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First Baptist Church Hickory
Glad you dropped in!

Whether you are just visiting our web site, looking for a church home, or thinking about visiting our church, we extend to you a warm welcome!  This site is one of the ways want to use to connect you with First Baptist Church.  Thanks for taking a look.  We believe you will like what you see!

FBC Hickory is a community of believers on mission to do the work God has called us to do.  We invite you to join us as we serve each other and seek to serve others outside our church walls, sharing the Good News.  Please call on us if we can help you in any way!


 Guest Information 
Thinking of coming to FBC for worship or Bible Study?  Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions.
Where is the church located?

First Baptist Church is in downtown Hickory, NC at the corner of 4th St. NW and 2nd Ave. NW.  Our address is 339 Second Ave. NW, Hickory, NC.

Click HERE for a map of our location.

What should I wear?

We want you to feel comfortable and at ease when you come to FBC.   Some people wear dress clothes, others wear kakhi pants, some wear jeans.  Regardless of what you wear, we will simply be delighted to have you worship with us.  Hopefully this info will help you feel at ease with us.

Where do I park and enter?

If you are a first-time or second-time guest, we have parking clearly marked just for you on 4th Street in front of First Citizens Bank.  Click HERE for a parking map.  Enter from the 4th street door that is marked for you.  We'll have someone outside and at the door to greet you and quickly help you find your way to either of our worship services or to Bible Study.

Where do my children go?

If you have infants, preschoolers, or children, we have wonderful Sunday morning ministries for each of them.  

We will help you get your infants and preschoolers and first-graders to our "Heartland" hallway on the first floor.  Our "About Us" brochure contains a church map which will help you locate this hallway as well.  Once there, you will be asked to give our preschool welcome center attendant information about your child that will help us make sure their time with us is healthy, secure, and positive.  Check out our preschool ministry.

If you come for Bible Study, we will also help you get your children (second through sixth-grade) to our second floor Children's hallway.  We have classes for all ages!  Check out our children's ministry.

Will I be singled-out as a guest?

Absolutely not!  We will provide you with some information about our church and ask you to fill-out a CARE card so we can find out a little about you, but we will not in any way make you do anything that would make you feel singled-out.  Some churches ask guests to stand up and be recognized... we don't.  Some churches ask guests to remain seated while the congregation stands up... we don't.  We typically do ask our folks to be sure to greet anyone they don't recognize, but that's about it.

What Bible Study options are best for me?
You are invited to pick the best Bible Study for your needs. The folks at our welcome center will be able to help you.  You should also consider our series of classes called "The Journey".  We also offer a variety of short-term small-group studies, called ChristLIFE studies. 
Where are the church offices?

Our church offices are most easily accessible from the 2nd Avenue entrance.  Enter the building from the portico (covered driveway) and the offices are immediatly on your left.

What are my NextSteps?

Once you have been our guest, you will want to click HERE to learn about some "Next Steps" available to you to get to know more about FBC.

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    First Baptist Church
    339 2nd Ave. NW
    Hickory, NC 28601

    Sunday Morning Schedule
    Worship - 10:30 am
    Sunday Morning Bible Study for all ages - 9:15 am
    REFUGE Student Worship and Bible Study - 9:15 am

    Wednesday Evening Schedule
    Family Night Supper - 4:45 - 6:00 pm
    Prayer and Bible Study - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Children Activities - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

    REFUGE Student Activities - 6:00 - 7:30 pm