We know that visiting a new place can be a little scary, so we want to do everything to ease your concerns before you even pull into the parking lot.  Below you will find information about  where we're located, where to park, handicapped accessibility, what our services are like, child care, and what people wear.


Where We're Located


We are located at 401 N. 2nd Avenue, Hopewell, which is at the corner of Randolph Road (Route 10) and 2nd Avenue, just 2 blocks east of John Randolph Medical Center.


Where to Park & Handicapped Accessibility


Parking is available in our lots beside the church, across the street from the church, and also at the back of the church near Randolph Road.  

Our church is handicapped-accessible from the front entrance of the Family Life Center (with automated sliding doors) and from the Randolph Road entrance to the Educational wing (with ramp and automated door).   In addition, there is an elevator located inside the Family Life Center that provides accessiblity to all levels of the building.  Handicapped parking is available at the front of the church to the left of the Family Life Center entrance and along the rear alley near the Randolph Road entrance to the Educational wing.



Our Sunday Worship Services


8:45 am - 9:45 am - First Praise Service


This service is casual and contemporary, with music led by our Praise Team accompanied by keyboards and guitars.  A Children's Sermon is included in the worship experience when all the children are invited to come to the front to hear a special message designed for them.
Both the First Praise Service and Traditional Worship Service include the same inspirational sermon by our pastor.
 


9:45 am - 10:45 am - Sunday School


Classes are available for all ages.  See a listing of classes here.


11:00 am - 12 noon - Traditional Worship


This service offers a traditional and more formal worship experience, with music led by the sanctuary choir accompanied by the organ and piano.


Children's Worship is offered at 11 am for grades 1 - 4 in the Conference Room of the Family Life Center.


Nursery & Child Care


The Nursery & Childcare Ministry is designed to care for and help young children and their families who attend the various services and events at our church.  Through this ministry, young children are exposed to their first experiences in a church environment through compassionate nurturing and early learning opportunities.  Providing a safe and loving environment for their children also facilitates the attendance and engagement of parents during our church services. 

Here at FBC, we offer childcare during both morning worship services as well as during Wednesday night activities and for most special events.  Our Nursery & Child Care Ministry facilities are located in the Pre-school Department of the Family Life Center.
 


A Note about Safety  All of our paid nursery workers, Sunday morning "Guardian Angel" volunteers, and children's Sunday School teachers/assistants, as well as any church member who works with any of our children and youth under 18 years of age, must annually participate in our Child Protection Policy training. 


What to Wear


While our 8:45 am praise service is casual and our 11 am service is more traditional, you will see everything from suits and ties to jeans and polos, and shorts and t-shirts. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. We gather together to worship and fellowship, and we can do that no matter what you're wearing.

First Baptist Church

401 N. 2nd Avenue

Hopewell, VA 23860

804-458-2752                               

fbchopewell.org