Newsletter for

September 15, 2022

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.

Worship This Sunday

September 18, 2022


Songs of Worship

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)

The Lion And The Lamb

Wherever He Leads I'll Go


"Together the Body - Advocate"

Nehemiah 1:1-11 & 2:16-18

Ben Winder


Serve St. Pete Day

Saturday, October 15 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m

The whole First Baptist family is invited to join us for a church-wide Day of Service as we SERVE our St. Pete Community! This is a wonderful opportunity for all ages to serve together - there will be an indoor, less strenuous option serving at the church for those who need/prefer that option. We'll spend the morning serving our St. Pete neighbors through various projects around the city and at the church, then share lunch together to wrap up the day.

 Please sign up now at the link below to aid our planning!

Sign up for Serve St. Pete Day

Sunday Morning 9 a.m. Options

To help you grow and connect, we offer a variety of options on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. For adults there are both short-term sessions with a rotation of topics and teachers every six weeks and ongoing classes which remain together. For kids, there are choir options for both preschoolers (age 2-4) and school age children (K-5th).

We would love for you to join us this Sunday!

Short-term Adult Discipleship Options

Fall Session 1: August 21 - September 25

James: A Faith that Works

Teacher: Troy Willingham | Room 203

A study of the Book of James and what it means to have a faith that works. 

Why ‘Baptist’?

Teacher: Ben Winder | Room 204

A study considering what makes Baptists distinctive, how Baptist history might inform a Baptist future, and whether 'Baptist' is a label worth keeping despite all its baggage.

Fall Session 2 begins October 2!

Ongoing Adult Discipleship Options

Sunshine Discovery Class

Heritage Hall

Masters Class

Conference Room 

Special Needs Class

Room 9

Preschool & Kids Choirs

Kids Choir (K-5th)

Leaders: Lori Hudson, Linda & Randy Bayless | Library (Room 206)

Preschool Choir (Age 2-4)

Leader: Laura Beth Winder | Room 109

Baby/Toddler Childcare

Room 112

Be sure and mark your calendar because our kids will be singing in worship on October 2, November 6, and doing a Christmas program on December 4!

Current Sermon Series: "Together the Body"

We wrap up our sermon series entitled "Together the Body" this Sunday.

The big idea of this series has been that for us to be the Body of Christ God is calling us to become, all of us needs each of us to fully live into being a member of the body.

Over these weeks we have looked together at how we must each


for us to become the family of faith God desires us to be be.

This week we will wrap up with how we must ADVOCATE.

We hope you will join us this week as we take wrap up this journey together!

September 18 | Together the Body - Advocate

First Baptist Happenings
  • 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.

  • Ceramics Ministry | You are invited to a weekly ceramics class each Monday at 1 p.m. in Heritage Hall. This ministry makes gifts for those in our congregation that are homebound, welcoming new babies, or facing illness. No experience needed! For more information, contact Terrie Minkow ( | 727.560.0422). 

  • Quilting Ministry | The quilting ministry meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Heritage Hall Room 4. Fabric & equipment are provided - all they need are willing volunteers! For questions or more information, contact Linda Sample (813.422.8998).

  • Coffee & Pastries | All are invited to a time of fellowship in the Narthex each Sunday before worship. If you would like to sponsor refreshments please call the church office at (727) 576-5508.
Coming Up


2 - Adult Sunday Morning Bible Studies - Fall Session 2 Begins

2- Church-Wide Fellowship Lunch

9 - Deacon Ordination

10 - Monday Fun Day

15 - Serve St. Pete Day

30 - Family Promise Hosting Week


3 - Senior Adult Excursion to The Stable in Lake Alfred

13 - Adult Sunday Morning Bible Studies - Fall Session 3 Begins


4 - Church-Wide Fellowship Lunch

4 - Kids Choir Christmas Program

24 - Christmas Eve Service

Contact Us

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