Please join us for Sunday School / Discipleship starting back up September 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM; FOR ALL AGES.
Please join us for Church Service at 10:00 AM on Sundays.
Sunday school starts at 9:00AM and goes to approximately 9:45AM.
Please see below for various Sunday school classes.
After Sunday school Join us for Sunday service at 10:00AM.
Below are the different classes offered by First Baptist Church, and their respective descriptions.
First Baptist Church’s Early Learning Program is a flexible program that changes according to our participants’ needs. These are our current offerings.
Preschool (Birth to Two Years of Age)
We currently have a well-stocked family room complete with a diaper changing area, crib, rocking chairs and a CD player for lullabies. No worries about missing the sermon if you wish to step out of the service with your little one. We have a live television feed of the service! You are welcome to come visit, play, and read with your infant, enjoy quiet music, or listen to a sermon while you nurse or soothe your baby.
This room will be staffed upon request.
Preschool (Two Years of Age to Kindergarten)
Preschool Sunday School meets from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. This session is currently an extension of the curriculum that will be covered during the 10:00 a.m. session.
Our 10:00 a.m. group meets following the singing and worship time of the church service. For registered children, the children are escorted back to early learners following the offering time by the teachers or a family member.
The Sunday School 9:00 session will not meet during June, July & August. Early Learners 10:00 a.m. sessions will continue.
Your child(ren) are welcome to participate in one or both of the sessions.
For the safety of your child(ren), we ask that for your first time joining us, you take a few minutes to meet the teachers and fill out a short form regarding your contact information and any special needs or allergies your child may have.
Early Learners enjoy Bible stories, crafts, snacks, songs, finger plays, Godly Play presentations, and learning activities which reinforce the Bible lesson. Our classroom has its own sink and bathroom facilities. We have several dramatic play areas, a multicultural children’s library and cabinets with Montessori work. Our classroom also has an extensive library of teacher resource material. Our early childhood lead teacher has a current background check, CPR/First Aid training, a degree in early childhood education, and training in both the Montessori Method and Godly Play.
September studies- The Story and the Song, The beginning: a perfect home, The terrible lie
October studies- A new beginning, A giant staircase to heaven, Son of laughter, The present, The girl no one wanted
November studies– The forgiving prince, God to the rescue!, God makes a way, Ten ways to be perfect
December studies– Get Ready!, He’s here!, The Light of the whole world, The King of all kings & Godly Play Advent materials
January studies- The warrior leader, The teeny, weenie…true king, The young hero and the horrible giant, Let’s go!
February studies- A little servant girl and the proud general, Operation “No More Tears!”, Daniel and the scary sleepover, God’s messenger
February 10:00 hour will also include some Black History Month activities about famous inventors.
March studies- Heaven breaks through, The Servant King, A dark night in the garden, The sun stops shining
April studies- No Sunday School on Easter Sunday (April 1st )/10:00 session will meet. God’s wonderful surprise, A little girl and a frail lady, The Good Shepard, How to pray, The Singer
May studies- The Captain of the storm, Filled full!, God sends help (Pentecost Sunday), Treasure hunt!
The Sunday School 9:00 session will not meet June, July, August. Early Learners 10:00 a.m. sessions will continue with scaled back activities.
June- The Friend of little children, The man who didn’t have any friends (none), Running away, Washed with tears, Going home
July/August- A new way to see, A dream of heaven, The Fruit of the Spirit
CURRENT GODLY PLAY STORIES:
Parable of the Mustard Seed, Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Pearl, Parable of the Good Shepard (April 22 Good Shepard Sunday), Parable of the Good Samaritan, Parable of the Leaven, The Mystery of Pentecost (May 20), Holy Baptism, The Good Shepard and World Communion (October 7), Advent (December)
Christ the King Sunday (November 25)
CURRICULUM SOURCES INCLUDE:
The Jesus Storybook Bible, The Complete Guide to Godly Play (Volumes 2-4), My First Bible Verses Finger Plays for God’s Word, Favorite Action Bible Verses More of God’s Word in Finger Plays
MONTHLY BIBLE VERSES:
June- I am with you always. Matthew 28:26
July- Continue in what you have learned. 2 Timothy 3:14
August- A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17
September- Give thanks to the Lord who made the moon and stars. Psalm 136:3,9
October- Great is the Lord! Psalm 145:3
November- I have called you by your name. Isaiah 43:1
December- A Savior has been born to you. Luke 2:11
January- Keep me safe, O God. Psalm 16:1
February- Hear my prayer, O Lord. Psalm 86:6
March- Forgive us our sins. Luke 11:4
April- Christ died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3
May- God gives good gifts. Matthew 7:11
1st to 3rd Grades
Throughout the upcoming year, the 1st to 3rd Graders will be using the Gospel Project®. The Gospel Project® is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for children that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Over the course of the next three years, participants will journey from Genesis to Revelation. This curriculum encourages children to discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and compels them to join the mission of God by exploring a monthly mission focus.
4th and 5th Grades
Throughout the upcoming year, the 4th & 5th Graders will be using the Picture-Smart Bible curriculum. This innovative, foundational Bible course invites children to see how the Bible fits together as a whole. By illustrating each book of the Bible on a single page, each student will create a handy reference tool that allows him/her to recall God’s Word in a child-friendly way. The children will help direct their own learning as they explore the Bible through their unique creativity and interests. For more information on how the Picture-Start Bible curriculum works, visit their website at http://picturesmartbible.com/. Please note that we will be using this curriculum in a three-year cycle period.
Youth (6th to 12th Grades)
This year the Youth will be using the Lifeway Curriculum. The Fall/Winter 2017 study will cover the Old Testament Books of Exodus and Leviticus. Youth will learn how God faithfully kept His promise to bless Israel by using Moses to rescue the Israelites from slavery. In addition, this study will include Moses’ receiving of God’s Law and the Israelites failure to keep it. The book of Leviticus lays out how God’s people were to live under the Law. Studying these two foundational books will help the teens to confront God’s vast holiness in contrast to their own sinfulness. The curriculum will discuss how the Law, the sacrifices, and the tabernacle all point forward to Christ. They will discover how God’s promises to Israel extend to them, how they can embrace their identity as God’s people, and how they are called to live for God’s glory. Spring 2018 will be a study of 1 and 2 Corinthians. This spring study will also include activities, illustrations, and questions aimed at applying the scriptures to the teen’s everyday life.
Adult Class (Ages 18 and up)
Please join us for a time to discuss, share, or just listen in. Teaching is from the Holy Bible using the Standard Lesson Commentary by Standard Publishing. Meets in the Library inside the main church building.
Come grow in the Christian Faith while sharing fellowship with other believers. We hope to see you soon!
Fall Quarter 2017– (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Covenant with God
Pentateuch, 1 & 2 Samuel, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, 1 Corinthians, Hebrews
Winter Quarter 2017-2018- (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Faith in Action
(Daniel, Matthew, Acts, Ephesians, 1 Timothy, James)
Spring Quarter 2018– (Mar, Apr, May)
(Pentateuch, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Luke, John, 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, Revelation)