First Baptist Church of Webster
We aren’t a big flashy church; there are times that we sing off key and even fumble with words when we are called on to pray. You won’t find perfect people in our church family… We have scars, sins, and baggage but because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have Hope. Praise God we are Loved, Forgiven, and are a work in progress!
Founded in 1891, known as a ‘praying church’, we are located in the Central Florida community of Webster, famous for one of the states largest outdoor farmers market. We preach and teach God’s Word. We still sing the same beautiful hymns of yesteryear, while incorporating current praise and worship with contemporary and gospel music through the sweet sound of our celebration choir.
We are all on a journey together to know God better. Whether your journey just began or you have known God for years, there are opportunities here to deepen your relationship with God. Learn more about our Ministries today by clicking the Ministry Info tab above or find answers to common questions about visiting us by clicking Be Our Guest.
We are loving our Lord Jesus Christ passionately.
We are loving our community unconditionally.
We are First Baptist Church of Webster.
“Love God and Love People”
All are Invited.
All are Welcome.
All are Involved.
All are on a Mission.
We are “ALL IN”!
Glorify God in all we do. Colossians 3:23
Grow in our relationship with Christ daily. Eph 4:14-16
Give as the Lord leads. Luke 6:38
Go as we are called and commissioned. Matt. 28:19-20
Gather in His name with love. Eph. 4:1-5
We are “5G”!
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Phase Three of The Re-opening of The Church
September 1st, 2020
Dear FBCW Family,
“Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
I am so thankful that our God will direct our paths as we trust in Him, aren’t you? Well He is guiding us to begin Phase 3 of our re-opening and we are happy to announce what that looks like:
Starting the week of September 7-13th we will implement Phase 3
Bringing Sumter Back Together
October 10th at 9am at Bushnell City Hall
October 24th at 9am at Wildwood City Hall
Join us and other fellow Christian believers in a prayer walk around our Sumter communities. We need to come together in times like these to grow in unity, show support, and petition to God for his provisions. We hope to see you there!
We are in need of A LOT of Candy this year for our 6th Annual Fall Festapalooza. If you feel led please bring in your donations to the box provided in the Ignite Fellowship Hall or by simply dropping it off to the church office!. *No Hard Candy Please
Operation Christmas Child
What a wonderful ministry to be a part of! We get to help send 100 gift filled boxes all around the world to bless children who are less fortunate! Please commit to at least 1 box for your family and help us meet this goal! For more information you can call the church office or see Angie Salley!
Also- if you are unable to shop this year due to Covid we understand! Here is a link you can donate to and we will shop for you! The average cost to fill a box is $20 plus $9. shipping.
Elevate Kidz Church
Sunday’s at 10:15am-12:00pm
A great place for children to learn how a church service should look, but on their level! You can drop off your children at the Kidz Zone to allow them to join in!
Our Kidz Church Leader, Alyssa Sloane provides a fun-energetic atmosphere where children are free to be themselves while learning Biblical principles!
*Children attending Sunday School will be transitioned into our Elevate Kidz Church for those parents attending our Worship Service.
Wednesday Night Kingdom Kidz Live
Kingdom Kidz is a place for children grades Prek-5th to come hang out, make new friends, be fed pizza, and learn some valuable life lessons! Our children are led by our Kidz Director, Kara Stafford who has a huge heart for the children in our community!
Wednesday Night Ignite Students
Wednesday’s at 6:00p-7:30pm
Ignite Youth is a place for Youth grades 6th-12th to come hang out, make new friends, be fed pizza, and learn some valuable life lessons! Our youth are led by our Youth Director, Dee Strickland who has a Master’s in education, is a local middle school teacher, and has a heart for the youth in our community.
Defined Bible Study
Sundays, starting September 20th 6pm
8 Week Bible Study with Pastor Don Grant
Women’s Bible Study
Wednesday Nights from 6:30pm-7:30pm
See Kay Wall or Linda Goepfert for more information.
It’s not easy being a woman in today’s world. The demands and expectations can be overwhelming. And deep within, we long to meet God and be changed in His presence. In this 12 session, video based study, meet 12 women who encountered God and whose lives were forever changed.
Women’s Rummage Sale
Saturday, October 3 from 8am-12pm
At the Webster Flea Market
Bring your “Evil Excess” and allow us to sell your items to raise money for our up-coming community outreaches. We can also use your help lifting, sorting & selling! See Kay Wall or Linda Goepfert for more information.
Joy Senior’s Luncheon
Thursday, October 8th 11:30am
Join our “Just Older Youth” for a morning of food and fellowship as we come together this month in the Ignite Fellowship Hall! Seniors 60 & above are encouraged to bring a dish to share!
October 10th from 8am-12pm
We have a job for YOU!
Various tasks avail are as follows:
- Pressure Washing
- Laying down mulch/li>
- Wiping down of pews/ window seals/li>
- Spot cleaning fellowship hall seating/li>
- Wipe down walls, doors and windows/li>
and more various small jobs.
Please let us know we can count on you by contacting our Building & Grounds Director, Brian Stafford at 352-250-3825.
Kidz Ministry Meeting
October 11th at 4:30pm
In the Cross Bearer’s Sunday School room
We are requesting that anyone volunteering with the kidz ministry should be in attendance. So if you are a Kidz Sunday School teacher, teacher’s helper, nursery worker (including teens), and Wednesday night workers we hope to see you there!
This will be a chance to go over old policies, new policies, and how we can make the Kidz Ministry work best for the Lord.
Sumter Baptist Association Meeting
October 11th at 6pm
Sumter Baptist Association Meeting at First Baptist Church of Bushnell
Join us for our Annual Sumter County Baptist Association Meeting!
Kingdom Men’s Cookout
October 15th at 6:30pm
Men join our Kingdom Men’s ministry for their cookout! You can RSVP by calling the church office or seeing Pastor Don or Steve Rebhan.
6th Annual Fall Festapalooza
Saturday, October 31st 6:30pm-8:30pm
(a free family friendly event)
Join us for our 6th Annual Fall Festapalooza held at the Sam Harris Park in Webster as 3 churches come together to offer a safe place for families on a sometimes scary night!
This year will look different, but it is sure to not disappoint! We will be offering a HUGE trunk or treat, raffles, and a FREE frozen food box for each family who attends!
We encourage you to wear your mask and keep your social distance while attending this event, and we will be doing our part as well to offer a safe and fun environment in these strange times. We hope to see you there!
Brought to you by First Baptist Church of Webster, First Baptist Church of Linden and Gant Lake Baptist Church
First Sunday of every month
We pray you will join together with us as a body of believers to minister to our local community by means of food. Each week we plan to deliver donations to our local food bank at Lighthouse Ministries. Thank you ahead of time for giving out of the abundance of your hearts and by showing those around us Christ’s love!
Praise & Prayer
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
In the Ignite Fellowship Hall
We are excited to announce that we will be meeting together each Wednesday night at 6:30pm to hold a prayer service. This service will be a time of worship not only through prayer but through song as well. Services will be officiated by our Joy Senior’s Director, Richard Williams.
We are excited about what God is doing here at First Baptist Church of Webster! If you would like to be a part of growing the church for Christ you can Pray Daily at 2:18pm for wisdom & provision. You can also help by giving! Simply click the link below and donate online, give cash or write a check with a memo stating it is for the Building Fund. Thank you for your prayers during this exciting time!