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Welcome to the 

First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Sharing the Love of Christ Since 1698

 

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Rev. James Williams,

Pastor

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. For over 320 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”. 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 this 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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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday Worship
    Sun, May 22
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    May 22, 11:30 AM – 12:45 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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  • Bible Study
    Sun, May 22
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    May 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Our weekly time of reflection and exploration of Scripture. This is where we engage Scripture in community and ask the "big questions". Right now, we're going through "the most comprehensive of the Gospels"--the Gospel of Luke. We hope you can join us!
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  • REFUEL
    Wed, May 25
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    May 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us for Midweek Fellowship at FBC-Philadelphia. We talk, eat, sing, pray, play games--whatever we feel like. It's simple, casual, and beautiful, and we hope you'll be a part of it! We'll be in the main Narthex to the church (through the "big red doors").
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  • Night Prayer
    Thu, May 26
    Online Event
    May 26, 7:00 PM – 7:35 PM
    Online Event
    Close your week with a night prayer! Released live on Thursdays @ 9pm, pray with us as refocus and recenter our lives on God. Be still and be blessed.
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  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 04
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Jun 04, 8:00 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 8am - 1pm; Meals are served from 11:30am-12:30pm.
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  • Emmanuel Ministries (Logan Square)
    Sat, Jun 11
    Logan Square
    Jun 11, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Logan Square, 200 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us in serving some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable--those suffering from homelessness and food insecurity. On the Second Saturday of every month, you can join us in Logan Square (in front of the Sister Cities Cafe) in handing out food and clothing to those who need it. 9am-10am.
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