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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.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

It was our intention to phase into in-person worship by returning to the small group-led service in the sanctuary, to be broadcast on radio, and live-streamed on Facebook. And we did... for two Sundays. Reality has once again intervened, however, and we are going back...

Reopening Protocols

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. FBC's Reopening Protocols

Recap from Worship, June 21

In case you were not able to view or listen to our service this past Sunday, the following is what I said in regard to our current civil unrest... To give our office manager, Bridget Ellis, as much time as possible to edit and put together our Sunday morning worship,...

A Response to Recent Events

Suddenly, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a back seat to another news jolt, that is the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  This Sunday, in my worship remarks, I will speak to this tragic event. Unable to do so last Sunday, due to the recording of...

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.

Children & Youth Ministry

Several times over the last week I have heard people say “The Church is not the building”. Let me tell you that truer words have never been spoken! We are the Church, and, in these strange days, I am so proud of the way we are working to care for, minister to, and...

K-2 SS Zoom

Gayla Foscue and I love teaching the Kindergartners through 2nd Grade Sunday School class!  We often joke that we believe we have the best job in the church!  The children's questions are honest and sincere and we do our best to answer those questions by conveying the...

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