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

Cross Connections Spring Session

"Making Life Decisions - By Choice vs. Crisis" is the name of our Spring Cross Connections Adult Education Opportunity.  This four session class will involve participants in thinking about the life decisions they, or loved ones, face as they age.  This decisions impact

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Church Work Day & Pancake Breakfast

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve in a "hands on" way?  On Saturday, May 9th our Property Team is hosting a Spring church work day.  Several seasonal cleaning and sprucing up tasks will be on the agenda.

 A Pancake Breakfast for the Chile mission trip will also coincide with this event from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  Come and eat breakfast and support this fundraiser before lending some elbow grease to our work day projects.

 

The Sailor's Bible

Join us for worship on Sunday, May 10th (Mother's Day) for a special musical service featuring "The Sailor's Bible".  This musical, presented by the children of FBC with support from an intergenerational cast, tells the stories of faith from the high seas.  We will journey with such faith heroes as  Noah and the Great Flood, Jonah and the Great Fish, and Paul through his Shipwreck.  Save the date and plan to join us!