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

Mini VBS Weekend - "Living Inside Out"

Children are invited to come together on Friday & Saturday, July 17-18, for "Living Inside Out" - a mini Vacation Bible School experience featuring drama, games, crafts, snacks and more.  Patterned after the "Caring Branches" curriculum, this offering for children is in partnership with First Lutheran Church, and will be held here at FBC.  Events begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 17th.  For more information call 812-376-3321 or email Pastor Dave Doles at ddoles@fbccolumbus.org.

 

Super Block Party

Saturday, August 15th marks the culmination weekend of our Faithful at 50 emphasis at First Baptist.  We've spent almost 18 months celebrating the 50th Anniversary of sharing ministry at our present location (3300 Fairlawn Dr.).  That calls for a party - a super block party to be specific! Through the events of this day we will be sharing with our neighbors and community in celebration of God's faithfulness to and through FBC. 

Many activities are planned as part of this day, which will run from 4 to 8 p.m.  Here's a list of the events:

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50 Days of Transformation

A major church-wide worship and study emphasis called "50 Days of Transformation: How God Changes Us" will begin Sunday, Sept. 13th and continue through October.  The emphasis has three main components:

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