Posts by Renee Oskam

Adult Sunday Schools

Our Adult Sunday schools will resume this Sunday, July 4th at 9:00 a.m. Come and join us for coffee fellowship before class time at 8:30 in the coffee room next to the sanctuary. Coffee, donuts, tea and juice will be served. Our children’s Sunday school (PowerKidz) will start back up this fall.

Sunday Coffee Fellowship

We will be starting the Sunday morning coffee time again on July 4th at 8:30 a.m. This will be held in the coffee room next to the sanctuary. Coffee, tea and donuts will be served.

The Art of Parenting Class

We will have a class for parents, “The Art of Parenting”beginning in June 2 on Wednesday evenings. *Childcare will be provided*Class begins at 6:00 p.m.*Workbooks are provided Class schedule:June 2June 9June 16 (Bar BQ Night)June 23June 30July 7July 21July 28 (Pizza Night)

Rocky Railway VBS

The Rocky Railway VBS will be held at First Baptist Church, 620 S. 8th Ave. E., Newton, IA, on June 14 – 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. If you would like to take part in our Vacation Bible School, please fill in your details in this form below and you will be automatically registered.  Need to fill out a separate registration form for each child attending.

Easter Sunday

Worship with us Easter Sunday, April 4 -Children’s Easter Egg Hunt: 9:30 a.m. -Easter Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. We will have special music performed by the hand bells, choir and others. Pastor Aaron will have a special Easter message. We will have extra seating available in the balcony and the coffee room and will still be social distanced. Please feel free to come and worship with us on this special day. We will also be live streaming the service on…


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.

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 by ushers 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,…

Good News!

Good News!- We will be moving back inside for our worship service on Sunday, October 4th, with the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will NOT be any coffee time, no Sunday school, Power Kids, Nursery or Children’s Church for at least the first month, until we can make provisions for everyone’s safety. We will have safety measures in place such as: taking everyone’s temperatures upon entry into the building; we will be sanitizing the sanctuary and restrooms; masks will…