June 2021  
Upcoming Events


Juneteenth Celebration
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Coach's Breakfast
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Pastoral Search Committee
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Bible Search
Dubuque, Iowa


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  • Join us to celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday at Comiskey Park from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.!
  • Happy Father's Day!
  • Celebrating Claudette's Service...
  • Check out our OCC Ministry! Under the "MINISTRIES" Tab! We collected 1342 boxes in 2020!
  • 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 paved and expanded parking area behind the church

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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. 

This week, June 20th, we will be meeting indoors. Masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. This is on an honor based system. Everyone else should be wearing masks. We have moved to open seating. This Sunday's service will also be available online using the link below for those who are not able to attend in person. 


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 links may be used along with this week's scripture readings.

June 20

Strong Enough to Save by Tenth Avenue North


Peace Be Still by Lauren Daigle


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

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Hi Church,

The end of June is fast approaching and before you know it, we will be through 1/3 of the summer! Amazing! Here are a couple of things I want to remind you about:

On Saturday, we have a Juneteenth celebration at Comiskey Park from noon to 3 p.m. FBC will have a booth set up and will give away prizes.

This coming Tuesday, June 22, the Pastoral Search committee meets. Pray for them.

In two weeks we will hold our first cookout/picnic/potluck on June 27 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a wonderful outdoor worship/prayer service. Bring your lawn chairs!

This Sunday we are still in Mark chapter 4. After a number of parables, this week we get to one of the more dramatic miracles of Jesus: he calms a storm on the sea. "Silence! Be still!" The wind ceased and there was a great calm." What is the purpose of such miracles? Do they have any value for us today? I will try to answer that and perhaps more. Come join us as we sing and pray and honor our wonderful savior on this coming Sunday.



Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


Sunday, June 13th

Hi Church!

This week we turn again to the gospel according to Mark. The gospel of Mark is good news, that's what "gospel" means, about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. Basically, Mark, is about good news.

This week in chapter 4 we wade into a number of stories about agriculture. Jesus used images that would speak to his disciples as well as his listeners. He speaks two parables:

1. The parable of the growing seed.

2. The parable of the mustard seed.

Both of these parables have to do with the Kingdom of God and its growth. The basic trajectory in both parables is a humble beginning and a bounteous ending. That speaks to both individual and organizational realities. Spend some time, if you can, in Mark 4:26-34 before Sunday.

For those of you who watch our service online, I need to make you aware that it might not be posted until later in the week. We are anticipating some technical difficulties this coming weekend. Please be patient with us.

This week we move to open seating in the sanctuary. All barriers have been taken down. Face masks are optional for those who are fully immunized. If not we ask that you continue to wear a mask.

God Bless!

Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


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