The core mission of the Recreation Ministry is to serve and reach out.

We use recreation to complement, support and strengthen the ministries and organizations of our church, as we seek to share Jesus Christ with others: reaching others for Christ by creating an environment that exists to provide quality sports, leisure activities, and other non-traditional means while emphasizing excellence, opportunities, and values; enlarging our ministries' territories as we meet the needs of people spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically; challenging the family of First Baptist Church to grow through new experiences in fellowship and discipleship while using our time and our talent to serve others and our Lord.

Seasonal Events

Classics in the Courtyard

Celebrate summer with outdoor movies every Thursday night in August in the Monument Avenue Courtyard. Invite your friends, bring a chair or blanket, and join us for Classics in the Courtyard at 8:30 p.m.! Free; Refreshments available.

  • August 10, 2017 - “The Princess Bride”
  • August 17, 2017 - “Field of Dreams”
  • August 24, 2017 - “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951 version)
  • August 31, 2017 - “The Glenn Miller Story”

FBC Night at the Diamond

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • 6:05 p.m. Flying Squirrels game
  • Fireworks after game
  • $8.00 discounted tickets for reserved seating for FBC Terrace Level
  • Tickets available for sale in the Boulevard Hallway on Sundays July 30, August 6 and August 13 after the 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services.
  • Win the opportunity to throw out the opening pitch! We will draw 2 names from FBC tickets sold.

Ongoing Events

First Travelers Club

The First Travelers Club offers opportunities to visit interesting places in central Virginia and possibly beyond. How does one become a member of the First Travelers Club? Just sign up and go on one of the scheduled trips. That’s it! Enjoy sightseeing and fellowship. For more information, contact Ann Evans.

  • August - no event organized due to summer break and annual church building cleanup.
  • Kayaking - Saturday in Speptember, Date & Time TBD, Organizing: David Culotta & Millie Barnes 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

To schedule a blood drive appointment between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., please contact Mark Roane, 804-262-7057 or go to

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018

First Riders

First Riders are Christians and friends of Christians who ride motorcycles (sometimes follow in cars) in fellowship, who revel in God’s creation and who wish to praise Him as we enjoy His gifts. Rides are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month, April through November, weather permitting. Most rides are in the range of 150 miles, and take up to five hours, not including time at lunch and for breaks. Please, remember we keep our rides at a pace so that all can ride in their comfort zone and if the lead gets ahead at some point we will find a safe place to wait and let others catch up and not be left behind. Lunch is at rider’s expense. Please contact: Carl Evans, (804) 513-5130.

  • Tappahannock - Saturday, September 16, 2017

T'ai Chi

Zen Movement: Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Adams Room
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Adams Room
Intermediate: Mondays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Adams Room
$10 to drop in per class; the first class is free.
Call Jenny Barone at (804) 382-8103 to register.

Gentle Yoga

Beginner level yoga: Mondays 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in room 220
Suggested $5 donation per class; the first class is free


Come one, come all and play some volleyball – any skill level!  Drop-in play. Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Gym


(Sewers, Knitters, & Embroiderers Involved in Needlework & Service)
Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Suite 280C

Jam Session for Musicians

Come out for a jam session for musicians of all ages and abilities! Never been to a jam session? Now is the time to give it a try. Acoustic instruments only. Horns, drums, etc. welcome. Piano available. Meets every fourth Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in LL18. For more information, contact Ann Evans.

  • No Jam Session in August
  • September 26, 2017

For more information, please contact Laura Harris, Director of Recreation.