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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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Adult Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Rm. 105

Journey Small Group (Young Adults), 9:45 a.m., Rm. 110

FBC Kids Children’s Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., Church Nursery

Sunday Worship, 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary

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


Thursday Morning Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. – Room 105

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m., Choir Room

Thursday Night Church, 5:30 p.m., Room 101

11:00 AM | Sunday

July 14, 2024

Join us for a Service of Worship

 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

FBC Sanctuary and Virtual Church – Online

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 Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon on “Holy Optimism

Scriptures include: Psalm 85:8-13 and Ephesians 1:3-14

It’s tough to stay optimistic when things in the world seem to all be going downhill around us. Paul reminds the church in Ephesus of the abundant reasons we have to be optimistic in the face of this world through a blessing that shows from the foundations of the world to the present day, we are blessed by Christ’s presence among us.


This is the season after Pentecost in the Christian year. Having celebrated the “birthday of the church” through the giving of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, we enter the Season after Pentecost for 24 weeks, to celebrate the existence of the church and recall her mission in the world. The liturgical color for the season is green, symbolic of the church’s growth and mission. 



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