Welcome to First Baptist Church! We are excited to have you at our Bloomington area church and to get to know who you are as a person. We hope this page will let you know more about our identity as a church, and give you an idea of what you can expect from services at FBC.
At First Baptist Church, we seek Christ in all things and as such, we try to love and serve others in the Bloomington area like Christ—whether through volunteering in the community, promoting social justice issues, or even making blankets and shawls for those in need. Our aim as a Bloomington area church is to help others better understand the love and character of Jesus through our actions.
If you haven’t grown up going to church, or even if you’re simply new to Bloomington, you probably have questions about what we do and how we do it. We want to address these questions so you feel more comfortable about visiting and/or getting involved.
Worship Service – At First Baptist Church, we offer two worship services; a Sunday morning service at 10am, and a Wednesday evening Vespers service at 5:45pm.
Music – As a moderate to progressive Baptist church, our worship service blends old and new. For example, you are likely to hear an old hymn and a contemporary worship song in the same service. If you don’t know how a song goes or if you aren’t comfortable singing, we provide the words and encourage you to think—and even ask—about their meaning.
Dress – At First Baptist Church, we do not want you feeling nervous about what to wear. We have a diverse and vibrant congregation, so wear whatever makes you comfortable—whether it’s gym shoes or dress shoes.
Kids – As an intergenerational church, we love having children in the worship service!
Communion – We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month during the 10:00 service. We have an open communion table, which means we recognize other Christian traditions and backgrounds. It is not our table; it is the Lord’s. Come and celebrate God’s eternal banquet. (Gluten-free bread is available.)
Parking – Disability and guest parking are available on the south side of FBC’s parking lot. A greeter is stationed at the front door for those who need additional assistance.
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