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About Us

The congregation at First Baptist stands ready to support and comfort those who suffer or mourn and to rejoice with those who wish to rejoice. FBC welcomes all who visit and invites you to consider membership in our Christian community. You may join us by confession of faith or by transferring membership from another church. At all times, it joyfully welcomes new members.

As Christians, we are called to serve those in spiritual and physical need. We are called to offer time, energy, and money in this service. Our offerings provide relief for the hungry and homeless both here and abroad. We also serve the needs of our community by providing leadership in a variety of organizations. FBC is committed to this means of sharing its resources and including the community in its ministry.

Click on the links below for more information on a few of the local outreach opportunities we provide at First Baptist:

Habitat For Humanity FBC along with the Bronson Park churches built a Habitat House in June of 2005 through funding supplied by the group.  FBC coninues to support this organization with monetary donations.

Walk For Warmth FBC hosts this annual fund raising event designed to collect monetary donations for Kalamazoo Community Action Bureau.  These funds are designated for residents in our community who need assistance with heat bills.  The church is the starting and ending point for the walk.  Call 373-5201 for more info.

Reading Together  A community wide reading program sponsored by the Kalamazoo County libraries.  FBC hosts book discussions and promotes this yearly event.

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry  FBC is home to the Michigan Avenue Food Pantry.  Recipients go through an intake process at the main office on Alcott Street, then are set up with appointments to come to FBC's pantry where they recieve a weeks worth of food.  For information call 343-3663.

Kalamazoo Deacons Conference The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference is a Christian ministry that is "Sharing Christ’s love with people in need" in the southwest Michigan community.  FBC helps with monetary donations, and takes referrals from KDC for persons with personal needs.

A.W.A.R.E  www.communityhealingcenter.org/