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 Musical

On Sunday, December 13th, the Chancel Choir will lead the congregation in worship through their presentation of the Christmas Musical "The Silence and the Sound." Always a special Sunday of worship, we invite you to worship with us through the gift of music and word.


Christmas Caroling

Join us on Wednesday, December 18th from 6 to 8 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.


Chilean Mission Trip

A team of 16 persons will be representing FBC December 26 - January 6 on a short-term mission trip to Chile.  Working alongside American Baptist Missionaries Dwight & Barbara Bolick, our team will be visiting the areas of Temuco and Curihue, Chile.  We invite you to be in prayer for our team and follow their updates on facebook at FBC Chile Mission Trip 2015-2016.