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What to expect

Interested in visiting First Baptist? Explore the links below for answers to commonly asked questions:

How do I get there?
What should I wear?
Where do my kids go?
What is a typical service like?
What is the music like?
Can I participate in communion?

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How do I get there?

First Baptist is located minutes from I-75 in Middletown, Ohio. Directions & map »

What should I wear?

Wear the clothes you are comfortable worshiping in. You'll see some people dressed up (ties, dress pants, dresses), and some dressed casually (khaki pants, button-down shirts, jeans, polo shirts).

Where do my kids go?

We offer nursery care for babies, childcare for toddlers & preschoolers, and Children's Church for children in grades K-3. Children are welcome to sit with their family for the duration of the worship service, but they'll probably enjoy our age-appropriate ministries much more!

Students in grades 4-12 are invited to remain in the sanctuary to experience the entire worship service.

What is a typical service like?

We plan our Sunday morning worship to engage not only your mind, but also your heart and soul. Take a look through our worship archive to get a feel for what a service is like. Sunday morning worship typically lasts an hour.

What is the music like?

First Baptist has a robust music ministry, and our Sunday morning worship service includes a mix of contemporary and traditional praise songs and hymns. Songs are accompanied by the pipe organ or piano, with words projected on a screen at the front of the sanctuary. Our Sanctuary Choir performs each week (September-May), and special music (vocal soloists, instrumentalists, First Baptist Ringers, children's choir) also adds to the worship experience.

Can I participate in communion?

We practice open communion, which means everyone who believes in Jesus Christ (whether they are members of First Baptist Church or not) can participate. We have communion the first Sunday of the month.

The congregation remains seated during communion, as the elements (we use juice instead of wine) are served to the congregation by members of the Board of Deacons. At the close of communion, everyone is invited to join hands with the people next to them and sing the first verse of “Best Be the Tie That Binds” (Don't know the words? Don't worry! Words are projected on a screen for all to see). This is a time-honored tradition at First Baptist Church of Middletown, Ohio.

Learn more: View communion at FBC (first Sunday of the month) in our worship archive »