First Baptist Church
Holyoke, Co
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABOUT
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
 
 
OUR MISSION
Sharing Christ & Building Believers

 

OUR VISION
To Connect INTIMATELY with God
To Connect DEEPLY with one another
To Connect INTENTIONALLY with people who need Jesus Christ by touching them with His love. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOLYOKE FBC * HOLYOKE | 1000 E. Johnson St., CO 80734 | info@holyokefbc.com | (970) 854-2452 | 2015. Copyright. All Rights Reserved.
 

About Us

OUR MISSION 
Sharing Christ & Building Believers
 
OUR VISION
To Connect INTIMATELY with God
To Connect DEEPLY with one another
To Connect INTENTIONALLY with people who need Jesus Christ by touching them with His love

OUR PURPOSE

The Purpose of Holyoke First Baptist Church is to glorify God through: Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, Edification, and Service.
 
OUR CORE VALUES
We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:

Biblically Based – God’s Word is our guide, authority and conscience in everything. We stand firm where Scripture stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible. It is through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word where we have knowledge of the Gospel, where sinners are convicted, where hearts repent, and where people are moved to serve Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 3:16).

Passionate About Prayer – We believe the attitude and action of prayer is essential to everything we do as individuals and as a corporate body. Nothing of eternal significance or value is ever accomplished apart from prayer. It is through our prayers that we align our hearts to listen to God’s Spirit, we declare the goodness of God, give God thanks, seek forgiveness, find supplication and abide in His presence (Psalm 45:18, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Matthew 6:9-13, Colossians 4:2).

Committed to those far from God- We believe that lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. Our individual lives and corporate efforts will reflect this conviction to pursue the dead churched, de-churched, and unreached in our community and beyond with the love of Jesus Christ and the hope of the Gospel (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 19:10, Rev. 2-3).

Invested With Our Gifts – We believe that each believer has been employed by the Holy Spirit with at least one spiritual gift and many God given talents in order to serve the body of Christ. Believers are called to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Spiritual giftedness and maturity determines where and how a believer serves. We believe excellence honors God and reflects His character. We strive for excellence without compromise in all areas of our ministry and lives. (1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 3:17).

Committed To Community – Belonging to our community requires a commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships. We believe life-change happens best in the context of abiding relationships that together are pursuing spiritual growth in Jesus Christ. In clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth. (Hebrews 10:24-25).

Relevant in Ministry – We believe that to be biblical we must be traditional. We also believe that to be effective in our ministry, we must share those traditions in a manner that engages our culture and in a way that they understand. The Bible does not tell us to use only certain styles of music, or to present our message only through words. The Bible does make it clear, however, that we are to find ways to effectively bring the message “into all the world” in order to make disciples. We believe this will require careful scrutiny of everything we do – new practices and old – and a willingness to change when necessary within biblical parameters, in order that we, “by all possible means might save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:6; Ephesians 4:11-16).

Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the
breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and
signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all
things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing
the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and
breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by
day those who were being saved.

 

Contact Information

Please feel free to come by the church during office hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 
First Baptist Church
1000 E Johnson St., PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
Email: info@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Pastor Jeremiah Krieger:
Office Phone:  (970) 854-2452
Email:  pastor@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (309) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
Email: aida@chase3000.com
 
To Contact the Deacons:
Imer Rodriguez: (970) 520-2064
Mark Farnsworth: (970) 854-5123
Darrell Tomky: (970) 854-3804
Roger Phillips: (970) 854-3023 
 
To Contact the Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez (970) 571-3619 
Ron Koch: (970) 854-4040
Aaron Powell: (970) 854-5178
Lisa Werts: (719) 480-0561
  
For information about our Children’s Ministries:
Contact Jade Goldenstein: (970) 854-6300
 
For information about our Youth Ministries:
Contact Mike or Micaila Frazier: (719) 648-7469
 
For information about our Adult Ministries/Small Groups:
Click here to go to our Adult Ministries Page
 
 
Para informacion cerca de nuestro Ministerio Espanol/Vida Abundante:  Haga clic aquí para ir a nuestros Ministerios Españoles

Services

Sunday
8:00am Prayer Time
9:30am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Service
5:30pm Vida Abundante (Spanish Service)

 Sunday Morning Worship Service

Our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. is a great time of fellowship and worship. The music is based upon the great hymns and songs of the faith, and the preaching is from the solid foundation of God’s word. Come join our praise team of choir members and pianists for a great time of worship with us on Sunday morning and a time of refreshing, Biblically solid teaching.

Vida Abundante

On Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. join the Spanish service for guitar-led worship and a beautiful time of fellowship and praise, which carries a latin feel and wonderful Bible-based preaching in Spanish.

Prayer Times

Prayer is the foundation of our strength as Christians. In light of that, we would ask you to join us for our several times of prayer. Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:00 a.m. before our Sunday school begins and Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. during AWANA. Join us for prayer as we worship God and bring our requests before Him.

 

Ministry and Event Calendar

Audio Teachings

 

Nov 27, 2016
Conflict: Serving Others in Conflict
Series: Conflict
"11-27-16".
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Nov 27, 2016Conflict: Serving Others in Conflict
    Nov 27, 2016
    Conflict: Serving Others in Conflict
    Series: Conflict
    "11-27-16".
  • Nov 20, 2016Acceptance and Blessings: Gifts to be Thankful For
    Nov 20, 2016
    Acceptance and Blessings: Gifts to be Thankful For
    Series: no series
    This video called "A Thanksgiving Moment" was played before the sermon.  Click the link below to download or click on the "watch" icon below to open in a new window.
  • Nov 6, 2016Guest Speaker: Pastor Ismael Lopez
    Nov 6, 2016
    Guest Speaker: Pastor Ismael Lopez
    By: guest
    Series: no series
    "11-06-16".
  • Oct 30, 2016Guest Speaker: Pastor Jeremy Woodhouse
    Oct 30, 2016
    Guest Speaker: Pastor Jeremy Woodhouse
    By: guest
    Series: no series
    "10-30-16".
  • Oct 23, 2016Special Message: Deacon Board
    Oct 23, 2016
    Special Message: Deacon Board
    Series: no series
    Pastor Jeremiah was injured in an shooting accident on Saturday afternoon just prior to this recording. He was accidentally shot in the forearm, breaking both bones and shattering the nerve. He was taken by ambulance to Greeley for surgery that evening. He came through surgery well.  This message was delivered at church on Sunday morning by the deacons.
  • Oct 16, 2016Conflict: Preparing for the Journey
    Oct 16, 2016
    Conflict: Preparing for the Journey
    Series: Conflict
    "10-16-16".
  • Oct 9, 2016Conflict: Our Constant Opportunity
    Oct 9, 2016
    Conflict: Our Constant Opportunity
    Series: Conflict
    "10-09-16".
  • Oct 2, 2016Biblical: Listen to the Holy Spirit
    Oct 2, 2016
    Biblical: Listen to the Holy Spirit
    Series: Biblical
    "10-02-16".
  • Sep 25, 2016Biblical: Trust the Son
    Sep 25, 2016
    Biblical: Trust the Son
    Series: Biblical
    "09-25-16".
  • Sep 18, 2016Biblical: Praise the Father
    Sep 18, 2016
    Biblical: Praise the Father
    Series: Biblical
    "09-18-16".
  • Sep 11, 2016Biblical: What’s So Amazing about the Trinity
    Sep 11, 2016
    Biblical: What’s So Amazing about the Trinity
    Series: Biblical
    "09-11-16".
  • Sep 6, 2016Biblical: The Bible
    Sep 6, 2016
    Biblical: The Bible
    Series: Biblical
    The Bible: Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority and Why it Matters
  • Aug 28, 2016Finding Financial Peace
    Aug 28, 2016
    Finding Financial Peace
    Series: no series
    "08.28.16".
  • Aug 14, 2016Living at the Lake
    Aug 14, 2016
    Living at the Lake
    "08.14.16".
  • Aug 7, 2016Bucket List: Places to Go, People to See, and Things to Do before Summer Ends
    Aug 7, 2016
    Bucket List: Places to Go, People to See, and Things to Do before Summer Ends
    Link to video attached
  • Jul 31, 2016We Give Thanks
    Jul 31, 2016
    We Give Thanks
    Link to video attached
  • Jul 17, 2016Finding Peace by Choosing Joy
    Jul 17, 2016
    Finding Peace by Choosing Joy
    "07.17.16".
  • Jul 10, 2016Tim & Janet Hall
    Jul 10, 2016
    Tim & Janet Hall
    By: guest
    Series: guest
    Tim and Janet Hall share their experiences as missionaries to Italy and eastern Europe and offer an update on their current work
  • Jul 3, 2016Creation vs. Science?
    Jul 3, 2016
    Creation vs. Science?
    By: guest
    Series: guest
    Dr. Darrell Tomky discusses how the biblical account of creation is supported by science
  • Jun 26, 2016Pursuing Christ Together
    Jun 26, 2016
    Pursuing Christ Together
    "06.26.16".
  • Jun 19, 2016Father’s Day: Being a Great D.A.D.
    Jun 19, 2016
    Father’s Day: Being a Great D.A.D.
    "Untitled - 6:21:16, 1.59 PM".
  • Jun 12, 2016Faithful Friends
    Jun 12, 2016
    Faithful Friends
     
