Welcome to First Baptist Church of Danville where, as our pastor says almost every Sunday morning, every disciple is a minister and everyone is welcome as a child of God as we share the love and life of Christ together!
We hope that as you explore our website and visit with us in person you will discover our desire to worship God wholeheartedly, our dedication to grow in Christ, our willingness to serve in ministries both within the church and throughout God’s good world, and our openness to all people.
As you begin that process of getting to know us, here are a few things that might be helpful along the way.
Our regular weekly schedule...
- 7:00am - 8:00am: Breakfast Club
- 9:15am - 9:30am: Prayer Time
- 9:30am - 10:20am: Sunday School
- 10:30am - 11:30am: Worship
Wednesdays (except for the month of July):
- 5:30pm - 6:00pm: Supper is served
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Child Care
- 6:00pm - 7:00 pm: Youth Group
- 6:00pm - 7:15 pm: Wonderful Wendesdays (for kids)
- 6:15pm - 7:00 pm: Adult Bible Study
- 7:15pm - 8:45 pm: Church Choir
What to expect...
We have Sunday School programming for all ages, from the nursery all the way up. Since these small groups meet all over our building, we have greeters stationed at all major entrances to help you find your way to a class that might suit you. Your best bet when finding your way, though, would be to park in the Chestnut Street parking lot and enter the side door closest to the front of the sanctuary.
Our worship style is traditional in that we sing hymns from a hymnal, connect with the ancient practices of our faith through space for silent confession, have a choir that sings wonderful anthems, and enjoy the moving music of our organ and piano. However, for us, traditional does not need to be stuffy or stiff but can be inviting and inspiring. That is the kind of worship we aspire to as we sing, pray, and reflect together.
When you come on a Sunday, you will find many people in what is traditionally called their “Sunday Best.” Those in our church who dress this way do so out of a deep sense of reverence for God and the worship hour. You will also find individuals in more casual attire. Those in our church who dress this way do so out of a real sense of comfort in God’s presence. Ultimately though, as a church family, we make space for a diversity of attire and approaches to God because we believe that God accepts all of us just the way we are.
Also, it may be good for you to know that children are welcome in our worship services; we even have worship bags available for any children who would benefit from a more interactive way to engage in worship. We also have nursery care available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Our nursery is staffed by volunteers and a paid, trained nursery worker. These dedicated individuals will care for your child and help them to grow in understanding God’s love for them.
Our Wednesday night dinners and programs are a great time to get to know other Christians while sharing a laid-back meal and engaging in study together. Our dinner is held in our fellowship hall, so it will be best to park in the lower parking lot, accessible from Main Street and enter the fellowship hall down there.
Children of all ages will have an opportunity to engage in both Bible Study and in a time of music, while the youth have fun learning about the stories of our faith.
Adults will have the opportunity to pray for one another and to engage in Bible study, most often led by our pastor.
Interested in going deeper?
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our staff and we will be glad to talk with you about faith in Christ, using your gifts in ministry, how to join the church or questions you might have about faith and the Bible.
We want to help you connect with God and other people of faith.
We want to help you find a place of belonging as you become all that God is calling and creating you to be.
Let us be of service to you!
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