First Baptist Church of Waterloo, Iowa

Greetings from First Baptist Church of Waterloo, Iowa!

First Baptist Church Events

Special Wednesday Events

Prayer Team  
Wed., Mar. 4, 2020 from 6:15-6:45 p.m. Join us when we prayer the scriptures and personal prayers. Prayer Team will meet on the first and third Wednesdays each month from 6:15-6:45 p.m. in Room 20.

Free Community Meal  Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.


Other Special Events

Women’s Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. with Rev. Jacquline Saxon, guest speaker and music by the Celebration Children’s Choir.

Meet & Eat, Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at a host home OR Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at a local restaurant. Sign up in worship or call the church office.

March Calendar & Newsletter (pdf)

March 17, 2020

In light of the recent announcement to suspend in-person group gatherings, we thought it would be helpful to provide an update. Our original plan was for cancellation of our weekly gatherings to be in effect through the end of this month; following the suggestion of state and national authorities to practice social distancing for the next 4-8 weeks, and in light of constantly changing and new information, we will be assessing the best time to reconnect at First Baptist Church as faithful followers of Jesus have been doing for over 165 years.

Although we are experiencing a (dramatic) physical change of routine, this does not mean we have to become spiritually distant. Event by the smallest standards of community, duets and trios singing God’s praise, praying, studying, listening, working, seeking; his presence is there! So we encourage you to continue “showing up” even while we are not meeting together physically. What does this mean?

  • While remembering to wash your hands, don’t forget to fold them in prayer equally as often.
  • While practicing social distancing, also practice spiritual community.
  • We want to encourage you that you are not alone.
  • Continue a pattern of rich generosity.

Thank you for your patience and persistent prayer as we grapple with the implications of this global pandemic, but refuse to let it pull us apart.

In Christ,

Rev. Joe Greemore and Rev. Carol Teare

Our Congregation


Church Information & Hours

Phone: 319-234-1537
Office Hours: M-Th, 9am to 4pm

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March Calendar & Newsletter (pdf)

Worship with us in March!

Sunday, March 1, 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion Message by Rev. Joe Greemore; Music by Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, March 8, 10:15 a.m. AB Women’s Sunday Message by Rev. Jacquline Saxon; Music by Celebration Choir

Sunday, March 15, 10:15 a.m.
Message by Rev. Joe Greemore; Music by Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, March 22, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Joe Greemore; Music by Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, March 29, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Joe Greemore; Special Music Guests