Practicing our Faith

Bible Verse of the Day

“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.”

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Symbols of Faith

Completed in 1965, First Baptist Church was designed by Harry Weese, a nationally prominent architect.  Among his many other notable projects, Weese also designed the Time-Life Building in Chicago, IL; the Mercantile Bank in Kansas City, MO; and the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts--Boston.

The FBC sanctuary is the principal interior space of the building.  It is a windowless room, made up of simple elements that combine to create a space that is at the same time dramatic and serene.  Each element is a simple object--a brick wall, a beam, an opening, a skylight--but they are all exaggerated slightly in size, proportion, or height.  This unique church is included in the Columbus Architectural Tour which explains a number of religious symbols Weese incorporated in his design.  This link to "Symbols of Faith" also explains those religious symbols.


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New Opportunities

Christmas Caroling

Join us on Sunday, December 21st at 3 p.m. for a Caroling outing to homebound and nursing center friends and residents.  We will meet at the church and form groupsThis is a great way to spread Christmas cheer and brighten someone's day.


Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Join us at 7 p.m. on December 24th for this special time of worship featuring the carols and readings of Christmas.  This year's worship theme is "Casting Christmas: Center Stage."  The service will include the traditional lighting of hand held candles at the close of worship.  Childcare will be available for infants and pre-school age children.


Free Movie (Babe) at the YES Cinema

In celebration of our Faithful at 50 emphasis, and as a free gift to the community, the Evangelism Team is sponsoring another free movie at the YES Cinema on Saturday, Dec. 27th at 11 a.m.  Join us for the showing of the film "Babe".  While the movie is free you will need a ticket for admission.  Tickets are available at the church office, Midwest Computer Solutions, The Ark, and Love Chapel.