2020 Scholarships Available

The Scholarship Team is now accepting applications for scholarships provided through our church. Applications can be obtained in the Church office (or you can download it here) and must be returned (postmarked) by the June 1st deadline.  All scholarships are awarded to students in good academic standing at accredited colleges or universities of their choice unless otherwise noted by a specific scholarship requirement.

Scholarships available are limited to church members only.

C. W. French& E. W. Ratliff Scholarship -  For any student. Preference will be given to students attending Bluefield College.

McLaughlin Scholarship - For any student specifically attending Bluefield College.

Mrs. Clyde J. Stephens Scholarship - For a student specifically attending Bluefield College.  

J. Ray Bailey Scholarship - For any student.

Memorial Scholarship - For any student preparing for positions that are not ministry related.

Ivan D. Halsey Scholarship - For any student pursuing an undergraduate degree and who is 17-23 years of age and meets the requirements listed above. (Awarded every two years, available 2021).

Robertson Foundation Scholarship - For any student entering church related vocations only.  The recipient must sign a note of intention. If the applicant does not complete his/her course of study, abandons his/her calling, or does not complete five years of service following graduation, he/she must repay all funds received from this scholarship.


Harwood Memorial Scholarship - For any student attending the University of Richmond. Application is made to First Baptist and is then forwarded and handled by the Scholarship Committee of the University. This is a tuition scholarship of $550.

To apply, please fill out this form!

Church Services

FBC will not be having services and activities until further notice. If any our FBC family needs assistance please contact the church office, our pastor, or your family's deacon. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time. We will be having virtual services for the time being.

Christmas Cantata

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FBC’s adult and youth choir will be performing our Christmas Cantata on December 15th at 11:00 am. Please bring your friends and family as we rejoice through music.

Church Wide Work Day - October 5th

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October 5th will be a Church-Wide Work Day. IF you have projects we need to tackle, please indicate this on your Connection Cards on Sunday. Please mark Oct 5th, 8 AM to Completion on your calendars!

Annual Church Picnic

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Grab your favorite picnic dish or dessert and join us for plenty of food, music and fellowship for the whole family to enjoy. Fellowship begins at 4:00pm and dinner begins at 5:00pm at shelter #1.

The Last Supper: A Musical Drama

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Please join us Sunday, July 30th at 6:00pm for the performance of the Lord’s Super by His Majesty’s Ministry (Steve and Linda Short). Light refreshments will follow the performance.

Into the Wild - VBS 2019

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Join us for Vacation Bible school from July 8-12 from 5:30-8:00pm as we are heading Into The Wild this year and exploring the jungles. Dinner will be provided, following Bible story, music, craft and games. Ages Preschool - 5th Grade.

FBC Baseball Night

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Join our Church Family at Bowen Field for a Blue Jay’s game on June 30th 2019. The picnic area in the stands will be reserved and snacks will be provided. This will be a great night of fellowship! Admission is free! So please feel free to come out and enjoy the game with us!

Church Cookout

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Following our morning service we will be having a church wide cookout. Join us as hear from Evan Abbey about his mission trip to Chile. At this time we will also be collecting donations for Sarah Moxley-White as she begins her ministry at Vigilant Hope in Wilmington, NC.

Easter Services 2019

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We would like to invite everyone to our Easter Services which begin on Friday April 19th with our Good Friday Service at 7 PM.

Then on Sunday April 21s, please plan to join us for a special Easter potluck breakfast at 9 AM. Bring a dish to share while the Church provides drinks. Sunday School and morning worship will follow.

We hope to see you there!

Men's Breakfast

On Saturday, February 16th, we will be having a Men's Breakfast here at the Church at 9 AM. All men are welcome to come. All men are welcome to come. Hope to see you there!mens breakfast

Free Range Game Night

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The “Free Range” Sunday School Class would like to invite everyone to a food and game night on January 25 at 6:00pm at the church. We will have Bingo to Corn hole to Uno. All we ask is that you bring is a can of chicken noodle or tomato soup to donate to Blessing in a Backpack. This will be a great night for fellowship, fun and food.

Activities Cancelled for 12/9/2018

ALL services and activities for today have been cancelled. We will reschedule the Children and Youth Christmas Program and post those details once they are finalized. Stay safe and warm today!

Celebration Dinner

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We will be having a Celebration Dinner on Saturday November 10th.

Our celebration dinner is an opportunity to look back at 2018 and see what God has done, and to look forward to 2019 and what can be. 

There are no tickets to be purchased, but please reserve your place by November 6. We cannot wait to see you there!

Trunk or Treat!

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Join us for Trunk or Treat at our College Ave parking lot on Wednesday October 31st from 6PM - 8PM.

All are welcome!

Church Picnic

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On Sunday August 26th, grab your favorite picnic dish or dessert and join us for plenty of food, music and fellowship for the whole family to enjoy. Fellowship begins at 4:00pm and dinner begins at 5:00pm at shelter #1.

