FAQ

What to wear?
Do I dress casual? Like I’m going to work? Like I’m relaxing with friends? Like I am going out for dinner? Well, the easy answer is, “Yes!” When you arrive at First Baptist Church, you’ll find some in business casual, some in their “Sunday Best,” and some dressed casually. We aren’t concerned with what you are wearing when you visit us–we just want you to visit us.

Where do I go?
It can be intimidating walking into an unfamiliar building, so we have greeters prepared to give you a warm smile, a bulletin, and to help you get to where you are going.

We have a great nursery and children’s program that is staffed by safe, caring and creative people. You will find the nursery upstairs behind the sanctuary. Most of our children’s Sunday school classes are down the hall on your left as you enter the glass doors. Our Sunday school classes begin at 9:45. If you arrive a little earlier you can meet in the gym for fresh coffee.

As you enter our building, please feel free to ask our greeters any questions you may have. They will be happy to direct you to a class appropriate to you. We want you to feel welcome and comfortable.

When are your services?
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
There is a class for all ages.

Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.
This is our main service. The Sunday morning service is focused on allowing those present to worship God in spirit and in truth. These services normally include congregational singing, musical presentations, and a time of preaching.

Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Our Sunday evening services address various topics of interest from the Bible. They tend to be a little more casual than Sunday morning and have more of a teaching style.

We would encourage you to arrive about 10 minutes early so you’ll have time to park and find a seat.

Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
Each Wednesday we have a Bible Study led by Pastor Nevin followed by a Prayer Meeting. Bring the kids because we offer Awana during the school year and Kids for Christ during the summer months.

Are you going to make a big deal about me being there?
No! Now we can’t help it when our members introduce themselves, say hello, and ask you about yourself. . . but we promise not to shine any lights on you, make you stand up, or be otherwise embarrassed. Pastor Nevin would love an opportunity to meet you. You can find him in the lobby or by the gym door after the service. Generally, he is pretty easy to spot, but if you are having trouble finding him, just ask where the pastor is and someone will be happy to help you.

What is your inclement weather policy?

Church-Wide Communication

  • In the event of a closing or delayed opening due to inclement weather or other emergency, an announcement will be placed prominently on the church website and an email will be sent out. If you would like to be added to the email list please send your email address to prayers@fbccalvert.org.
  • Deacons will contact members that do not have email.
  • A determination of church services will be made and communicated as expeditiously as possible. The goal is to make a determination by 8:00 a.m. for morning and daytime operations and activities, and by 2:00 p.m. for evening activities. Sometimes there are circumstances that make these timelines unrealistic. We appreciate your understanding.

Worship Services, Sunday Programs, and Special Events

  • Every effort will be made to conduct Sunday morning worship and Sunday school. Only extremely hazardous weather, impassable travel conditions, severe damage to facilities, and/or a power outage at the church will cause a cancellation.
  • If at all possible, weddings, funerals, and major one-time special events will be conducted as scheduled.
  • Cancellation of Sunday evening programs will be posted on the website by 2:00 p.m. and an email will be sent out.
  • Deacons will contact members that do not have email.

Program Activities (AWANA, etc.)

  • FBC program activities will follow the same schedule as Calvert County Public Schools.
  • If school is closed, all program activities will be cancelled.
  • If school is delayed in the morning, all evening program activities will attempt to continue as scheduled.
  • If school is dismissed early, all evening programs will be cancelled.

Weekday Office Operations
The church office will remain open whenever possible. Pastor will determine if the weather conditions are too extreme for the office to open and will call the affected personnel.

How to I contact you?

To reach us by phone you may call the church office at 410-535-1669.
You may send us email at office@fbccalvert.org
You may send prayer requests to prayers@fbccalvert.org.
Our mailing address is as follows:

First Baptist Church of Calvert County
P.O. Box 778
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Where are you located?
We are located approximately 2 miles south of Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Traveling south on Route 4, you will pass the church on the right and turn right onto German Chapel Rd. You will drive behind the church into the parking lot.
Traveling north on Route 4, you will make a left turn onto German Chapel Rd. You will drive behind the church into the parking lot.
For those of you using GPS, the physical address is 155 German Chapel Rd., Prince Frederick, MD.