First Baptist Church
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This Week’s Livestream Message


Mar 19, 2018
Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
Series: Matthew
Mar 18, 2018
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Mar 19, 2018Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
    Mar 19, 2018
    Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 18, 2018
  • Mar 11, 2018Isn’t it Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 1 Matthew 5:1-5
    Mar 11, 2018
    Isn’t it Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 1 Matthew 5:1-5
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 11, 2018
  • Mar 4, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:23-25 Master Builder: The Strategy for Building a Christ Exalting Ministry that Defeats the Reign of Satan in Our Town
    Mar 4, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:23-25 Master Builder: The Strategy for Building a Christ Exalting Ministry that Defeats the Reign of Satan in Our Town
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 4, 2018
  • Feb 25, 2018“Laborers For the Harvest” Matthew 9:37-38
    Feb 25, 2018
    “Laborers For the Harvest” Matthew 9:37-38
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Feb 18, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:18-22 “One Manner That We Must Mind & Why It Matters”
    Feb 18, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:18-22 “One Manner That We Must Mind & Why It Matters”
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Feb 11, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: When God Changes Your Plans: Trusting God’s providence through plans that change
    Feb 11, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: When God Changes Your Plans: Trusting God’s providence through plans that change
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Feb 5, 2018Speak Up: Proverbs 31:8-9
    Feb 5, 2018
    Speak Up: Proverbs 31:8-9
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Jan 28, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: “Genuine: Discovering the ‘why’ of life’s trials & temptations”
    Jan 28, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: “Genuine: Discovering the ‘why’ of life’s trials & temptations”
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 28, 2018
  • Jan 14, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: “When I’m Inadequate and Still Asked”
    Jan 14, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: “When I’m Inadequate and Still Asked”
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 14, 2018
  • Jan 7, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Why Should I Take the Plunge?
    Jan 7, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Why Should I Take the Plunge?
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 7, 2017
  • Dec 31, 2017The Gospel According to Matthew: The King Who Came
    Dec 31, 2017
    The Gospel According to Matthew: The King Who Came
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 31, 2017
  • Dec 26, 2017Joseph’s Surprise: How God’s Gift Came in the Most Unexpected Way
    Dec 26, 2017
    Joseph’s Surprise: How God’s Gift Came in the Most Unexpected Way
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 24, 2017
  • Dec 19, 2017Dare to Dream Again: The Passionate Pursuit of Joy in Christ at Christmas
    Dec 19, 2017
    Dare to Dream Again: The Passionate Pursuit of Joy in Christ at Christmas
    Dec 17, 2017 
  • Dec 11, 2017The Incredible Pursuit of Your King: It Ain’t Over. It’s Going to Get Better!
    Dec 11, 2017
    The Incredible Pursuit of Your King: It Ain’t Over. It’s Going to Get Better!
    Dec 10, 2017 
  • Dec 3, 2017Re:generation: Regenerate (Step 12)
    Dec 3, 2017
    Re:generation: Regenerate (Step 12)
    Dec 3, 2017 

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 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 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 19, 2018
Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
Series: Matthew
Mar 18, 2018
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Mar 19, 2018Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
    Mar 19, 2018
    Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 18, 2018
  • Mar 11, 2018Isn’t it Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 1 Matthew 5:1-5
    Mar 11, 2018
    Isn’t it Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 1 Matthew 5:1-5
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 11, 2018
  • Mar 4, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:23-25 Master Builder: The Strategy for Building a Christ Exalting Ministry that Defeats the Reign of Satan in Our Town
    Mar 4, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:23-25 Master Builder: The Strategy for Building a Christ Exalting Ministry that Defeats the Reign of Satan in Our Town
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 4, 2018
  • Feb 25, 2018“Laborers For the Harvest” Matthew 9:37-38
    Feb 25, 2018
    “Laborers For the Harvest” Matthew 9:37-38
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Feb 18, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:18-22 “One Manner That We Must Mind & Why It Matters”
    Feb 18, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:18-22 “One Manner That We Must Mind & Why It Matters”
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Feb 11, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: When God Changes Your Plans: Trusting God’s providence through plans that change
    Feb 11, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: When God Changes Your Plans: Trusting God’s providence through plans that change
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Feb 5, 2018Speak Up: Proverbs 31:8-9
    Feb 5, 2018
    Speak Up: Proverbs 31:8-9
    Series: Matthew
     
