Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

 Notes from Pastor’s desk 

It’s November—how quickly it comes—Harvest almost done—cold weather around the corner—Christmas decorations already in the stores.  How quickly it shall pass—replaced by winter snow—ice—Christmas and then the new Year.  Wait a minute Pastor don’t go so fast!  Did you forget about Thanksgiving?  Well, its only one day and it’s on a Thursday anyway—opps forgot about black Friday the busiest shopping day of the year—ouch my pocketbook gets hit again.  Wait a minute what about Thanksgiving?  I know turkey mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie.  Did I forget anything?  

So often we forget about God in Thanksgiving—sorry about the rush—lots to do—lots people coming and going—catch you on Sunday God, you’ve got me for a whole hour—unless company doesn’t go home till after lunch—Have we forgotten how to and for?  Maybe we need to take time every day to thank God for all things.  Some scriptures to look up this month an meditate on them:

Col. 3:15 “Let the peace of God rule in your heart, to which also ye are called in one body; and be thankful.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Chronicles 16:34  34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.

I would challenge you this month to look for a new verse each day that God call us to be thankful people—take time daily to read and meditate on that verse and see how it will transform your life.

Thankfully—in Christ
Pastor Steve


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

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.

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


10 am every Sunday

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

and around the word.


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

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa


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