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Lenten Study Series

"Who is this man?", a five week, DVD based study featuring John Ortberg will be offered on Wednesday evenings during Lent as part of our Cross Connections ministry.  In the series Orberg reveals how Jesus made an inescapable influence on our world and participants will learn how they can make one too.  Join us Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Feb. 10th - March 9th in the Chapel. 

 

Our next Sunday evening Revision Worship service will be held February 21st at 6 p.m.  Join us for a time of informal and participatory worship as we explore this month's theme:  Parable of the two Contractors.  Mr. Jeremy Martin will be sharing the message. 

 

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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