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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

June 9, 2024

Join us for a Service of Worship 

 Third Sunday after Pentecost

FBC Sanctuary and Virtual Church – Online

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Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon on “God Responds

Scriptures include: 1 Samuel 8:4-20; 11:14-15

Israel is at a crossroads and they ask their prophet for a king. God’s response reminds them that this trading of one system of government for another comes with a cost, but more than that, this response reminds Samuel and Israel of their relationship to God in the midst of whatever form of government they have. How is God reminding us of our relationship to God in our own season of governmental change of our primary allegiances? How can we live into the unexpected ways God wants us to live in the midst of the world as it is?



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. 


Summer Sermon Series: God is at Work-Expect the Unexpected. This Summer, we are exploring stories from the Hebrew Bible in 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 Kings. In re-reading these biblical narratives of Samuel, David, and Solomon who find themselves in God’s plan in unexpected ways, may we find our own unexpected places in God’s narrative for our lives.

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Martinsville, VA 24112

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