Being Church

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

First Baptist Church continues to monitor this fluid situation and follow all of the guidelines from the CDC and local government. 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.

We are thankful for the work of our Reopening Task Force and have Reopening Protocols in place. These guidelines will be updated as needed to reflect the current pandemic situation. 

Check back frequently for more updates.

Live Streaming

For those who have computer access, we have begun live streaming our services. If you are not familiar with the concept, allow me to explain... We have purchased a new three-camera system by which our worship services can be shown live on Facebook. There may be other...

Getting Out the Word

The Common Church, under the pastoral leadership of Broderick and Dione Connerero, has begun meeting in our chapel. Sunday morning, prior to our worship, Tom Marchand and I greeted them and welcomed them to First Baptist. Essentially, what I said to them was that we...

Hope

Frederick Buechner believes we have no business preaching about hope unless we’re willing to confront hope in a personal way with enough candor to say what we actually hope for. If we cannot speak of the “darkness and pitiableness of the human condition, including...

Our Homeless “Situation”

It could go without saying that this year’s pandemic has created a number of unique and challenging situations for each of us personally, and for our congregation as a whole. Due to the sheltering-in-place recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, our staff...

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.

Member Spotlight

Please help us congratulate two church members for their recent achievements. Paul Martin Congratulations to Paul Martin, Executive Director of the Allen Morgan assisted living facility, for being named as the Tennessee Health Care Association's 2020 Professional...

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...

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