So Where Are We Now Service


Baptism 2012




Join us for Newcomer Breakfast
Sunday, November 8th at 9:30am
Meet Pastor John and the Newcomer Team
to Learn More about First Baptist Church.



“First” reminds us that the first and most important thing about our identity is our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Romans 10:13 says that, “Whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” We believe that the basis for church membership is a personal profession of faith in Christ. That’s the first thing that is required of every member of First Baptist Church!

“Baptist” means that we hold to many of the historic teachings of the Baptist denomination, which is a part of the wider fellowship of the Christian church throughout the world. While baptism by immersion is certainly a distinctive part of who we are, we also believe in the authority of the Bible as God’s word to us, the right and responsibility of each person to respond freely to God, the power of each local church to follow the leadership of Christ as it sees fit, and the principle of free exercise of religion in a free state.

"Church” means that we do the things that we believe the Bible teaches all churches should do: we worship, we serve, we learn, we witness, and we grow in relationship to one another and to God. That’s what church is all about!



To access our Worship Services go to

            Video Broadcasts - Live and Recorded

Audio Broadcasts - Live and Recorded


To access previous programs go to

Previously Recorded Programs and Musicals







See the Missions Board at the Church
or follow our Mission Moments Newsletters
for upcoming events.

Family Promise Website click here:

Needs are all around us!
What abilities and resources do YOU have
to meet those needs?
Join us at First Baptist as we seek to
Be the presence of Christ
Around the corner and Around our world!

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The Weekly Schedule At First
8:30 AM Early Worship
*9:30 AM Bible Study
*^10:50 AM Gathering Time - in the Sanctuary
*^11:00 AM Morning Worship
12:00 PM Mission’s Committee (1st Sun.)
  Deacon’s Meeting (3rd Sun.)
  Building and Grounds Committee (4th Sun.)
*9:30 AM MOM’s Bible Study (Nov 3rd & 17th; Dec 1st)
*9:30 AM MOM’s Morning Out (Nov 10th & 24th; Dec 8th)
10:00 AM Master’s Mission Meeting (Nov 17th)
Wednesday (Thanksgiving we meet on Tuesday)
5:00 PM SHINE - Women’s Ensemble Rehearsal
5:30 PM Dinner
6:10 PM First Family Time - a time of Fellowship and Prayer
*6:30 PM Youth and Children Activities
  Young Adult Bible Study
  Pastor’s Bible Study Led by Dr. Fairless
  Adult Study Led by Rev. Walters and Dr. Clifton
  Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM Voices Afire Rehearsal (1st and 3rd Wed)
  Praise Team Rehearsal (2nd and 4th Wed)
6:00 PM Hope Lodge (1st Thurs.) (Nov 5th , Dec 3rd)
*Nursery Care Available
^Hearing Impaired Services Available
Nov 24 (Tues) Turkey, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberries, Pumpkin & Pecan Pies
Dec 2 Roast Pork, Glazed Carrots, Stuffing
Salad, Rolls, Dessert

Dec 9 Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice Mixed Vegetables Egg Rolls Salad Dessert?
Dec 16 Baked Ham Macaroni & Cheese Green Beans Cole Slaw Corn Bread Dessert?
Dec 23/30 No Wednesday Activities

MOM’s Events: Bible Study: Nov 17th, 9:30 am; Mornings Out : Dec 8th , 9:30 am
Women’s Evening Bible Study—Bad Girls of the Bible: Thurs., Nov 19th at 6pm
Youth Lockin: Friday - Saturday, Nov 20th-21st 7pm-7am, See Pastor Mike for Details
Operation Christmas Child Collections: Final Sunday is Nov. 22nd.
Sound System Training for AV Team: Mon., Nov 23rd, 6pm. If you are interested in this ministry see Sheila Fairless.
Dinnertainer: Nov 29th, 6pm Dinner with Holiday holiday entertainment sponsored by the Music and Youth Ministries.Dinnertainer2_DecPublicity
Parent's Night Out: Fri., Dec 4th 6-9 pm
Grief Service:  Sun., Dec 6th, 4pm
Young Adult Fellowship:  Sun., Dec 6th, 6pm
Christmas Program & Holiday Social: 
Sun., Dec 13th 6pm
Children & Youth Chirstmas Program:   
Wed., Dec 16th, 6:30pm
Young Adult Chrismas Party:  Fri., Dec 18th, 6pm
Youth Progressive Dinner:  Sat., Dec 19th, 5pm
Office Holiday Closures : Dec. 23rd & 24th,;
Dec. 31
st -Closes at Noon
Christmas Eve Carols, Candlelight, and Communion Service: Dec 24th 5pm
Sunday, Dec. 27 - Family Worship Service Only: 
coffee @ 10:30 am, service 11am
No Wednesday Night Services December 23 & 30: 
Activities will resume on Jan 6th





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Phone:  (352) 376-4681


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First Baptist Church
14105 NW 39th Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32606

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am—4:00 pm

Wednesday Extended Hours
4:00—5:30 pm

Closed Fridays

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