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

World Mission Month

During the month of October FBC will be emphasizing our partnerships in international missions through participation in the World Mission Offering and by hosting one of our ABC Missionaries, Barbara Bolick - on Friday, October 10th


Cross Connections Fall Session Two Begins

There are approximately fifty days from All Saints Sunday to Christmas,  and we are going to use six Wednesday evenings, during Cross Connections, to focus on "50 Days of Discovery" as part of our Faithful at 50 emphasis.  The intent of these six sessions is to "discover" something we did not know, or may have forgotten, about an area of life and faith.  Our topics are varied, but each holds great potential for discovery.


Trunk or Treat

Join us on Friday, Oct. 31st (Halloween) for "Trunk or Treat".  Our parking lot will be lined with cars trunks and lift gates open, decorated and ready to share a treat, game or activity with the children of the neighborhood and community.  Tilly the firetruck may make an appearance.  Trunk or Treat hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m.