Community Connections

Loving Others through our Community connections

  • Dove, INC.

    Working for justice, equality and understand among all people.


    Dove is a coalition of religious organizations, volunteers and advocates that

    seek to coordinate efforts to address unmet human needs and social injustices.

    For more information click here. 


  • New Life PREGNANCY Center

    New Life Pregnancy Center has been offering compassionate

    support to women facing unplanned pregnancies since 1986.

    For more information click here.

  • god's Shelter of love

    I was a stranger and you invited me in.


    Currently the only emergency shelter for families and single women with children in Macon County.  

    They offer comprehensive services to homeless families and that include :

    shelter | food and clothing | professional counseling

    case management | job skills training | life skills mentoring

    pastoral care | assistance to permanent housing | resources referrals

    For more information click here

  • Lincolnshire Place

    The Second Sunday of each month, First Baptist Church holds a worship service at 11:00 am across the street for our friends at Lincolnshire Place Memory Care Residence.  We sing, pray, read God's Word, and listen to Pastor Ron's message. We are grateful for the new relationship we have with the residents and staff. Resident family members are invited to attend worship with their loved ones. 


  • Primrose Retirement Communties

    On the third Sunday of each month, First Baptist Church holds worship services across the street for our friends at Primrose Retirement Community.  We sing, pray, read God's Word, and listen to Pastor Ron's timely messages for us.  Once a quarter, the Diaconate Board assists us as we share in the Ordinance of the Lord's Supper together.  We are grateful for the long relationship we have with the residents and staff.

outreach ministries

  • bus ministry

    FBC bus ministry is led by several dedicated folks who are committed to helping those who need transportation on Sunday mornings.  Everyone is welcome to ride the bus, call the church office  at 217.875.8034 to make your arrangements.

  • Dates for MUSICAMP 2016 are June 5 - 19, 2017

    Monday - Friday 9:00-11:30 am.

    Friday is Talent Show.

    Parents welcome to observe anytime.

    Grade K-6  Free and all welcome!   

    Call the office for more information and registration.

  • nativity tour

    The annual Nativity Tour is held the first Sunday of Advent.  The church is filled with hundreds of displays of the most interesting and beautiful  collections  of our community.    This free family event is designed as an open house to share the Christmas Story of Jesus.  Join us for viewing these treasures, live music and refreshments.  

  • Music for A Season of Joy

    Advent Concert Series

    Concert Series and Luncheons

    Concert 12:00 pm with complimentary luncheon served at 11:45 am and 12:45 pm

    Schedule to be announced at a later date

  • Project Linus Fleece Blankets

    During the month of March, the FBC ABW Ada Tharp Circle makes no sew fleece blankets for the Linus Project. Volunteers can donate 1 1/2 yards of fleece or make a blanket for the project.

    Learn how to make the blanket by CLICKING HERE for the instruction sheet.


    What to know more about the Project Linus Organization?  www. projectlinus.org

  • love packages

    A ministry aimed at putting Christian literature and bibles into the hands of people around the world. Christians all across the USA - people just like you - send us bibles, Sunday School materials, books, etc. We send them to ministries in many poor countries to distribute freely to people hungry for the Word of God. These are materials that would have sat collecting dust on shelves or been thrown away. Now it's being used to reach souls for Christ, encourage and build up the Church, and the raising up and training of leaders to shine the light in dark places. Our Mission: Love Packages exists to glorify God through the distribution of the Word of God to hungry hearts throughout the world. That His Name would be made famous and that He would receive the reward for His suffering. He alone is worthy. 

  • operation christmas child SAMARITAN'S Purse

    Since 2009, millions of children around the world have learned what it means to faithfully follow Jesus Christ through The Greatest Journey. As a result, lives are being changed for eternity and new churches are springing up in communities across the globe. Blesses children with joy, hope, and love.

    Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and give them an opportunity to experience the love of God.

    ares the Good News of Jesus Christ.

    As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoe box gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language. 

  • SHARE YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS

    FBC has many opportunities for ministry.  Please check with the nominating committee or one of the Pastors to volunteer your gifts and talents. We look forward to hearing from you.