  • Jun 7, 2016Core Values of FBC
    Jun 7, 2016
    Core Values of FBC
    Series: no series
    "5.29.16 part 2 of 2".
  • Jun 5, 2016Gut Check: Do I Have What it Takes to be Faithful?
    Jun 5, 2016
    Gut Check: Do I Have What it Takes to be Faithful?
    Philippians 2:12-18
  • May 29, 2016Core Values of FBC (part 1 of 2)
    May 29, 2016
    Core Values of FBC (part 1 of 2)
    Series: no series
    "5.29.16 part 1 of 2".
  • May 29, 2016Core Values of FBC (part 2 of 2)
    May 29, 2016
    Core Values of FBC (part 2 of 2)
    Series: no series
    "5.29.16 part 2 of 2".
  • May 15, 2016Saved to Serve: Three Great Questions Every Servant of Jesus must Answer
    May 15, 2016
    Saved to Serve: Three Great Questions Every Servant of Jesus must Answer
    "05.15.16".
  • May 1, 2016Just Like Jesus: The Gospel Proclaimed through Everything
    May 1, 2016
    Just Like Jesus: The Gospel Proclaimed through Everything
    "05.01.16".
  • Apr 24, 2016Just Like Jesus: Finding the Source of Joy
    Apr 24, 2016
    Just Like Jesus: Finding the Source of Joy
  • Apr 17, 2016Th Bedroom: The Making of Music
    Apr 17, 2016
    Th Bedroom: The Making of Music
    Series: Clean House
    "04.17.16".
  • Apr 10, 2016The Den: Finding Financial Peace (part 2)
    Apr 10, 2016
    The Den: Finding Financial Peace (part 2)
    Series: Clean House
    "04.10.16".
  • Apr 3, 2016The Den: Finding Financial Peace (part 1)
    Apr 3, 2016
    The Den: Finding Financial Peace (part 1)
    Series: Clean House
    "04.03.16".
  • Mar 20, 2016The Kitchen: Eating a Meal for Victory (part 2)
    Mar 20, 2016
    The Kitchen: Eating a Meal for Victory (part 2)
    Series: Clean House
    part 2 of 2
  • Mar 20, 2016The Kitchen: Eating a Meal for Victory (part 1)
    Mar 20, 2016
    The Kitchen: Eating a Meal for Victory (part 1)
    Series: Clean House
    Part 1 of 2
  • Mar 13, 2016The BathRoom: Coming Clean and Dealing with the Sin Within
    Mar 13, 2016
    The BathRoom: Coming Clean and Dealing with the Sin Within
    Series: Clean House
    "03.13.16".
  • Mar 6, 2016Remaining on Target
    Mar 6, 2016
    Remaining on Target
    By: guest
    Series: no series
    Guest Speaker, Pastor Stan Rieb of Rocky Mountain Church Network
  • Feb 28, 2016The Living Room: Embracing Biblical Community
    Feb 28, 2016
    The Living Room: Embracing Biblical Community
    Series: Clean House
    "2.28.16".
  • Feb 21, 2016Great Faith: Serve Jesus
    Feb 21, 2016
    Great Faith: Serve Jesus
    Series: Great Faith
    "02.21.16".
  • Feb 14, 2016Honoring Marriage
    Feb 14, 2016
    Honoring Marriage
    Series: no series
    "02.14.16".
  • Feb 7, 2016Great Faith: Worshipping at the Cross of Jesus
    Feb 7, 2016
    Great Faith: Worshipping at the Cross of Jesus
    Series: Great Faith
    "02.07.16".
  • Jan 31, 2016Great Faith: A Portrait for Ministry
    Jan 31, 2016
    Great Faith: A Portrait for Ministry
    Series: Great Faith
    "01.31.16".
  • Jan 24, 2016Great Faith: Prizing God’s Great Kingdom
    Jan 24, 2016
    Great Faith: Prizing God’s Great Kingdom
    Marshmallow Test01.24.16"01.24.16".
  • Jan 10, 2016The State of the Church (part 2 of 2)
    Jan 10, 2016
    The State of the Church (part 2 of 2)
    Series: no series
    "01.10.16 part 2".
  • Jan 10, 2016The State of the Church (part 1 of 2)
    Jan 10, 2016
    The State of the Church (part 1 of 2)
    Series: no series
    "01.10.16 part 1".
  • Jan 3, 2016Guest Speaker, Joel Rodriguez, sermon 2
    Jan 3, 2016
    Guest Speaker, Joel Rodriguez, sermon 2
    By: guest
    Series: guest
    "01.03.16".
  • Dec 27, 2015Guest Speaker: Joel Rodriguez, sermon 1
    Dec 27, 2015
    Guest Speaker: Joel Rodriguez, sermon 1
    By: guest
    Series: guest
    "12.27.15".
  • Dec 20, 2015The Greatest Gift
    Dec 20, 2015
    The Greatest Gift
    "12.20.15".
  • Dec 6, 2015From Chaos to Communion
    Dec 6, 2015
    From Chaos to Communion
    "11.06.15".
  • Nov 22, 2015Keep Calm and Live by Faith (part 1 of 2)
    Nov 22, 2015
    Keep Calm and Live by Faith (part 1 of 2)
    Series: Great Faith
    This is the recording for the first part of the sermon given on 11/22/15, "Keep Calm and Live by Faith".  You may view the video that was played before the sermon by clicking on the "watch" button below on the right.
  • Nov 22, 2015Keep Calm and Live by Faith (part 2 of 2)
    Nov 22, 2015
    Keep Calm and Live by Faith (part 2 of 2)
    Series: Great Faith
    This is the recording for the second part of the sermon given on 11/22/15, "Keep Calm and Live by Faith"

