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First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Sharing the Love of Christ Since 1698

 

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First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Join us for worship - “Christmas HOPE” ✨🎄

Join us for worship - “Christmas HOPE” ✨🎄
Join us for worship - “Christmas HOPE” ✨🎄

Join us for worship - “Christmas HOPE” ✨🎄

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Join us for worship - ‘Thanksgiving is sharing’

Join us for worship - ‘Thanksgiving is sharing’

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Join us for worship! - ‘There is a river’

Join us for worship! - ‘There is a river’

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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 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”, 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 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

  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 03
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 03, 8:00 AM EST – Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
    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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  • Choir
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 04
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 04, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    At FBC, we value the power of music in our lives. If you feel as we do (and you enjoy singing!), why not consider joining our choir? ​ We hope you'll join us in making "joyful noise!" Sundays @ 10:30am
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  • Sunday Worship
    Sun, Dec 04
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 04, 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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  • Bible Study
    Sun, Dec 04
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 04, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    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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