In celebration of our church's 240 Years of Christian Worship
we are producing a 240th First Baptist Church Anniversary Booklet. If you are interested in showcasing your business or would like to be a patron, please give your business card/information to Mrs. Deborah Cunningham or Mrs. Juanita Gayle. Ads are $10.00 and Patrons are $5.00


FBC and Petersburg Parks and Leisure Services
will hold a "Treats n Trunk" (Harvest Celebration). Come enjoy an evening of family games, prizes, food, and an outdoor movie. The location is the Petersburg Sports Complex 100 Ballpark Rd, on Friday, October 31st. from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We are asking each organization and ministries of the church to donate 2 lb. bags of individually wrapped candy.  Please include the name of your organization on each bag and bring the items to the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday October 28th, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. For additional information please check your mailbox.

Virginia State University
Department of Music
HBCU Choral Festival
  The Concert Choirs of:
   Virginia State University
     Hampton University
     Norfolk State University
      Sunday, November 9, 2014
         5:00 p.m.
        Virginia Hall
        Anderson Turner Auditorium
      Free Admission and Open to the Public
For information, contact
       VSU Music Department: (804) 524-5311 or 5342


Children's Church will begin Sunday, October 26th; If you are interested in volunteering and are at least in high school or older, please see Sister Tillman.

FBC is the site for Job Corps Recruitment and Orientation.  Additional information can be found on the bulletin board in the Education Building.

FALL BOOK GIVE-AWAY -- The FBC Library will be giving away books that have been weeded from the library collection.  The books are free; visit the library today immediately following service for books.

The Baptist Children's Home serves a delicious buffet from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays for $11.00.  Bring your church bulletin and get $1.00 off.

Second Sunday Emphasis – In an effort to honor the Great Commission, we are asking that on Second Sundays the congregation invite a guest to church. This will be a continuous effort that will ensure that First Baptist Church is known by the love it shows to the community. Thank you, Pastor Tillman & the Evangelistic Outreach Ministry

Youth, Teens and Young Adult information Forms:
Rev. Jackson and the Board of Christian Education are requesting that Young Adults and parents or guardians complete an updated information form. Forms will be located in the Education Building near the entrance. This information will assist us in compiling data for our ministries. 

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Come and be  part of the FBC Prayer Warriors' Walking Club.  We walk each Saturday (weather permitting) at 12:00 noon.  For more information on this wonderful Health and Wellness Program,  please contact Florence Jones-Clarke at:  804-530-4684 or Deborah Cunningham at: 804-512-9597. 

The Senior Missionary Circle is collecting Disposable Diapers of all sizes (infants and adults) for the Capital Diaper Bank.  The Capital Diaper Bank is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing diapers to families in need.  Receptacles are located in the church vestibule and education building.  If you have questions, call Mrs. Constance Easter, 804-732-8838.  

2014 Events Date Request Forms are ready. Please check your mailbox and the bulletin board.
Program Coordinators.



The FBC Tree Of Life --Remember, Honor, Immortalize those you love, and raise funds for the church.  The tree is located across from the Church Office.
         Leaf -- $ 250         Acorn -- $350         Stone -- $450        Mini Tree -- $ 500
The price includes engraving.  Make checks payable to first Baptist Church. Fax or email the information you would like placed on the tree to :


THE FBC CHURCH CHRONICLE - The church can use you if you have an interest in helping with our church newsletter. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, or if you have newsworthy information, articles of interest, or original work you want to submit, contact Rev. Belinda Todd at


The FBC Girl Scout Troop meets each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall from 6:00-7:00 p.m. All girls ages 5-15 years are invited. Please contact Troop leader: Mrs. Gloria Miller or 862-2282




Are you ready to tackle those unwanted pounds? Come and join The FBC Aerobics Class on Tuesdays Roache’.

Sunday School Designed For You! (Young Adults 18-25) God has a plan for you! Come out on Sunday mornings at 8:50 a.m. and find out God’s purpose for you.

(Jeremiah 29:11)  - “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


The Fourth Sunday of Each Month, the church attire will be causal. (Please see the Sunday bulletin or call the church office for more details).