Announcements

Here at FBC, volunteers are the backbone of nearly every church ministry and the hands and feet of service.  We’d like to invite everyone who volunteers their time as a regular ministry volunteer to a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, Dec. 9th at 6pm at the church.  Please join us as we recognize and thank those who serve our church body so selflessly.  Volunteers should RSVP to the church office by Dec. 5th.

Ladies, join us on December 8, 2016 at 11:30am for a sock exchange!! Take some time to gather with other women and enjoy a little break. Bring a pair of socks to exchange with someone. You can fill the socks with trinkets or sweets or other fun things!!  If you are able to join us, please call Olga Conde at 580-3986 (cell) or 854-2829 (home) or Minnie Rodriguez at 571-7574 (cell) or 854-2793 (home) by December 5, 2016. 

Community Christmas Project: Zion Lutheran Church will organize this annual project to provide Christmas gifts and meals to those in need in our community. If you would like to participate, please contact the ZLC office at 854-2615.

The worship service for Sunday, December 25 has been moved to Saturday, December 24. We will have a special joint Christmas Eve candlelight celebration from 4:30pm-6:00pm with Vida Abundante followed by baptisms in the lobby. If there is anyone who wishes to be baptized, please contact Pastor at the church at 854-2452 or email pastor@holyokefbc.com.

