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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. 

This week, July 25th, we will be meeting indoors for the 10 a.m. service. Masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. This is on an honor based system. Everyone else should be wearing masks. We have moved to open seating. This Sunday's service will also be available online using the link below for those who are not able to attend in person. 


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.


The following YouTube music links may be used along with this week's scripture readings.

July 25

How Deep The Father's Love for Us by Cameron and Kelly at One Sound Music


August 1

In You Alone (Rocky Railway VBS)


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

Sunday, July 25, 2021, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Hi Folkes!

As the late great hip-hop artist, Ethel Merman, was know to sing:

"We're having a heat wave, A tropical heat wave, The temperature's rising, It isn't surprising ... we're having a heat wave"

What else would we expect for this time of year in the mid-west? Stay cool my friends. Stay safe too!

Last night I had the privilege of attending the good-bye event for the MFC's director Jacqueline Hunter, who has had to resign to attend to a family member's health. It was a good event. Jacqueline had overseen significant advancement of facilities and programs while navigating through the strange world of COVID. We are sorry to see her go.

This week at church we will continue in the story of Jesus but we will change the location from which that story comes from. We are moving out of mark and jumping over to the gospel of John. The two big events that last weeks story did not mention get to be front and center this week in John 6:1-21. Jesus feeds the 5000 by borrowing a lad's "five barley loaves and two small fish." I can't help but think of Bullwinkle saying, "Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. Nothing up my sleeve ..." Bullwinkle never pulls the appropriate thing out of his hat. Jesus always provides.

There is another "sign" in this chapter when Jesus walks on water. Some people think he walked along the water. That's not what the text says. He walked on the water.

We will explore these two events and their meaning for us this week.

Two other things. First, we will have a Quarterly Business Meeting right after worship. Second, there is an evening worship service at Grace Point Church Sunday night. Food is served at 6:00 p.m. and worship will begin at 7:00 p.m.

There you go. Have a great weekend. To God be the glory!


Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


E-mail from Linda, July 15, 2021

Hi All

Attached is your FBC@home for this week. Hope it all looks good.

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