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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50 Days of Transformation

A church-wide worship and study emphasis called "50 Days of Transformation: How God Changes Us" begins Sunday, Sept. 13th and continues through October.  The emphasis has three main components: 1) A Sunday morning worship focus (Sundays - Sept. 13th through Oct. 25th), 2) A 7-week small group opportunity, and 3) An individual devotional workbook resource. 

Sign-ups for small groups and devotional workbooks will begin on Sunday, August 23rd and run through Sept. 6th. 

A listing of the Sunday morning topics can be found here or through the drop down menu under the "Transformed" tab.

Please be praying about how you will be part of this 7 week emphasis and join us in making it a priority this Fall as we practice our faith together.


SEEDS of Love 5K

September 19th is the date for this year's SEEDS of Love 5K.  This run/walk is part of the Indiana Timing Race series and is a fund raiser for Love Chapel, a community Food Bank and Assistance ministry of the Eccumenical Assembly of Bartholomew County Churches. 

Last year over $4,000 was given to Love Chapel through donations and registrations.  Our goal in 2015 is to increase that to at least $5,000. It's time to sign up, online or by sending in a registration form, and be part of this fun event!