Interested in visiting First Baptist? Explore the links below for answers to commonly asked questions:
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Where do my kids go?
What is a typical service like?
What is the music like?
Can I participate in communion?
First Baptist is located minutes from I-75 in Middletown, Ohio. Find directions and a map here >>
Wear the clothes you are comfortable worshiping in. We are more concerned about what's going on inside of a person, not what's on the outside. You'll see some people dressed up (ties, dress pants, dresses), and some dressed casually (khaki pants, button-down shirts, jeans, polo shirts).
We offer nursery care for babies, childcare for toddlers & preschoolers, and Children's Church for children in grades K-3. Children are also welcome to sit with their family for the duration of the worship service (but they'll probably enjoy our age-level ministries much more!). Students in grades 4-12 are invited to remain in the sanctuary to experience the entire worship service.
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. Each service typically lasts about an hour.
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.
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 observe communion the first Sunday of each 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 at the front of the sanctuary). This is a time-honored tradition at First Baptist Church of Middletown, Ohio.
View communion at First Baptist by visiting our worship archive and clicking on the first Sunday of the month >>