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FYI: Pastor Jim Prose's May 31 Sermon: "I Doubt It"

Coronavirus update  

Update: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Sunday is the day that we have been anticipating for a long, long time.This Sunday June 7 at 10:50 a.m. we will once again worship in our worship center, something that we have not done since March 15. Since that time our staff and leadership has been working tirelessly to make sure that we could continue to be the church even though we were not meeting as the church. I want to thank you for your prayers and support as we have all taken precautions beyond anything we’ve ever experienced. Our staff has stepped up to be creative and innovative, and I could not be prouder of them. Church, you need to know that we have a great staff and I am so proud of them and thankful for them.

I know that not everyone is comfortable with the idea of gathering in a large group yet, so we will continue to broadcast our morning services on Facebook “Live” and YouTube as well as our Wednesday evening Bible study. We have done a huge amount of work to provide the best video link with our services. Thanks to Jim West and Rick Robertson and Jackalynn King, Glenn Stuzman for all their behind-the-scenes work to make this possible. 

For those of you who are planning on joining us Sunday in the Sanctuary, please understand that we will not see normal for a long time yet, so we must be willing to adjust to the new normal. We have implemented 13 steps in our re-opening procedure to help you feel safe and protected. We encourage you to practice caution and common sense as we gather again. The reopening protocol is listed below.

– We will encourage and practice social-distancing –encouraging the 6-foot rule for seating 

– All the Bibles, Hymnal and welcome cards and pens will be removed from the pews

– Every other pew will be closed off for seating and the balcony will be opened  

– Six-foot designations will be marked on each pew for seating

–Families may sit together

– The Sanctuary will be cleaned and sanitized on Monday morning, Friday and a quick sanitize done on Sunday morning before service

– The Sunday morning bulletin will be placed on the seats of the pews along with an offering envelope

– The offering will be placed by the individual in baskets at the exit doors

– Hand-sanitizer stations will be at each of the entrance doors

– The entrance doors will be opened and closed by staff

– Masks will be available but not required 

– Restroom facilities will be equipped with disinfectant wipes for safety and protection

– Services will be dismissed one row at a time in order to maintain the 6-foot social-distancing requirements

Philippians 4:4“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice”

See you Sunday !!!!!!

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Please continue to monitor the website and watch for emails as things progress. Continue to be in prayer for our nation and our leaders in the days to come


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First Baptist Church is an exciting, Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church committed to reaching people for Jesus Christ, ministering to the whole family, and teaching the Word of God through innovative means.

Organized in 1876, First Baptist has been a beacon in our community through the years, meeting the needs of all people. You will find our worship services to be warm, genuine, and exciting. From the music to the preaching, we desire to give God our best.

There is truly a place for anyone and everyone in our church. We hope that if you are looking for a church home, you will prayerfully consider First Baptist Church. Please feel free to contact our church staff for any reason.

Phone: (727) 849-6352

Fax: (727) 848-1710

Email: Click here to Email Us

Service Times 


  • Bible Study  9:30 a.m.
  • Morning Service  10:50 a.m.

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First Baptist Church of Elfers
4050 Redleaf Dr.
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.