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

Glad Ringers Bell Tour

The Glad Ringers Bell group, a choir of youth, young and middle adults will soon begin their annual sharing tour.  Their first concert will be held on Sunday, June 7th at Shilo Baptist Church in Columbus at 6 p.m.  

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Chile Mission Trip Fundraisers

A group of 18 persons from FBC will be going to Chile at the end of 2015 to share a short-term mission work trip with American Baptist missionaries Dwight and Barbara Bolick.  The team continues in fundraising to offset the cost of their trip.  This group would like to thank the church and community for their support of recent fundraisers.  The next scheduled fundraisers include a percentage night at Panera Bread on Monday, May 18th, and a Church Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 6th.