“By Request” Sermon Series
This summer, sermon topics are based on questions or topics submitted by members. There were more suggestions than Sundays available, but some of the additional questions and suggestions will find their way into these sermons as well. Thanks to everyone for your interest and ideas!
June 23 – “How Do People Get Called to Ministry?”
June 30 – Guest preacher Dr. Gary Grogan
July 7 – “Explain Grace”
July 14 – Guest preacher Rev. Joanne Jacobs
July 21 – "How Should the Church Handle People with Grief, Illness, and Sadness in the Congregation?"
July 28 – “Finding Joy”
August 4 – worship at Brookside Park with FCC and UCC
August 11 – “Feminism and the Bible”
August 18 – “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”
August 25 – “A Scientist Looks at Life from a Faith Perspective”
September 1 – “Prayer as a Way of Life”
September 8 - Fall Kick-Off, Worship Under the Trees
Our choir presenting "How Can I Keep from Singing," the anthem by Mark Grizzard commissioned for our 150th Anniversary Celebration.
Welcome! We are an American Baptist congregation located in the heart of the Iowa State University community. First Baptist is a mix of college students, families, current and retired ISU faculty and staff, and folks from all over the Ames area. We strive for:
We are located in Campustown, one block south of the ISU Memorial Union. We are "building an inclusive family of faith" and invite you to join us!
Sunday, August 4, 9:45 am
Brookside Park, Hickory Shelter
Worship with our friends at
First Christian and Ames UCC
Bike to Church Sunday!
Join us this Sunday! Worship 9:45a Fellowship 11:00a
New Book on FBC History
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What connection do evangelist Billy Sunday, retail magnate J.C. Penney, the first mutual health insurance program in the country, and the Delaware Indians have with First Baptist Church? Learn about all of this and more in Blessing the Past, Building the Future: The History of the First Baptist Church of Ames, Iowa. Click here to order your copy.