A Church Yard Sale will be held Saturday, May 5, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Gym, rain or shine. FBC members may participate at no cost and are responsible for their own tables and setup. No donations accepted. To secure a space, contact Steve Blanchard.

1721 Reunions hosts RVA Christian Family Reunion - Saturday, May 19, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Charlotte Acres, 6356 Sledd Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Churches and Christians of different racial backgrounds in Richmond, VA come together as brothers and sisters of the same family to eat a meal outdoors, have fellowship and fun, promoting and living the unity Jesus prayed for in John 17:20-23. Join First Baptist, Mount Zion Baptist and Mount Tabor Baptist churches for free food and unity on May 19. We strongly encourage you to RSVP at so we can plan accordingly. Please see for more details.

For the Living of These Days is an end-of-life planning guide created by the Compassion and Pastoral Care Ministries. It includes funeral planning, legal concerns and preparing things for loved ones. Purchase a copy from the church receptionist. A $10 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of the guide.

Christian Community

When Jesus met with His disciples for the last time, He said to them...

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34).

The ministry of Christian Community seeks to promote loving relationships within First Baptist Church.

There are many ways we can do this in our church family. We have teams that are committed to engage our congregation in prayer, pastoral care, marriage enrichment, family building, women’s ministry, physical health issues, welcoming new members, and fellowship.

Our goal is to open the doors of our church so that all who enter here will find a place of belonging and feel loved and cared for.


Ministries Include:

Pastoral Care

  • Critical Care / Hospital visits
  • Funerals / Bereavement 
  • Grief Support
  • Ministry to Families in Crisis
  • Congregational Care for Homebound
  • Wedding / Marriage Preparation

Prayer Ministry

  • Catalyst Prayer
  • Prayer Retreats in Spring / Fall
  • Service of Prayer for Healing
Congregational Health
Fellowship & Spiritual Enrichment
  • For Ladies Only (FLO) Women's Ministry
  • Fellowship Friends (new member companions) 
  • Family Ministry Team

For more information contact Lynn Turner, Senior Associate Pastor.

Parish Health Medical Supply Closet

The Parish Health ministry sponsors a Medical Supply Closet and seeks donations of gently-used medical supplies such as metal crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs and knee scooters. Items will be available on loan to people who are convalescing. Please contact Emily Trueman, 804-737-8635, to make donations or requests for equipment.