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

Childhood Lost Prayer Vigil

The FBC youth will be participating in a "Childhood Lost" vigil February 27-28, learning more about the problems of human trafficking, and raising money to fight this global problem.  A prayer vigil will be shared by the youth beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27th in the sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to attend.


Free Movie (God's Not Dead) at the YES Cinema

In celebration of our Faithful at 50 emphasis, and as a free gift to the community, the FBC Evangelism Team is sponsoring another free movie at the YES Cinema on Monday, March 16th at 6:30 p.m.  Join us for the showing of the film "God's Not Dead".  While the movie is free you will need a ticket for admission.  Tickets are available at the church office, The Ark, and at the door upon arrival at the YES.


Know the 10 Signs

"Know the 10 Signs" is a workshop to be presented by the Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday, March 11th during our Cross Connections ministry.  Led by a representative of the association, this workshop is open to anyone in the community.