10 am every Sunday

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

 Notes from Pastor’s desk 

Easter, 2018. Family has come, Easter morning breakfast served and adult and children’s choir sang,
special music by Patsy’s daughter Margaret, Pastor’s message on “He is Risen, Kristin’s baptism and
songs and benediction by Keith. Pastor making a big splash (slipping on the baptistery steps), taking
time to visit with friends and family, out the door—time for lunch and enough time for taking a nap.
Wow another Easter come and gone—back to normal again—wait a minute didn’t pastor say Easter
should be celebrated every day? No not the chocolate Easter bunnies, Easter eggs or Easter bonnets,
not even the Easter Dinner with family gatherings. What did he mean? Two things –focus first on Jesus
Christ died and is risen—sitting on the right hand of God the Father, hearing our prayers and interceding
for us—He’s not on the cross and not in the tomb!! The second focus is on us serving Christ daily! Did
you catch the serving part? God gave us spiritual gifts to serve Him by building up the body and
showing others that Jesus Christ is alive! He is alive indeed!
It is time for a spiritual checkup. Do I believe He is alive, if so, am I living like it? Or am I like the women
and disciples who went to the tomb looking for Jesus there—they forgot what He did and what He told
them (after three days I will arise). Have we forgotten all that he has done and promised?
Let us make Easter fresh each day from now until He comes again. He said He would—I believe it—let’s
start acting like we believe it. Get busy serving Christ for He loves us, died for us, is coming back for us.
Pastor Steve

what we believe

The 1.3-million members and over 5,200 congregations of American Baptist Churches USA share with more than 42 million Baptists around the world a common tradition begun in the early 17th century.  That tradition has emphasized the Lordship and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, believers’ baptism, the competency of all believers to be in direct relationship with God and to interpret Scripture, the importance of the local church, the assurance of freedom in worship and opinion, and the need to be Christ’s witnesses within society.


Mercy & Rick Barnes serving in Mexico
Adalia & Ray Schelliger-Gutieriz serving in Mexico 

our mission

First Baptist Church is a “being and doing” church engaged in God’s missional activities with our community and in the broader world beyond.

Pastor steve swanholm

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa

Supporting Missionaries:
America for Christ Offering:
Dayton Oaks Church Camp:
World Mission Offering:
One Great Hour of Sharing.
Radio Station KJYL:.

Share Christmas:
Retired Ministers and Missionaries:
Food Pantry:
White Cross:
Disaster Aid both local

and around the word.


Happenings at the First Baptist Church

We gather together Sunday Mornings at 10:00 to worship together as a family
What to expect:  A relaxed, family-type atmosphere.  There is no dress code.
Styles of dress from jeans and T-shirts to suits and dresses will be seen in the sanctuary.

1st Sunday of every month is Open Communion.

1st Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing

2nd Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing

3rd Sunday Evening:
“Movie Night” a movie which brings God’s messages to life.  Soda and popcorn are served.

4th Sunday Evening:
“Sing-A-Long” an opportunity to sing the hymns of old and new and specials songs by individual.

Sunday School:
Sunday school is for all ages.  We meet at 9:00 am each Sunday to learn about God’s word.

Bible Study
A bible study, open to all, is held in Fellowship Hall on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. 

Wednesday Night Supper at 5:30 p.m.

Supper will be served for all. Music and  Bible Studies to follow. Baby sitting provided as well as rides.

Our choir members meet once a week to practice songs for presentation at the Sunday Service.  There is always room for more in our choir.

(Forever Young Fellowship)
Designed for young and old alike who enjoy fellowship and good food. They meet the 2nd Thursday of the month for food, fellowship and faith.


AB Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God.  We meet on an alternative basis afternoon and evening.  We meet the third Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM  and  the third Monday evening at 6:00PM.  Our goal is mission minded working on White Cross and many mission projects.  All women are invited to our meetings.

Family Fun Night
There are Saturday's set aside as Family Fun Night.  Food, fellowship, and fun are the goals.  We have had game nights, wiener roasts, pizza night, entertain the group home residents, decorating the church, Christmas Caroling and many more fun times. 

Faithfully Serving God and Man.  The men of the First Baptist Church meet the first Saturday of each month for breakfast.  Through prayer and study we want to bring men and boys into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.   Our mission is service minded, serving the needs of our church and community.

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove