Friday, April 01, 2011

Houston's First Baptist Church

Kelly's Korner has a Show Us Your Life each Friday.  I don't participate each week, but this week is SUYL: Your Church, and I wanted to exclaim about God's blessings!

I am a member of Houston's First Baptist Church.  I moved here in July of 2002, fresh out of college and ready to begin my first year of teaching.  I was looking for a church home.  I had grown up in another First Baptist Church, so that was my starting point.  It was as simple as that.

God clearly opened doors for me to make friends and form a second family.  Being single and living in a huge city can be overwhelming.  What do you do when you need a ride to the airport?  Have a flat tire?  Need a sounding board?  Well, I could go to my church family. 

Me, Heather, Jayme and Julie at a Paradigm Retreat!

I am a member of an evening Sunday School class and absolutely love it!  Sunday is truly a day of Sabbath, a day of rest, and I spend time resting!  Church is at 5:30pm and Sunday Bible Study is at 6:45.  It's great!

This is Paradigm a year or so ago, just before our Girls Serve Guys event.  We took them to an Astros game and then grilled out steaks and had twice baked potatoes.  Yumm!

The girls in the kitchen, just before Easter lunch!  I love these women!

Houston's FBC is extremely missional minded.  People from our church go on approximately 40 trips each year to everywhere from Boston to Kenya to Costa Rica to Haiti to right here in Houston. 

Me, Melody, Mark at Houston Project

Dan and me at 2010 Houston Project.

We strive to truly live out Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
This is such a blessing!

 Our March 2011 Haiti team in Jeremie, Haiti. =)
 Rebecca and Naomi..two little girls in a small village outside Jeremie, Haiti. 
 Our team working on the roof of a church building.
 The schools there do not have textbooks or any other supplies.  They have a chalk board...and that's it!  We were a part of helping them get a map for their wall!

I LOVE my church and would love for anyone visiting this blog today to come visit!  Whether you're new to the area or simply looking for a place to belong with other believers, come and visit!  Yes, we're a large church and that can be intimidating at times, but our church really does a good job at trying to help everyone find a small community to call 'home.'


  1. HFBC truly is a wonderful, God filled place. I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to go there for 4 years and can see how God used it to grow me so very much.

  2. I loved this post! So cool to see how your church impacts, not just its members, but the world as well!

  3. Hi Alyssa!
    Just catching up on blog stuff this evening and wanted to say that I enjoyed visiting your church back in January of 2010. I was in Houston for a conference Beth Moore hosted for a scripture memory group on her blog. I was able to be in your church all weekend. I felt so "at home" and really loved hearing your pastor Sunday morning. My friends and I went into the chapel for service that Sunday morning. We wanted a smaller church experience...kinda wish that I'd gone into the main service though :)
    I'll be back next January for another celebration....looking forward to it!
    God Bless,
    Bethany (Ca)