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

Ordination Service Planned

Our Associate Pastor, David Doles, will be ordained into the Christian Ministry on Sunday, February 22nd during the 9:30 a.m. worship service.  A reception will follow worship in Fellowship Hall that day.  We share congratulations with Pastor Dave as he celebrates this milestone.


Winter Learning Series

This year's Winter Learning Series features two opportunities for learning and growth:  "Shaking Your Family Tree" and "Hearing God"


"Shaking Your Family Treee" – led by Lois Griffith & Bob Rhude

Learn how to search, record and organize information to build your family tree using today's technology and resources.  Access to a computer, laptop or iPad is highly recommended.

“Hearing God” – led by Pastor Dan Cash

How do we "hear" God?