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What is First Baptist Church?
  We are followers of Jesus Christ that gather throughout the week, but particularly celebrate on Sunday mornings with worship through music, hearing the message preached from the Bible, and being together as the “body of Christ.”  Our vision statement: “We are A Community in Christ, reaching our community for Christ.”
 
Where is the church building located?
  12 Brookside Drive in Danville, PA.  There is a blinking yellow light along rt. 54 that allows you to turn onto Jerseytown Rd. (Rt. 642).  After about a half mile, the church will appear on the right.
 
What time do the services start?
   8:00 AM Traditional Service
  10:30 AM Contemporary Service
 
What to expect at each service:
  8:00 Service: (Traditional)  In the Traditional Service, following a prelude, the congregation sings a number of hymns led by piano and organ.  This service also features special music shared by the Adult Choir, Bells of Joy (handbells), or a solo or small ensemble as an expression of praise.  There is a time of prayer led by a deacon or pastor, followed by an offering.  The message will then be brought from one of our Pastors or missionaries, and will conclude with a hymn.  You can expect the service to last about an hour.  Communion is usually served on the first Sunday of the month.
  10:30 Service: (Contemporary)  The music is led by a band (guitars, drums, piano, etc.) featuring songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Elevation Worship, and Matt Maher (Here is a Spotify Playlist of songs we play).  The band has also led some classic hymns in a modern style.  There is a time of prayer during the service that is either spoken or guided by a deacon or pastor.  Anyone needing personal prayer is welcome to come forward at this time to receive prayer not only by the leaders, but by members of the congregation.  We provide “Children’s Church” for children ages 4 – 4th grade during the sermon (or message) part of this service.  The children are dismissed from the service and can be picked up by a parent or guardian following the service.  You can expect the service to last a little over an hour.  Communion is usually served on the first Sunday of the month and is open to all who have put their trust in Jesus Christ.  You can expect this service to be crowded, so please come early, grab a quick bite to eat down in the gym (coffee time) and be back in the sanctuary by 10:15 so you have a seat. 
Is childcare provided?
  Yes! We offer “safe church” childcare for both service times.  We have nursery care for the 8 AM & 10:30 AM services for infants aged newborn to 3 years old.  The two nursery rooms are located downstairs when you first enter the building. Children’s Bulletins, Busy Bags & Kids’ Activity Sheets are available  with Children’s Church offered at the 10:30 AM service through June.
 
What about my baby?
  We’re so thankful for your little one!  Please feel free to have them join you for worship (even with the fusses and the cries).  Or, if you prefer, you can drop them off with our “safe church” workers located in the downstairs nursery rooms.  We also have a room designated for nursing mothers in the upper balcony of the sanctuary.  There you will be able to meet your child’s needs while staying connected to the worship service.  The stairs are located in the back of the sanctuary.  Feel free to go there at any point in the service.
 

Is there a dress code?

  No there isn’t.  You will find a mix of everything:  your Sunday best (suit and tie), and the casual jeans and t-shirt.  Our only requirement is that you do, in fact, wear clothes.  
 
Will I be singled out as a visitor?
  No!  We have all experienced those moments of being “singled out,” and so we will simply allow you to come and see, and connect.  There are welcome packets at our information desk with information about many ministries and areas where you can get connected.  If you fill out a connect card (attached to your bulletin), and drop it in the offering plate, our team of pastors will contact you and even share a meal with you.  Community is THAT important to us.  Come and see.    
 
Should I bring a Bible?
  Again, we have a mix of people that either bring a Bible, use the ones provided in the pews, or use their phones or tablets to follow along with the reading/studying of God’s Word.  Some people prefer to write in their Bibles, while others use the sermon note sheets provided in the bulletin.  Others simply listen and take it in.  Either way, know that you WILL hear from God’s Word (the Bible), as we learn about Jesus and follow after Him.
 
Where do I go?
  When you arrive, most people will park in the lower parking lot (handicap parking available to the upper level).  You may take the sidewalk up to the  main entrance (upper level), or you can enter through one of our lower level entrances.  The bottom level will provide direct access to the nursery and the Sunday School rooms. There is an elevator at the bottom of the stairs to take you up to the main floor.   If you take the stairs up, you will enter our lobby, where you will find the information desk and our greeters standing by the entrance to the sanctuary.  Our ushers will be available to help you find a seat for the worship services.  Bathrooms are located on both the upper and lower levels.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask a greeter or usher.