At FBC St. Charles we may not be all things to all people, but we are lots of things to lots of people. We do everything from quilting to paint ball, infants to senior adults, orchestral music to driving rock. We have been here long enough to figure out that one approach doesn’t work for all people so we are as diverse as you are.
When you arrive on a Sunday morning you’ll see people dressed in shorts and flip-flops and in suits and ties and everything in between. When you attend the 9:30 Worship Service you’ll hear a blending of the traditional and newer songs of the faith led by the Sanctuary Choir, Praise Band and Orchestra. The one thing that you will find throughout is a strong desire to Help People. We are people focused and we are willing to let you be yourself in a caring environment.
One group of people that we care very deeply about is your children. We know that you want to come to a place where your kids safe and having a good time. Promise Land is a secure environment where you can leave your newborn through Pre-K child and expect them to receive the best care. In fact we have a numbering system that shows up in the auditorium so if your child needs you – you will be alerted and to pick up your child after church you have to match numbers.
J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) is a fun and exciting place for children to go who are in grades K-3. They sing, make crafts and learn about God using stories that put the Bible in terms that they can understand. J.A.M. meets at 9:30am in room #112.
Children in grades 4 & 5 meet outside the library at 9:20am and sit together during the Worship Service. They are encouraged to participate in the worship time and to take notes during the sermon. After the service, they are acknowledged and rewarded for participation by Pastor Buddy as part of his Pastor's Pals.
While clothing at First Baptist is not optional – what type of clothing is. If you want to wear jeans and a t-shirt - that is fine. If you want to wear a suit and tie - that is fine. We are a diverse group of people and the way we dress is just as diverse.
Every time you enter a room with a new group of people there is a bit of discomfort. That will probably be true here at First Baptist. However many first timers have told us that they felt welcome as soon as they walked in the door. We believe that you will enter as a stranger, but you will leave as a friend.
We don’t expect you to know what to do when you attend one of our services. All of our songs are projected on big screens so you don’t have to worry about books or song sheets. We suggest you come a few minutes early so you can have time to find a seat and be ready when the service begins.