
2. You won't be asked to answer a question about the Bible aloud, unless you volunteer to; and,
3. You won't be asked to pray aloud, unless you volunteer to.
Regardless of the worship service you attend, we have classes that allow you to learn and grow. Let us help you find a group you're comfortable learning with.
Enjoy a breakfast in our Life Cafe', across the alley-way in our FLC (the building that borders Main St.). It's on a donation basis and you can have fresh waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, donuts, fruit, coffee and juice. Come enjoy not only a great meal but also great fellowship anytime from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. Then join us for Sunday School or The Crossing contemporary worship @ 9:15 a.m. Coffee will be available during The Crossing worship at The Crossing Coffee Bar.
Wonderful Wednesdays begins with our professionally prepared supper in our Fellowship Hall each week @ 5 p.m. Along with a delicious hot meal, you can get a salad from the salad bar, with all kinds of "fixin's" and an assortment of desserts. Kids often are offered an alternative menu. The cost is only $5 for youth and adults; kids are only $3 each.
At 6 p.m., Adults stay in the Fellowship Hall for a season of prayer together and then teaching from Dr. Ron. Youth go up to ROCK student ministry. And, children go to the Children's Theater for "ELEVATE."
FBC Blytheville has the most successful daycare in the city. Your precious little one is looked after by trained and highly-qualified personnel, and are given the best of care possible. To learn more, call Cindy, our director at 870-763-0399.
Our new CHILDREN'S THEATER is ready and we are having our Children's Church in there and also our Wednesday night award-winning program for kids called ELEVATE - a ministry that helps kids learn Biblical principles in a fun and exciting format. This is an innovative way for kids to learn and grow in Christ. We encourage parents to visit with us to see the exciting format of ELEVATE. Wednesdays @ 6 to 7 p.m.
On March 17-19, our Senior Moments Ministry is going to St. Louis, MO to explore the Arch and the Westward Expansion Museum. We will also take a riverboat cruise. The cost is only $175, which covers the trip, the various sights and 2 nights at the Hampton Inn in St. Louis. For more information or to reserve your spot, call the church office @ 870-762-2432 and talk to Raymond Campbell.
OTHER SENIOR ADULT EVENTS
Dr. Bob G. Magee leads these 25 singers that features a variety of music including classical sacred music, spirituals, and contemporary arrangements.
The Williams Singers are known for their adherence to high spiritual and musical ideals. They travel extensively during the academic year representing Williams Baptist College in churches, state Baptist conventions, youth meetings, and civic groups.
John Martin Keith is a Nashville-based singer/song writer/recording artist/tv celebrity as well as a wonderful follower of Christ and a great Dad to Rachel and husband to Keely. "Marty" has been here before as he performed for our 2018 Valentine's Banquet, and everyone loved him!
Marty has appeared on the hit TV show "Nashville" as well as writing songs that are currently being used on other TV shows. Originally from Paducah, KY, Marty moved to the Nashville area years ago and eventually became the Worship Pastor for Bent Creek Community Church, where Dr. Ron was the Founding Pastor.
We've rescheduled Katie for our December 29th Concert. Although this is the last of the concerts in our 2019 5th Sunday Concert series, it promises to be one of the best of the year! Katie just keeps posting tremendous accomplishments on her resume, so get ready for a wonderful night of music and Christmas joy!
First Baptist Church is hosting FAMILY ART NIGHT in our Life Cafe' on Friday, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw or paint a picture? Here's your opportunity! Because we will need to provide "tools" to work with, you need to enroll you and any of your family who plan to participate, and there will be a very modest fee per person due at the time of registration. Refreshments are included.
Beginning Sunday, March 3, @ 12:15ish, we will study "Getting a Handle on the Bible." This is a 8 to 10 week study that explores every avenue of God's Word from Genesis to Revelation.
NEXT: "ESSENTIALS 201 & 301." These two studies are an essential part of our Discipleship Ministry and will teach "DISCOVERING MY MATURITY: The 4 Habits of a Growing Disciple of Jesus" (201) and "DISCOVERING MY MINISTRY: My Spiritual S.H.A.P.E. and What to do About It" (301). These two studies combined will take 6 to 8 weeks.
There will be 3 areas of Egg Hunting based upon a child's age. Every child must be registered during worship and receive an "Egg Hunting License" to participate in the 2019 Easter Egg Hunt Spectacular. Every child who turns in their eggs at the "EGG REDEMPTION CENTER" will receive a BIG bag of candy. All the eggs will be numbered and some will be chosen to receive special prizes like HUGE candy bars, CHOCOLATE BUNNIES and Big Daddy prize of a Nintendo game system. Ages range from toddlers up through 5th graders.