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.


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


10 am every Sunday

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays


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 Notes from Pastor’s desk 

Well it’s here again, December, the last month of the year. Where did this year go? How do you look
upon December? It depends on several factors age, (kids, parents, grandparents, or great grandparents)
likes or dislikes of the cold and snow, travel or no travel, even shopping or no shopping, whether to
decorate simple or ornate or not at all. All these decisions to be made in such a short time (except now
Christmas starts in the stores in October) which leads to an other questions. Who gets what, how much
and how much should we spend?
The first Christmas the angels came down from heaven with the Good news and song. The shepherds
came to Bethlehem with their gifts. Three Wisemen traveled from the East bearing expensive gifts
(Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh). The best gift was from God himself when he sent His Son as a baby to
be the King and Savior for all mankind! So, whatever the distance, whatever the cost, the best gift we
can give is a repurposed gift—one that we received from God and we can give to everyone, that gift is
the love of Jesus Christ. It cost the Father and Son everything and it costs us nothing except giving our
life to Christ. Let us give this gift of Love to all we come in contact with for God loves you, therefore, I
love you in Christ.
Remember Matthew 25: 35-36 shows us how to give the gift of Love.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season
Pastor Steve

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove