Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Soul Box Project with Nanci Tangeman

Nanci Tangeman, Communications Lead and Faith Communities Liaison for the Soul Box Project, spoke to the FBCD congregation about her Soul Box experience during our Sunday service on November 10th, 2019. It was on the tail end of a visit to First Baptist Church of Denver for a few days of training and coordination.



Nanci Tangeman
Communications Lead and Faith Communities Liaison
The Soul Box Project
www.soulboxproject.org

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Sermon Context: For thus says the Lord of hosts: Once again, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all the nations, so that the treasure of all nations shall come.‬.‭‬‬.

Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9: Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Train the Trainer event for the Soul Box Project

On Saturday, November 9, we will host a "Train the Trainer" event for the Soul Box Project with Nanci Tangeman, our Soul Box Project representative. Nanci will also join us in worship on Sunday,November 10, to share the Soul Box story and help give special focus to the matter of the gun fire epidemic.



If you like to participate we invite you to a free training session at First Baptist Church of Denver on Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 – 11 am. You'll learn to fold Soul Boxes and receive information about hosting your own Soul Box gatherings. We need 30,000 Soul Boxes in Colorado! It's Free, but RSVP required email: office@rethinkBaptist.org.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Celebrate the Good

Sermon Context: Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.‬.‭‬‬.

Text: Luke 19:1-10 Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Reform Starts Now

Sermon Context: Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Text: Psalm 84:1-7‬‬ Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Look to the Hills

Sermon Context: The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.‭‬‬..

Text: Psalm 121‬‬ Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Friday, October 18, 2019

First Baptist Church Spire Walkabout

Here's a tour of the top of the First Baptist Church Spire in downtown Denver with Brian Henderson and April Alsup. Our church spire was erected in 1937, before modern cranes and equipment were available, and the rooster on the top is a symbol for hope and forgiveness for all Christians.

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Go Now and Live "Your" Life

Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”

Text: Luke‬ ‭17:11-19‬‬ Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Gaudete Singers present the Beauty of Creation

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM the Gaudete Singers present the Beauty of Creation with a selection of hymns, chants and songs that explore the miracle and mystery of nature. Performance includes a traditional folk song, sacred Native American texts, traditional hymns and Ola Gjeilo's "Northern Lights". The concert is free - donations will be accepted at the door.
www.gaudetesingers.org

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Friday, September 20, 2019

FBCD Sanctuary Photo Sphere

VR photography has been around for quite sometime, but it's been getting easier and easier as the hardware and software gets more refined. Ever been to our sanctuary at 1373 Grant Street? Well, if you haven't now you can explore our historic location by simply dragging your mouse around the image below.


First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Soul Box Project at FBCD

Ever had an epiphany? Well that's what happened to Rhonda Magee and Larry Jenks. After spending several years in the Pacific Northwest they decided to head back to their Denver roots. When they arrived they heard their Portland friends would be spearheading a campaign focused on the U.S. gunfire epidemic and that's when it happened, the "ah-ha"! They realized that the Soul Box Project could bring relief to people in Colorado too. Here's April Alsup's interview on Rethink Baptist TV.


First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Monday, July 29, 2019

What's on top of the FBCD Spire?

Here's a picture of the weather vane atop our steeple. You'll notice a rooster at the pinnacle and perhaps you are wondering why. Historically, many Protestant churches in Europe placed a rooster atop their steeples to distinguish them from Catholic Churches, but the rooster has been a Christian symbol since God used it to show the weakness of man with Peter and the triumph of Christ in the resurrection.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Monday, July 8, 2019

BLWSV in concert

We'll be hosting a special concert with Bennie L. Williams Spiritual Voices (BLWSV) this Wednesday, July 10th at 11:00 am in the FBCD Sanctuary. It's free and open to the public and is being sponsored by the Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
BLWSV is the brainchild of its founder, Ms. Bennie L. Williams, a renowned and nationally recognized director and teacher of music. BLWSV performs locally and nationally, celebrating the history of the spirituals for audiences young and old and in venues grand and intimate.

