First Baptist Newsletter | May 9, 2024

The First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg exists to help people experience God's gift of life in Jesus.

Sunday Worship

May 12, 2024 | 10:30 a.m.

Songs of Worship

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Build My Life

Home (The Arms of God)

Come Alive (Resurrection Power)

I Surrender All


"Eternal Life"

1 John 5:9-13

Ben Winder

If you believe in Jesus, the Son of God, you have eternal life.

Preschool Choir Singing in Worship

This Sunday our Preschool Choir will be singing during the worship service!

Kids Worship

As part of this month's Kids Worship series - Training Camp: Plan. Practice Grow. - they'll be looking at The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 learning they need to practice praying to God.

Preschool Worship

Our Preschoolers continue their series - Little Red Wagon - in which they're being about introduced to God - the one who loves them with a love that lasts forever! This week's lesson is about Hannah in 1 Samuel 1-2 and they'll be learning the idea that I can pray to God.


Sunday Morning Before Worship

9 a.m. Bible Studies & Choirs

Preschool Choir (2-PreK) | Room 109

Music and fun for preschoolers.

Kids Choir (K-5th) | Room 206

Music and fun for elementary-aged students.

FirstYOUTH Bible Study | Multipurpose Room

A weekly gathering for Middle and High School students.

Digging Deeper Class | Room 204

A co-ed group of adults of all ages currently studying the Book of Romans.

Masters Class | Conference Room

A co-ed group of adults of all ages, utilizing the Formations curriculum to facilitate class discussion.

Raising Adults Class | Room 205

A co-ed group for adults in the stage of life with kids in their home.

Sonshine Class | Heritage Hall

A co-ed group composed primarily of retired adults, utilizing the Formations curriculum to facilitate class discussion.

Special Needs Class | Heritage Hall Room 2

This co-ed group for adults with intellectual disabilities is part of our Special Needs Ministry.

10 a.m. Intergenerational Fellowship in the Narthex

Between our 9 a.m. offerings and the beginning of worship each Sunday we offer coffee, juice, and other goodies for you to enjoy in the Narthex. We encourage you to come a few minutes early or stop by after your 9 a.m. activity to spend some time getting to know other members of your church family of all ages. We'll see you Sunday!

Serve St Pete Day | NEXT Saturday, May 18

Next Saturday is Serve St Pete Day!

We hope you will join us for this opportunity to serve our community in Jesus' name!

We will start the day at various locations around our city working alongside mission partners and others to make positive impact. Then we meet at the church for lunch together to cap off the morning of service. There are opportunities to serve for all ages and abilities.

Please sign up at the link below to join us!

If you've already signed up and requested a t-shirt, be sure to stop by the Serve St. Pete table in the Narthex this Sunday to pick it up!


Discover First Baptist Lunch | May 19

Several times a year we offer a lunch for new members or those considering membership at which we share about First Baptist history, identity, ministries, mission partnerships, and structure. It is a great way to learn about our church family and church membership, as well as ask any questions you may have. Please RSVP at the link below if you plan to attend.


Serve Through the Food Pantry

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons we distribute food to hundreds of our neighbors in need of food. It is a wonderful way to share the love of the Christ with our community, and a labor of love. We need additional shoulders to carry the load, especially on Thursday afternoon distributions where we have several faithful, long-term volunteers who need to step back. There are lots of other ways to get involved, too: unloading, driving, stocking, or serving our guests. You can check your interest in the Food Pantry on the online "Sign Up to Serve" form and we'll be in touch, or you can contact Food Pantry Coordinator Belinda Cotter with questions or to step up to serve.


Upcoming Schedule


12 - Preschool Choir Sings in Worship

17 - Promiseland Preschool Graduation

18 - Serve St Pete Day

19 - Pentecost Sunday | Discover First Baptist Lunch


2 - Blood Pressure Clinic

19-21 - CBF General Assembly - Greensboro, NC


4 - Fellowship Lunch | Blood Pressure Clinic

11 - Promotion Sunday & Blessing of the Backpacks

18 - Discover First Baptist Lunch

Contact Us

First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg

1900 Gandy Blvd N

St. Petersburg, FL 33702