Being Church

All of the information regarding COVID-19 in one place.

First Baptist Church continues to monitor this fluid sitation and follow all of the guidelines from the CDC and local goverment. We are using this page to keep our members and partners up to date.

All corporate worship services and related in-person activities (SS classes, church committees, fellowship groups, choir rehearsals, etc.) have been suspended. 

Check back frequently for more updates.

Love is never canceled

As many of you know, following my retirement I spent six months as an interim staff member at Second Presbyterian in Little Rock. The pastor, Steve Hancock, and I have much in common. In fact, our theological training parallels in remarkable ways, though we come from...

When We All Get Together

The familiar gospel song, When We All Get To Heaven, takes on new meaning in this time of pandemic. Instead of singing about eternity, we’re looking forward to that day when we can all get back together. In sanctuary. For worship. On earth. “What a day of rejoicing...

The Church and Technology

If you listened to our worship on the radio Sunday, it probably sounded like, as Yogi Berra once famously said, “Deja vu all over again.” Here’s the explanation... computer issues. Yes, if all else fails, blame the computer! Except, in this case, it really was...

When and What

With talk of attempts to restore activity to a more normal pace, you may be wondering how our church will respond. I would imagine you are wanting to return to corporate worship sooner rather than later. We all have that hope, of course. But not only do we need to...

Being Church

As we all adapt to the many changes we are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, our objective remains clear: FBC Memphis is looking for creative ways to still be church and minister to our church family.  We will highlight the ways we are doing this weekly via this blog.

Faithful Radio Listener

I am a Presbyterian, but you can never know how much your services mean to me and so many others like me that are unable to attend church as we are shut-ins. I do not know of any other broadcast that blesses our life. It is the complete: music, children's and adult...

Easter Family Worship

Y’all, I cannot tell you how distressed I was at having to cancel our Easter Egg Hunt this year. I just kept thinking, “It won’t feel like Easter without it!” Next came the pressure of feeling like I had to make that up to our families in some way, and I wrestled with...

Flower Cross

“Hope is in bloom in Memphis” reads the sign that we had printed to place alongside the Flower Cross this year. We know that this year, more than ever, our cross will be a symbol of hope for our community. In keeping with social distancing, we decided to keep the...

Youth Zoom

On Wednesday nights at 7 pm our youth gather on Zoom to have Bible Study and chat time. Again, we are playing around with the format and discovering what works best. Some games can be fun, others bomb. At the time that I was writing this blog post, I was preparing to...

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