First Baptist Owensboro 2016-09-30T14:12:21Z madams <![CDATA[Lunch & Supper Menu: 09.28.16]]> 2016-09-28T14:43:28Z 2016-09-27T05:00:12Z more: Lunch & Supper Menu: 09.28.16

Lunch & Supper Menu:

Cheesy Chicken (Lunch Only) / Smoked Pork Chop (Supper Only)
Sweet Potatoes / Green Beans / Flame-Roasted Apples
Jell-O / Garden Salad
Chocolate Chess Pie / German Chocolate Cake / Cookies

Prices: $5 per adult / $1 per child / $12 for a family of 4 or more

Are you seeing last Wednesday’s menu? Check back later! We usually post each week’s menu the Tuesday before it is served. You can also find Wednesday’s menu posted each Wednesday morning on our Facebook page.

madams <![CDATA[Volunteer Signup for Awana]]> 2016-09-01T19:53:43Z 2016-09-01T19:53:15Z more: Volunteer Signup for Awana

Thank you so much for allowing us here at FBC minister to your children! This past Wednesday we had a great turn out for Awana and we are excited to see how God is going to use His Word in the lives of your children. In the past we have had 60-70 children join us for Awana and we expect the number to grow in the next few weeks. That being said, out of that number, we have seven parents helping the children learn their verses. The rest of our helpers, though they no longer have children in the ministry, they desire for your children to learn and share God’s Word. But they are feeling overwhelmed! We desperately need for parents to serve in this ministry. 

To help fill some of these spots, I have created a signup form on where parents can sign up to help. We need to fill just six extra spots per night. Volunteers can fill in as many spots on the Wednesdays that are convenient and swap if there comes a need to do so. We need parents that will be willing to spend half an hour with younger children and a half with the older. On the site, you will be asked to include your email and phone number. Make sure that you uncheck any unwanted email advertisements. If both parents want to help, just click the plus sign. 

In Awana, there are no diapers to change, no crying children, no preparation, just children who need someone to help them learn their verses and love on them. You will receive a blessing while serving!

I am writing this hoping that the much needed help will come without having to make phone calls.

Those of you who have already signed up to help on a regular basis do not need to register again. Visit to register to help. Thank you so much for your willingness to serve.

Suzie Horner, Children’s Minister!1569022/false/false

madams <![CDATA[Minister On Call List: October 2016]]> 2016-09-30T14:12:21Z 2016-08-29T05:00:23Z If you need to speak with a minister after hours or on the weekends, you can call 270-683-3505 and press 9 to be directed to the minister on call.

September 26-October 2: Will Smith
October 3-9: Derry Billingsley
October 10-16: Paul Strahan
October 17-23: Bob Farmer
October 24-30: Will Smith
October 31-November 6: Suzie Horner

madams <![CDATA[Discover FBC 8-Week Study]]> 2016-08-10T19:14:22Z 2016-08-15T15:00:29Z more: Discover FBC 8-Week Study

Wednesdays, August 17 – October 5
6 PM in Room 202

Discover FBC Fall2-01Discover FBC is a class that we offer in order to provide an introduction to our church. We want people coming into First Baptist to have the opportunity to hear about who we are, what we believe, why we do what we do, what the expectations are of members, how people can be involved in the various ministries, and much more. This is such a valuable thing for new believers, new members, or those just wanting to know more about FBC, but it is also a good class for those that may have been at FBC for some time. We started this class about four years ago, and during that time we have had several people participate, but there are so many people at FBC that have had to try to figure these things out on their own over the years. We don’t only want to invite newer folks to this class, but we also want to invite anyone at FBC that might be interested in knowing these things!

We typically offer this class for one larger session on Sunday afternoons periodically throughout the year, but we are changing it up this time. We will have eight sessions starting on August 17. They will each last one hour and will cover the same content over the course of the class as usual. The unique thing about having it spread out like this is the opportunity for much more dialogue on the content. The pace will be slower, and that can be a good thing for everyone involved. Also, with it being on Wednesday night, there is programming for children and students while we meet from 6-7 PM.