 

Uganda update: Mark and Sheryl Farnsworth are planning a trip to Wera, Uganda in February. They are asking for donations for solar powered lamps to give to families as most of them currently do not have money or resources to have light in their homes at night. Funds needed for the Luci Lights is $3000. So far, $1475 has been donated and $1525 is still needed.

Rick and Sonja Cleaver with Youth Challenge are planning another trip to Jamaica to lead bible quizzing this February. They are looking for a handful of volunteers to go along and serve in the schools. This would be a great family mission trip if you are looking for an opportunity to serve together. Please contact Rick Cleaver for more information.

Officer Mark Werts has been invited by our missionaries, Randy & Marleen Green, to participate in a short term mission trip to El Salvador. If you would like to support the ministry of Officer Werts, please pray for him and consider giving financially. He has raised the money needed for trip expenses and all future donations will go toward military grade tourniquets that will be given to the police officers trained in El Salvador.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blog

Why your Praise Matters

“…Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”  James 5:16 

Authenticity is central. Authenticity is essential. Whether it is knowing what you have discovered or purchased is real gold, or you wonder if you have genuine tickets to the Broncos game, or whether the cash you pulled out of the bank is genuine, there are endless pursuits in our life that are established on the p …


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Hearing and Listening

Recently, one of our kids was in timeout for the way he was treating his sister, so I asked him to go tell his sister sorry and to give her a hug and kiss.  He gladly got up from the couch, apparently relieved that he was once again free, and merely yelled into the bathroom door where she was in mommy’s arms and said, “Sorry Bekah” and darted off.

 

My boy’s actions did not demonstra …

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The Pastor’s Plea

 
Early last month we had the privilege of hearing Tim Hall preach Philippians 4:1-3.
 
Phil. 4:1   Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand
 
firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. 2   I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in
 
the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true com …

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Seeing Through the Smokescreens in our Hearts

Seeing Through The Smokescreens In Our Heart
 
1 Sam. 8:7- The LORD said to Samuel, “Do everything the people request of you. For it is not
 
you that they have rejected, but it is me that they have rejected as their king.”
 
A smoke screen is a cloud of smoke created to conceal military operations. They have proven to
 

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Wings for the Weary

Wings For the Weary

“He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy. Even youths get tired and weary; even strong young men clumsily stumble. But those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired.”

—Isaiah 40:29-31

Sometimes …


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Riding Tandem with God through Like’s Struggles

    Several years ago when we found out we were expecting our first child John, Samantha and I took a “babymoon” trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan. Mackinac Island is unique because, with the exception of a single ambulance, there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the island. We spent most of our days walking the island or taking carriage rides and enjoying the warm summer breeze. However, one o …


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Reconciling God’s Love and Wrath

A few days ago I shared the following verse on Facebook:

Exodus 34:6-7, “He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin.'”

I shared that verse because one of the things I have run into quite frequently among friends, family and c …


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New Year, New You

            As the New Year starts, this is the time of year when many of us are thinking about setting new goals. Reflecting back on the previous year might bring us a sense of gratitude for all that the Lord has accomplished in us. Or it might make us feel indifferent as we are uncertain of how meaningful life seemed to be. Maybe we did not lose that 10 lbs. we w …


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Running to Win

Thanksgiving is now behind us and Christmas is straight ahead. I pray that you experienced rich blessings as you gathered together to celebrate God’s blessings in your life. For many of you, it was indeed a time of great blessing. Bellies were full, company was sweet, and traditions were a delight. However, for others, this may have been a time of great discouragement. Maybe your celebrations were not all that you lo …

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Hold Fast: Clinging to Jesus in the Storm

Hebrews 10:23-25

23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

 

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Please feel free to come by the church during office hours
8am-4pm Monday-Friday
 
Mailing:
PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
 
Physical Address:
1000 E. Johnson St.
Holyoke, CO 80734

Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
Email: info@holyokefbc.com

To Contact Pastor Jeremiah Krieger:
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
Email: pastor@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (309) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
Email: aida@chase3000.com