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Friday, February 15, 2019

Classical Evolution!

Come hear Jory Vinikour and Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra on February 22, 7:30 pm.

Check out a concert first!


The 21st Century is evolving the classical world with music that takes inspiration from previous eras and multiple cultures. Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performs with PMC a World Premiere of Max Wolpert's Harpsichord Concerto #1, “Baroque in Mirror," a work that pays homage to Scottish, Jewish, and Welsh fiddle players from the Baroque era. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, often claimed as one of his best concertos, demonstrates the staying power of Bach's music in our century. Haydn's Symphony No. 22, the Philosopher, completes the program and explores the landmark of modern symphonic music.

First Baptist Church of Denver is a welcoming and affirming, inclusive Christian community that embraces diversity, engages personal faith, and serves with compassion.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A "WYSIWYG" (WIZ-ee-wig) Musical Update

Congrats to FBCD member April Alsup! Earlier this year the cast and crew of her Musical "WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)" graced the halls of First Baptist Church and this Summer it participated in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in New York City where it won the festival's top honor! Here's some pictures looking back at the cast in Miller Hall, the Fireside Room and our Sanctuary.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Putting FUN in Fundraiser


Pride & Swagger Charity Contributions - In support of the ministries of FBCD, Pride & Swagger Bar is dedicating its January 2018 charity contributions to enhance the ongoing efforts of our congregation’s outreach. One dollar of every “specialty” cocktail purchased during the month of January will be donated to FBCD. 450 E. 17th Avenue (17th & Pennsylvania, about 6 blocks from the church) FBCD is participating in this effort by promoting Friday evening Happy Hours (5-7pm) each week in January.

In addition, on Friday January 19, we will host a “Happy Hour Bash” to promote the support of Pride & Swagger and raise awareness of the welcoming and affirming ministry that FBCD offers to the LGBTQ community.

This is a unique opportunity for us to connect with the Capitol Hill community of which FBCD is part and it is a generous support of FBCD on the part of Pride & Swagger. How many times might you hear a Baptist church say...go have a cocktail! Join us.

First Baptist Church of Denver is a welcoming and affirming, inclusive Christian community that embraces diversity, engages personal faith, and serves with compassion.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Another Update: Merry Christmas!

UPDATE: As you know your pastor likes to say, “There’s more we can do together than any of us can do on our own.” Yet again, FBCD members and friends have given proof of this adage. To date, $1,835 has been given toward our goal of $2,000. It’s predictable that within the next week we will even surpass this amount. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches, of which FBCD is part, has presented our region with a challenge to raise $60,000 for an elementary school, College Matondo (picture to right), in Cap Haitian, Haiti. Evergreen has been part of the planning and development of this school since its beginning in 2012.

The school is sponsored by the Haitian Baptist Convention and is being supported by two of our American Baptist missionaries, Nzunga Mabudiga and Kihomi Ngwemi. In 2015 Rev. Henderson and Michael Holmes participated in a mission team to Haiti to see the ongoing work happening in Cap Haitian. 
The Evergreen Association is seeking 30 congregations to give $2,000 each toward the $60,000 goal. With these funds, we will be able to see the completion of College Matondo. With funds secured, the school will open for classes in the Fall of 2018.

With the support of the Church Council, Rev. Henderson challenges our congregation to raise $2,000 by the end of December. To support this challenge, please place “College Matondo” on the memo line of your check or on the pew envelope. Please consider what over-and-above gift you can offer to help us meet this $2,000 challenge by year end. $10, $25, $50, $100, $500? Remember, there’s far more we can do together than any of us can do on our own.



First Baptist Church of Denver is a welcoming and affirming, inclusive Christian community that embraces diversity, engages personal faith, and serves with compassion.

Friday, December 1, 2017

$2,000 Haiti Challenge

The Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches, of which FBCD is part, has presented our region with a challenge to raise $60,000 for an elementary school, College Matondo (picture to left), in Cap Haitian, Haiti. Evergreen has been part of the planning and development of this school since its beginning in 2012.

The school is sponsored by the Haitian Baptist Convention and is being supported by two of our American Baptist missionaries, Nzunga Mabudiga and Kihomi Ngwemi. In 2015 Rev. Henderson and Michael Holmes participated in a mission team to Haiti to see the ongoing work happening in Cap Haitian. The Evergreen Association is seeking 30 congregations to give $2,000 each toward the $60,000 goal. With these funds, we will be able to see the completion of College Matondo. With funds secured, the school will open for classes in the Fall of 2018.

With the support of the Church Council, Rev. Henderson challenges our congregation to raise $2,000 by the end of December. To support this challenge, please place “College Matondo” on the memo line of your check or on the pew envelope.

Also, if you’re interested in seeing this work first-hand, there will be a delegation of Evergreen Association members visiting Haiti March 2-10. Rev. Henderson and his daughter Ana will be going. Contact him if you would like more information.

Please consider what over-and-above gift you can offer to help us meet this $2,000 challenge by year end. $10, $25, $50, $100, $500? Remember, there’s far more we can do together than any of us can do on our own.

First Baptist Church of Denver is a welcoming and affirming, inclusive Christian community that embraces diversity, engages personal faith, and serves with compassion.