Whether you are new to FBC or have been here for some time, we want to invite you to come learn more about the church during this wonderful opportunity!

madams <![CDATA[What Is the Gospel? Sunday School Series]]> 2016-08-10T19:04:21Z 2016-08-12T17:00:35Z more: What Is the Gospel? Sunday School Series

What Is the GospelNew Sunday School Series
August 14-October 9 at 10:30 AM
Young & Intermediate Adult Classes

Over the course of nine weeks, our Young Adult and Intermediate Adult Sunday School classes will seek to answer a simple question, “What is the Gospel?” In our culture, and even our churches, there is much confusion as to the answer of that question. We will look to the Bible for our answer and utilize Greg Gilbert’s book as a guide for helping us in the process. We will read sections of the book and work through a study guide each week and then come together in our classes on Sunday morning to review and discuss what we are learning.

Some might wonder why we would do a study so basic like this. We are in the church; isn’t is pretty safe to say that everyone here already knows the gospel? That is the exact reason why we are doing this study. We don’t want to assume anything when it comes to the gospel of Jesus Christ, because eternity is at stake. We are doing this study for these reasons:

  • Some in our classes may have never fully heard, understood, and responded rightly to the message of the gospel
  • Some in our classes may have people around them that they could invite to the study so that they could hear the gospel
  • Some in our classes may have responded to the gospel at some point, but have never fully grasped its implications on everyday life
  • Some in our classes may be believers, but are not confident in their understanding of the gospel to the point that they could share it with someone else

If you are in one of the classes that are studying through this, we hope that you will fully engage in the study and grow in your understanding of the gospel and fully embrace the greatest news in the world. If you are not in one of these classes and would like to find out how you can be part of the study, don’t hesitate to contact the church office for more information.

madams <![CDATA[Preschool Schedule During First Baptist at the RiverPark]]> 2016-08-11T14:13:54Z 2016-08-10T18:38:39Z more: Preschool Schedule During First Baptist at the RiverPark

During our time at the RiverPark Center, childcare will remain at First Baptist, primarily for these reasons:

  • Security: Quality security measures are already in place: locked doors, cameras, check-in system, etc. Security guards will be located at both the RiverPark Center and First Baptist.
  • Transition: Parents will be able to drop off children in one location for both sessions.
  • Structure/routine: Preschoolers are already familiar with the environment at First Baptist.

Morning Schedule

  8:30 AM  Preschool volunteers arrive
  8:35 AM  Preschool opens for drop off
  9:00 AM  Worship at RiverPark
10:30 AM  Sunday School at First Baptist
11:45 AM  Pick up children by this time

**Families may enter through the main entrance of First Baptist where the car canopy is located. Children’s Church attendees may also be dropped off in room 300 beginning at 8:35 AM before worship.

Check-in: Since our pagers will not reach the RiverPark Center, families will give their cell phone number at check-in. Families will need to set their phones to vibrate for the rare occasion we would need to contact them.

Volunteers: Please arrive at 8:30 in order to be prepared to welcome children at 8:35. Sunday School teachers will be available to relieve you by 10:15.

Volunteers with ages 2-5: We typically keep these ages together in one group, but since there will only be one Sunday worship session, we will have more children. We will divide the children into two groups and utilize a schedule that will include time for free play, Bible/music, and games.

madams <![CDATA[Wednesday Activities Return: August 17]]> 2016-08-09T16:50:18Z 2016-08-09T16:50:18Z more: Wednesday Activities Return: August 17

Summer break is finally over and Wednesday nights are back at First Baptist Owensboro! Preschool, Awana, and youth activities return Wednesday, August 17th at 6 PM, along with family supper at 4:45 PM and Discover FBC in a new weekly session format at 6 PM! Find more information about our Wednesday evening activities on our Find Your Place page.

Discover FBC Fall2-01Discover FBC 8-Week Study

Wednesdays, August 17 – October 5 at 6 PM
Discover FBC usually meets for a few hours on a given Sunday, but we’re changing things up! This time, we will meet weekly on Wednesdays between August 17 and October 5 at 6 PM in room 202. This class–designed to help you learn more about FBC–is for new believers, new members, those interested in membership, those seeking to know more about Jesus and the church, and those that have been at FBC for years. No registration is necessary.

madams <![CDATA[Children’s Church Fall/Winter 2016 Schedule]]> 2016-08-05T14:09:50Z 2016-08-05T13:39:52Z more: Children’s Church Fall/Winter 2016 Schedule

Each Sunday, we provide Children’s Church for grades K-5 in room 300 during the Elevate service (11 AM*). On some Sundays, we give our volunteers a chance to attend worship themselves and do not have Children’s Church. This Fall/Winter, we will NOT have Children’s Church on the following dates:

August 7
September 4
October 9
October 23
November 27
December 25

We encourage you to worship as a family on these dates. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of New to the Pew activity sheet on these Sundays!

