The First Baptist Church of Rochester A Journey in Faith, Fellowship, and Service Sat, 03 Dec 2022 16:39:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Second Sunday of Advent| December 4, 2022 Sat, 03 Dec 2022 16:03:02 +0000 Download the Order of Worship here.




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First Sunday After Pentecost | November 27, 2022 Sat, 03 Dec 2022 15:56:32 +0000 Download the Order of Worship here.




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David Labman Sat, 03 Dec 2022 14:17:00 +0000 David had his surgery on Wednesday, November 30 which seemed to go well. He was scheduled to go home on Thursday. Updates will be forthcoming.

If you are want or are able to assist, the Labmans could use some help with dog walking. You can reach their Care Calendar here to sign up. Use code 2440.

David announced last Sunday, October 30, that he will need to have surgery on his neck to relieve numbness which has started in his hands and make it difficult for him to play the piano as he is accustomed to playing. The surgery is scheduled for November 30th and David will be out for several weeks as he heals.

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Christmas Eve Service Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:28:27 +0000

December 24 | Candlelight Service

Join us for carols, scriptures, special music, stories, and candlelight on this memorable worship service.  Beginning at 5:30 PM, we will come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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After Worship Fellowship Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:21:31 +0000

December 18 | Cantata during Worship | Luncheon after Worship

Intergenerational Event and Lunch after worship. Please sign up at the Vitality Table, send an RSVP below, or call the church office so we can plan the appropriate amount of food.  Come enjoy artistic expressions of the season, our children, food, and fellowship.

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Pageant and Pizza Party Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:10:43 +0000

December 11 | Pageant during Worship | Pizza Party after Worship

Come support our children during worship on December 11 when they will present to the congregation a Christmas pageant. Following the service we will gather in Hubbell Hall for a pizza party with vegetables and some treats. Please sign up at the Vitality Table, call the church office, or send us and RSVP with how many will attend.

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Hanging of the Green Thu, 01 Dec 2022 22:27:32 +0000 December 4 | Following worship

Many hands make for light work and with all of you helping we can make very quick work of decorating the church. Areas of focus are the Sanctuary, Outside Doors, Garden Room and Parlor, and some light decorating in Hubbell Hall.

We could really use your help, so please join in the fun!

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Labman’s Care Calendar Thu, 01 Dec 2022 22:23:18 +0000 Post-surgery dog walking |

Do you enjoy getting outside in the fresh air? Do you enjoy small animals? How about having a willingness to help out a friend in need?

David just had surgery and he and Colleen could use a little help walking their two small dogs. If this is a way you could offer some care, please sign up on the Labman’s Care Calendar to help one, two, or more times.

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FBCR Giving Tree 2022 is coming! Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:53:01 +0000 Deadline 12/11 |

Our Giving Tree will support Cameron Community Ministries. The Director, Olivia, is looking for donations of 200 small gifts for Cameron Children who are 5-12 years old so they can each receive a gift at the Cam Kids Holiday Party. Children’s gifts should be under $5 and they need to be WRAPPED and LABELED (ex: Girl, ages 5-7).

Also, don’t forget the adults! Cameron is also looking for small gifts for the children to pick out for a special adult in their lives. These gifts should be under $10 and be UNWRAPPED.

All gifts need to be delivered to FBC and placed under the Giving Tree by 12/11. Let’s shower Cameron Kids and Adults with gifts that bring them great joy.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Oaks or any member of the Missions Committee!


Children’s Gift Ideas for FBCR Giving Tree

*Think about shopping at Dollar Tree, 5 Below, or clearance section at Wal-Mart or Target.

*Gifts should be under $5

  • Coloring Book & Crayons
  • Sticker Books
  • Books
  • Play Dough & Slime
  • Barbies or Dolls
  • Hair Accessories (Hair brush, comb, hair elastics, headbands, barrettes, etc)
  • Nail polish
  • Purse
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Gloves and hat
  • Cozy or character themed socks
  • Toy cars, trucks, and trains
  • Athletic balls
  • Plastic animals
  • Kids Craft Activity
  • Lego sets
  • Board Games
  • Action Figures (superhero)
  • Ear bud headphones
  • Jewelry (bracelets and necklaces)
  • Small etch-a-sketch or magna doodle
  • Fidget and sensory toys (pop it, spinner, etc)
  • Puzzles
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Construction and Building Toys

Please no toy guns! Toys that represent children of color are appreciated!

Adult Gift Ideas for FBCR Giving Tree

*Think about shopping at Dollar Tree, 5 Below, or clearance section at Wal-Mart or Target.

*Gifts should be under $10

  • Hats and Gloves
  • Cozy socks
  • Candles
  • Small kitchen gadgets (ex: can opener)
  • Coffee Mug
  • Water Bottle
  • Potholder
  • Kitchen towel
  • Puzzles and board games
  • Snacks
  • Candy
  • Jewelry
  • Nail Polish
  • Make Up
  • Slippers
  • Hair Accessories (comb, brush, headband, etc.)
  • Headphones
  • Cell phone charger
  • Journal or notebook
  • Colored pens
  • Christmas decorations
  • Room Décor (ex: picture frame)
  • Lip balm
  • Shower Gel and Lotion
  • Perfume or Cologne
  • Books or Magazines




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Raya Louise Sat, 19 Nov 2022 16:59:24 +0000 Janet Richardson is excited to announce the birth of her fifth granddaughter Raya Louise Richardson to Sam and Canada Richardson. She was born on Tuesday, November 15, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. Janet has been spending time in West Virginia caring for big sisters Samaria and Esmeralda and welcoming home baby Raya, mom and dad from the hospital.

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Erin Williams Sat, 19 Nov 2022 16:22:35 +0000 Erin Williams was in the hospital for several days last week and is now home healing from a kidney infection.

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Reign of Christ Sunday | Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost | November 20, 2022 Sat, 19 Nov 2022 15:57:35 +0000 Download the Order of Worship here.




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Morris Williams Sat, 19 Nov 2022 12:43:00 +0000 Ken Williams brother Morris has had additional surgery which is already providing relief to the numbness he was experiencing. We pray for his continued healing.

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Commitment Sunday | Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost | November 13, 2022 Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:46:54 +0000 Download the Order of Worship here.




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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Tue, 08 Nov 2022 15:41:34 +0000 11/21 @ 7PM |

Join Rochester’s interfaith community for a service of thanksgiving, freedom, and a call towards peace.  

In it’s 151st year our interfaith community will gather
to worship and share with one another in Thanksgiving. 

Monday, November 21st at 7:00pm

St. Monica’s Church
831 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611

You can view the service at live
or later (scroll down and click on Live-Streamed Masses).

The offering will be collected to address food insecurity
 in our Rochester community.  

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