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Support for Spiritual Growth
bullet point Connect Grow & Serve
bullet point Sunday Morning Classes for all Ages
bullet point Thursday Night Programs
bullet point E.S. Foote Church Library
bullet point Family Ministries
bullet point Young Adults Ministry
bullet point Women's Ministries
bullet point Music Ministry
bullet point Leadership Opportunities
bullet point Podcast
Support for Spiritual Growth

Personal spiritual growth in the context of a supportive community is a vital component of the Christian faith. First Baptist offers ample opportunities for people of all ages and stages of life to Connect, Grow & Serve. Please check the Sunday morning bulletin for updated information or call our church office 909.793.3289.



SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE (September through June)

Our Sunday morning classes are offered from September through June. Each class is designed to enrich, encourage, and challenge. They provide continuing opportunities to explore how the love of God extended to us in Christ can be experienced in everyday life amid all the pressing issues of our day.

Click here to download a Sunday Morning and Thursday Night Program Fall through Spring Brochure

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Agape Fellowship:
Different resources are used throughout the year to encourage
spiritual growth, challenge the mind, open our hearts, & provide a forum for discussion. Judson Hall (main floor)
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Questers:This is an interactive discussion group that uses various resources to encourage open and thoughtful dialogue. Field Hall (main floor)
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Nurturing Faith: A Bible study that explores the relevance of the Bible for our daily lives as we seek to follow Jesus in today’s world. Small group table discussions will focus in the lectionary readings that guide our Sunday worship services. Chapel (main floor)
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Lectionary Learning Community: A discussion and study of the Scripture readings from the Sunday Worship service, drawing from the ecumenical resources and wisdom of the wider community of churches that use the lectionary in their worship services. Lounge (Sanctuary Building)
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Women's Class. A Bible study that explores the relevance of the Bible for our daily lives as we seek to follow Jesus in today’s world. David's Corner Room
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Men's Class. Repainting Christianity: Whether you are younger, older, like fishing, watch sports, enjoy weaving, go on walks, or trying to figure out where you are in your theological "what do I think" continuum, you are invited to join this class. Various resources are used throughout the year to encourage respectful informal discussions for men to help us to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
Although helpful, finishing the class reading material is not required to join in the conversation. Lounge (Sanctuary Building)


THURSDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS (September through June)
From September (after Labor Day) through the 2nd week in June, the church family gathers every Thursday for dinner. We set aside this weekly family time to connect and be refreshed over great tasting food while also growing in our love for God and neighbors. After dinner there are opportunites for all ages to Connect Grow & Serve.

5:45 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Church Dinner
Fellowship Hall (basement)
Come and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with the church family and then join us for programs for children, youth, and adults! The menu varies weekly and cooked in our church kitchen where every course comes out remarkably fresh. Please place a dinner reservation on the COMMUNICATION CARD in the Sunday bulletin or call the church office.
Dinner Prices
bullet pointAdult - $6.00
bullet pointChild's (6-12) Plate - $2.00
bullet pointChildren 5 and under - $1.00

6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

bullet point Nursery Care (up to 24 months) Nursery Room (main floor)
bullet point Toddler Care (Ages 2–3) Toddler Room (main floor)

6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

God's Kids CHILDREN’S PROGRAM (ages 4–2nd Grade):
Children will learn stories from Genesis to Jesus and applying the lessons. They will memorize verses, have fun with skits, crafts, music, and most importantly, gain a foundation for a life-long journey of following Jesus.
Activity Center (top floor of the Education Building)
*Birthday Nights

6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

Junior Disciples CHILDREN’S PROGRAM (3rd–5th Grade): "CREATIVE KIDS"
Using different mediums such as photography, drama, music, etc., children will learn about respecting God’s creations and praising his works. Various experts in the different fields will be guest speakers.
Junior Disciples Room
(top floor of the Education Building)
*Birthday Nights

6:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
Thursday Night Youth Program: (6th-12th grades). Our youth will focus on preparing for Sunday worship through drama, multi-media, music, and other activities that will help deepen their understanding of the concepts behind communal worship experiences and their important role in the church body. BYF Youth Room.
For more information, please contact Pastor Deena or visit our Youth Ministries page.
6:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
Pastor’s Study. Topics for study and exploration will be scripture readings that relate
to the following Sunday’s worship theme.
6:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

Class for Parents
David's Corner (top floor of the Education Building)

7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m Worship Choir Rehearsal Lounge (Sanctuary Building)
"Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container."— Author unknown

The First Baptist Church of Redlands E.S. Foote Library maintains a collection of more than 4,000 books, DVDs, and videos for all ages. Collections include children, young adults, biographies, devotional, fiction, non-fiction, and special interests. In addition, the library has an extensive theological collection. The library also has a collection of rare books that were donated by missionaries covering mission work in Burma, India, Africa, and throughout the world.

Library Hours:

bullet point Sundays from 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (September - June)
Mission Statement: In commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to the mission of the church, through the enabling of the Holy Spirit. First Baptist Women’s Ministries provides opportunities for each woman and girl to become and develop as God’s person, build God’s faith community, and serve God’s world.
  What’s it all about?
It’s about serving missions abroad and here at home.
It’s about women of all ages gathering for fellowship.
It’s about growing in our faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.
  Invitation to Participate
All women and girls are invited to participate in the Women’s Ministries. Each woman and girl is encouraged to participate according to her own needs, interests and gifts as led by the Spirit of God. You can start by:
  1. Joining a Women's Circle for a small group experience. We often meet in people’s homes (September-June).
    Please call the office for information
    •Charity Carman Circle: Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m.
    •Miriam Circle: Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m.
    •Ruth Circle: Meets quarterly for Dinner and Devotions.
  2. Attending a quarterly All Church Event sponsored by Women's Ministries.
    See the Sunday bulletin or Tapestry Newsletter posted monthly for dates, times, and locations.
  3. Coming to the lively Women’s Bible Study held at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday from September through June at Cindy DeRoulhac's home.
The Ministry of Music at The First Baptist Church of Redlands inspires worshipers with music from the classics to the contemporary. In addition to congregational singing in all our worship services, we have several choral choirs that provide for personal growth and satisfaction while giving people the opportunity to use their talents, develop their skills, and share their joy.

We invite musicians of all types to share their talents in informal fellowship settings and in special music and accompaniment for our worship services. Please contact Richard Steffen or Eric Goddard for more information.
We believe God equips men and women to work as equal partners in the church. All leadership opportunities are therefore open to both men and women of faith. Our members and friends are encouraged to explore different opportunities for mission and ministry and to discover those areas where they can serve most effectively and joyfully.

The First Baptist Church of Redlands has seven commissions elected by the congregation to provide leadership in different areas of our church ministry. The commission system enables our church members to be personally involved in the ongoing ministry of the church and to develop special skills and expertise in vital areas of service.
bullet point Christian Education
bullet point Diaconate
bullet point Finance and Property
bullet point Local Outreach
bullet point National and World Missions
bullet point Pastoral and Staff Relations
bullet point Worship

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