Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
The College was named for English patriots John Hampden (1594-1643) and Algernon Sydney (1622-1683).
First Baptist Church
132 North Main Street, Farmville, VA 23901
Phone: (434) 392-5041
Reverend Dr. Michael Cheuk, Pastor
Sunday School (all ages) at 9:45 am
Preparation for Worship at 10:55 am
Worship at 11:00 am
Men: Jacket and tie, dress slacks, close-toed shoes
Women: Dresses, skirt and blouse, pants suit, open or closed-toed shoes.
Although many people wear their "Sunday Clothes" anyone is welcome to come as they are.
Overview of Service:
"We gather for worship in our sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 10:55 a.m. We have a "liturgical-traditional" worship style that may be characterized by a thoughtful reverence that still connects to the heart. We emphasize a Gospel of grace as taught and lived out by our Lord Jesus Christ, and we trust the Holy Spirit to work in your life to respond and live out that Gospel in a way that is uniquely yours. Therefore, we will not try to emotionally manipulate people to "make a decision for Christ" or to feel or respond in a certain way.
Each worship gathering (averaging 110-120 people) is centered on a theme usually based upon the assigned scriptural readings of the Revised Common Lectionary. We sing mostly hymns from the 1991 Baptist Hymnal accompanied by an organ and/or piano. We follow the Christian calendar and we celebrate the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. Even though we're somewhat "high church," our worship services also periodically incorporate contemporary songs, dramatic presentations, congregational participatory exercises and other ways to engage the five senses and the whole person.
The aim of each worship experience is to re-present faithfully the drama of God's redeeming work and to inspire worshippers to ascribe worth to God and to join in what God is doing in our world." - www.farmvillebaptist.org
Young Adults (20s and 30s) meet every other Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Youth Room.
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