First Baptist Church

Our mission is to lead people into a daily, personal, dependent relationship with Jesus Christ, that transforms all other relationships.

We exist to provide encouragement and spiritual community for those who wish to follow Christ, or for those who want to know more.

We have small groups for all ages on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, followed by singing and a practical sermon at 10:30am.

Small groups meet at various times during the week for prayer and discussion. See the left menu for more information.

Latest News and Updates

Easter 2016

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

I read the Easter passage from Mark chapter 16 about 8 days before Easter this year.  What stood out to me was that even people who knew Jesus found it difficult to believe he had risen from the dead on that first Easter Sunday.  Out of that came this message, Believing is not easy.


Presidential Potluck

Monday, February 8th, 2016

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We are hosting a Presidential Potluck on Wednesday February 17 at Noon, (open 11:45am).  Join us for a nice lunch, an inspiring speaker, and some presidential falderal.  If you can relate your dish to a president, that would be fun. Cherry pie and left/right wing chicken will be provided.

 


Thessalonians

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

This study of Thessalonians is underway.  Our Men’s group is also discussing Thessalonians on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  thessalonians USPSBlueLineSpacer


FAITH

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

When you have faith, you believe that God is and that He answers prayer.  You also see answers to the prayers you pray.  One morning as I was reading Matthew chapter eight, I FAITH1thought could see a three point sermon:  simple faith, great faith, and weak faith.  When I started sermon preparation in earnest, I realized that each point should be a sermon.  The result is this series of sermons on faith.  Each message focuses on faith and an accompanying miracle that occurred in the minsitry of Jesus.  Jesus responded to all three types of faith. I hope that these messages encourage you to approach the God who loves you, believing that He will hear and answer when you pray.  DOWNLOAD SERMONS


OPEN

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

I have often highlighted the need to be a more welcoming church.  We want people to feel comfortable and safe when they come here.  We want them to experience love from God and from other people. To become a more welcoming church, we must be more welcoming individuals.  It begins with you and me.  What do the people of a welcoming church look like?  Open is the word I am using to describe this series.  I pray that our members will be people with open hands, open hearts, and open minds.  Download Here


Recent Sermons

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

I just uploaded these recent sermons today.  They are not part of a series.

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Richard Fletcher Memorial

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Richard Fletcher died on May 17, 2015, at  the age of 72.  We will host a memorial service at the church on Sunday May 31, at 2pm.  All are welcome to attend.


Jesus Prom Small Group Study

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Wouldn’t it make sense that if we claim we want to be like Jesus, we would want to do what He did?  To LOVE as He loved, BE with others as He was with them, SEE with His eyes, DANCE with His joy, GIVE like He gave, and REMEMBER like He remembered?  In this six session video based study, Jon Weece reveals how each of us can replace the verbs that don’t matter in our lives with the verbs that do – and celebrate the people Jesus died to love.  We are beginning this small group study on Sunday April 19th.  Groups will meet Sunday 930am, Monday 7pm, or Thursday 7pm in the church lounge.  There is a video, study guide, and book available.

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Lent 2015

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Lent is a season of preparation that many who practice a less liturgical form of worship have never celebrated.  I had not really considered it before coming to New England.  It has been meaningful for me this year, to focus on the anticipated sacrifice of Christ, spoken of by our Savior in the Gospels.

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GALATIANS

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

This is a survey of Galatians, not a verse by verse exposition.  One sermon for each chapter except 3, due to a recording glitch that Sunday.  Galatians speaks of the danger of legalism, the clarity of the gospel, and the importance of love in all relationships.

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