Worship: Sundays at 11 a.m.

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Our worship is deepened and enlarged by the extraordinary beauty of the sanctuary where we offer ourselves to God as a congregation.

In worship, we sing hymns to God accompanied by organ and choir, listen to Scripture readings from both the Old and New Testaments, pray for each other, our community and the world, and hear a message by our pastor. We celebrate Communion together on the first Sunday of each month.


Sunday Morning Small Groups

Small Groups for Adults
First Baptist Church offers several good options for people who want to connect with God and others through conversations about Scripture, faith-inspiring books, current events, etc. Current Sunday morning adult groups include:

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Young Adults
@ 9:45am – Dawson Room (near the O Street entrance Rms 103-105)  
During the months of January and February, the young adult group will discuss and explore the minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Bible study begins every Sunday at 9:45am in the Dawson Room (room 103/105, near the O Street entrance). Contact pastor Alyssa for more information: aaldape@firstbaptistdc.org. All are welcome.

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Reconnecting with Our Spiritual Roots
Special Class on Judaism January 13 - February 17
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9:30am each Sunday in the Library (take elevator in the O Street welcome area to 2nd floor)

Jan. 20 Reconnecting with our Heritage: The Basics of Judaism
Jan. 27 Reconnecting with our Scriptural Roots: A Jewish Understanding of Scripture.
Feb. 3 Connecting with a Rabbi: Guest Speaker, Rabbi Marc Gopin
Feb. 17 Reconnecting God's Family: Building Relationships between Jews and Christians.

Taught by FBC member Charlie Reynolds, US Army Chaplain (Ret.)

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Tapestry
(Participating in “Reconnecting with Our Spiritual Roots” thru Feb. 17, see above)

This intergenerational Bible study group uses a variety of study materials, some denominational and some reflective of FBC's ecumenical theological tradition. Class discussions usually draw upon weekly reading assignments and related scriptural texts. We enjoy a free exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of friendship. One of our primary objectives is to find relevant scriptural approaches to life. All are welcome.

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Crossroads
(Participating in “Reconnecting with Our Spiritual Roots” thru Feb. 17, see above)


Sunday Morning Bible Study for Children and Youth  

Welcome. We are happy you are here.

Parents and Children, please join the Children’s Ministry in Rm 117 located on the first floor behind the security desk. The children’s minister greets the children and offers juice, milk, fruit, and snacks. Kids are encouraged to relax and play for a few moments before the teachers collect and escort them to the classroom.

The Nursery – newborn to 12-month-olds – Rm 115
Toddlers, preschool and kindergarten – 1 to 5-year-old – Rm 114

9:30–10:45am (Worship Childcare pickup at 12:15pm, see below)
These classes introduce young learners to people of the Bible through stories, play, art, and music.

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First through Sixth Grades – Rm 319

9:30-10:45am - This class introduces children to the role of discipleship by learning spiritual gifts, Bible verses, prayer, and studying Bible stories. The children continue through the years to gain knowledge and develop skills building on a love for God.  

After Sunday school, the older children are escorted to the sanctuary to participate in worship.  The younger children remain in class and can be picked up in Rm 117 after worship. 

Teachers: Charlotte Straight, Taylor Pennington-Russell, Matthew Turner, Kelly Magee-PrichardAgain, we welcome you today.

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Youth – Seventh through 12th Grades    
9:30 - 10:30; Room 306
Teacher: Alyssa Aldape, Associate Pastor for Youth & Young Adult Ministries.


Youth in grades 7 through 12 enjoy Bible Study, topical discussion, leadership development and creative activities.

 

Children in Worship

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Children are a gift from God and a vital part of the community of Christ. On Sundays during the worship hour, children are involved in a variety of ways, including periodic children’s sermons, helping to collect the offering, reading Scripture and welcoming people as they arrive for worship. 

 

Childcare During Worship

Pickup by 12:15pm

Nursery (Newborns to 12-month-olds ) – Room 115

Toddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten (1 to 5-year-olds) – Room 114

Children participating in our Palm Sunday Parade

Children participating in our Palm Sunday Parade