Welcome to First Baptist!

Come and join us for worship this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. We will be following safety measures set forth by the CDC. We will also be livestreaming on Facebook live for those unable to attend due to health concerns.

Location Details

First Baptist Church 620 S. 8th Ave. E. Newton, IA 50208

Upcoming Events

We have the following upcoming events:
– Bell Choir Practice: Wednesday, Feb. 24- 6:00 p.m.
– Baptism Meeting: Sunday, March 7, 9:00 a.m.
– FBC Bowling Party- Sunday, March 7, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
– Baptism Service: Sunday, March 14th, 10:00 a.m.
– Choir Practice Begins: Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.

Safety is Our Priority!

At 1st Baptist here is what we have done and are doing to keep you safe. Safety is our priority:
* We want our sanctuary to be as touch less as possible.
* Our sanctuary will be sanitized before you arrive.
* You will be seated in the pews to ensure social distancing is observed.
* The offering boxes are in 2 places for those who choose to give.
* Communion will continue to be in the pre-packaged, sanitary peel off cups.
* We have automated hand-sanitizers at each entrance.
* We will take temps of people at each entrance. The CDC states that a temp over 100.4 is the cutoff.
* Face masks are recommended, especially during singing.
* We have installed “Halo” units in all 10 of our HVAC units to help provide the best air quality possible.
* At this time, the coffee shop will not be serving refreshments.
How can you help us when joining us now for worship?
* If you don’t feel well or have health concerns, please stay home and watch on Facebook or YouTube live.
* Please wash and sanitize your hands often.
* Respect those around you as being “cautious” when you arrive.
* Enjoy your experience at 1st Baptist to its fullest.
* We now have the nursery opened back up and started Children’s Church again.


You may give online by clicking below.

Our Mission:

“To Honor God by leading people in Newton, Jasper County and beyond to become loving, joyful, fully-functioning followers of Jesus Christ”



On Sunday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m. we will have a meeting for those interested in being baptized. We will have the Baptism service on Sunday, March 14, during the morning worship service at 10:00 a.m.

Bowling Party

FBC will have an all church bowling party on Sunday, March 7, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Cardinal Lanes in Newton. The church will be paying for everyone’s admission fees.

Drive Through Thanksgiving Dinner

We will have a Drive Through Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., 620 S. 8th Ave. E., in our east parking lot. We will have 200 meals prepared and will be on a first come, first served basis. No phone orders will be accepted. Just drive through to pick up the meals. This is open to the community and there is no charge for the meals.