Church Family Announcements: Updated Oct 20

The church campus is open for Sunday services and some weekday ministries and Bible study classes. We will continue to observe CDC recommendations for face masks and social distancing for the comfort of those around us. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID, please stay home and continue to watch services online.

Sundays @ FBC Palmetto

Encounter Service at 9:15 am
in the Gym
Celebration Services at 9:15 & 10:45 am
in the Worship Center

Childcare for birth-Pre-K at 9:15 & 10:45 am
Kids Worship (K-5) at 9:15 & 10:45 am
Adult Sunday School at 9:15 & 10:45 am
High School Youth at 6:00 pm

Wednesdays @ FBC Palmetto

Middle School Youth at 6:15 pm
in the UPPER Room

Choir Rehearsal at 6 pm
in the Worship Center

Orchestra Rehearsal at 7 pm
in the Worship Center

We will observe social distancing guidelines─face coverings are encouraged for the comfort of those around us. Please enter the campus through the Welcome Center. 

Pastor Appreciation – October is Pastor Appreciation month.

Our pastoral team works hard to care for our church families, and we want to honor them. We will honor them on Sunday, November 1. Would you consider writing a note of appreciation and encouragement? Thank you cards with envelopes are available throughout the church campus. Feel free to pick one up (or create your own) and write a personal note to one, or all our pastors. You can drop your sealed card in a connection box or any of the baskets located throughout the church. You can also mail it to:

First Baptist Church
Pastor Appreciation - (Add the pastor's name you are recognizing)
1020 4th St W  |  Palmetto, Florida  |  34221

Fall Festival-This year’s Fall Festival will be at the Manatee County Fairgrounds (located at 1402 14th Avenue West in Palmetto) on Saturday, October 31. We will team up with Crime Stoppers of Manatee County and other churches and organizations in the area for a Safe Kids Night. Join us at the Mosaic Arena from 6-9 pm. There will be booths, candy, games, activities and more.

Next Steps - Do you want to know more about FBC’s core values, beliefs and mission? Are you ready to take the next step to membership? Join us on Sunday, October 25 at 10:45 am for a class that will answer your questions about the heart of FBC Palmetto. Call the church office to sign up at 941-722-7795. You can also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stitches for Missions - This group gathers every other week to work on sewing projects for local, national and international missions. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 27 at 1 pm in Conference Room A.

Daylight Saving Time - Set your clocks back an hour Saturday night, October 31. Daylight Saving Time ends November 1.

Deacons Meeting - The next monthly deacon's meeting will be Tuesday, November 3 at 7 pm in Conference Room A.

Quarterly Business Meeting - The FBC Quarterly Business Meeting will be on Sunday, November 8 at noon. We will begin immediately following the conclusion of the 1045 am service in the Worship Center. Business reports will be available for church members beginning Sunday, October 25.

Carpenters for Christ - Monthly meeting Wednesday, November 11 at 7 pm in room 129.

Operation Christmas Child - It's that time of year when we have an opportunity to share Christ’s love with a child around the world. Empty shoe boxes are available, while they last, in the Welcome Center . Filled shoe boxes are due back Sunday, November 15.

Public Schools Closed Thanksgiving Week- Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27.

Church Office Closed - Thursday, November 26 through Friday, November 27.

Baptism - If you feel called to take the next step in faith, you may be ready for baptism. Baptism is a public declaration that you are a new creation through your faith in Jesus Christ. For more information, call the church office (941-722-7795) and ask to speak to a pastor about your baptism.


Studies and Small Groups - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Sign up online at Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines we need to know you are joining us for group studies so we can plan for appropriate room sizes. Register online or call the church office at 941-722-7795.

Mind, Body & Soul - Ladies Study - Register
Mondays at 9:30 am

Let's consider God's desire for our lives as we petition Him for good health, a healthy weight goal and the ability to love who we are - where we are. Are you ready? Let's get started!!

DivorceCare - Register
Mondays at 6:30 pm

This friendly, caring group will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.

GriefShare - Register
Mondays at 6:30 pm 

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  This group is for men and women of all ages who have experienced this type of loss.  Coming to GriefShare is like finding a calm port in a stormy season.

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