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

SEEDS of Love 5K

The SEEDS of Love 5K is drawing near.  There is still time to register and/or make a donation to Love Chapel.  Participants can register online or by printing and submitting the following form to the church office:  SEEDS of Love 5k 2014 Entry Form

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Cross Connections

Our 2014-15 Cross Connections ministry began on Wednesday, August 20th.  Two six-week adult learning opportunities continue to meet during this first session of Cross Connections: The Daniel Plan and a Bible Study on I Corinthians, led by Pastor Dan Cash.  A weekly Fellowship Meal is offered at 5 p.m. (cost by donation) with adult education opportunities at 6 p.m.  Childcare is available for infants and toddlers - please call the church office (376-3321) to let us know if your child will be present.

 

Heritage Sunday

Sunday, October 12th promises to be a very special day at First Baptist as part of our "Faithful at 50" emphasis.  Two opportunities for worship will occur on this day as we gather at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Our 9:30 a.m. service will feature former pastor Dr. Bill Griffith preaching, as we acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of Bill's ordination.  Bill

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