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Children’s Growth Opportunities


Infant to Preschool Age

A fully staffed nursery is available for parents to entrust the care of their children while involved in adult activities and worship on Sunday morning. Babies and children are welcome in Sunday worship, however we staff a safe alternative place to go, should parents need it. The location of the nursery is down the back stairwell and in the first room on the left.

Preschool Ages 3-5

Wednesday Nights (during the school year)

Friends Club
Meal from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. and program from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Kids Celebration Choir
Pre-school ages rehearse and perform seasonally. See our music ministries page for more information and check the calendar for dates.

Kindergarten through Grade 5

Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. (during the school year)

Led by Christian Ed Director, Susan Price, in Room 10.

Wednesday Nights (during the school year)

Bells of Praise

4:30-5:00 p.m. for Kindergarten-5th grade. Directed by Susan Price. This bell choir plays in church once a month.

Friends Club
Meal from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. and program from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Kids Celebration Choir
6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Friends in Fun & Fellowship, Mid-June to Mid-July
Five weeks for three hours every weekday morning, First Baptist hosts this popular neighborhood gathering for kids, with five activity stations: Arts & Crafts, Music & Drama, Science & Cooking, Computers, and Games & Activities. Before and afterward, we also are a site for the Waterloo Schools’ free breakfast and free lunch distribution. Visit Shutterfly to see pictures from the 2012 Friends in Fun program.


Church Information & Hours

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

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First Baptist Church Events

Worship with us in April!

Sunday, Apr. 7, 10:15 a.m. Fifth Sunday in Lent Text: John 12:1-8 by Pastor Joe; Music by Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, Apr. 14, 10:15 a.m. Palm/Passion Sunday Procession of palms by children. Service led by Youth & Children along with Celebration Choir & Bells of Praise

Thursday, Apr. 18, 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion led by Pastor Joe;  Music by Sanctuary Choir

Friday, Apr. 19, 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Ecumenical Service Worship with Church Row congregations at First United Methodist Church, 614 Randolph. Cross processional begins at 11:30 a.m. from Zion Lutheran to FUMC.

Sunday, Apr. 21, Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 6:20 a.m. held at Riverloop Amphitheatre, 225 Commerical St., Waterloo with light refreshments to follow. Easter Celebration, 10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary with Sanctuary Choir, Bells, and Trumpet

Sunday, Apr. 28, 10:15 a.m. Second Sunday of Easter Text: John 20:19-31 by Pastor Joe


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