* Please note that during our time at the RiverPark Center (August 14-October 16), Children’s Church will meet at 9 AM in room 300 at First Baptist. Following Children’s Church, children will be led to their Sunday School class. To find out more about First Baptist at the RiverPark, read the August edition of Connect Magazine.

madams <![CDATA[Then Sings My Soul: A History of Our Hymns]]> 2016-08-04T16:46:03Z 2016-08-04T16:45:40Z more: Then Sings My Soul: A History of Our Hymns

Robert J. MorganSunday, August 7 at 8:30 & 11 AM

In both morning worship services on Sunday, August 7, we will worship God by going through a history of hymnody. Beginning with biblical hymns, we’ll make a progression from ancient hymns all the way to modern worship music. It will be a unique worship experience you will not want to miss. Our Sanctuary Choir and instrumentalists will lead in worship, and Dr. Robert J. Morgan, our guest speaker, will bring it all together.

Dr. Morgan is an author and teaching pastor at The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served as pastor for 35 years. He is a best-selling and Gold-Medallion-winning author with more than 35 books in print and more than four million books in circulation. His products in electronic and audio format number hundreds of thousands. He is also a staff writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Ministries. Rob’s books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has appeared on many national television and radio programs. He and his wife, Katrina, reside in the Opryland area of Nashville and in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. They have three daughters and fourteen grandchildren.

This event will take place in both the 8:30 AM and 11 AM services.

madams <![CDATA[First Baptist at the RiverPark]]> 2016-07-26T19:45:30Z 2016-07-26T19:44:17Z more: First Baptist at the RiverPark

Worship at the RiverPark Center
Sundays at 9 AM
August 14–October 16

On August 14th, First Baptist will begin worshipping together as one body at the RiverPark Center. During our time at the RiverPark Center, there will be many adjustments to our Sunday morning routine. Where will you enter First Baptist to drop off your preschooler? How will you get to Sunday School at FBC after worshiping at the RiverPark Center? We’ve gathered the following information to help answer your questions.


  8:00 AM   RiverPark doors open
  9:00 AM   Worship begins
10:30 AM   Sunday School begins

Special Note – Pick up children from preschool and children areas no later than 11:45 AM


The following parking options will be available:

  • Anderson Lot (south of museum)
  • Bertram Lot (south of bridge)
  • Chase Bank Lot
  • WaxWorks Lot
  • Parking on the street
  • Downtown parking garage
  • Lot under the bridge

Please note that the portion of JR Miller Blvd. between the church and bridge is closed down to traffic during the renovation. Foot traffic will be permitted for access to the Christian Life Center.

Shuttle Service

During our time in the RiverPark Center, FBC will provide shuttle service for those needing assistance traveling to and from the different facilities for worship and Sunday School.


Shuttle service will be offered before worship beginning at 8:30 AM, between worship and Sunday School, and immediately following Sunday School. Multiple vehicles will be in route during each shuttle session. It is anticipated that a bus will arrive at your zone approximately every 5-10 minutes.

Pickup & Dropoff Locations

Shuttles will pick up at designated parking lot locations, some containing tents that will serve as weather protection and defined pickup/dropoff zones. Lots with designated shuttle zones include:

  • Anderson – Tent zone
  • Bertram – Tent zone
  • WaxWorks – Pickup/dropoff zone on the east side of the lot
  • Chase Bank – Pickup/dropoff zone at FBC’s main entrance awning
  • Main Building & CLC Access

For security purposes, our main building and Christian Life Center will be locked until 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Only the Third Street main entrance will be open to allow access for preschool children, families, guardians, and workers.

Name Tags

By combining our two services, we will have the opportunity to interact and worship with different people. To help foster unity and togetherness during this time, we will provide name tags for everyone to wear. Upon entering the RiverPark Center each week, you will see a name tag table. Please take the time to put one on, find someone you don’t know, and introduce yourself!


In the main hall of the RiverPark Center, seating will be plentiful. Despite this ample amount of space, we can promote unity and togetherness in worship by taking advantage of the seats closest to the stage. Please help by scooting in from the aisle to make room for more people in these rows!

We are excited for these upcoming 10-weeks of worship at the RiverPark Center, and we hope you are too! If you have any additional questions, feel free to call the church office at 270-683-3505 or contact a minister. Their departments and emails can be found on our church staff page.