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

FBCD teams up with the Soul Box Project

Earlier this month First Baptist Church of Denver announced it's collaboration with the Soul Box Project (www.soulboxproject.org) which raises awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic by counting and honoring victims, offering healing participation to those seeking solace, and providing dramatic visual support for all initiatives working for a safer, more civil society. FBCD has agreed to host, exhibit and invite participation for the Soul Box Project on behalf of the victims of gun fire tragedies in Colorado and all the citizens of Colorado.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

An Evening with JD Souther

On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee JD Souther comes to First Baptist for an evening of mid-century music. “Raised on a steady diet of big band and jazz during his childhood, Souther has routinely returned to that music—as well as the genius songwriters of the early 20th century (Gershwin, Cole Porter)—for inspiration.
On his latest studio album, Tenderness, Souther combines these musical threads, striking a perfect balance between understated jazz and the ineffable pop narratives that have been the backbone of much of his greatest work.”JD’s latest releases include Tenderness (Sony Music Masterworks), described by Uncut Magazine as an album that connects “LA’s ‘70s golden age with the Great American Songbook,” with songs that “sound like standards themselves.”

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Monday, May 20, 2019

On Goodbyes & Loving Others

When life transitions and changes happen, how do we grow and learn to love though them?

Text: John 13:33 Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Person, Place & Power

Our text tells us little and a lot about a person, a place, and power.

Text: Acts 9:36-43 Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

First Baptist Church of Denver Inspires

Martin Luther King Jr. preached at First Baptist Church of Denver on April 16th, 1962. At that time he was an American Baptist minister and activist who eventually became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Seeing Life and People Anew

Sometimes life presents us with opportunities to see our situation and people in our lives in new, refreshing, and hopeful ways.

Based on Acts 9:1-20 Brian Henderson is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Friday, May 3, 2019

FBCD is now on Instagram!

On a normal day, there are 80 million photos shared on Instagram and 3.5 billion likes. Every day, one hundred million accounts upload a Story on a daily basis. The majority of Instagram users are between 18 and 29 years old and earlier this year, the mainly mobile photo sharing network had reached 1 billion monthly active users...Oh wait, make that 1 billion and 1 :)

First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

LtQ (Living the Questions) Faith Study Group

For the next few months, our weekly bible study group has moved to Monday nights and we'll be using the “Living the Questions” curriculum, a progressive study exploring questions of faith. It's designed to help people wrestle with the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century. LtQ does not offer a "systematic theology", but is more of a thematic overview born of day-to-day conversation and questions raised in local parishes. Utilizing both written material (downloadable from the web) and DVD-based input from "some of the most outspoken and respected voices in today's theological circles".

To learn more contact Alexis @ 919-906-7745 or faithformation@rethinkbaptist.org
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Sine Nomine Sings Songs of America

Join Sine Nomine, a contemporary choral ensemble from Denver, this Saturday and Sunday for a concert of Americana like no other! This choral event, led by Artistic Director Kevin Crowe, will be hosted by First Baptist Church of Denver and includes songs representing a diverse American experience, composers and writers.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Is Thomas Your Twin?

Here's Brian's sermon "Is Thomas Your Twin?" from our Sunday service on April 28th, 2019.



First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Subscribe to our NEW YouTube Channel

We've added a Rethink Baptist YouTube Channel to our plethora of FBCD online properties. We'll plan to add videos of Brian's sermons each week as well as various event videos of all the wonderful things happening at First Baptist Church of Denver. Subscribe today and don't miss out even if can't make it to church on Sunday.


First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sunday Service with Sine Nomine

This Sunday we'll be celebrating our relationship with Sine Nomine Chorus by offering special music, singing, and ringing handbells! Please join us for this special service on the second Sunday of Easter.

We're a congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and engages personal faith.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday Sermon

Here's Brian's message for Easter Sunday this year.


First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday Sermon

Here's the sermon Brian gave on Palm Sunday.

We're a congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and engages personal faith.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Swallow Hill presents Joseph - SATURDAY @ 8:00pm

There is nothing like the sound of siblings singing together. Whether it’s the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers or First Aid Kit, absorbing the same breathing rhythms and speech patterns adds an element to vocal harmonies that can be pure magic. With the August 26 release of ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’, the mesmerizing, hypnotic sound of the trio known as Joseph – sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner – joins this elite company.


First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bill Frisell in Concert - SUNDAY April 7th @ 7:30pm

Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by "Downbeat" as "the best recorded output of the decade." Recognized as one of America’s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Bill was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists and Meet the Composer, among others. In 2016, he was a beneficiary of the first FreshGrass Composition commission to preserve and support innovative grassroots music. For that composition he created the Harmony ensemble, featuring Petra Haden on vocals, Hank Roberts on cello, and Luke Bergman on baritone guitar.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Classical Evolution with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour and Pro Musica!

Check out this concert first, Jory Vinikour and Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra on February 22, 7:30 pm.

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 Christlike congregation that serves with compassion, celebrates diversity and empowers personal faith.