COME, GROW WITH US IN FAITH,
AND GO WITH US IN MISSION!
All services and events are at the church, except for the Easter Sunrise Service. All are welcome at all the events listed below.
April 14 @ 9:30 am: Palm Sunday with palm fronds given out to attendees.
April 18 @ 6:00 pm: Maundy Thursday service with communion and a talk on Judas Iscariot.
April 19 @ 6:00 p.m.: Ecumenical Good Friday service sponsored by Great Bay Area Ministerium
April 21 @ 5:30 a.m.: Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at the Boathouse sponsored by Great Bay Area ministerium
@ 8:00 a.m.: Easter morning breakfast by donation
@ 9:30 a.m.: Easter worship service
Worship at 9:30
Children's Sunday School 9:45
Coffee Fellowship 10:45
Adult Sunday School 11:00
International Missionary to speak
Want to know what life is like along the Mexican-US border in Mexicali, Mexico? Or what it’s like to serve in Cuba?
On Tuesday, April 23, Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, a missionary with International Ministries, also known as American Baptist International Missions Society, will speak at the First Baptist Church in Belfast at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioned in 2000, Mercy spent the first 13 years of her ministry teaching at a seminary in Mexicali. She is now using the experiences and skills accrued during those years of teaching, mentoring and walking alongside men and women who have felt the call of God and applying them to a wider ministry of responding to diverse educational and theological needs in Latin America. In addition, Mercy will be part of a team walking alongside the ministry of Cuban Baptists.
When she was named to that position, Mercy wrote, “I am responding to this new call and emphasis in my ministry with fear and trembling, but also with excitement as I am also being stretched to continue to grow and to be aware of the many diverse needs of our Latin American partners. This is an exciting time of change in Cuba, and in that spirit, I continue to ask for your continued support of this ministry and for your prayers as our family transitions to this new responsibility.”
Prior to Mercy’s talk, a potluck supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome at both events. The Belfast First Baptist Church is located at 95 High Street.
STOP BY AND ENJOY THE GARDEN (in a few months)
We celebrate the new things God is doing with us through partnerships with BELFAST AREA FRIENDS MEETING, GREATER BAY AREA MINISTERIUM, COLD COMFORT THEATER, THE GAME LOFT (youth center), HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WALDO COUNTY, WeCARE, CUB SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS and THE MID-COAST REGIONAL REENTRY CENTER.
We are an American Baptist "faith community" that invites you to participate with us in the activities of the "reign of God" in the world today. We will receive you with encouragement for your "come-ing" along with us to find the "well-ness" available as we grow together in worship, learning, caring, sharing and celebrating God's presence and God's call in our lives. Our welcome says, "COME GROW WITH US IN FAITH AND MISSION!"
We are boat-builders, fishermen, teachers, storekeepers, and folks of various other walks of life. We are children, youth, adults, and senior adults, all eager to welcome and include others in the life of the church and the mission we have with many in the city of Belfast and beyond.
We meet in a historic meeting house, over 200 years old, which we call the church. But we understand that the church is not a building. It is the people of God "gathered and scattered" to love and serve the Lord.
We are the church and we continue to be built up as a household of faith and formed by the Spirit of God, who calls us together and sends us out to love and to serve Him and all of His children. It is our calling to love and serve as the hands, the feet, the ears, and the voice of Christ in the world today.
One of the dynamic partnerships in mission in which we participate is with MIDCOAST REGIONAL REENTRY CENTER. Men involved in this alternative incarceration program are guided by Volunteers of America (VOA)staff, taught restorative practices and mentored by Restorative Justice Project (RJP) staff and volunteers, and integrated into the wider community doing "community service" and forming connections with people in the churches and wider community. First Baptist Church has provided space and aid in facilitation of the RJP class for Reentry residents, as well as opportunities for men to do volunteer work on our building and grounds. Several have worshiped with us and one of them has assisted in music leadership for worship and Sunday School.