Upward Basketball Reminder

posted Jan 8, 2015, 10:42 AM by David James

2015 Upward Basketball Reminder:
To all players and parents...

Just a reminder that if schools are closed on a given day, Upward practices will also be closed for that night.  As always,the safety of players and parents is our
 utmost concern.


posted Mar 27, 2014, 4:24 PM by FBCrin Booth   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 6:34 PM by David James ]

Easter "Season" has passed.  Still, Christ lives in our hearts and the
knowledge of His resurrection sustains us daily.

It is the hope that the services this year provided many meaningful opportunities
to contemplate the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

We Serve a Risen Savior !!


posted Oct 30, 2013, 11:10 AM by FBCrin Booth   [ updated Dec 11, 2014, 12:03 PM by David James ]


It doesn't seem possible that it has been almost one year since over 4500 kids and family members came through our doors 

last season for


But the wheels have been in motion for months to make this season

even better for all those who participate. 

Upward Sports is the only youth sports provider of the 360 Progression, which is a uniquely designed sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.

 Please take note below (and on the "Calendar" page) of the important dates of this season.  


                                                    January 5 - 9............First Practices Begin

                                                    January 24............... First Game

                                                    February 7................Picture Day

                                                    March 17...................Award Night

                                                                                Come be part of a fantastic experience.
                                                                                            May God bless this season! 



2013 Life Chain

posted Sep 28, 2013, 4:34 PM by Grant Garber   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 9:27 AM by FBCrin Booth ]

The 2013 Life Chain was held October 27, 2013.
Once again, this was a powerful message reflecting God's position on the sanctity of life.  

Contact Debbie Sams if you have questions!

FBC Goes "Orange"

posted Aug 27, 2013, 8:26 AM by FBCrin Booth   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 12:30 PM by David James ]

About one year ago the decision was made to adopt the strategy of “Orange”.  “Orange” is a comprehensive plan, or strategy for combining critical influences in life to fuel faith in the next generation. The Orange Strategy is a strategy built on the principles that two influences (the church and the home) can have a greater impact when they work together.  Orange is a path, a strategy that combines the strength of two—yellow and red—to create the brilliance of another, Orange.  By combining the critical influences of the light of the church (represented by yellow) and the love of the family (represented by red), the Orange strategy synchronizes efforts and shows a generation who God is, more effectively than either could alone.

Our Pre-School Children 

are immersed in an approach called

                    First Look.

 First Look is a unique approach to curriculum for churches, designed to give preschool children a first impression of their heavenly Father and the wonder of His love for each one of them.  First Look strives to incite WONDER in the hearts of our young ones by instilling these

three basic truths:


God made me.

God loves me.

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Our Elementary-age kids

are in a constant state of discovery. How can we tap into the way kids are naturally wired to discover‚ so they can begin to experience for themselves who God is, how He sees them and how much He loves them? How can we show them God’s Big Story and help them discover the active part they can play in this life-long adventure, to be more like Him? 

252 BASICS curriculum and resources PROVOKE DISCOVERY, inviting kids to live out their new understanding of how to grow in relationship with God and with others.

252 Basics is a unique approach to curriculum for churches and Christian schools. It is built around three Basic Truths every child should embrace according to what Jesus modeled in Luke 2:52…

 (And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.):


I need to make the wise choice.

I can trust God no matter what.

I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Highlights from Vacation Bible School 2013

posted Jun 8, 2013, 5:21 PM by Grant Garber

Vacation Bible School Highlights from 2013 the season.

Thank you to the approximately 55 children that participated, and the over 60 volunteers that provided time, materials, and support through this time!  We pray that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was glorified in our service!

2012 VBS Video and 2013 Information

posted May 23, 2013, 6:07 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated May 23, 2013, 6:08 AM ]

2012 Vacation Bible School Video

Vacation Bible School

posted Apr 16, 2013, 6:58 PM by David James   [ updated Dec 18, 2013, 8:07 AM by Grant Garber ]

 VBS 2013 was a great success !! 
Kids traveled back in time 
 to ancient Athens with Paul !!

 Paul told about his dangerous journey to share the truth about Jesus
Kids went to the Arena Games for fun
"Olympic Training"
Exciting songs  made kids
jump for joy

Gospel Letter

posted Apr 6, 2013, 6:02 AM by Kristin Garber   [ updated May 14, 2013, 12:34 PM by David James ]

The Gospel Letter is now available online! If a church board would like to add an article to the letter please contact Kristin Garber.  Also, if you would like a "take home" copy please visit the welcome center...printed copies will always be available there.

Website Under Construction

posted Apr 4, 2013, 2:04 PM by Grant Garber   [ updated Oct 30, 2013, 11:14 AM by FBCrin Booth ]

The website of First Baptist Church of Richmond, Indiana is constantly being updated and improved.  It is our hope that the site can become more equipped to serve our congregation and our community by providing information and inspiration to those who wish to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ and to those who wish to
 deepen their walk with the Lord.

  Suggestions and information you would like to see included on the site are welcomed.
  Please contact the Church Office at (765) 962-3074 or

  You may also contact David James at (765) 855-2394 or, or Grant Garber at (937) 683-1156 or

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