January 20, 2019

Join us this Sunday for our 10:30 AM Worship Service as Pastor Glen continues his "These Three Things" Message Series!

A Family for Young Families
Luke 2:39-52
First Things
by Senior Pastor Glen Money
The Sunday Sermon
The Sunday sermon, for many, is a relic of a bygone age that both faithless and faithful folks have just moved beyond. The irreligious and religion in general crowd hold little desire to sit and listen to things they do not believe, or do not believe matter. And those who claim the name of Christ have managed to frequent the religious marketplace, yet leave sermons to sit quietly on the shelf. As you might expect, this reality is grievous to us preacher types, left to question the value of both craft and office deemed increasingly irrelevant in the eyes of the masses ..... READ MORE
Welcome Angela Berthelot as our Newest Staff Member!

It is my pleasure to introduce Angela to you as our New Director of Financial Operations. Angela joins our Team as a part-time employee working Monday – Thursday. She was born in Savannah, GA, grew up in New York, and came to the St Petersburg area in 1988.

She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BS in Accounting. She has worked in a variety of Accounting positions across the Tampa Bay region, and been a successful business owner.

She is married to a member of the St Pete Police Department, and she has three adult children; a son serving on with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and also as the Associate Pastor at his church in our community, a daughter serving in Missions in Europe, and another son working in Atlanta, pursuing a career in the Arts.

Angela brings a wide breath of experience, knowledge, and excellence to the FBC St Pete community. And, even more than that, as you can imagine, Angela is a faithful disciple with a strong passion for ministry. I truly believe that God has brought Angela to FBC St Pete “for such a time as this”! Be sure to give her your best FBC welcome when you see her. If you have any questions related to the Finances of FBC St Pete, please reach out to Angela at or call the church office and ask for Angela!

-John Rice
FBC Associate Pastor
Costa Rica Mission Trip Interest Meeting
You’re invited to learn about our 2019 Costa Rica Mission Trip with 6:8 Ministries at an Interest Meeting THIS Sunday, January 20th, in the Church Office Conference Room following Worship. This year’s Trip is scheduled for July 29 – August 5. Contact John Rice for more information.
ACS Realm -
Church-wide Launch!
If the Church Office has a current email address and birthday for you, you should have received your Realm Invitation email this week! If you did NOT receive one, please check your junk/spam folder and follow the directions to create your account. If you need to change/add your email address and birthday, please email your full name, email address, and birthday to! Also, John Rice will be in the Narthex to help people get registered with Realm this Sunday! If you have any questions as we go through this process, please ask or email John Rice.
FBC Pastoral Care
Please let us know when you or a family member is in the hospital, or is in need of a Pastoral visit. Your Church and your Pastoral Staff care so much about you and your family! We want to know when you are in the Hospital, when you are going through a significant life event, or a struggle. Sometimes, in a church our size, the only way we know is when you or a loved one provides us the information. If you would like a Pastoral visit or call, please call the church office or send us an email at:
CBF Seeking Transformation Event
Everyone is invited to a special night of conversations, dinner, and worship during CBF’s Seeking Transformation Event on Sunday, January 27th from 5 to 7:30 PM at Bayshore Baptist Church in Tampa. During this event, CBF will honor our very own Bud Strawn, and you will hear stories of how lives, neighborhoods, villages and nations are being transformed by CBF missions. This event and dinner is FREE. You can see more info and register online at or call Melissa Rodriguez at the CBF Lakeland Office at 863-682-6802.
Crystal River Day Trip
Our Anchor Fellowship Ministry invites all adults to join us for a day trip to Crystal River on Thursday, January 31st! This trip will include a sightseeing river cruise and lunch. The cost is $45 per person. Please email or call the Church Office if you would like to join us for this day of fellowship and fun!
2019 Winter Gospel Music Convention
Everyone is invited to join us for a concert of Gospel music on Thursday, February 7th at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto at 7 PM! This concert will include music from the Isaacs, Jeff & Sherri Easter, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Jim Brady Trio, and the Browns. The cost for transportation to and from FBC and
concert ticket is $40. Please email or call the Church Office to reserve your spot!
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Coming Up


20 - Costa Rica Mission Trip Interest Meeting (after worship in the Church Office)

21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Church Closed

26 - Habitat for Humanity Work Day

27 - CBF Florida Seeking Transformation Event (at Bayshore Baptist - register online)

31 - Crystal River Day Trip


3 - The Lord's Supper in Worship

3 - Monthly Church-wide Lunch

3 - FBC Food Pantry Food Drive

7 - 2019 Winter Gospel Music Convention Concert

10 - Faith Community Nurses Blood Pressure Clinic (10-10:30 AM in Room 10)

14 - Valentine's Day

18 - Presidents' Day

23 - FBC Serve St. Pete Day
Contact Us

First Baptist Church
of St. Petersburg
1900 Gandy Blvd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33702