Get Involved

with the Sacred

During the week, you can find many opportunities to nourish and grow your faith at First Baptist. On this page, you’ll find opportunities to engage spiritually.  Below are links to the three other Get Involved lists

Intercessory Prayer Group

After opening with a devotional Scripture passage or article, the hour includes a review of the known cares and concerns of our church, our members and families, and offering prayers for those mentioned as well as staff members, volunteers and new members. Meets Fridays from 9am-10am in the Price classroom (A-417).

Contact: Mareon Stall – 288-2447


Centering Prayer Group

This group gathers on Tuesday mornings, 11:00am–noon, in the Prayer Room (E-317) adjacent to the Carpenter Chapel. As described on the website of Contemplative Outreach ( ), Centering Prayer is “a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.” The Centering Prayer group uses its weekly gathering for reading and responding to a contemplative devotional or article and for twenty minutes of Centering Prayer.

Contact: Susan D’Amato – 420-2016


Spiritual Enrichment Events

Spiritual Enrichment Events (SEE) are designed to provide a space of rest, prayer, personal nurture and retreat.
They are open to the public, are typically held on Saturday mornings, and include a continental breakfast, opportunities for relaxed learning and spiritual formation, the chance to interact with some of the finest speakers/facilitators we know, and a delicious lunch.

Contact: Matt Rollins –



Lenten Booklet

Booklet of daily or weekly meditations for the Lenten season

Contact: Matt Rollins –

The Work of the Body: To See as We are Seen, To Know as We are Known, To Love as We are Loved

A Study of First and Second Corinthians facilitated by Michelle McClendon. Join this lively study group as we delve deeply into the letters of the apostle Paul to the ancient Corinthian community, exploring what they might say about privilege, faith, justice and love to the Church in our time. We’ll laugh and cry some, and share our faith stories and journeys as we engage scripture together. Bring your Bible, an adventurous attitude, and come along as we open ourselves to the Spirit living in and through these ancient texts. Anyone is welcome!
10 – 11:30am
September – early Sepember, 2017
January – early May, 2017
Cost: $50 per semester

Contact: Becky Bouton –


Wednesday Morning Bible Study

We invite any who have an interest to join us weekly in the AYMC on Wednesdays beginning at 6:30 AM and finishing by 7:30 AM so that participants can make timely departures to the rest of their Wednesday activities. Bert Strange, our Bible study leader, holds a Ph.D. in Theology and served as a Chaplain in his U.S. Army career. We follow the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary which often are used as the next-Sunday worship service scripture readings and thus provide previews of the scriptural bases for sermons.
So bring a cup of coffee and join us for systematic, stimulating, and unrestrained discussion of scripture. We look forward to your joining us when you are able.
Starting September 13, 2017
AYMC (6th/7th grade classroom)

Contact: Bert Strange –


Hop on Hop off Bible Tour

Join us this fall as Jim Dant takes us on a guided tour of the Bible. Like the “hop on hop off” bus tours of major cities, our goal will be to familiarize you with the overall scope and content of the Bible.

Tuesdays at 12pm
September 5 – November 7
Fellowship Hall
Bring your own lunch

Contact: Matt Rollins –