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Join us for Worship - August 7, 2022 - “Trying Love”

Join us for Worship - August 7, 2022 - “Trying Love”
Join us for Worship - August 7, 2022 - “Trying Love”

Join us for Worship - August 7, 2022 - “Trying Love”

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Join us for Worship today - July 24th 2022

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Join Us for Worship! - July 24, 2022

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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

  • Bible Study
    Sun, Aug 07
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Aug 07, 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, Aug 10
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Aug 10, 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 feed, clothe, and form relationship with those suffering from homelessness and food insecurity while fellowshiping with one another. It's simple, casual, and beautiful, and we hope you'll be a part of it!
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  • Night Prayer
    Thu, Aug 11
    Online Event
    Aug 11, 9:00 PM – Aug 12, 9:30 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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  • Sunday Worship
    Sun, Aug 14
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Aug 14, 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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  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Sep 03
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Sep 03, 8:00 AM EDT – Sep 04, 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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  • Sunday Worship
    Sun, Sep 04
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Sep 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, Sep 04
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Sep 04, 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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  • Redemption Housing Day 1 Challenge
    Sat, Sep 10
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Sep 10, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Each year, approximately 25,000 people return to Philadelphia from incarceration, often struggling with the same question: “What now?” Join us for the DayOne Challenge, and experience firsthand the obstacles recently released incarcerated persons face...
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  • Night Prayer
    Thu, Sep 15
    Online Event
    Sep 15, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Event
    Close your week with a night prayer! Released live on Thursdays by 9pm, pray with us as refocus and recenter our lives on God. Be still and be blessed...
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  • First Baptist New Members' Meeting
    Sun, Sep 18
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Sep 18, 1:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Welcome Prospective Members! 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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  • Sock Drive
    Fri, Oct 14
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 14, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    With your participation, we hope to clothe, feed, and share love with hundreds of Philly's most vulnerable. Will you consider helping us in our efforts?
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  • Sock Drive
    Sat, Oct 15
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    With your participation, we hope to clothe, feed, and share love with hundreds of Philly's most vulnerable. Will you consider helping us in our efforts?
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  • Sock Drive
    Sun, Oct 16
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    With your participation, we hope to clothe, feed, and share love with hundreds of Philly's most vulnerable. Will you consider helping us in our efforts?
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  • "David" at the Sight and Sound Theatre
    Fri, Oct 21
    Sight and Sound Theatres
    Oct 21, 10:00 AM – Oct 22, 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 10am, sharing an all-you-can-eat meal at Millers' Smorgasbord, and then seeing the 3 o'clock showing of "David" at Sight and Sound Theatres. Cost is $120 and includes lunch and the show.
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