First Baptist Church
Service at 10:30am or worship with us online
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Nov 3, 2019
The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
Series: Matthew
November 3, 2019
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Nov 3, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
    Nov 3, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
    Series: Matthew
    November 3, 2019
  • Oct 27, 2019How to Better Serve Jesus: Matthew 26: 6-13
    Oct 27, 2019
    How to Better Serve Jesus: Matthew 26: 6-13
    Series: Matthew
    October 27, 2019
  • Oct 20, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ: Matthew 26: 1-5
    Oct 20, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ: Matthew 26: 1-5
    Series: Matthew
    October 20, 2019
  • Oct 13, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 13, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 13, 2019
  • Oct 6, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 6, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 6, 2019
  • Sep 22, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 22, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 22, 2019
  • Sep 15, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 15, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 15, 2019
  • Sep 1, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 1, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 1, 2019
  • Aug 25, 2019The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Aug 25, 2019
    The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Series: Matthew
    August 25, 2019
  • Aug 18, 2019The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Aug 18, 2019
    The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Series: Matthew
    August 18, 2019
  • Aug 11, 2019Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Aug 11, 2019
    Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Series: Matthew
    August 11, 2019
  • Aug 4, 2019Exodus 17: 8-15
    Aug 4, 2019
    Exodus 17: 8-15
    Series: no series
    August 4, 2019
  • Jul 28, 20196 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Jul 28, 2019
    6 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Series: no series
    July 28, 2019
  • Jul 21, 2019Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Jul 21, 2019
    Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Series: Matthew
    July 21, 2019
  • Jul 14, 2019Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Jul 14, 2019
    Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Series: Matthew
    "7.14.19 for July 14, 2019".

Services

Sunday
10:30am Sunday Service 
 Sunday School– 9:30a (Some classes have resumed, find more under Adult S.S. Page)
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 both the great hymns and songs of the faith as well as more contemporary worship songs 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 teaching10 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.

About Us

OUR MISSION 
Sharing Christ & Building Believers
 
OUR VISION
First Baptist Church strives to be a community where, in Christ, 
we pursue a better way to live, where outsiders seek to belong,
and where everyone is equipped and encouraged
to fully trust Jesus and serve Him.
 
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 through Friday between 8am-12pm.
 
First Baptist Church
1000 E Johnson St., PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
Email: info@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Interim Pastor Rick Reitz:
rick.reitz@gmail.com
or contact secretary , Laura Beth at the office:
(970)854-2452, or info@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (308) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
Email: lopezvida007@gmail.com
 
To Contact the Deacons:
Troy Killin:        (970)580-4586
Jim Kienholz: (970) 466-0406
Harry Kinner: (719) 659-2484
 
To Contact the Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez (970) 571-3619 
Ron Koch: (970) 854-4040
Aaron Powell: (970) 854-5178
Jason Frost: (970) 580-3360
Erik Robledo (970) 580-4728
Alberto Ramos (970) 520-8379
 
  For information about our Children’s Ministries: Contact Sue Cooper: (970) 581-9893
 
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

Recent Sermons

 

Nov 3, 2019
The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
Series: Matthew
November 3, 2019
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Nov 3, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
    Nov 3, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
    Series: Matthew
    November 3, 2019
  • Oct 27, 2019How to Better Serve Jesus: Matthew 26: 6-13
    Oct 27, 2019
    How to Better Serve Jesus: Matthew 26: 6-13
    Series: Matthew
    October 27, 2019
  • Oct 20, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ: Matthew 26: 1-5
    Oct 20, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ: Matthew 26: 1-5
    Series: Matthew
    October 20, 2019
  • Oct 13, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 13, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 13, 2019
  • Oct 6, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 6, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 6, 2019
  • Sep 22, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 22, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 22, 2019
  • Sep 15, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 15, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 15, 2019
  • Sep 1, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 1, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 1, 2019
  • Aug 25, 2019The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Aug 25, 2019
    The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Series: Matthew
    August 25, 2019
  • Aug 18, 2019The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Aug 18, 2019
    The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Series: Matthew
    August 18, 2019
  • Aug 11, 2019Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Aug 11, 2019
    Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Series: Matthew
    August 11, 2019
  • Aug 4, 2019Exodus 17: 8-15
    Aug 4, 2019
    Exodus 17: 8-15
    Series: no series
    August 4, 2019
  • Jul 28, 20196 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Jul 28, 2019
    6 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Series: no series
    July 28, 2019
  • Jul 21, 2019Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Jul 21, 2019
    Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Series: Matthew
    July 21, 2019
  • Jul 14, 2019Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Jul 14, 2019
    Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Series: Matthew
    "7.14.19 for July 14, 2019".
COVID Concern and Church: If you are concerned about the virus and attending church in person, please know that the leadership at FBC wants you to feel comfortable worshipping the Lord without feeling nervous about COVID. Therefore if you prefer to worship with us through the online options, please know we support your decision. We want you to do what you feel most comfortable doing. Thank you!