Back to School Bowling

For our last hurrah before school begins, we will be heading to Mountaineer Bowling Lanes on Saturday August 4th (1PM - 3PM). Bowling and shoes will be covered. Please bring money for snacks! Ages Kindergarten - 12th Grade (Transportation is not provided!)

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Music Director/Minister Position Open

We currently have a position open for our Music Director/Minister. 

Click here for the job description.

Anyone interested in applying for the position can send their resume to:
First Baptist Church
Attn:  Music Committee
1325 Augusta Street
Bluefield, WV 24701.
 
For more information, contact Brian Wikle at 304-920-5225.

Children's Activity: Bible Bingo Night

What a Wednesday evening to have some fun with Bible Bingo! Bring a friend and be ready to win some great prizes! For children ages Preschool to 5th Grade.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

On Saturday, July 14th at 7 PM, our Church Family will be having a night out at Bowen Field for a Blue Jay's game. The picnic area in the stands will be reserved and snacks will be provided. This will be a great night of fellowship! Tickets are not included: Adults - $6 each; Children age 6-12 - $3 each; Children 5 and under - Free!

 

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Children's Event - Loco for Coco

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It's movie time at FBC! Join us Friday June 22nd as we watch the movie Coco and enjoy tacos and ice cream. Food, fun, and fellowship for ages preschool - 5th grade.

It will begin at 5pm! We hope to see you there!

Youth Yard Sale

Come out this Saturday May 26th starting at 7 AM for our Annual Youth Yard Sale. 

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Swim Party 2018

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Join us for a Swim/Pool Party on May 19th from 1 PM to 3 PM.

 

Jump on in at Bluefield State College's indoor pool. Bring a friend and a snack to share as we splash into Summer. All children need to be accompanied by their parent/guardian. Ages - Preschool thru 12th Grade. Transportation is not provided.

Good Friday Service

We would like to invite everyone to come out on Friday March 30th at 7 PM for our good Friday Service. 

We will also have our Easter service on Sunday April 1st at 11 AM.

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday March 31st, Children ages Pre-K to 5th grade are invited to FBC’s annual indoor Easter Egg Hunt! Join us for story time, crafts, lunch and CANDY! It’s going to be awesome! We hope to see you there!

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Bible Studies Beginning in February

There will be two Bible studies beginning on Sunday February 25th. The first is our Women's Bible study by Priscilla Shirer, Discerning The Voice Of God. This will be a seven week study that will meet on Sundays at 4pm.

 

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The next study will be for the Men's study by Kyle Idleman, Not A Fan. It will also be a seven week study that will meet the same time as the Women's Bible study.

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Events Coming Up In January

Happy New Year from First Baptist Church of Bluefield!

We would like to remind everyone that there will be a Church work day on Saturday January 13 at 9 AM til 12 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and participate. Not only will we be doing maintenance and upkeep, but we will be doing some cleaning as well. There will be jobs for everyone and anyone willing to help.

There will also be a Men's Breakfast on January 20th beginning at 9 AM.

Thank you and have a wonderful January.

 
 
 

Christmas Cantata

Join us Sunday December 17th at 11 AM for our Christmas Cantata. It will be a service fulled with music and praise! Bring the whole family as we celebrate this joyous occasion!

Children & Youth Christmas Program

On December 10th at 6 PM, come and enjoy a night of beautiful Christmas music performed by our children and youth choirs along with out youth handbell choir. A reception and time of fellowship will follow the service. This night will be a blessing to one and all.

Bluefield College Praise Singers

On October 29th we will be having the Lord's Supper and the Bluefield College Praise Singers will be here to lead our Music for our Worship Service. Please join us!

East River Baptist Association Annual Meeting

The ERBA Annual Meeting is on October 26th at FBC of Princeton. Registration is at 4 PM, meeting at 4:30 PM. Dinner is at 6 PM and the second session starts at 7 PM. Please join us as we represent our Church.

Fall Festival & 5K Run 2017

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Join us for a fun-filled day of games, activities, music, food and more on October 7th from 10:00am to 4:00pm!  It’s going to be a great day for our church family and our community around us. Events and activities for the day include: live music, inflatables, walk/run 5K, carnival games, cake walks, craft vendors, pumpkin painting, Youth concession stand, and more!

If you would like to sign up to run the 5K, please fill out this form and either mail or return it to the church office with your entry fees ($20) or sign up online and pay via paypal with this form.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the 5K, please fill out this form, or if you would like to be a vendor please fill out this form. We hope to see you out this year! 

 

Saturday Campfire & Fun

The Children and Preschool team would like to invite the congregation to our s'mores and outdoor games night. This event is on Saturday, July 15, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Bring your pop out chairs and join us around a campfire for food, fun, and fellowship.

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Vacation Bible School: Galactic Starveyors

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Our Vacation Bible School "Galatic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe" will be from July 10th thru 14th for ages PreK to 5th Grade. It will take place each day from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

 

If you would like for your child to attend, please fill out this form.

