Begin your family’s Christmas celebration with the story of Christ’s birth. Join us at 5:30 PM on December 24th for First Baptist Church of Sylva’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Our family friendly event will capture the magic of Christmas with familiar carols, the retelling of the Christmas story and the glow of candlelight. Don’t miss this opportunity to create lifelong memories with your entire family!
Due to the snowstorm this previous weekend, our Adult Choir Christmas Program is rescheduled to occur in this Sunday's 10:30 AM worship service. We hope you can join us!
Here are a few things to remember when snow, sleet, and freezing rain are in the forecast:
1.) Wednesday evening programming will not be determined by local school closings. The church will broadcast any cancellation on Wednesday via an email, our church’s website, Facebook page and in the local media.
2.) If the weather proves to be inclement on Sunday morning, we will make every effort to have church. If that goal proves to be elusive, we will likely A.) cancel Sunday School and offer only Worship at 10:30 AM, or B.) Schedule worship at 2:00 PM in the afternoon.
You may determine the status of our church programming at any time by checking our website, Facebook page, or our local media. A decision will be made at least two hours prior to the regularly scheduled event.
Lastly, thank you for your understanding in advance as we strive to make decisions that are complicated by weather conditions which create different realities in our county due to location and elevation. Overwhelmingly, we are striving to provide continuity of ministry offerings while balancing concerns about road conditions.
We will be hosting the annual Community Thanksgiving Service on November 18th at 6 PM. There will be a light reception in the MFC immediately following the service. Childcare will be provided in our nursery. We hope you and your family can come join us for this special worship service with our community.
We will be celebrating the presence and leadership of college students this Sunday, November 11. We will be hosting them for lunch immediately following the worship service. Please invite your favorite college student to join you for worship!
Join us on Sunday, October 14th for Homecoming Sunday! A potluck lunch will follow in the MFC, so make sure to bring something delicious to share! Join us in celebrating FBC Sylva’s legacy and history!
The men of the church need to tune up and prepare to lead worship on Homecoming Sunday, October 14. We will be singing "O Magnify the Lord," and a medley of "God of Our Fathers" and "Faith of Our Fathers." I have again invited the professional men's music fraternity to sing with us and to be our guests at lunch. They will also have brass instruments with them for hymn accompaniment. We will be gathering at 8:30 a.m. for an 8:45--9:30 practice on Sunday morning, 10/14, in the choir room. Please join us. I can promise a fun time in rehearsal, followed by meaningful worship through song. Don't miss it!
Join us for Sunday morning worship at 10:30 AM in August as we consider what the Path looks like for the Church in the 21st century. The story of Lewis & Clark and their Corps of Discovery will inform our reflections about our way forward.