  • Jan 28, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: “Genuine: Discovering the ‘why’ of life’s trials & temptations”
    Jan 28, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: “Genuine: Discovering the ‘why’ of life’s trials & temptations”
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 28, 2018
  • Jan 14, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: “When I’m Inadequate and Still Asked”
    Jan 14, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: “When I’m Inadequate and Still Asked”
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 14, 2018
  • Jan 7, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Why Should I Take the Plunge?
    Jan 7, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Why Should I Take the Plunge?
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 7, 2017
  • Dec 31, 2017The Gospel According to Matthew: The King Who Came
    Dec 31, 2017
    The Gospel According to Matthew: The King Who Came
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 31, 2017
  • Dec 26, 2017Joseph’s Surprise: How God’s Gift Came in the Most Unexpected Way
    Dec 26, 2017
    Joseph’s Surprise: How God’s Gift Came in the Most Unexpected Way
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 24, 2017
  • Dec 19, 2017Dare to Dream Again: The Passionate Pursuit of Joy in Christ at Christmas
    Dec 19, 2017
    Dare to Dream Again: The Passionate Pursuit of Joy in Christ at Christmas
    Dec 17, 2017 
  • Dec 11, 2017The Incredible Pursuit of Your King: It Ain’t Over. It’s Going to Get Better!
    Dec 11, 2017
    The Incredible Pursuit of Your King: It Ain’t Over. It’s Going to Get Better!
    Dec 10, 2017 
  • Dec 3, 2017Re:generation: Regenerate (Step 12)
    Dec 3, 2017
    Re:generation: Regenerate (Step 12)
    Dec 3, 2017 
Baby Dedication and Baptisms: Please call the office if you have interest in either of these, thank you!
BASIC Training for month of October: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; 6:30-8pm. Call the office for more information or to register your child. 854-2452
Adult Sunday School class has started a teaching lesson from  a DVD curriculum called The Story.  In this curriculum, Pastor and author Randy Frazee presents how the story of Scripture-God’s great overarching purpose-intersects with the story of your life. The class is structured around video and class discussion.  9:30am.
 
Earring Making, Sunday, October 18th! Ladies, you are invited to come make earrings with Linda Denbo at 1:00pm on Sunday at FBC. Bring scissors , small needle nose pliers and a friend and 5 dollars to cover cost. Bring a drink if you want and we will have snacks. 
 
BASIC Training continues to grow.  We added 5 new children from the community this week.  Please keep the kids and the team in your prayers and keep spreading the word!
 
On October 28th we will host a Harvest party with hot dogs, hay rides, games and face painting.  We would like to bless each child with a small bag of candy.  If you want to help with this, please bring a bag or bags to throw in the mix.  You can drop it off at the church office any time before October 28th.  
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.  
 
Adult Sunday School class has started a teaching lesson from  a DVD curriculum called The Story.  In this curriculum, Pastor and author Randy Frazee presents how the story of Scripture-God’s great overarching purpose-intersects with the story of your life. The class is structured around video and class discussion.  9:30am.
 
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 Christmas season is a time of emotional extremes. Family reunions,
dinners, gift exchanges, giving, the joy of belonging, Christmas vacations,
bonuses, football games, the hugs and kisses from seldom seen relatives,
all bring great delight to many hearts.

However, this season is also the time of greatest depression and emptiness
for multitudes of others. Loneliness, fear, lack of care and lack of
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