10 am every Sunday

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

 Notes from Pastor’s desk 
September 2018

Many books are written on how to build a Church for growth. They say get a powerful speaker, praise band or
orchestra, a big beautiful building with many multiple purpose rooms for the many programs focusing on peoples
needs and interests. Are they right or wrong—that not for us to decide; but we are to remember that Christ said
He would build His Church and the gates of Hell will not prevail. Also, in Revelations, Chapter 2 verse 19 in his
letter to the Church of Thyatira he gives a list of 5 things that, a godly church does right.
1. Charity (love): Gods love is evident in the life of the church to the body of believers, to the Lord, to
the community, and the world.
2. Faith: in God who He is in total (all aspects) His goodness, His provision, His wisdom, His direction.
That faith is evident in all the church does.
3. Service: The hands and feet of Christ—love and faith in action to the body of believers and to the
Community as well as the world.
4. Perseverance (patience) continuing in spite of trials, tribulation, overcoming personal differences,
and continuing to look to Jesus and His word—being faithful no matter what.
5. Not losing your first love—continual focus on spiritual growth with the focus on Christ and the joy of
our 1 st love in Him. The sharing of the Gospel with all people in the joy of the Lord.

The second is a warning—beware of false prophets in the church, which leads believers astray and cause division within the church. God’s church not only is discerning but also corrective and willing to stand on God’s word and His doctrines.

May we be God’s Church,

Pastor Steve


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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.


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.

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

and around the word.

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

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.

Pastor steve swanholm

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove