First Baptist Church

515 N. Ladd Street  •   Pontiac, Illinois 61764



"Growing the Family of God"

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**Advent - The Season of Hope**


Each year we look forward to Christmas Eve with a sense of hope and expectation.  Like so much of this year, Christmas Eve worship will also look a bit different. Out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with health department restrictions we will not meet in person but will offer an online worship experience via our YouTube Channel. Plans are underway to make this a special service that we hope will touch your heart and enrich your Christmas worship. An additional experience this year will be a live nativity on the church lawn. You are invited to drive through the circle and witness live actors portraying the story of Christ’s birth while listening to the gospel being read through a live broadcast. Please follow the church website and Facebook page for the time of this special event.


Sanctuary is a place of refuge that I create for myself to be in the presence of God. Sometimes it is a formal setting with stained glass windows and gently glowing candles. At other times, worship is a quiet corner at home, or a walk along a nature trail. Jehovah God abides not in buildings made by human hands, but in hearts that make room for his presence. Wherever you are can be Holy Ground.



**A Special Message From Pastor Wolfe**




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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