Party at the Park (July 1st)

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On July 1st, meet us at Yakkity-Yak Park for play time in the sun (2-4 PM). Light snacks will be provided and a trip around the park on the Ridge Runner on us! Ages Pre-School to 5th Grade! Transportation not provided!

Children & Youth Skating Event

June 17 - Skating (3:00-5:00)
Roll on in to Skate Shack in Green Valley to have an awesome afternoon of skating. Bring $4 to skate and we will cover the rest of the cost. Kindergarten -12th Grade *Transportation not provided



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Annual Church Picnic

Our annual church picnic is this Sunday, June 4 at Graham Rec. Park in Bluefield, VA We will gather at 4pm and plan to eat at 5pm. Please bring your favorite covered dish (or two!) or your favorite dessert to share. We can't wait for this fun time of fellowship and hope you will join us! 

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Dairy Queen Night

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Join us at the Dairy Queen on Cumberland Road on Saturday May 20th from 6:30-7 PM for some fun fellowship time and a free small dessert for each child. Preschool thru 5th Grade!
*Transportation is not provided*

Youth & Children's Swim Party

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Come out to Bluefield State College's indoor pool Saturday May 6th from 6 PM to 8 PM for our Youth & Children's Swim Party. Kindergarten to 12th grade youth are invited to attend. Please come with a parent or guardian and a snack to share! 

See you at the pool!

Easter Activities

On Saturday April 8th, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 AM for toddlers to 5th graders. There will be a light lunch provided for the children after the egg hunt.

On Sunday April 9th, our Choir will perform their Easter Cantata. Please come out for morning service to see our Choir perform their wonderful selection of music for the Easter Season.

We will also have a Good Friday Service on April 14th at 7 PM. 

Please come out with us as we celebrate this wonderful time of year.

Easter Egg Hunt on April 8th

The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 am. We will have the egg hunt outside or inside, depending on the weather, and toddlers to 5th graders are invited to participate. There will be a lucnh provided for the childen after the egg hunt. Any candy or monetary donation from the congregation would be greatly appreciated. There will be a candy donation box in the Augusta Street foyer or speak to Kara Wikle for more details.

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Ham Dinner Fund Raiser

On Sunday March 19th we will have a Ham Dinner Fund Raiser for the Youth going to Music Camp. It will be directly after Sunday morning sermon. So please stay and enjoy the good food and fellowship.

 

Abel Pregnancy Resource Center Baby Bottle Blessings 2017

We are excited to support Abel Pregnancy Resource Center with our 2017 Baby Bottle Campaign. Grab a bottle at the College Avenue Entrance and fill it with your loose change (or dollars and checks) and return them on March 26 2017!
When you support the APRC, you are helping to provide:
- Alternatives to Abortion Counseling
- Ultrasound Services
- Post Abortion Grief Counseling for Women and Men
- C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Abstinence Promotion Program for Youth Groups and Schools
-Earn While You Learn Needs Support: Education opportunities that provide "Daddy/Mommy Dollars" for needed items (diapers, cribs, strollers, etc).

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Christmas Services

The following is our schedule for our Christmas services:

We will be having a Christmas Eve Candle Light Service on Saturday December 24th at 7 PM.

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We will then be having our Christmas Service on Sunday December 25th at 11 AM. *Worship Service Only

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The Church Office will be closed on Monday December 26th.

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Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

Children & Youth Christmas Music

You are all invited to the Children & Youth Christmas Music performance on December 11th 2016 at 6 PM. Come out and enjoy the birth of our savior Jesus Christ with musical performances from our children and youth groups.

Following the performance, they will be a reception with light snacks.

 

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Church-Wide Christmas Party

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We are having a Church Wide Christmas Party honoring our over 65 members on December 3rd at 5:00 pm. Everyone with the exception of the members aged 65 and over is asked to bring a covered dish (meat will be provided). We will have a White Elephant gift auction and the proceeds will go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

The Lottie Moon Week of Prayer for International Missions

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The Week of Prayer is your opportunity to join the work of missionaries around the world. Your prayers & gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will help the gospel continue throughout the nations as you send and sustain missionaries and their work.

Thanksgiving Events & Schedule

First Baptist Church has been invited to Scott Street Baptist Church for a Thanksgiving Lunch on Sunday November 20th at 1:00 PM. Please bring a covered dish and join us as we celebrate together. The church bus will be available for transportation. 

 

There will also be no service or rehearsals on November 23rd!

 

Happy Thanksgiving and please keep all of our families and friends in your prayers as we travel for this holiday.

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Spaghetti Dinner October 23rd

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Everyone come out and join us for lunch on October 23rd directly after church. The Youth & Children will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds for the Virginia Baptist All State Choir. Please come and enjoy a wonderful meal, fantastic fellowship, and the opportunity to support our music program.

Activities & Events

This page will be used to show our upcoming events as well as our past events. Check back soon for updates!