Ash Wednesday Service, February 14, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, and we begin a series of Wednesday services continuing through Holy Week called Journey to the Cross, with the theme Unless a Seed Fall to the Ground: Tales of Love and Sacrifice.
Journey to the Cross, Wednesdays, February 14 - March 21, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Pastor Jim Somerville leads worship on the theme Unless a Seed Fall to the Ground: Tales of Love and Sacrifice.
Palm Sunday, March 25, worship at 8:30 and 11:00 in the Sanctuary; televised live at 11 in central Virginia on TV8. We celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection.
Praying the Stations of the Cross, Monday through Friday, March 26 - 30 from noon - 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Consider setting aside one hour during Holy Week to examine the eight stations depicted as the main events in Jesus’ life in the Gospels during this time of silent reflection and prayer.
Maundy Thursday Dinner, March 29, 5:00 p.m. in Flamming Hall (no dinner or activities on Wednesday, March 28). Regular Wednesday night reservations and pricing apply.
Maundy Thursday Service, March 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Communion and Tenebrae service. We observe a special Communion service in memory of Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples.
Easter Sunday, April 1, worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary; televised live at 11:00 a.m. in central Virginia on TV8. We celebrate the risen Christ!
“Lent Letters,” 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
- Sunday, February 18, “Lent Letters: 1 Peter” by Dr. Jim Somerville
“I have to confess: the Epistles are hard for me. I have to work extra hard to figure out what those words meant then and there, and extra hard to bring the meaning into the here and now. And that's especially true for 1 Peter...” Listen to the Podcast
Journey to the Cross: “Unless a Seed Fall to the Ground: Tales of Love and Sacrifice,” 6:15 p.m., Sanctuary
- February 14, Ash Wednesday Service Homily “Unless a Seed” by Dr. Jim Somerville
“Today is a beginning. It’s the beginning of this forty-day season of Lent. Here at First Baptist Church, it is the beginning of something we call, ‘Journey to the Cross’...”
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Lenten Small Group Study
Join a Small Group
- Theme: Love is Bound to Grow
- February 18 – March 24: Meet in small groups in members’ homes.
- Study guides available for $5..