DEACON QUALIFICATIONS The office of deacon is one of ministry and service to Jesus Christ through His church. Any other understanding of this office does a disservice to the New Testament record. This is not an office or position given to someone to honor him. To be eligible for this respected position, a deacon must…

The Biggest Story

KidsMin Wednesday Night Kids Games / Crafts / Bible Study Join us as we travel through the Bible and discover THE BIGGEST STORY! The Biggest Story leads readers on an exciting journey through the Bible, from the Garden of Eden to the return of Christ. This fun curriculum based on the book draws kids into…

Service of Shadows Tenebrae

Join Us As We Celebrate Christ And His Sacrificial Love. This service, also called a Tenebrae service, focuses on the last hours of Christ’s time on the earth. Included are readings from the gospels, music, and candles which are extinguished as the service progresses. Join us as we remember Christ and His sacrificial love. April…

FBC Family Christmas

Come Join Us! Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 5-7:30PM Pancake Bar | Hot Cocoa | Christmas Movie Wear your pajamas and bring a new pair of PJs to donate to borrowed hearts!

First Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 10:30AM Come celebrate, praise, and worship God! The service features the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra.

Keyboards at Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 6:00 PM A Christmas celebration featuring as many as eight pianists at once playing on four grand pianos, authentic pipe organ, and more!

Youth Hike

Garden of the Gods • Herod, IL Tuesday, November 8, 2022  • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Hiking/Rock-hopping at Garden of the Gods in southern Illinois. This is a free event. For safety, this event will be canceled in the event of poor weather. REGISTER HERE

3 Circles

3 Circles Evangelism Training is designed to equip the people of FBC with the personal evangelism training tool developed by the North American Mission Board called “3 Circles: Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations”. Pastor Paul has preached extensively over the past 18 months on evangelism and will lead this training. He hopes to help…


Sunday Night At Church S.N.A.C. Returns on Sunday, February 19!  Sunday Night At Church is another opportunity for your kids to engage with God’s Word through story time, kids’ worship, games, and, of course, a snack! S.N.A.C. happens during two 6-week sessions, one in the fall and one in the spring.  For the spring, S.N.A.C.…