No ACOs meeting during the month of October.


Minister of Music: This position is for an experienced musician/director. The person chosen will be responsible for the total music ministry of First Baptist Church. If you are interested in this career opportunity please send your resume to: First Baptist Church, ATTN: Human Resource, 236 Harrison Street, Petersburg, Virginia, 23803 or e-mail to:

The Budget/Finance Committee will accept 2016 budget request until Friday, October 23rd, forms, can be obtained from Thomas M. Crawley ( or Katrina Hayes-Peerman (

"Faith Forward, Praying As We Build For the Future."  Sunday, November 8, 2015 , is Harvest Sunday.  This is the time to bring your special contribution for our building campaign.  Please wear your "Faith Forward" Polo or T-Shirt on this special Harvest Sunday.  T-Shirts are still available, contact Deborah Cunningham at:  804-512-9597. (Text only or email her at:  We welcome members to participate in our Campaign Fundraising Committee. Meetings are held twice monthly on Tuesdays.  See Trustee Gwen Peterson for dates and time.

The Women's Empowerment Workshop will continue thru November 4th.

The Walk Against Hunger has been postponed until Saturday, November 7th.  Hope to see everyone there.

The Woman's Ministry is publishing the 2016 First Baptist Calendar.  The price is $5.00 per entry.  See Barbara Perry.

The Field Day Event sponsored by The Evangelistic Outreach Ministry has been cancelled.

The Evangelistic Outreach Ministry,
will host a "Youth Megafest"  November 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Cordell Farley, author of Life Lessons of a Throwaway Kid  will speak.

"Becoming A Contagious Christian" classes schedule is as follows:  Every fourth Sunday from 8:50--9:50 a.m. during Sunday School; Thurday classes will be held every other Thursday from noon until 2 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.  Classes will be held during the months of September, October, & November--No Classes in December. 


The church nursery is open every Sunday for children ages infant to 4 years.  We are still seeking volunteers with childcare experience.  Please consider joining our team; all interested parties can contact Kim Hardy at:  804-240-3051


 Children’s Church for the  Kindergarten through 3rd grade   If you are interested in volunteering to help on either the 3rd or the 4th Sunday and are in the ninth grade and above (including older adults), please see Sis. Tillman.  

Youth Church for Children, ages 8-12 (4th Grade through 7th grade)  has begun. See Mrs. Claudine Clark.


If you have announcements for your members and want them to be placed on your choir's website page, please drop them by the church office or see that Sister Tillman receives them for posting. Thank you.

Reserve This Date - June 24-25, 2016, for a bus trip to see the play "SAMSON". Contact Deacon Charles Nicholson for more information.


Needed:  Members willing to help publish the "Chronicle."  If interested, please call The Reverend Belinda Todd at:  804-73-3463.

Do you have an upcoming program? Please submit your information to the office at least two weeks in advance. Information can always be added. Thank you Ms. Barnes

                  TREE OF LIFE FUNDRAISER

Immortalize those you love, and raise funds for the church. 
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: