First Baptist Church

515 N. Ladd Street  •   Pontiac, Illinois 61764



"Growing the Family of God"

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Want to Reserve Your Spot for Sunday, November 1st? Click below to make your reservation today! Remember that you MUST make reservations before noon on October 28th!



**Welcome Home**


We are excited to announce that we have developed a time-line for rejoining one another in our “family room” for worship on Sunday, September 20th! As is true with many activities during the time of Covid, worship will look a bit different than what we might have been used to prior to the pandemic.


  • We will offer one service at 10:00 am.
  • Capacity will be limited to 100 persons and reservations will be required!  Reservations may be made by calling the church office (815.842.4321) or via the church’s webpage ( beginning Wednesday, September 9th.
  • Reservations must be submitted no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the worship service you wish to attend and must be reconfirmed each week.
  • Facemasks will be required. Facemasks and hand sanitizer will be made available for your convenience.
  • To minimize cross traffic, you will only be able to enter via the gymnasium and exit via the main front door.
  • Offering plates will not be passed. Nor will children be called forward for Children’s Church or Time With the Children.
  • Family/household units are encouraged to sit together in a group.
  • You are encouraged to practice social distancing as much as possible from those not in your immediate family group. Please respect your neighbors need for distancing.
  • If you are feeling unwell, PLEASE STAY HOME!
  • Any Reported case of Covid-19 within the church family will result in the church being immediately closed for a minimum of two weeks. In which case, on-line broadcasts will resume until such time as the church can be safely reopened.
  • If you do not feel comfortable joining us for in person worship, we invite you to join us in worship on-line. We will be streaming our services live via our YouTube channel!



We ask for your continued patience as we move forward into a “new normal” and remind you that these plans are subject to change at any point in light of new information or state/federal health guidelines. Your pastors and church leadership continue to carefully monitor this situation as it progresses and are in prayer for wisdom and guidance moving forward.

Family Resources


Parenting can be difficult enough but parenting during a pandemic brings its own special set of challenges. As we try to reassure our children during very uncertain times, we've gathered

some free on-line resources to help.


God Takes Our Worries - COVID-19 Lessons for Kids

The Action Bible Devotions for Family Time Together During COVID-19

Working From Home? Some Tips to Help Balance Work and Family

Helping Your Kids Adjust to the "New Normal"

4 Fun Ways to Pray With Your Children

Other Free Downloads and Resources for Adults and Children


We Are American Baptists - Together!


Sunday Connections

Sundays at 9:00am

(see our small group page for more details)


Family Worship

Sundays at 10:00 am


Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm



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