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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, Sunday, January 16th, we will be meeting indoors for 10 a.m. worship service. We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing for everyone's safety. This Sunday's sermon will also be available online for those who are not yet 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.

  January 17

God of Wonders by Third Day


January 24

Gabriel's Message by Sting


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

E-mail from the Pastor, January 17, 2021

Hi Church,

I hope this email finds you doing well and strong in the Lord. This week our study of the Apostle's Creed takes us into a six-week segment on Jesus. The Creed is a Trinitarian statement of faith: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy, with the Son getting the most ink. I hope you will join us in worship either in person on Sunday morning or through our recorded option at our website.

Our Annual Meeting is coming up on Sunday, January 31. One of the items that is taken care of at that meeting is the approval of the 2021 Church Budget. The meeting will begin after worship that morning.

We are under a Winter Advisory right now, although I haven't seen any of the snow or freezing rain yet. If or when it comes, please be safe. God bless.


Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


E-mail from the Pastor, January 8, 2021

Hi Church,

It has been and remains an amazing week. There are all sorts of ideas and feelings disturbing my spirit from the events of this week. There was a deep sense of sadness as I watched the events unfold. As I watched I saw a lot of American flags. I learned that carrying a flag doesn't make you a patriot. I saw banners proclaiming something about Jesus. Carrying banners about Jesus doesn't mean you have Jesus in your heart. Violent take-overs are not the way of Jesus. When Peter drew his sword, Jesus told him to put it away and then proceeded to the cross. At the cross, the Kingdom of God won the victory.

As we continue our study of the Apostle's Creed this week we examine this phrase: "I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth. Our text is Matthew 6:9-13 commonly referred to as the Lord's prayer. Reciting the Creed doesn't make us Christian. Believing in the one to whom it points does. But belief in the Bible is never the final goal, instead faith leads to action. Faith leads to a transforming life. Our fealty is transferred from serving the principalities and powers of this world to service in the name of Jesus.

For those of you who will be tuning in on-line this week, I want you to know that we will be celebrating Holy Communion, just as we will be doing at the live service. This gives you the opportunity to gather the elements prior to viewing.

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 31, 2021 after worship. The Annual Reports will be made available on Sunday, January 24.

On January 18 at 7:30 A.M. you can tune in and watch this year's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. It features two of our church members. Here is the link.

faces&voices Cultural Celebrations - Dubuque Community Schools

I have attached this week's fbc@home. It also has some important news for you. We haven't heard any feedback about the proposed Sunday School Class. Please take some time and read the article and then respond.

God bless you all. Let's stay in prayer for our nation and for our church.


Rev. Timothy Bees

First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


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