Sunday Morning at FBC

  Remember that the 1st hour is taken up with the Worship Service, which starts at 9:30am
 Then we have snack/social time, and then 2nd hour activities. Even if you're not ready to stay for 2nd Hour, PLEASE join us for snacks and coffee!
      


The Kids and Church

  • Children will often be invited to come to the front for a "Kid's Time" during the church service. This usually lasts for 5 minutes or so.
    The children can then go back to sit with family or to Children's Church.
  • Children's Church is offered for children aged 4 years through 2nd grade.
  • Pre K and younger ones are welcome to go to the nursery during the sermon.

Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30

2nd Hour approx. 11:00 to 12:00

  • 3 Seperate Adult Groups meet during this time
  • Nursery Care is available for little ones up to age 3
  • We also have classes for Preschoolers, elementary, up through High School


 

Wednesday Nights

  • CHOIR PRACTICE:  Our Choir is lead by Tiffany Budke.   Choir practice begins at 7:00.  ALL ARE WELCOME


**Wed Night Activities are Suspended during the summer months,
Activities officially stop at the end of April and begin again after Labor Day

 

  • Youth Group for Middle School & High School Meet at 6:00 pm on SUNDAY NIGHT 
  •                   Click Here to see the Youth Page 


    Outreach 

One good question to ask when you're looking for a church is about Outreach. What is the church doing to help the community? Do they support local, national, and/or global missions?
Here at Emporia First Baptist we do all of the above! We do both hands on outreach as well as contributing financial support to local missions.

  • America For Christ Offering. Money raised with this offering goes to our Nation Denomination. The funds support ministries to refugee communities, assist with volunteer disaster response, fight poverty, assist with prison ministry/outreach as well as Native American ministries.  
  • We also take speacial offerings for the World Hope International Water & Wells Program to help provide safe drinking water in 3rd world countries. World Hope International Website  
  • We participate in Operation Christmas Child.    Click Here for Info      
  •  Our Church members have gone to help the Bethel Neighborhood Center in Wyandotte County, and assisted tornado victims in Reading, KS.  We've also helped with foster families through Kansas Children's Service League.   We give locally to our Salvation Army and to the Lyon County Restricted Fund (emergency assistance for Lyon Co. residents).    Our denomination supports a number a missionaries both abroad and nationally.  See the Links Section (at the bottom of this page) to our National Denomination for information.

A couple of our Favorite OUTREACH PROJECTS are mentioned below:

PRAYERS & SQUARES, THE PRAYER QUILT MINISTRY: 


Prayer Quilts such as this one are given to individuals who are experiencing circumstances that require intense, fervent prayer. The quilts are made by volunteers with "Love, Hope, and Prayers." Quilts are dedicated to an individual, and they have many loose strings. As each set of strings are tied into a knot, a prayer is said for the individual who is to receive it.

"Biker Sunday"  is what we call our annual service to recognize members of the  Christian Motorcyclists Association.  CMA is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian organization, dedicated to reaching people for Christ on the highways.  This year that will happen on Sept. 15.  This is often a large event that takes place outside.  Click Here to get all the information!  It's really an event you don't want to miss!
This link will take you to the Christian Motorcylists Association Website

 


       What To Expect
Our church service is fairly informal. You will see individuals in jeans or kahkis. During football season you should expect to see some Chiefs sweatshirts.
During the summer months some will be wearing shorts. Ties are pretty rare, And a coat and tie combo is often an indicator that we have a guest speaker!

You should expect that people will shake your hand and welcome you. 

You should also expect to hear some really good music! We have an awesome band! (drums, acousitc and electric guitars, keyboards, plus great vocals!) They honestly rock! We usually sing a couple of familiar hymns, and also a couple of modern praise songs. We call it a blended service.

On the first Sunday of the month we partake in Communion.
All believers are welcome to participate.
(see the "Basic Beliefs" section for more info)


    The Kids and Church

Children will often be invited to come to the front for a "Kid's Time". This usually lasts for 5 minutes or so.
The children can then go back to sit with family or to Children's Church.

  • Children's Church is offered for children aged 4 years through 2nd grade.
  • Pre K and younger ones are welcome to go to the nursery during the sermon.


Links to other Internet Sites