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The Liberating King: What Does it Mean to Declare Jesus is Lord?

The Liberating King: What Does it Mean to Declare Jesus is Lord?
The Liberating King: What Does it Mean to Declare Jesus is Lord?

The Liberating King: What Does it Mean to Declare Jesus is Lord?

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Worship - June 9th, 2024

Worship - June 9th, 2024

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Sabbath: God's Rest from the World's Unrest

Sabbath: God's Rest from the World's Unrest

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Worship - June 2nd, 2024

Worship - June 2nd, 2024

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Rev. James Williams,

Pastor

Greetings friends!

 

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. For 325 years, FBC-Philadelphia has served as a consistent and prophetic voice within the City of Philadelphia. From our humble beginnings as a small-but-dedicated group of abolitionist Baptists until present day, we have been dedicated to fostering spiritual growth in our community, all-the-while serving those whom Jesus identified as “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40) – the poor, the sick, the lonely, the marginalized, the oppressed, and the destitute. We have made it our mission to make the Kingdom of God known “on earth as it is in heaven”, a community we see lived out in diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community. And while our efforts have looked different throughout the centuries, our purpose has never changed.

As always, we are in the process of re-envisioning and reimagining what it looks like to be the people of Christ in our city; this is particularly true during following the coronavirus-19 pandemic. As you explore our pages, I’d like to invite you to join us in this process. Please reach out to us — don’t be a stranger! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love you, and we’re honored to get to know you.

In Christ,

Pastor James

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  • Bible Study
    Bible Study
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 12
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Jun 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM EDT
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Jun 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM EDT
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Our weekly time of reflection and exploration of Scripture and God's revelation. This is where we engage God in community and ask the "big questions". Bible Study is facilitated by our pastoral staff on Wednesdays at 6pm at the First Baptist Church building and on zoom. See details for link.
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  • Sunday Worship
    Sunday Worship
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 16
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Jun 16, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Jun 16, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    The highlight of our week--join us as we celebrate and experience our Creator together!
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  • Evening at Putt Shack
    Evening at Putt Shack
    Thu, Jun 27
    Puttshack - Philadelphia
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Puttshack - Philadelphia, 1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Puttshack - Philadelphia, 1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us for an evening of food, fellowship, and mini-golf at Center City's Puttshack! 6pm-8pm $24 (Includes two rounds of minigolf; food and drinks available for purchase) RSVP ONLINE
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  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Emmanuel Ministries
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 06
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Jul 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St
    Jul 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St
    Join us in serving some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable--those suffering from homelessness and food insecurity. The first Saturday of every month, we cook and serve meals to all who need it. Volunteers are needed from 9am - 1pm; Meals are served from 11:30am-12:30pm.
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