Newsletter for

March 9, 2023

The First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg exists to help people experience God's gift of life in Jesus. We invite people into a dynamic Christian gathering to...

-meet GOD,
-connect with one another, and
-embrace opportunities to impact our world for the good.

March 12, 2023 | 10:30 a.m.


Songs of Worship

Rejoice, The Lord Is King

Softly and Tenderly

Home (The Arms of God)

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Holy, Holy, Holy


"Encounters: The Samaritan Woman"

John 4:5-42

Ben Winder


Short-term Adult Classes | Sundays - 9 a.m.

Spring Session 2: March 5 - April 9

Dan Edwards & Roger Henricksen | Room 203

Faith and Finance is a unique combination of the biblical principles of money management, the practical lessons of life, and proven academic information on this topic. This class is a great fit for anyone wanting practical, biblical information about managing their finances.

The first week, the class covered building a budget, developing a spending plan, spiritually allocating financial resources, and blessing others through giving.

This week the class will be dealing with debt - getting out and staying out.

Both Roger and Dan are committed church leaders who are knowledgeable and passionate about this topic, and Dan brings decades of experience in Financial Management as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and NAPA Certified Plan Fiduciary Adviser (CPFA™). These six weeks will dive into important topics and discussions most applicable to the class participants.

Aimee Hobbs | Room 204

Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a truly epic story. Whether you’ve tackled the 1,400-page 19th century novel, witnessed the Broadway musical (and memorized its soundtrack), or seen the several screen adaptations of it, you already know the power of its story.

This Sunday, we'll be exploring the how grace and justice collide through the character of Javert. Our own Michael McCarthy played this role in the West End production of Les Misérables and will be joining us for part of our session.

Join us for this intersection of Church and Pop Culture drawing parallels between the iconic story and musical and our Christian calling, inspiring us to both understand our faith and live it out in the world.

Children's Choirs | Sundays - 9 a.m.

Remember we have children's choirs for both preschool and elementary age.

The meet each Sunday and the Kids Choir is currently preparing to sing in worship on Palm Sunday - there's still time to join us!

Preschool Choir - Room 109

Kids Choir - Library (Room 206)

Tim Hawkins Concert

Rescheduled for Friday, June 2!

If you purchased tickets through the church, and can not attend the new date, please reach out to Aimee Hobbs for information on receiving a refund. Refunds must be requested by April 5th and the original tickets must be returned to the church.

If you purchased tickets through the church and can attend the new date, hold onto your tickets - they will still be valid. You do not need to exchange them.

Family Promise - Hosting Week & 5K

Hosting Next Week - March 12-19

Our next hosting opportunity is coming up next week! We invite you to pitch in as a volunteer host, make a meal, or help fill the fridge - you can sign up at the links below!

Volunteer to Serve
Help Fill the Fridge

Family Promise also has a benefit run coming up in April.

You can sign up online to run, donate, or volunteer!

Egg & Candy Donations for Easter Egg Hunt

We're hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic after worship on Palm Sunday, April 2.

You are invited to donate plastic Easter eggs and/or candy to go inside them!

There are drop off locations around the church.

Church Workday

March 25 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

On Saturday, March 25 will join forces to do some Spring cleaning and sprucing up of our church campus. There will be jobs for every age and ability! You can stay all day or come for a bit, and lunch will be available for those who want it.

Please sign up so we can be prepared for your help!

Sign Up for Church Workday

We're Hiring!

Church Business Administrator Role Now Posted

The Personnel Committee and Executive Leadership team has approved the creation of a full-time Church Business Administrator position, and we're looking for the right individual to join our church staff in this role.

This role will serve as the primary advisor of financial and human resources operations for the church, while also assisting the Pastoral Staff in required tasks, while managing the church office. Please be praying for the right person for this important position, and encourage folks you know who might be a good fit to submit their resume and/or any questions to:

Church Business Administrator Job Description

First Baptist Happenings

  • Time Change Weekend | Don't forget to "spring forward" this weekend!

  • FAST Nehemiah Action - March 27, 7 p.m. | Our county-wide justice ministry's largest gathering of the year is this month at Indian Rocks Baptist Church. We will ask our public and elected officials to take concrete steps to forward the cause of justice in our community. You are encouraged to join us - your presence makes a difference!

  • Senior Adult Retreat - May 7-9 | Join us for a retreat in beautiful St. Simons Island! Hosted by CBF Georgia, we'll spend time in worship and Bible study, fellowship, workshops, and fun! For more information, or to sign-up, contact Aimee or click here.

  • Monday Morning Prayer | All are invited to a time of prayer and praise led by our deacons each Monday morning at 9 a.m. in the Narthex. You may submit prayer requests online.

  • Church History Team | Are you interested in history? Would you like to help dive into the church archives to tell the First Baptist story? We would love to have you on our Church History Team! Contact Paula James for more information.

  • Coffee & Pastries | All are invited to a time of fellowship in the Narthex each Sunday before worship. February's refreshments are sponsored by John Gaydos & A Movie Ministry ( Interested in sponsoring a month of coffee & pastries this year? Contact Aimee or Ben for more details.
Coming Up


12-19 - Family Promise Hosting Week

25 - Church Workday

27 - FAST Nehemiah Action - Indian Rocks Baptist Church | 7 p.m.


2 - Palm Sunday

2 - Picnic & Egg Hunt | 11:30 a.m.

3 - Monday Fun Day

6 - Maundy Thursday Dinner and Communion | 6 p.m.

7 - Good Friday Stations of the Cross | 5:30 p.m.

9 - Easter Sunday

23-30 - Family Promise Hosting Week

29 - Serve St Pete Day


1 - Monday Fun Day

6 - CBF Florida & Caribbean Islands Spring Celebration - Bayshore Baptist Church

7 - Fellowship Lunch

7-9 - Senior Adult Retreat - St. Simons Island

19 - Promiseland VPK Graduation

21 - Discover First Baptist Lunch

Contact Us

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