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Sharing the Love of Christ Since 1698

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First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Worship - March 3rd, 2024

Worship - March 3rd, 2024
Worship - March 3rd, 2024

Worship - March 3rd, 2024

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Worship - February 25th, 2024 (Part II)

Worship - February 25th, 2024 (Part II)

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Worship - February 25th, 2024 (Part I)

Worship - February 25th, 2024 (Part I)

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What is Covenant?

What is Covenant?

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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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  • The Gathering
    The Gathering
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 06
    Capital One Café
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
    Capital One Café, 135 S 17th St Suite A Suite A, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
    Capital One Café, 135 S 17th St Suite A Suite A, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    A casual time of coffee and conversation led by Pastor James. We meet at the CapitalOne Cafe (17th and Walnut Sts.) from 5:00 - 5:50 PM. We can't wait to meet you!
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  • Bible Study
    Bible Study
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 06
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Our weekly time of reflection and exploration of Scripture 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 and on zoom. See details for link.
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  • Center City Labyrinth
    Center City Labyrinth
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 06
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Utilize the "Center City Labyrinth" to take a self-guided, inward/outward journey with Christ. Helpful information is provided, and pastoral staff are available to assist and answer questions. Light a votive candle, say a prayer, and take the journey!
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  • Choir
    Choir
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 10
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    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?
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  • Sunday Worship
    Sunday Worship
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 10
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Mar 10, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 10, 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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  •  "Intro to First Baptist" Class
     "Intro to First Baptist" Class
    Sun, Mar 17
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Mar 17, 2024, 12:40 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 17, 2024, 12:40 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Welcome to our Intro to First Baptist course! This class is for those looking to become members of the First Baptist community, or for those who are curious about who we are and what we believe. We can't wait to see you there!
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  • Asian Ministry Gathering
    Asian Ministry Gathering
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 20
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Mar 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    A time of nurturing faith, building relationships, and offering encouragement to one another with an eye towards our Asian and Asian-American community.
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  • Community Potluck Gathering
    Community Potluck Gathering
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 20
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Mar 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Mar 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us for a time of shared food, fellowship, and spiritual formation. Let's experience community together!
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  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Emmanuel Ministries
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 06
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Apr 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St
    Apr 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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  • "Daniel" at the Sight and Sound Theatre
    "Daniel" at the Sight and Sound Theatre
    Thu, Apr 18
    Sight and Sound Theatres
    Apr 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sight and Sound Theatres, 300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572, USA
    Apr 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sight and Sound Theatres, 300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572, USA
    Join us for a day in Lancaster at the famous Sight and Sound Theatres! We're carpooling at 10:30am, sharing an all-you-can-eat meal at Millers' Smorgasbord at 12:00pm, and then seeing the 3 o'clock showing of "Daniel" at Sight and Sound Theatres. Cost is $120 and includes lunch and the show.
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