We're a bunch of ordinary people following our extraordinary Savior.
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!
If you've never been to a Sunday service at First Baptist Brooklyn, you probably have questions.
When are Sunday services?
We gather for our worship service at 10:45am (finishing around 12:30pm).
How do I get there?
Our building is located at 3801 5th Street, Baltimore, Maryland. You can get directions from your location here.
How should I dress?
Come as you are! Our worship service is all about Jesus – not about what you look like or if you can act the part. We come from a variety of backgrounds joined together as a family through Jesus.
People wear anything from t-shirts to ties, jeans to dresses and everything in between. Come to worship as you feel comfortable. We would love to have you as our guest.
What's available for my kids?
Our children's ministry offers several ways in which children can learn and be cared for during the service.
- We have coloring pages and crayons available in the back of the sanctuary each week. We also have several background-checked older women who are on call to hold infants less than one year old.
- Children ages 2 through 5 can be brought to our Preschool Room at any time during the worship service.
- Of course, your children are also more than welcome to stay with you for the whole service! And on the fourth Sunday of every month, we take a break from children's ministry so that all families can worship together.
What’s the music like?
Our music spans a range of styles, from hymns to gospel and contemporary worship songs led by one of our music groups. The songs we sing are a mixture of older and newer songs that communicate the truths of the Bible.
What are the messages like?
Each week our pastors teach through the Bible verse by verse. We believe the Bible is God's message of hope and love for all people and the final authority for every area of our lives. We believe nothing is more relevant to people's lives today than the Word of God. If you want to hear more, please check out the sermon archive.
What about prayer and the Lord's Supper?
For a few minutes each Sunday, we break into smaller groups to pray for each other, our church, and the work of the gospel. We would love to have you join a group and pray as you feel comfortable.
On the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate the Lord's Supper together, remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus for our sins. You do not have to be a member of our church to participate. If you have placed your trust in Christ alone for your salvation and are a faithful member at your home church, you are welcome to take part in the Lord's Supper with us. Parents, please use your discretion in regards to your children.
Am I expected to give money?
No, we do not expect visitors and guests to give!
We take an offering during the service to meet the needs of the church, our community and the world. The offering is meant to honor Jesus with the money he has placed in our care. As our guest, please do not feel obligated to give!
How else can I get involved?
We would love it if you would fill out a Connection Card. Why? We want to get to know you, to hear your concerns and prayer requests so that we can serve you effectively. We will never give away or sell your information, and we have no interest in pestering you - though we would love to connect with you and answer any questions you may have about FBCB.
If you are looking to get more involved in the life of the church, Wednesday evening Bible studies are a great place to start. We meet for a meal, and then adult and children's Bible studies from 5:30-8:00 p.m. every other Wednesday. Check the calendar for exact dates.
Is the building wheelchair-accessible?
Yes! We have a ramp that starts at the corner of 5th and Washburn.
Will you ever dump water on me?
Only if, like Annie, you volunteer for it!
If you are curious about Jesus or the Christian faith...
We would love for you to join us on a Sunday morning. Don't feel pressured to participate in the worship service, but please do talk with someone afterwards!
Here are two (very different) videos that do a great job of summarizing the message of the Christian faith, what we call "the gospel," in under 5 minutes.