Our adult ministry is dedicated to building community among the adults of First Baptist. Members and guests are welcome to participate in any of our various adult ministry outlets to grow closer to God and to one another.
The Crafty Critters, a ministry of First Baptist Church, began with a question about a crochet stitch from one First Baptist crocheter to another. The group of knitters and crocheters makes infant hats, prayer shawls, and other handcrafted items for individuals in our faith communit. The prayer shawls are an expression of congregation's love and support and is a symbol of God’s love.
Crafty Critters invites you to join their weekly meeting and fellowship on Tuesdays on the second floor of the church, Room E-2. Meetings begin at noon and end at the discretion of each “Critter.” Attendance is not mandatory, and donations of handcrafted items are welcome.
Every month people from the First Baptist community get together and take day trips to local attractions and events.
Mondays at 9 a.m. you can find this group in the parlor stretching, limbering up and refocusing for the week.
Sunday Morning Small Groups
Three groups – Community, Discussions, and Faith Forum – meet every Sunday from 10:15-11:15 a.m. to dive into various topics and grow together.
First Baptist Mens Gatherings
First Baptist Men Gathering This Summer First Baptist is looking to revive an old tradition. In 1928, our church began a men’s gathering as a way for the men in the church to better get to know one another. The fellowship centered around a meal together and various programs and activities. The intent, as Howard B. Lang would later write, was to “promote a more friendly fellowship among the men of the church and keep informed of ways they can assist in promoting activities and programs.” This summer, First Baptist is offering a reboot of this time-honored tradition through July as a way to bring people together from different services to learn more about each other, our church, and our Creator. All men are welcome and encouraged to attend. See the schedule provided below.
June 5, 11:45 am-1 pm: Join us for lunch. In order to accommodate a variety of schedules we will alternate meetings between breakfast and lunch. Breakfasts will be at the church with an agenda similar to what has been outlined. Our lunches will take place at local restaurants. There is no agenda for our lunch gatherings other than shared fellowship around the tables. It’s a great way to get to know people you don’t normally have the chance to share a meal with.
Our first lunch will be at Houlihans (2541 Broadway Bluffs Dr). All who can come are welcome. We will be there between 11:45am to around 1:15pm; drop by when you can.
June 10, 3-8 pm: We want to encourage all of our men to bring a dish or dessert to sell for the Pepto Bismol Bake Off at the church picnic. Items will be auctioned off to raise money for support for a new missions endeavor.
June 19, 7-8 am: We will meet again for breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. We will hear a report about the Pepto Bismol Bake Sale, have a time of prayer for our church and each other, hear some words of encouragement, and, of course, enjoy some good food and fellowship. July 3, 11:45 am-1 pm: Lunch will be at Shiloh (402 E Broadway)! Drop by and join us.
July 17, 7-8 am: Gather for breakfast once again as we commune around the tables, talk about possible interests for the group, pray for the needs of our church, and even try our hand at singing a tune. It promises to be a memorable morning.
July 31, 11:45 am-1 pm: Our last stop for July is at G & D Pizzaria (2101 W Broadway). We hope you will make an effort to come by and check in as we look towards fall and a new semester (or more importantly, a new football season!)