What to expect at First Baptist on Sunday...
In our worship service:
Our worship service focuses on a presentation of God's Word, the Bible (sometimes called a sermon). We have a blend of worship music - traditional hymns, modern hymns, and contemporary praise songs - all of which may be accompanied by an organ, piano, guitar, keyboard, etc. We sometimes have special music sung by individuals or groups, as well. The service lasts about an hour and you won't have to do anything you don't want to do.
Most in our church dress casually for worship (although some men wear a suit and some women a dress) but jeans are just fine. We value your presence more than what you're wearing, however, so come in what feels comfortable to you.
During the service, we usually stand to sing but remain seated otherwise. There will be several prayers and a reading from the Bible. An offering plate will be passed around in which, out of gratitude for all God provides, we give a portion of our money to show our thankfulness and support the work of the church. You DO NOT have to give anything if you don't want to. And of course, there's a sermon, which is a talk by the Pastor, who explains the Bible and helps us see its wisdom and relevance to our lives.
In Sunday School:
Sunday School is a graded system of classes from nursery through adult, designed to help us learn and understand what the Bible teaches. Using age-appropriate materials, children and youth have fun discovering the wisdom that is contained in the Bible. Grades nusery through 6th are located in the lower level of the main church building while 7th-12th are in "The Lighthouse", our youth building located just across the parking lot behind the church. Adults have classes on the upper level of the main church building. THERE ARE NO TESTS, just people having a good time learning more about God and getting to know each other!