Have questions about FBCO? What to expect, where to go, how to get plugged in? Take a look below to see some answers to some common questions, and if you have a question that is not answered below feel free to send us an email to ask.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? We are located right near the intersection of US Highway 301 and County Road 466. Our physical address is: 4060 County Road 108 Oxford, FL 34484
Please note that our mailing address is: P.O. Box 5 Oxford, FL 34484
WHAT ARE YOUR SERVICE TIMES? Sunday 9:30am: Sunday School for adults in the Family Life Center, children and youth in the Youth Building* 10:30am: Worship service in the main church building 6:00pm: Evening Bible study in the Family Life Center*
Wednesday All classes/programs below begin at 6:00pm*
Prayer and Bible study group (meets in sanctuary) Adult Bible study group (meets in Room 1 of the Family Life Center) Children's Program (meets in the Youth Building) Youth Program (meets in the Youth Building)
*These services/classes are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. For updates on FBCO's plan to reopen, click here.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO FBCO? When you walk in to FBCO on Sunday mornings you will find the majority of members wearing anything from a business casual style of clothing to casual. Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings you will find much more casual dress. However, while some FBCO members traditionally "dress up" for church on Sunday mornings, our concern is for people's hearts--not how they dress. Feel free to come casually dressed at any service, knowing that you will be lovingly accepted by a congregation excited to worship alongside you!
WHAT MINISTRIES DO YOU HAVE? We currently have ministries for adults, the Deaf, children and youth. We are confident that we will be able to get you plugged in to a ministry here to help you grow in your walk with Christ no matter what stage of life you are in. For more info, visit our Ministries Page!
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE LIKE? After Sunday school has ended, the main worship service begins in the sanctuary and typically lasts one hour. A typical service includes several songs led by the choir and the Worship Director, brief announcements, and the taking up of the offering. Then the pastor or guest speaker will take the stage for the morning's message, which is typically concluded with an invitation and a short closing song.
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE AN ALTAR CALL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WORSHIP SERVICE, WHY IS THAT? On occasion, we present opportunities early in the service for anyone who would like to come forward to the altar to pray. The reason we do this is because there are many members (and guests) who have different circumstances going on in their lives, and this is an opportunity for them to pray concerning these things and to have the pastor and congregation keep them in prayer as well. During the altar call music is softly played as individuals come forward, and then the pastor or guest speaker prays.
WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE DURING WORSHIP SERVICES? Music on Sunday mornings is a blended style of worship (a combination of both traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs). We are always looking for any individuals with musical abilities that might be willing to volunteer to play instruments, sing solos, or sing in the choir so that we can be ever-improving in our times of praise through music. Churches grow and improve as believers faithfully use their God-given gifts to bless the body of Christ. For ways to serve at FBCO visit our Serving Page!
WHY DOES THE DEAF INTERPRETER STAND ON/NEAR THE STAGE DURING WORSHIP SERVICES? We are so thankful for our Deaf Ministry and for those who so faithfully serve as interpreters during worship services. If you notice during a service or when watching a service online, our interpreters stand on/near the stage. This is because it is a far more effective ministry when our Deaf members are able to both understand what those on stage are saying (by seeing the interpreter) while also seeing the expressions used by those on stage. By allowing the interpreter to be close to those on stage, the body language of the speaker(s) is also visible to our Deaf community.
HOW OFTEN ARE COMMUNION AND BAPTISM? We celebrate communion at least once every three months. To participate in communion all we ask is that you have a relationship with Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Baptisms are performed at various times throughout the year as determined by the pastoral staff. If you are interested in baptism please email us!
HOW CAN I GIVE FINANCIALLY AT FBCO? AM I EXPECTED TO GIVE? There are several ways to give at FBCO such as safely and securely giving online or on the Givelify mobile app (visit our Giving Page for more details)! You can also give during Sunday morning service during the brief time of offering. However, if you are visiting us for the first time please do not feel obligated to give! Let the collection plate pass by and please enjoy your time as our guest. We trust that those who regularly attend and that those who are members will give to support the ministry here at FBCO.
HOW DO I GET PLUGGED IN? Your first step is to join us for worship! As you spend time with us you will be able to find a particular Sunday school class that fits you best as we continue to expand our ministries. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer visit our Serving Page! If you are interested in becoming an official member of FBCO, be sure to contact us!
First Baptist Church of Oxford P.O. Box 5 4060 County Road 108 Oxford, FL 34484
Contact Us Phone: (352) 748-2392 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Times SUNDAY 9:30am - Sunday School (adult classes) 10:30am - Social Distancing Worship Services in the FLC WEDNESDAY 6:00pm - Prayer Meeting, Adult Bible Study & Youth Group