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Annie Armstrong 2019

Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries. These men and women are planting new churches in unreached communities and meeting needs through compassion ministries in North America.


Get Involved Spring 2019

Our desire is for you to take the next step. Each attender is encouraged to attend one worship service, commit to a Bible study, serve the church in some capacity and then eventually begin your own ministry. Get Involved is designed to assist you in this journey. Our Get Involved page isn’t fully designed, but is a great place for you to see what ministry opportunities are available and to take a spiritual gifts assessment. Take the assessment and follow the directions to get the information to us. We are excited to see how God can use you to build His church. Today is the day to Get Involved.


Good Friday Prayer Service

The First Annual Good Friday prayer service is an opportunity for you to join with other churches in Venice to pray for the salvation of the people we love dearly, but also the souls throughout the world.


Easter Services and Schedule

Easter Sunday offers three options of worship. Easter Sunrise at The Lakefront, 3100 Executive Drive, Venice at 6:45AM. Bring your own chair for this outdoor sunrise celebration. | Classic Worship at 9AM and Contemporary at 10:30AM at our Downtown Venice Location; 312 West Miami Avenue, Venice.


Volunteer and/or Register Your Child for Vacation Bible School

Volunteer to serve in Vacation Bible school as we zoom in and focus on Jesus. Volunteers must have completed 6th grade. Fill out the form below to volunteer to serve or please click here to register your child for Vacation Bible School.


Kennedy Space Center

Ticket Price $56.18 (includes tax), buffet lunch with an astronaut from NASA’s shuttle and rocket program, optional $32.50 (includes tax). If you choose to have lunch with an astronaut, you will need to pay for that at the time reservations are made. Additional charges: Van rentals and van parking ($15 per van). The expense for the day will be approximately $120 per person which includes estimated additional charges and a buffet lunch. There are two other restaurants on-site, American foods, burgers, pizza, hot dogs, chicken tenders, salads, etc. Other activities for the day include tour of the rocket garden and we will see space come to life in the IMAX theater and a guided bus tour. The park opens at 9 AM and closes at 7 PM. We will be leaving the church at 7 AM, arriving at the Kennedy space center around 10 AM. The trip is Saturday, May 4, and you may contact Jill Whaley for additional details or for sign-up information.


Membership Matters

Membership Matters is both our church membership class and guest information class. We meet on the last Sunday of every month except November and December. There is no charge to you for attending. Dr. Chris Cornette, our Associate Pastor leads the 1.5 hour class. Please dress casually, grab and cup of coffee and know we will make you feel at home. Membership Matters meets at 10:30 | Building D-Room 204. Membership Matters dates are: April 28 | May 26 | June 30 | July 28 | August 25 | September 29 | October 27 | Jan 26 | February  . An RSVP is required. Simply write in the subject line “Membership Matters | Your Name & how many people will be attending with you.”


National Day of Prayer 2019

The body of Christ will be gathering together at Centennial Park at 7pm for a time of extended prayer for our nation. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer. Please bring a chair and join other believers from around the country in lifting up our nation and our leaders in prayer.


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We hope you enjoy your online experience and will get a taste of our loving church community. No matter what your background may be, or what season of life you are in, you are welcome here. After browsing the site you may have further questions, we encourage you to contact us. We are here for you! We strive to reach out to an incredible community of people in Sarasota County and to touch the hearts of people everywhere.



Our church celebrates “One Worship” during the summer at 9:00am on Sundays. During the fall and spring the church offers classic worship at 9:00am and a modern worship experience at 10:30 AM. We also gather for worship at 6pm for a traditional worship experience.

 Connection Groups and Venice Discipleship Network


We recognize most people find a church home in a worship service, however, we believe our Connection Groups are where you will find your church family. In times of great joy or great challenges, your Connection Group will be there for you.



Serving our community should be at the heart of every church. Our passion is to get involved in the lives of people who are far from God. First Baptist offers many opportunities for you to serve the community by serving those He loves.