First Baptist Church of Interlachen
Friday, August 14, 2020
Joining the Past with the Future
 Updated 8/3/2020
Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be doing things differently for a little while.
We will not be having Sunday School classes or Wednesday night children's groups as normal.
Sunday School teachers have been encouraged to call and stay in contact with their classes.
We will be meeting together for worship ONLY at 9:30 am on the South 315 property on Sundays.
(click for map)         (In case of rain, we will "drive-in" at the church building)
It will be drive-in style with live message and music...
and you may sit in your car and listen on the radio on 97.7 FM.
We will begin in house Wednesday evening Bible study/prayer on August 5th at 7pm
We will be requiring attendees to answer the 3 important screening questions,
observe our social distancing guidelines, and to please wear a mask while inside the buildings.
We feel strongly about meeting and "forsake not the assembling of ourselves" (Heb. 10:25) while  also "obey(ing) them that have rule over you....for they watch for your souls" (Heb.13:17).
Our online giving platform is up and running to help those who might utilize such a tool.
Text the word GIVE2FBCI to 73256 and follow the instructions.
(For those who don't wish to give online...the mail is still
Remember.... this will pass.... and that "God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power, and love, and of a sound mind" (2 Tim. 1:7)
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Interlachen!
  We are located just north of Advance Auto Parts on County Road 315 in Interlachen, Florida
Our office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - Noon
Service times are: 
Sunday School at 9:30am   
Sunday Worship: 10:50am & 6:00pm
Wednesday prayer meeting: 7:00pm
 Call us at (386) 684-4573 or send email to
Hello friends!  I'm Pastor Chris White,
and we here at First Baptist Church of Interlachen welcome you to our web site.
 We have only a brief overview of some of the ministry opportunities which are available
to you here and would like to start out by telling you who we are and what we are about. 
We are a body of believers who enjoy good preaching, good singing, and good fellowship.
 If you are without a church home, or if you feel that God is moving you to a new place of service
 in the kingdom, or if you would like to become a Christian and join a local church, we would
love the opportunity to meet you in person and to say “Welcome”.

I just wanted to offer you a word of encouragement. God is STILL on the throne and the gates of hell cannot prevail against Him OR His Church. However, we must remember that we are also commanded to be good citizens of this world we live in. There is concern and talk about churches being told that they can't meet in groups of 50 or more. There are those who believe that we should ignore any such mandate. So, what does the scripture say to this? This is what I find. There are many in our congregations who are in the high risk group for serious complications from COVID-19. Your pastor is one of those individuals.  Philippians 2:3-4 says "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." We are to consider the needs of others above our own. I want to be in church, but if my coming might expose someone vulnerable, I will stay away. Verses 5-8 say "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." Did Jesus have the RIGHT to come in all His glory and power? We better know it! But was it best for US?   Nope.   HE......did what was best for others. If God gives us the wisdom and knowledge to know how to slow or defeat something like this, would it be wise to follow His lead? Satan would enjoy watching believers argue in front of the world about whether or not we should meet. He'd love for the world to see us say one thing and do another. But... "as for me and my house....we will serve The Lord".  SO... we will be observing best practices in helping do our part to protect one another.  As we begin to transition back to meeting together in our facilities on Wednesday evenings, it is my prayer that we can each do our best for one another.  We already stream Sunday morning on our Facebook page and we will continue to have our Wednesday night Bible study as well. Tithes and offerings can be given in the office, online, or sent in the mail.  Just remember... "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Tim. 1:7) and right out of Jesus' mouth came the words... "love your yourself". The church will be tested....and it WILL prevail. What the world THINKS of us afterward....well...that's what WE must decide.

  NOTE:  The food giveaway will now be conducted in a drive-thru style. Please observe all cones, barricades, etc., and remain in your car while we get everything ready and bring it out.
(Questions?  Call us at (386) 684-4573 or email to 

We are now live streaming our Sunday messages and Wednesday evening Bible study via the 
Facebook Live platform.
If you would like to watch, please find us on Facebook.

Please know that our NUMBER ONE concern at First Baptist Church of Interlachen is that you know Jesus and have trusted Him (and Him alone) to be your personal savior.  If you cannot look back through your life and find that time when you confessed your sins, asked Him for forgiveness, and made Him your Lord and Savior, then please know we are praying for you. If you'd like to know more right HERE.

This is what the sign over the sanctuary door says. How true it is. Whether you have been a Christian for 100 years, or 3 minutes, we are all a witness for our Lord Jesus Christ. Some of His final words before He ascended into Heaven were “Go” and “Tell”. That’s what we try to do here at FBC Interlachen. Won’t you “Go” with us?



 We invite and encourage you to come and grow and get involved in
what God is doing in the life of First Baptist Church.
Spirit-filled preaching, plenty of service opportunities, and
wonderful Bible studies will help you grow in your walk with the Lord.
Join us this Sunday and see what God is doing.
See our online church calendar for service times and events.

Want to check out what's going on in other ministry areas this year?
Click here! are some other interesting Outside Links 
St. Johns River Baptist Association:
Our Southern baptist publishers:
Our Florida Baptist Convention:
Our national Southern Baptist Convention:
The North American Mission Board:
The International Mission Board:

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