First Baptist Church Sunday Service – May 31, 2020

Out of caution and concern in response to the Coronavirus threat, First Baptist will not hold Sunday morning worship services until gatherings are deemed safe to have.

We are also canceling all week day church activities in May, 2020. The church office will be open during normal office hours. We hope to resume regular services in June but will be monitoring the situation and listening to health officials. Until then there will be a message from the pastor posted on FB and available on the website each Sunday morning at 10am. Please continue praying for the many families and businesses affected, remember to love one another, and serve those most in need.

Serving together, Executive Committee

Chris & Renny Blancaflor
Chris & Rennie Blancaflor
‘I'm Chris. This was the church
I grew up in. When I married Rennie
the church embraced him too.
We’ve always felt welcomed,
loved and accepted here!’
Janet Middleton
Janet Middleton
‘It isn't easy to be a preacher's kid.
But First Baptist Church was
a non-judgemental,
extended family to me!’
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
‘I came to First Baptist Church
because my family did.
But now First Baptist
is my family.’
Tim & Lisa Austin Testimonial
Tim & Lisa Austin
‘At its very best church becomes
a touchstone. A community.
A home away from home. And
certainly First Baptist Church
is that for us.’
Testimonial TERRA BURMOOD
Terra Burmood
‘I feel at home at First Baptist.
Everyone is warm and accepting.
I can be myself and live an
authentic life in a church like this!’
Holy Week Reflections Speakers

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Engaging Minds & Hearts

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Upcoming Events

International Trade
Contemporary Issues Class - To be Rescheduled

The Ethics of International Trade: Navigating Nationalism vs. Globalism

James Foley, Director of International Programs for Bradley University’s Foster College of Business, will speak.

 James Foley, Director of International Programs for Bradley University’s Foster College of Business, will speak on the issue in terms of how anti-trade rhetoric and nationalism have become blurred. The resulting controversies make for tough ethical decisions for policy makers. Besides teaching, Foley also directs the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship and the Illinois International Trade Center at Bradley.  Find out more …

Equal Justice Prairie State Legal Services- First Baptist Church of Peoria - Contemporary Issues Class
Contemporary Issues Class - March 22, 2020 – 11:15 am

Legal Services for All

April Foster of Prairie State Legal Services to speak.

April Foster of Prairie State Legal Services will talk about the work the non-profit does to make sure people have lawyers to use even if they have no money to pay them – and why local people need this help. Find out more …

Game Night at First Baptist Church
Saturday, March 14th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Kids' Game Night

3 to 12 year olds – In the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
A night to enjoy playing inside.
  • Younger kids, bring electric cars, scooters etc. for fun in Fellowship Hall.
  • Older kids, bring your favorite board games for some friendly competition. 

Find out more …

WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY:

A Different Kind of Baptist Church!

There are a lot of churches out there. At First Baptist we do our best to be a loving, inclusive, merciful, community of faith.
  • If you are looking for a church that wants you to ask questions and to read the Bible with both your brain and heart, then come visit.
  • If you are looking for a church that chooses mercy over judgment, equality over prejudice, and mystery over certainty, then come visit.
  • If you are looking for a church that cares about embracing all people as image-bearers of God, then come visit.
  • If you have doubt, fear, or pain, you are not alone. We have all those things too.
Come visit and we will find hope, freedom, and healing together.
Perhaps First Baptist is the church you have been looking for.