December 2, 2018

Join us this Sunday for our 10:30 AM Worship Service as Pastor Glen begins his Advent Message Series:

The Power of a Promise
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Also this Sunday:

Be sure to pick up a copy of our 2018 Advent Devotional Collection in the Narthex written by our staff and congregation (with drawings from some of our kids!)

Our Preschool children will sing in our 10:30 AM Worship Service

We will also observe the Lord's Supper during Worship. As always, on Lord's Supper Sundays we collect a special Offering for our Benevolence Fund after Worship that goes directly to needy individuals in our community
Money Talks
by Senior Pastor Glen Money

The Tried-and-True Quartet
Lisa and I have a friend with a strong inclination to decorate her home with words. If you have made a recreational trek to Hobby Lobby, Kirkland’s, or TJ Maxx, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Picture frames come etched with belonging words like family or best friends. Inspiring words like courage show up on pictures of, well courageous looking things. Scriptures always sell well it appears. Graduations, births, wedding days all call for event specific words. And then there are the carved-in and painted-on sayings, possessing varied degrees of humor, advice, perspective, profoundness, and thanks to our friend and her word-worshipping tribe, profitability ... READ MORE
Be sure to join us TONIGHT for an amazing concert
with two of Gospel music's premier female vocalists!
FirstKIDS Family Christmas Caroling
Our FirstKIDS Children’s Ministry is Christmas Caroling THIS Saturday, December 1st! We will meet at FBC at 9:30 AM for donuts and card-making and then travel to an Assisted Living Facility. If you and your children would like to attend, please sign up on the Christmas Caroling Sign-Up Page!
Monthly Church-Wide Lunch and Food Pantry Food Drive
Everyone is invited to join us for our next FREE Monthly Church-Wide Lunch THIS Sunday, December 2nd after Worship. This month we will enjoy a chili lunch with all the toppings! Donations gladly accepted.

Also, don’t forget that when we meet for lunch we also collect food donations for our FBC Food Pantry! Be sure to bring some cans, pasta, peanut butter, or frozen goods with you this Sunday!
Touching Miami with Love Boxes for Success
This year, FBC is working with Touching Miami with Love to provide boxes for Middle and High School students. Boxes for Success are to encourage students and push them toward success! Our goal is to send 100 boxes!

Items to Include:
Headphones, snacks, highlighters, colored pencils, a small notebook, pens, fun socks, flash drive, calculator, $5 gift card to fast food places, mechanical pencils
Guys: Body wash, deodorant
Girls: Lip gloss, body wash

Boxes will be available THIS Sunday, December 2nd! Bring your filled boxes with you to the Worship Center on Sunday, December 23rd and place on the steps to the stage. We will pray over the boxes that day.
Annual Church Meeting + 2019 Budget Info Meetings
This year’s Annual Church Meeting will be held NEXT Sunday, December 9th, following our 10:30 AM Worship Service. This meeting will include a vote on our 2019 Executive Leadership Team Members and 2019 Church Budget. Information Meetings about the 2019 Church Budget will be held at 9:15 AM THIS Sunday, December 2nd , and 11 AM during Anchor Fellowship THIS Monday, December 3rd, both in Heritage Hall.

Click HERE to view a PDF of the 2019 FBC Budget.
Service of Hope
Our Service of Hope is a unique and helpful service for those who have experienced grief, loss, and difficult life situations. This special service will be held NEXT Sunday, December 9th, at 3 PM in the Narthex and is led by Senior Pastor Glen Money.
FBC Choir at the Holiday Spectacular
Support our Choir by attending the Holiday Spectacular at the Palladium Theater NEXT Monday, December 10th, starting at 7:30 PM. This event includes Christmas music from several choirs, wind ensembles, and more!
Purchase a poinsettia 'In Memory of' / 'In Honor of' a loved one. The deadline to buy is Friday, December 14th. Contact John Rice in the Church Office at 727-576-5508 or by email at to make your purchase.
FBC Hosting Family Promise Families
FBC is hosting Family Promise families again this December! We still have over 20 open volunteer positions. We would like to fill them all by the end of this week! Please go to the Online Sign-Up Sheet and sign-up! If you haven’t yet been trained, their next Training Session is on Monday, December 10th. Visit for more information, or contact John Rice at
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Coming Up


30 - TaRanda Greene & Tiffany Coburn Christmas Concert (with the FBC Choir and Orchestra - 7 PM - FREE!)


1 - FirstKIDS Christmas Caroling

2 - Advent Begins

2 - 2019 Proposed Budget Information Meeting (9:15 AM in Heritage Hall)

2 - Monthly Church-Wide Lunch

2 - Food Pantry Food Drive

3 - 2019 Proposed Budget Information Meeting (11 AM in Heritage Hall - during Anchor Fellowship)

9 - FBC Annual Meeting (Executive Leadership Team & 2019 Budget Vote)

9 - Service of Hope (3 PM in the Narthex)

10 - FBC Choir singing at the Holiday Music Spectacular (7 PM at the Palladium)

10 - Family Promise Training Session (6 PM at Central Christian Church - 6161 22nd Ave N)

16 - A First Family Christmas (Special Worship Presentation by our Worship Ministry)

16-23 - FBC Hosting Family Promise Families

23 - Touching Miami with Love Boxes for Success Due

24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (6:30 PM)

25 - Christmas Day - Church Closed

31 - New Year's Eve
Contact Us

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