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  • Celebrating 20 years in 2020 with Pastor Tim & Claudette!
  • In bloom on the FBC campus...
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  • Welcome to Anchored Online VBS! We are glad that you are here! Find us under the Ministries Tab!
  • Check out our Anchored Online VBS Zoom Album under the Photos Tab!
  • Street view of our church, showing the entrance to our paved parking lot behind the church.
  • View of our side main entrance and entry ramp off the parking lot entrance,
  • View of our accessible parking area across from the side entrance.
  • Our newly paved and expanded parking area behind the church.
  • Check out our OCC Ministry! Under the "MINISTRIES" Tab!

Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning First Baptist Church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. First Baptist is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit First Baptist, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

We practice open communion at First Baptist. That means if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you are welcome to join with us during communion. We celebrate the Lord's Table during the first Sunday of each month. Our communion bread is nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free so that all of the Church body is able to partake together in unity. 

The FBC Board has voted to open the building for Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m. All other in-person activities are still suspended at this time. A recorded sermon will be available on Sunday morning for those who are not yet able to join us in person.

Guidelines for participating are as follows:

  • Masks must be worn to safeguard all people.
  • Seating will be in every other pew beginning with the second pew from the front.
  • Seating will respect personal distancing, except with family groups.
  • Ushers will direct people when they come in. We will exit by pews.
  • Fellowship will voluntarily occur outside of the building not inside.
  • There will be no coffee or refreshments on Sunday.
  • We will continue to record a video on Friday evenings for viewing at 10 am on Sunday for those who are not ready to return.
  • The nursery will not be available.

The city of Dubuque sent out a health advisory encouraging ALL residents to wear masks, personal distance, wash hands frequently, and be very careful. If you are running a fever, have a compromised immune system, and are feeling ill, or you are unsure of the situation we encourage you to stay home. There is no shame in caution during this pandemic.

Pray for the pastor and others as we work out the safest way to do this. May grace reign!


To watch the latest sermon, click here.

If you are interested in more videos of our pastor's sermons, click on the either the 'Facebook' or 'YouTube' icons near the upper right side of each website page.

The following YouTube music link may be used along with this week's scripture meditations.

"Call Upon The Name" Highlands Worship Acoustic Session






Contact Information  
First Baptist Church
2143 Judson Dr.
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Phone (563)583-6289

E-mail from the Pastor, August 1, 2020

Hi Church,

I apologize for the lateness of this communication. Sometimes the intricacies of life intercept the normal routines.

As I am sure you are aware, this Sunday marks the 20th Anniversary of my pastorate here at FBC. The sermon, loosely patterned on 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, is about pastoring and the church.

New items in FBC@Home are the new church directory and a food give-a-way on August 22.

By the way, this Sunday will test our first use of the self-contained communion set. We will celebrate holy communion either through the video online or in our worship service.

Blessings to you all. It has been a privilege to be your pastor this past twenty years.


Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


E-mail from the Pastor, Sunday July 26, 2020

Hello Everyone,

We will meet again for round two of our regathering. From what I can gather, last week went well. Let's have a repeat. We will continue to tinker with the worship format to see what works in the "new normal." The true "new normal" is our new creation in Christ. That is the new normal that we each must learn to navigate with the help of the Holy Spirit. That is sort of the gist of this Sunday's sermon. Paul is wrapping up his extended proof of salvation or as the NLT states it, our being made in right standing before God. Our text is Romans 8:26-39.

Last week we were near capacity with our COVID precautions limiting seating. Thanks everyone. See you Sunday!


Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


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