First Baptist Church
Service at 10:30am or worship with us online
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Dec 16, 2018
He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
Series: guest
Dec 16, 2018
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Dec 16, 2018He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
    Dec 16, 2018
    He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
    Series: guest
    Dec 16, 2018
  • Dec 9, 2018How to Get Great Gifts from God: Matthew 13:53-58
    Dec 9, 2018
    How to Get Great Gifts from God: Matthew 13:53-58
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 9, 2018
  • Dec 2, 2018Did You Hear About How to Plan For Christmas? Matthew 13:24-58
    Dec 2, 2018
    Did You Hear About How to Plan For Christmas? Matthew 13:24-58
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 2, 2018
  • Nov 25, 2018Use It or Lose It: Matthew 13:1-23
    Nov 25, 2018
    Use It or Lose It: Matthew 13:1-23
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 25, 2018
  • Nov 18, 2018First Responders Service – Guest Speaker Randy Green from Peace Officers International
    Nov 18, 2018
    First Responders Service – Guest Speaker Randy Green from Peace Officers International
    Series: guest
    Nov 18, 2018
  • Nov 11, 2018Inside Out: The Irony of Intimacy with Jesus – Matthew 12:46-50
    Nov 11, 2018
    Inside Out: The Irony of Intimacy with Jesus – Matthew 12:46-50
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 11, 2018
  • Nov 4, 2018Freed From Sin, Captured By Grace – Matthew 12:38-45
    Nov 4, 2018
    Freed From Sin, Captured By Grace – Matthew 12:38-45
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 4, 2018
  • Oct 28, 2018Did You Hear about the Fake News of the False Prophets That Led to a Fatal Future? Matthew 12:22-37
    Oct 28, 2018
    Did You Hear about the Fake News of the False Prophets That Led to a Fatal Future? Matthew 12:22-37
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 28, 2018
  • Oct 21, 2018Fierce Confidence: Matthew 12:15-21
    Oct 21, 2018
    Fierce Confidence: Matthew 12:15-21
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 21, 2018
  • Oct 14, 2018Relationship & Religion: Valuing What is More Important & Giving Up What Doesn’t Really Matter – Matthew 12:1-14
    Oct 14, 2018
    Relationship & Religion: Valuing What is More Important & Giving Up What Doesn’t Really Matter – Matthew 12:1-14
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 14, 2018
  • Oct 7, 2018Trusting God’s Divine Prerogative in the Election of His Saints – Matthew 11:25-30
    Oct 7, 2018
    Trusting God’s Divine Prerogative in the Election of His Saints – Matthew 11:25-30
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 7, 2018
  • Sep 30, 2018Did You Hear About the People Whose Defining Moment Did Nothing? Matthew 11:16-24
    Sep 30, 2018
    Did You Hear About the People Whose Defining Moment Did Nothing? Matthew 11:16-24
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 30, 2018
  • Sep 23, 2018Have You Heard about Who Is Supposed to Be Happy Through Adversity? Matthew 11:1-15
    Sep 23, 2018
    Have You Heard about Who Is Supposed to Be Happy Through Adversity? Matthew 11:1-15
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 23, 2018
  • Sep 9, 2018World Changer: Living a Life That is Meaningful and Really Matters – Matthew 10:1-42
    Sep 9, 2018
    World Changer: Living a Life That is Meaningful and Really Matters – Matthew 10:1-42
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 9, 2018
  • Aug 26, 2018The Scent of Christ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
    Aug 26, 2018
    The Scent of Christ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
    Series: no series
    Aug 26, 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

 

