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Here you will find information concerning First Baptist Church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. First Baptist is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit First Baptist, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

We practice open communion at First Baptist. That means if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you are welcome to join with us during communion. We celebrate the Lord's Table during the first Sunday of each month. Our communion bread is nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free so that all of the Church body is able to partake together in unity. 

Please note: At this point in time, due to the COVID-19 Virus, all in-person activities at First Baptist Church have been cancelled through June. We have no new meeting date to post at this time. The newest information we have dealing with the COVID-19 Virus and our governing authorities' suggestions, points us toward a careful and safe process of deciding when it will be safe to gather again. The FBC Church Board will revisit the possibility of reopening in community at the June 17th FBC Board Meeting. Until then, we light our candles for faith, hope, and love. We know that Jesus is the light of the world and we will continue to worship Him in spirit and in truth.

A recorded sermon will be available via our website.


To watch the latest sermon, click here. 

If you are interested in more videos of our pastor's sermons, click on the either the 'Facebook' or 'YouTube' icons near the upper right side of each website page.

These YouTube music links may be used along with this week's worship service.

(For ease of use, right click on the link and open in a new tab.)

Opening Worship Songs:

Because He Lives I Can Face Tomorrow Worship Song with Lyrics

The Band Steele-Victory in Jesus (Official Music Video)

Alan Jackson- I’ll Fly Away

Terrian- You Still Do (Official Lyric Video)

Closing Song:

In the Same Way

The following YouTube music link may be used along with this week's scripture meditations.

Holy Spirit Rain Down (worship video with lyrics)






Contact Information  
First Baptist Church
2143 Judson Dr.
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Phone (563)583-6289

E-mail from the Pastor, May 24, Ascension Sunday

Greetings Church!

I saw a sign that read, "The building is closed, but the church is open!" Our mission hasn't stopped. Thanks to all who provided food for Andrew. He and his brother walked over to our house the other day and raved about all the quality meals they have received. It was good to see Andrew up and walking!

This Sunday is Ascension Sunday, and we will be looking at what is called "Jesus' High Priestly Prayer" by some scholars. It is a priestly prayer because in John 17 Jesus prays and intercedes for his disciples and for us before God. This is one of the great chapters in the Bible and well worth your reading before Sunday. The sermon will focus upon verses 1-11. 

We have a number of people who have continued to work through the shut-down. We have Joey Ott, Rick Valcin, Olivia Willard, Richard Smith at Hy-Vee. Emily Ott at Michaels. Seth Enz at ACE. Hector Quintana and Cameron Ramsey and Robbie Keller at John Deere. As well as Rod Matthews, Willie Slayden, Chris Jackson, Cliff Wyatt, Rick and Kylie Loeffelholz, Claudette Bees, Christine Quintana and Bob Happ. If I left any one out please forgive me. 

Of special note, however, is Denise Matthews, who is on the front line as a nurse at Finley Hospital. 

Please continue to keep our faith community in prayer. If someone comes to mind, call or send them a card.

God is good!


Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


E-mail from the Pastor, May 21, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Last night our church board met and discussed what our future is going to look like. Most of the time was spent attempting to decide when we would begin to regather as a community on Sunday mornings again. I would say that "caution" was a theme that ran through the evening. Using very helpful information that we received from our insurer, Church Mutual, as well as an informative article from Christianity Today: "When Your Church Opens, Here's How to Meet Safely,." we decided upon this strategy.

We will not meet through the month of June. We will continue to have an online presence with a weekly message and we hope to add more music. 

On Wednesday June 17 we will make a decision about July. If we do not open in July then on Wednesday July 15 we will make a decision about August.  

Our long-term goal is to be open by September.  

There was some some discussion about having a worship service outside in July and August.  

Let me stress that we will continue to review local conditions and seek relevant information on the COVID-19 virus. New developments could change our strategy, but for now we feel this is a safe and cautious approach to moving forward. No one likes this situation, but for now, this is where we are headed. 

Now we invite your responses. We really do want your feedback. We understand that as a Leadership Team we are not omnipotent. You can submit your thoughts in three ways. Just respond to this email and I will get it. Send a response to our Moderator, Ron Brass at or send to our Church Clerk, Linda Chapman at 

Whatever you send will be looked at during the June Board Meeting on June 17.


Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


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