SUNDAYS9:40 a.m. Bible Study
WORSHIPEarly Worship8:30 a.mSanctuary, 211 W. Comanche
Late Worship10:50 a.m.Sanctuary, 211 W. Comanche
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS5:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal6 p.m. Wednesday Night Core (for the whole family)
I am always blessed to visit with those that are looking for a church home, because I believe it is one of the most important decisions an individual or family makes. First, I invite anyone looking for a church home to visit First Baptist. We have been in downtown Norman for 125 years serving and being the presence of Christ for the young, the old and everyone in between. We care for each other, we serve our community, and we reach out to the nations as we share and exalt Jesus. We are a Baptist church, but we are unique in our expression as Baptists and many of our members come from a variety of denominational and church backgrounds. Don’t let a denominational label or stereotype keep you from visiting. Second, Norman is blessed with many wonderful churches that reflect the diversity of our community and the diversity of the Kingdom of God. We celebrate that the Body of Christ is larger than First Baptist and our greatest joy is when folks find the right church for them. If we can help folks find that church home, we consider it pure joy.
As you arrive at First Baptist on Sunday morning, we intend to greet you with a spirit of hospitality. Greeters at each of our entrances and in our library can answer any questions you have and help you find your place in Bible study and worship. You may even be greeted by one of our ministry staff as they welcome folks to church. Early worship begins at 8:30 a.m. and Late worship begins at 10:50 a.m. Both services meets in the Sanctuary, 211 W. Comanche St. Finally, our prayer is that you will experience the presence of God through His people, His Word and His worship. When you leave First Baptist on Sunday morning, we trust that you will be encouraged and strengthened for the life He has called you to live.
First Baptist is a diverse congregation often reflected through the attire that we wear to church. This means that you will see people dressed in their Sunday best: dresses, suits and ties. It also means that you will see folks dressed in their business or afternoon casual attire. Our desire is to dress in ways that honor God and respect each other. And that looks differently for each of us!
Yes. The Body of Christ celebrates the diversity of its members and the contribution of each member as part of the Body. As a church, we desire to serve and encourage each of our members to become the person that God has created us to be. Likewise, each member has a responsibility to participate and serve the church with their gifts, talents, expertise and experiences. One of the exciting things about new members is watching how God integrates them into the fellowship and ministry of the church. There is a place for you.
This website is a wonderful place to learn more about First Baptist. Each Sunday our worship guide provides a tear-off that you can place in the offering plate and request information. An eight page brochure is available that illustrates how we Love People, Teach the Word and Live the Journey together. Our New at First lunches also provide an opportunity to meet our ministry staff and to learn more about First Baptist. If you have specific questions, I invite you to email me or one of our ministers.