Worship Services

Worship Services

We invite you to join us for worship in-person or online!

We have been in the process of re-gathering in our Sanctuary since July. We have enacted numerous protocols to keep our community as safe as possible. We strongly encourage vaccination for those who wish to attend in person and enforce a strict mask policy for those who join us. 

Service Time:
Sundays at 11 a.m.

What To Expect

What is a typical service like?

At Seattle First Baptist Church, we are rooted in the best of Baptist tradition with a strong embrace of our progressive values. Here, you’ll experience traditional liturgy, hymns with the choir, a bonafide organ, and sometimes, our pastors even wear traditional robes. There’s always something happening in our community, as we extend the table of God’s communion into the world.

In our community “tradition” is something to be celebrated, because it is central to our story, our heritage, and our progressive values.

We are – at our very heart – inclusive, welcoming, and invite all to a seat at God’s enormous table.

A typical service will look something like this… 
We gather to music, and sing together.
We share a time with our children before they are dismissed for their own age-tailored program.
We invite our community to participate in our other gatherings throughout the week and also to support the work of Seattle First Baptist (if you’re a guest, don’t feel obligated!), we pray and we sing a bit more.
​Then one of our pastors or a guest will share a message or teaching from a passage from the Bible, and we conclude with more music and a blessing.

What measures are in place against COVID?

The following protocols are in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and its variants:

  • Masks must always be worn while indoors.
  • Pastors and Staff are fully vaccinated and have submitted proof.
  • Social distancing will be maintained.
  • All people attending worship who are eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated.
  • Some events and groups where singing, unmasked participation, or other higher-risk activities are necessary (eating/drinking inside, unmasked worship leadership, in-person retreat settings and other similar activities where social distancing cannot be assured) will require proof of vaccination. This is determined by the staff member in charge of the event.
  • Children between the ages of 2 and 12 are required to wear masks and must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
    Seating is physically distanced, according to city, state, and federal guidelines.
  • If evidence of worsening transmission through variants or increased community spread is detected, the Executive Committee, with input from the COVID Re-entry team, is empowered to make proof of vaccination compulsory for worship attendance.
  • Members and friends are encouraged to add their names voluntarily to a secure and confidential list which will be retained by our administrator. Adding your name to this list means that in the future you will not need to show your vaccination proof. A system to provide this documentation will be developed by the staff and security of the information will be assured.

For your understanding and cooperation as we all continue to navigate this difficult time: our deepest thanks.

Is there a dress code?

We ask that you are dressed. No, really. While some people do love to dress up for church, this is neither required or expected. It’s more important to us that you show up with your full self instead of being concerned about what that full self is covered in. Be comfortable and wear something that makes you feel at home.

Is there something for my kids?

For each stage of life, we offer age-specific faith formation resources and opportunities for learning about the Bible, becoming a follower of the way of Jesus, and acting to make the world a more just place. Seattle First Baptist is a welcoming and affirming place for people of all gender identities, sexuality expressions, economic statuses, and faith backgrounds. We welcome all families to be partners with us in providing for the spiritual welfare of your children.

How do I connect with the community before or after the service?
After service, you can always feel free to connect with the community for coffee, tea, and cookies in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs below the sanctuary). And we also have a brief moment during the service where you can reach out to the people sitting around you to connect.
But if you’re an introvert, don’t worry too much! Just connect however feels right to you.

How do I join the choir?

Our choir is open to all, and anyone can join at any time. You do not need to know how to read music, and we invite all who love to sing. We meet Sunday mornings typically at 10:20am as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm, with a break in August. Please contact our Music Minister, Ben Luedcke, at for more information.

Children & Families are important to us!
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