Christmas Eve Service – December 24th

Celebrate Christmas by joining us online for our Christmas Eve Service – Thursday, December 24th. The sanctuary will be opened that day from 1:00 till 4:00 PM for reflection and prayer. Communion will also be available for anyone who would like to partake.

First Baptist Church Thanks University of the Cumberlands for Food Pantry Donations

     Each year the University of the Cumberlands students, faculty, and staff step up and collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries. Each year we are astounded by the amount that comes in. Particularly this year, we were deeply moved by how much the University provided. Over 30,000 pounds of canned vegetables, oatmeal, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, Mac & Cheese, Spaghettios, hamburger helper meals, and so much more has filled our downstairs storage area. This will make such a difference in our community.
     In a time when life is definitely not normal, when suffering and confusion seem to take the forefront, it is indeed a joy to watch students and staff at UC set all the sorrow and fear aside and choose “to love their neighbor as themselves.” 
     Thank you and know we who distribute the food are just as blessed by seeing your love in action as those who come to our doors seeking help. You are a blessing to us all.

Thanksgiving Office Closure

The First Baptist Church office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

May God bless you and keep you! Have a safe holiday!

Online Worship Only Beginning November 22nd!

Beginning Sunday, November 22nd, we will worship online only here at First Baptist Church. You are no doubt aware of the precautions that the people of Kentucky have been asked to take to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. These actions are hard and require great commitment. In addition, the Governor has requested that churches contribute to the health of our neighbors by worshiping online through December 13th. I want to encourage our church to do our part. 

I have kept asking myself, “Right here, right now, how can we best love our neighbors?” Through much discussion with the church staff and a group of our deacons, we feel that going back online for worship is the most loving course of action for us to take at this time.

We do not pretend to know all the answers or even what is best at this moment, but we rely on God’s mercy and seek to be faithful to God’s call in our lives. 

Please join us on Facebook for worship and on Youtube. And when you find encouragement in one of our services, please share it with others. 

Ande Myers

Worship on the Lawn – Sunday, October 25, 2020

Join us, by the playground, for an informal time of praise, prayer, and reflection on Sunday, October 25th at 6:00 PM. Bring a lawn chair, wear a face mask, and social distance from one another. Once everyone is seated and the service begins, you may take off your mask if you are comfortable doing so. We look forward to glorifying the Lord together!