First Baptist Church of Waterloo, Iowa

Greetings from First Baptist Church of Waterloo, Iowa!

First Baptist Church Events

Wednesday Activities

Free Community Meal – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no community meal in November. Our next community meal is Wed., December 29.

 

Other Special Events

Stewardship Season “A Month of Gratitude” Sunday, November 7, “The Past” Stewardship Kickoff with All Saints’ Day remembrance. Sunday, November 14, “The Present.” Commitment Sunday, November 21, “The Future” when we have the opportunity to present our 2022 stewardship pledges.

November Calendar & Newsletter (pdf)

October 1, 2021

The Pastoral Staff and Leadership Council (after consultation with appropriate medical professionals) has conferred by phone and email and has agreed that:

 1) All persons in worship will wear masks. Those leading worship from the pulpit and choir areas may remove their masks when required but should otherwise be masked.  Those in these positions will distance themselves appropriately.   

 2) We will remain in this protective posture until either the CDC guidelines change, or our Administrative Council has had a chance to review the matter more fully at their monthly meeting.

 Is this annoying, frustrating and confusing? YES!

 Does anyone actually WANT to wear a mask in worship? NO! Of course not. Nobody does. I don’t want to wear a mask and neither does anyone else in leadership.

But we are called to be good stewards of the bodies and health God has given us and too look out for one another.  The Delta variant is particularly obnoxious and we honor God by protecting ourselves against it. Furthermore, we follow Christ’s call to love one another, and this means caring for those who, for whatever reason, have not been vaccinated, are to young to do so, or have underlying health issues that make them more susceptible to illness. I know we would all feel terrible if our worship together resulted in one of us getting seriously ill, or was a “super spreader” event.

 Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your understanding. Thank you for respecting the Leadership Council by following their guidelines. We elected them to make these kinds of decisions and so we are honor bound to follow them now.

 For those who are nervous about coming to worship during this period, our service will continue to be made available shortly after the in-person service is completed.

 Finally, let us all remember that the purpose of worship is first and foremost to glorify God.  Our worship is acceptable to God if we come and participate with a good spirit, even when we are all wearing masks.

-Pastor Jon

Services will continue to be offered online on our FBC Waterloo Iowa YouTube channel.

If you are a friend of FBC and would like to support our online worship services, please mail your donation to First Baptist Church, 434 Baltimore Street, Waterloo, IA 50701.



Church Information & Hours

Phone: 319-234-1537
Email: waterloofbc@yahoo.com
Office Hours: M – Th, 9am to 3pm

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November Calendar & Newsletter (pdf)

Worship With Us in August!

Join us in-person or online for our weekly worship services. Go to YouTube channel FBC Waterloo Iowa or Facebook. We are also on Waterloo Mediacom Channel 17 or 79-4, Wed. @ 6PM and Thurs. @ 9AM.

All Saints’ Sunday, Nov. 7, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Jonathan Singer. Music by Adult Sanctuary Choir. Stewardship Kickoff and remembering our saints who have passed away in recent months.

Sunday, Nov. 14, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Jonathan Singer. Music by Band of Light.

Stewardship Commitment Sunday, Nov. 21, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Jonathan Singer. Music by Celebration Children’s Choir. We will have the opportunity to come forward in worship and present our 2022 pledges.

Sunday, Nov. 28, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Jonathan Singer. Music by Sanctuary Choir. First Sunday in Advent.

If you are a friend of FBC and would like to support our online worship services, please send your donation to First Baptist Church, 434 Baltimore Street, Waterloo, IA 50701.