Worship Services

Worship Services

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

We are again gathering in our Sanctuary. 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 masks are encouraged but not required.

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?
As of April 1, 2022, masks are still encouraged but will no longer be required in the church facilities in MOST areas. Masks are still required in the Brawley (Wiggle) room, Godly Play classroom, youth rooms and in the balconies.
The balconies are basically empty on Sunday mornings and sitting there is an excellent way to get maximum social distancing.
For meetings of smaller groups, you should be prepared and willing to mask if requested by the leader or a member of the group.

 

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.

Where can I park?

Free parking is available at Harvard Market Parking Garage for Sunday worship, Wednesday choir rehearsal and when specifically mentioned for other church events. The address is 1401 Broadway. The lot entrance is on Broadway just north of the Seneca/Broadway intersection. The entrance gate system is currently out of order. Simply park in the lower garage and sign in at the front doors when you get to the church. This will allow us to have a count so we can pay the garage. Parking is in the UNDERGROUND lot only. Once parked, take the elevator to the top floor and walk towards Harvard. For questions, contact

When coming to the church during other times for parking, this link is a great resource. Enter your day/time that you would like to park and it will show you all the options.

 

 

Children & Families are important to us!
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