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.
50 Days of Transformation
A church-wide worship and study emphasis called "50 Days of Transformation: How God Changes Us" began 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.
A listing of the Sunday morning topics can be found here or through the drop down menu under the "Transformed" tab.
Come and join us this Fall as we practice our faith together and learn more about being "Transformed".
World Mission Offering
During the month of October FBC participates in the World Mission Offering. This offering raises funds for International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA. Specifically, our 2015 WMO will go to support the ministry of Kyle and Debby Witmer, American Baptist missionaries