BASIC Training Update: Just recently the deacon board informed me that they prefer BASIC Training stay closed until after Christmas.  They are hoping the virus will settle down before Christmas and we can start fresh in January. We really miss seeing your kiddos and we would love to bless them (and you).  If you don’t have a regular place to worship, First Baptist Church has a Weekly Sunday service at 10:30 am.  Since it’s December things will be centered around Christmas.  We at BASIC would like to invite you and your children to visit us on Sunday mornings in December.  We have music where the children are present with you.  Before the sermon the kids 4yrs -3rd grade are dismissed to Kids Church where they get a short video story, play games, do crafts or a color page.  Again, in December, teachings will be centered around Christ’s birth.  On the 13th and 27th we have Grapple for the kids 4th grade to 6th grade. We love your kids and we’d love to see them this December.  Whatever your plans, have a great December, a very merry Christmas and we will see each other next year!  

Update Information: If you would like to receive the Worship Guide by email each week or would like to update any of your other contact or personal information, please fill out the bottom portion of this Worship Guide, detach it and drop it in the basket on the welcome cart. If you prefer to have your email and other contact information used for office use only and not shared with any ministry leaders, please specify that on the information slip before placing it in the basket: Thank you!

SUNDAY SCHOOL  First Baptist offers classes for your whole family at 9:30 am.  Come out early and be blessed.  Kids Church and Grapple are still offered during our Worship service.  
 
SUNDAY MORNING SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Adult Sunday School class,  “The Story”  continues. This week,  The Battle Begins: swimming against the current in the world we live.

In December First Baptist Church would like to bless the members of our church who are confined to the nursing home. Small gift donations will be collected and ladies will sort them into gift baskets for each member.  Those donations can be dropped off at the church through December 15th.  

Christmas Eve Service: Join us at FBC for a Christmas Eve service at 6:30pm as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

LADIES mark your calendars!  On Tuesday  December 15th we will come together to celebrate each other.  We will meet for lunch at noon at Blisties.  Bring a nice wrapped gift costing $10 or less for a gift exchange.  ALL ladies are welcome, however there is no childcare.  

Do you wish to share a prayer request? Please utilize the church website or app to submit prayer requests.

Submitting your requests online will help keep the information accurate and ensure that it is sent out to the right people. It will help us to be more efficient in getting the needs out to the congregation too. If you have any requests to share, they may be submitted though any computer or mobile device. To submit a request, please visit: http://www.holyokefbc.com/prayer. All requests will immediately go to the pastor, all the deacons, and the church secretary. The requests will then be shared with the prayer chain. If you have any questions about how to submit requests online, please let pastor know or any of the deacons or the church secretary. We will be happy to help.
 
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Submit your prayer requests online. You can now go online and submit prayer requests. If you would like prayer, as an additional option to calling the church office or sending email, you may visit holyokefbc.com/prayer
 
 
 
 

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Blog

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By Jeremiah Krieger
 
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February 2018
Pastor Jeremiah Krieger

“But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”(Luke 6:49 ESV)

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To Marvel & Mend this Christmas

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December 2017
Samantha Krieger
 
The shepherds’ desire to see this sign was no Sunday stroll in the park. I can just imagine them running as fast as they could, sweating, hearts racing, maybe even stumbling through the fields because it was night.
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U-Turn: A Signpost for the Spiritual Journey

U-Turn: A Signpost for the Spiritual Journey
November 2017
Jeremiah Krieger
 
God’s love for His people is unlike any other love that I have ever witnessed in my life. Throughout the message of the prophets, we can see God practically begging His people to return to Him- not in a desperate sort of way, but in a way that demonstrates dee …

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Simple Faith

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Jeremiah Krieger
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Salvation Through Numbers

Salvation Through Numbers
September 2017
Pastor Jeremiah
 
“When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.” – Numbers 10:9
 
Have you ever …

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Why God Doesn’t Always Give Us What We Want

Samantha Krieger
 
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Recently my family and I were on our summer vacation at a Christian retreat center and I decided to grab a Gold Peak sweet tea out of the vending machine before the speaking session. The man in front of me pressed the buttons for a Mountain Dew and to his surprise a Diet Coke came out instead.
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The Call of Missions

The Call of Missions
July 2017
Jeremiah Krieger
 
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