Rev. James Williams,
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.
- Sun, May 22First Baptist Church of PhiladelphiaMay 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDTFirst Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAOur 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!
- Wed, May 25First Baptist Church of PhiladelphiaMay 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PMFirst Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAJoin 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").
- Multiple DatesSat, Jun 04First Baptist Church of PhiladelphiaJun 04, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDTFirst Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th StJoin 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.
- Sat, Jun 11Logan SquareJun 11, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMLogan Square, 200 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAJoin 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.