Welcome to First Baptist Church
Our Mission Statement: "To honor God by leading people in Newton, Jasper County, and beyond to become loving, joyful, fully-functioning followers of Jesus Christ."



Bell Choir Practice

The Bell Choir will begin practicing this Wed., Oct. 12, at 6:oo p.m. for Christmas season.

Choir Practice for Christmas Musical

The Choir will begin practicing on Wed., October 15, at 7:00 p.m. for the Christmas musical.  We will meet each Wednesday evening at the same time through Dec. 17th.  Come on and join us!

Upcoming Events


Alpha Course

September 7, 2014 – November 23, 2014
5:00 p.m.

The Alpha Course begins on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 and will run through Sunday, Nov. 23rd.  It will start at 5:00 p.m. with a dinner, then will be followed by a video and group discussions.  Childcare will be available.   Click Here for a brochure with more information on this course:  


Decorating Church for Christmas Season

November 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. (after Alpha) we will be decorating the church for the Christmas season.  Come and join us to prepare the sanctuary for this special season!


Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

December 13, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 13th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until 8:00 p.m., we will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army at the Hy-Vee Newton store. We will have a sign up sheet here at the church soon for people to select a half-hour time slot to ring the bells.

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