Welcome to FBC on Park Street. We’d love to meet you.
After checking out our site, come on in for a visit. We are a family-friendly church…and if you are a brother or sister in Christ, you are part of the family!
What is the worship experience like at First Baptist?
There are two worship services and the difference is style, not substance. Our 9:15 service begins with energetic and inspiring music played by our live praise team. The auditorium setting is modern-traditional with multi-media designed to make it easy to follow along and conducive for you participate during each song. Our 10:50 service begins with a call to worship and hymns led by our choir and accompanied by organ. Hymnals are at each pew for you. At both services you will then hear a message based on the Bible. The heart of our church is Pointing generations to Jesus…the Word of God. It is our hope and goal that the message will encourage and challenge you.
Where do I park?
There’s plenty of parking.
If you are a first-time visitor, we have set-aside parking for you, just look for the signs taking you towards the left if you want to be near the children’s building, or towards the right if you want handicapped parking.
What about my younger kids?
On Sunday mornings we have options for kids from birth through sixth grade from trained and background-checked volunteers:
- There is a nursery for newborns and toddlers at both 9:15 and 10:50. Our caregivers will love and pray over your precious little ones.
- There’s plenty for your 3-5 year old children to look forward to in our pre-school program at either 9:15 or 10:50. They’ll have an age appropriate Bible study, snacks and a variety of fun activities. There’s also an age-focused service each week where they’ll sing worship songs, learn values through creative and interactive telling of Bible stories.
- The K-5th grade students tend to go to worship with their families at 9:15, and at 10:50 have a energetic and engaging group time They then break into age-specific groups to help them learn from the Bible and apply what they learned.
- 6th graders have a special class to help them transition from childhood to youth, and they begin the process of joining in the life of the church through special service projects and carefully planned interactions with he youth group.
There is a check-in system at the front entrance of the Children’s Building to make dropping off your kids an easy and secure process. Our role is to support you as you disciple your children. Our staff and volunteers bring the Bible to life for your children in exciting and creative new ways, and our Adult Sunday Morning Groups are studying the same materials as the kids so you have ready-made discussions on the way home. (It’s called The Gospel Project, and you can read all about it here.)
You will be given a unique number upon check-in. In case your child needs your immediate attention, that number will show on monitors.
I have youth. Where do they go?
We encourage full-family worship at both our worship services on Sunday morning. If you attend the 9:15 worship service, your youth can participate in a Sunday morning group at 10:50 am for studying the Bible with other students their age. Youth from 7th to 12th grade should definitely check out our youth group on Sunday & Wednesday nights as well.
Is there a dress code?
We want you to feel comfortable. As a general guide, the 9:15 is more casual and the 10:50 more formal. Whether that means jeans and a t-shirt, business casual or suit and tie, as long as you are actually wearing clothes, you will fit right in.
Are there any accommodations for the deaf and hearing impaired?
As part of our Sunday 10:50am service, we provide a hearing device those who are hearing impaired. See our greeters in the lobby.
Will I have to say anything, sign anything or be singled out in any way?
You won’t be put on the spot.
- You won’t have to wear a name badge or be singled out in any way. People will definitely want to say “hi!”, though. It’s what we do.
- You don’t even have to sing along if you don’t feel comfortable. If you want to, you can also sing real loud and joyfully…it’s Biblical!
- You’re not expected to give when we receive the offering. But you can, as it’s not for us that you give.
We have a connection card available in the service to fill out in case you have questions, need prayer or are interested in any of our events or resources. This card is only used to help us serve you better and keep you informed of church-wide events and activities. You will not be spammed.
Visitors are also invited to meet with our deacons after the worship services. They want to meet you and answer questions you have.
What do you believe?
We believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Bible is the word of God. Our goal is to point generations to Jesus, the only way to God.
Read more about what we believe and other questions you may have by clicking here.
I want to grow as a Christian. What’s the plan?
We want you to gather with us on Sunday, connect to others in the church, train together, and go out into the world changed.
- Adults can connect with other believers by joining a Sunday morning group or attending one of our classes to help you in specific areas of your life like marriage, discipleship, finances, etc. The best way to find those is our events page.
- Kids K to 6th grade can participate in a myriad of programs on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and other times throughout the week..
- 7th to 12th Grade Students can be challenged and grow at 5pm Sunday, 6pm on Wednesdays, and forge closer relationships with other students by joining a group that meets on Sunday mornings off our Youth Fellowship Hall.