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The Congregation of First Baptist Church, led by the Holy Spirit,

covenants to worship Almighty God and to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Consistent with the Great Commission, we will share our spiritual gifts beyond our doors with enthusiasm, generosity, and grace. 

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Alongside the community of faith in Martinsville and Henry County, we seek to serve and to love our neighbors of all ages – from the smallest children to the most seasoned adults – with care and attention to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, just as Jesus did in his ministry.

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The Open Church, 9:00 a.m., Front Plaza

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Childcare provided in our church nursery during all adult studies and our traditional worship services. 


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11:00AM | Sunday

August 2, 2020

Join us for a Service of Worship and Communion

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Virtual Church – Online

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Compassion Action”

Scriptures include: Psalm 145:8-10, 13 and Matthew 14:13-21.

Our Gospel lesson for this week is the only miracle story in all four gospels. Knowing how important this story was for the early church, I think reading it carefully is important. So many times, we focus on the miracle of loaves and fishes multiplying to feed 5,000+ people, but I wonder if the real teachable moment here is actually threefold: 1) Jesus teaches us that the basic instincts of those who follow God should be compassion; 2) That our compassion should translate to action (he told the disciples to do the feeding!), and 3) That God will give us the courage and strength and resources to do what needs to be done in this world.

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Back2School 2020

Back2School 2020

During this COVID-19 crisis, FBC has been coordinating missions efforts around our community, sharing meals, prayers, and love for essential personnel, first responders, and medical staff. Your generosity has helped us to purchase these meals. Thank you for your gifts! In the link the follows, find photos of our church staff delivering these meals.

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