First Baptist Church
Service at 10:30am or worship with us online
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Mar 24, 2019
Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
Series: no series
Mar 24, 2019
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Mar 24, 2019Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
    Mar 24, 2019
    Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
    Series: no series
    Mar 24, 2019
  • Mar 18, 2019When You Pray: Matthew 6:5-15
    Mar 18, 2019
    When You Pray: Matthew 6:5-15
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 17, 2019
  • Mar 10, 2019A Reminder About Wera & How We Will Find Provision for Our Ministry: Matthew 17:14-20
    Mar 10, 2019
    A Reminder About Wera & How We Will Find Provision for Our Ministry: Matthew 17:14-20
    Series: Matthew
    March 10, 2019
  • Mar 3, 2019Why Christians Should Be Excited About Their Future: Matthew 16:28-17:27
    Mar 3, 2019
    Why Christians Should Be Excited About Their Future: Matthew 16:28-17:27
    Series: Matthew
    March 3, 2019
  • Feb 24, 2019The High Cost to Follow Jesus – How Much is Good Enough? Matthew 16:21-28
    Feb 24, 2019
    The High Cost to Follow Jesus – How Much is Good Enough? Matthew 16:21-28
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 24, 2019
  • Feb 17, 2019The Secret That Jesus Hid in Plain Sight: Matthew 16:13-20
    Feb 17, 2019
    The Secret That Jesus Hid in Plain Sight: Matthew 16:13-20
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 17, 2019
  • Feb 10, 2019Defeating Your Villain: Matthew 16:1-12
    Feb 10, 2019
    Defeating Your Villain: Matthew 16:1-12
    Series: Matthew
  • Feb 3, 2019The Big Plan: How Jesus will Accomplish the Impossible through You: Matthew 15:32-39
    Feb 3, 2019
    The Big Plan: How Jesus will Accomplish the Impossible through You: Matthew 15:32-39
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 3, 2019
  • Jan 27, 2019Remembering How to Treat Outsiders: Titus 3:1-7
    Jan 27, 2019
    Remembering How to Treat Outsiders: Titus 3:1-7
    Series: no series
    Jan 27, 2019
  • Jan 20, 2019Breaking Free through Breaking Tradition: Matthew 15:1-31
    Jan 20, 2019
    Breaking Free through Breaking Tradition: Matthew 15:1-31
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 20, 2019
  • Jan 13, 2019Do You Have the Kind of Faith that God Rewards? Matthew 14:34-36
    Jan 13, 2019
    Do You Have the Kind of Faith that God Rewards? Matthew 14:34-36
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 13, 2018
  • Jan 6, 2019How to Move from Fear to Faith: Matthew 14:22-33
    Jan 6, 2019
    How to Move from Fear to Faith: Matthew 14:22-33
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 6, 2019
  • Dec 30, 2018How to Minister When Your Tank is Empty: Matthew 14:1-21
    Dec 30, 2018
    How to Minister When Your Tank is Empty: Matthew 14:1-21
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 30, 2018
  • Dec 24, 2018Do You Remember When You First Saw the Savior? Luke 2:1-20
    Dec 24, 2018
    Do You Remember When You First Saw the Savior? Luke 2:1-20
    Series: no series
    Dec 24, 2018
  • Dec 23, 2018Remember That Time When God Wrecked Joseph’s Plans on the First Christmas? Matthew 1:18-25
    Dec 23, 2018
    Remember That Time When God Wrecked Joseph’s Plans on the First Christmas? Matthew 1:18-25
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 23, 2018

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

 

