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.

The Journey of Christianity

My good friend Steve Hancock is pastor of Second Presbyterian in Little Rock. I worked with him for six months and found him to be one of the most capable ministers I have ever known. He writes the following in the church’s newsletter, and I thought it worthy of...

Another Word Concerning COVID-19

We are aware there are some folk in our church who do not have access to the Internet or email, and some may be wondering what our plans are for re-opening in-person worship. For that reason, we have selected a few to receive the following letter. I thought I would...

The Stirring Spirit of God

The late Fred Craddock talks about baptism, especially of children, and says he often asks those who request to be baptized, “Why now?” The typical conversation goes like this... “You want to be baptized?” “I want to be baptized.” “Have you been thinking about this...

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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