Dec 16, 2018
He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
Series: guest
Dec 16, 2018
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Dec 16, 2018He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
    Dec 16, 2018
    He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
    Series: guest
    Dec 16, 2018
  • Dec 9, 2018How to Get Great Gifts from God: Matthew 13:53-58
    Dec 9, 2018
    How to Get Great Gifts from God: Matthew 13:53-58
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 9, 2018
  • Dec 2, 2018Did You Hear About How to Plan For Christmas? Matthew 13:24-58
    Dec 2, 2018
    Did You Hear About How to Plan For Christmas? Matthew 13:24-58
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 2, 2018
  • Nov 25, 2018Use It or Lose It: Matthew 13:1-23
    Nov 25, 2018
    Use It or Lose It: Matthew 13:1-23
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 25, 2018
  • Nov 18, 2018First Responders Service – Guest Speaker Randy Green from Peace Officers International
    Nov 18, 2018
    First Responders Service – Guest Speaker Randy Green from Peace Officers International
    Series: guest
    Nov 18, 2018
  • Nov 11, 2018Inside Out: The Irony of Intimacy with Jesus – Matthew 12:46-50
    Nov 11, 2018
    Inside Out: The Irony of Intimacy with Jesus – Matthew 12:46-50
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 11, 2018
  • Nov 4, 2018Freed From Sin, Captured By Grace – Matthew 12:38-45
    Nov 4, 2018
    Freed From Sin, Captured By Grace – Matthew 12:38-45
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 4, 2018
  • Oct 28, 2018Did You Hear about the Fake News of the False Prophets That Led to a Fatal Future? Matthew 12:22-37
    Oct 28, 2018
    Did You Hear about the Fake News of the False Prophets That Led to a Fatal Future? Matthew 12:22-37
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 28, 2018
  • Oct 21, 2018Fierce Confidence: Matthew 12:15-21
    Oct 21, 2018
    Fierce Confidence: Matthew 12:15-21
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 21, 2018
  • Oct 14, 2018Relationship & Religion: Valuing What is More Important & Giving Up What Doesn’t Really Matter – Matthew 12:1-14
    Oct 14, 2018
    Relationship & Religion: Valuing What is More Important & Giving Up What Doesn’t Really Matter – Matthew 12:1-14
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 14, 2018
  • Oct 7, 2018Trusting God’s Divine Prerogative in the Election of His Saints – Matthew 11:25-30
    Oct 7, 2018
    Trusting God’s Divine Prerogative in the Election of His Saints – Matthew 11:25-30
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 7, 2018
  • Sep 30, 2018Did You Hear About the People Whose Defining Moment Did Nothing? Matthew 11:16-24
    Sep 30, 2018
    Did You Hear About the People Whose Defining Moment Did Nothing? Matthew 11:16-24
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 30, 2018
  • Sep 23, 2018Have You Heard about Who Is Supposed to Be Happy Through Adversity? Matthew 11:1-15
    Sep 23, 2018
    Have You Heard about Who Is Supposed to Be Happy Through Adversity? Matthew 11:1-15
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 23, 2018
  • Sep 9, 2018World Changer: Living a Life That is Meaningful and Really Matters – Matthew 10:1-42
    Sep 9, 2018
    World Changer: Living a Life That is Meaningful and Really Matters – Matthew 10:1-42
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 9, 2018
  • Aug 26, 2018The Scent of Christ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
    Aug 26, 2018
    The Scent of Christ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
    Series: no series
    Aug 26, 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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The Wrong Side of the Tracks

“I saw him in the church building for the first time on Wednesday. He
was in his mind-70s, with thinning silver hair and a neat brown suit.

“Many times in the past I had invited him to come. Several other
Christian friends had talked to him about the Lord and had tried to share
the good news with him. He was a well-respected, honest man with so many
characteristics a Christian should have, but so far as we knew, he had
never had a relationship with Christ or entered the …


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What’s Next? Moving Upward

*What’s Next? Moving Upward*

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in us to the World*

Years ago a fourteen-year-old lived alone with his father. His mother had
died and life was not easy. His load of chores increased significantly. One
evening as they were preparing for supper, his father said, “Son, go out
and bring in a load of wood for the cook stove.” The lads temper boiled
over and he stormed out the door. His parting shot was, “I can’t take all
this work any longer. I …


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Passing the Torch: Raising Next Generations’ Leaders

On the sixth day of Creation, God commanded his Adam and Eve to “be
fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the
fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing
that moves on the earth.” Adam and Eve were born to reproduce.

That is also true of all the creatures and all plant life. Everything
reproduces after its kind. We see this in all creation. What is the purpose
of a rose bush? Some might say, “To make beautiful roses.” That is …


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An Eternal Perspective

Some time ago I read an article in Kindred Spirit magazine. As I read the
article, my eyes were constantly drawn from the article to a photograph in
the bottom right hand corner of the page. It was a picture of a mom tossing
her little girl into the air. It was a great picture of the love and joy
that passes between a mom and her young daughter.

However, as I looked more closely at the picture, I could vaguely make out
a mountain range in the
background. As I looked further I discovered …


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Rocking the Roles

Shortly before Steve Jobs died, he asked a rhetorical question, “Why were
we able to build the I Pad and other companies could not?” His response was
something along this line. “It is because we have a work climate that
allows people to be creative and successful. Other companies do not!” This
was a profound statement and a profound insight.

The same question could be asked of churches. Why do so many churches
struggle while others thrive. In many cases the answer to the question …


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Isolated or insulated?

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World *Rick Warren in
the 40 Days of Purpose speaks to the difference of being isolated or
insulated. Rick gave a great illustration of what it means to be insulated.
Rick loves to eat swordfish. Swordfish live in the ocean. The ocean is
salty. Yet, when he eats swordfish, he has to salt it before he eats it.
Why doesn’t the sword fish taste salty? Because the swordfish is insulated
from the salt. This is the principle of insulation …


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Life Fulfilled

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World*

It’s New Year’s Resolution time. I’ve never been much on resolutions.
However, I would like to challenge us to continue to live out our vision:

To connect intimately with God
To connect deeply with one another
To connect intentionally with those who need Jesus Christ.

When all the dust has settled after our lives are over, the question will
not be, “Who has the most toys,” but, “Who knows the Lord and who has
served …


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Oh Come Let Us Adore…Me? (Not Really)

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World*

Some years ago a friend called us after Christmas. She asked, “What can I
do with my kids? They are so greedy and thankless. This year when we opened
presents, the kids, who were completely surrounded by a mountain of “stuff”
and an avalanche of wrapping paper, looked up and said, ‘Is that all?’”

These kids exhibited a character trait that affects all of us from time to
time. We often think the world revolves around us. …


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