Mar 24, 2019
Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
Series: no series
Mar 24, 2019
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Mar 24, 2019Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
    Mar 24, 2019
    Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
    Series: no series
    Mar 24, 2019
  • Mar 18, 2019When You Pray: Matthew 6:5-15
    Mar 18, 2019
    When You Pray: Matthew 6:5-15
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 17, 2019
  • Mar 10, 2019A Reminder About Wera & How We Will Find Provision for Our Ministry: Matthew 17:14-20
    Mar 10, 2019
    A Reminder About Wera & How We Will Find Provision for Our Ministry: Matthew 17:14-20
    Series: Matthew
    March 10, 2019
  • Mar 3, 2019Why Christians Should Be Excited About Their Future: Matthew 16:28-17:27
    Mar 3, 2019
    Why Christians Should Be Excited About Their Future: Matthew 16:28-17:27
    Series: Matthew
    March 3, 2019
  • Feb 24, 2019The High Cost to Follow Jesus – How Much is Good Enough? Matthew 16:21-28
    Feb 24, 2019
    The High Cost to Follow Jesus – How Much is Good Enough? Matthew 16:21-28
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 24, 2019
  • Feb 17, 2019The Secret That Jesus Hid in Plain Sight: Matthew 16:13-20
    Feb 17, 2019
    The Secret That Jesus Hid in Plain Sight: Matthew 16:13-20
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 17, 2019
  • Feb 10, 2019Defeating Your Villain: Matthew 16:1-12
    Feb 10, 2019
    Defeating Your Villain: Matthew 16:1-12
    Series: Matthew
  • Feb 3, 2019The Big Plan: How Jesus will Accomplish the Impossible through You: Matthew 15:32-39
    Feb 3, 2019
    The Big Plan: How Jesus will Accomplish the Impossible through You: Matthew 15:32-39
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 3, 2019
  • Jan 27, 2019Remembering How to Treat Outsiders: Titus 3:1-7
    Jan 27, 2019
    Remembering How to Treat Outsiders: Titus 3:1-7
    Series: no series
    Jan 27, 2019
  • Jan 20, 2019Breaking Free through Breaking Tradition: Matthew 15:1-31
    Jan 20, 2019
    Breaking Free through Breaking Tradition: Matthew 15:1-31
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 20, 2019
  • Jan 13, 2019Do You Have the Kind of Faith that God Rewards? Matthew 14:34-36
    Jan 13, 2019
    Do You Have the Kind of Faith that God Rewards? Matthew 14:34-36
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 13, 2018
  • Jan 6, 2019How to Move from Fear to Faith: Matthew 14:22-33
    Jan 6, 2019
    How to Move from Fear to Faith: Matthew 14:22-33
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 6, 2019
  • Dec 30, 2018How to Minister When Your Tank is Empty: Matthew 14:1-21
    Dec 30, 2018
    How to Minister When Your Tank is Empty: Matthew 14:1-21
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 30, 2018
  • Dec 24, 2018Do You Remember When You First Saw the Savior? Luke 2:1-20
    Dec 24, 2018
    Do You Remember When You First Saw the Savior? Luke 2:1-20
    Series: no series
    Dec 24, 2018
  • Dec 23, 2018Remember That Time When God Wrecked Joseph’s Plans on the First Christmas? Matthew 1:18-25
    Dec 23, 2018
    Remember That Time When God Wrecked Joseph’s Plans on the First Christmas? Matthew 1:18-25
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 23, 2018
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

Preparing Your Horse For Battle

Prov. 21:31 A horse is prepared for the day of battle,
but the victory is from the LORD.

I love verses like this one because it is a reminder of two important facts
about success in life.

First,

As individuals we have a tremendous responsibility to prepare for battle.

Especially, in Christian circles there is often this notion that if we want
to be successful, then we need to pray mor …


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Transformation through Suffering

Recently, my wife and I have been trusting the Lord for the sale of our
home in Dallas. Sometimes we find ourselves wondering why it hasn’t sold
yet. Are we going to miss the market? Will we be OK financially? There are
a thousand thoughts that can consume us if we let them.

The truth is that in light of the world’s problems, our problem is small.
And our God is bigger than we can imagine! Yet, we know that God cares
about our concerns no matter how large or small they are.

You and …


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Great Faith

Great Faith
by Jeremiah Krieger

Back when I was in college I had the tremendous opportunity to listen to
some of the best and brightest minds of Christianity during our chapel
service at Liberty University. While sitting in the seats three times a
week, I often wondered how the likes of Jerry Falwell got to be such
spiritual giants of their time. These people of great faith were
untouchables to me. Great faith, to me, seemed nearly unachievable and
distant.

Often, this is the same feel …


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Transitions

*Transitions*

*The Inevitable Cycles of Life*

Transitions are an inevitable part of life. Beth and I have been reminded
of that truth just this Christmas. All of our children and grandchildren
gathered together with us in Holyoke. We enjoyed a tremendous time of
fellowship, joy, reminiscing and eating. Our family experienced a wonderful
season of family!
Beth and I used to play the role of parents. Now we play the role of
grandparents. After two of our children and their crew departed f …


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A Living Hope

A Living Hope

The resurrection of Jesus Christ fundamentally changes everything about
life, both the present and the future. Here are a few areas impacted by the
resurrection:

· The ultimate defeat of death and Hades (1 Corinthians 15:55).
· The promised destruction of Satan and his hordes (Revelation 20:10).
· Christ’s presentation of gifts to people (Ephesians 4:11)
· The promised resurrection of all people from the dead, both believers and
the lost (Daniel 12:2).
· Power for liv …


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Harvest Eyes, Harvest Prayer

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