Easter Announcement

So that you can continue to stay at home as much as possible, we have decided to continue our radio and Facebook live broadcasts of worship for Easter Sunday at 10:45am.  It breaks our hearts not to be able to gather face to face on this special day, but we feel strongly that the best thing we can do for each other and for our neighbors is to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with our families at home.


UPDATE: Gatherings Cancelled through 4/7

Based on the directives from our governing authorities and the advice of local medical professionals, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all face to face gatherings at First Baptist Church through April 7.  We will continue to monitor and re-evaluate as the situation changes.

We will continue broadcasting a Sunday morning worship service at 10:45am through WEBQ (1240AM and 93.7FM) as well as Facebook Live.  We encourage families to tune in together and worship at home.  We will also be providing devotional content and messages of encouragement throughout the week via social media and our website (fbcharrisburg.com).  Any printable resources will be available through the church office for those who might not have access otherwise.

Even though our face to face gatherings are cancelled, we must not stop our ministry to the church body and our community.  In fact, during times like this, we must seek every opportunity to increase our involvement in each others’ lives by any means available.  Therefore, we are asking that you keep in touch with members of your Small Group Bible Study and other ministries.  Reach out to your family and friends.  Check on your neighbors.  Social distancing does not have to produce total isolation.  Pick up the phone.  Write a note.  FaceTime or Skype.  Host a Zoom meeting.  Stay connected!

There will no doubt be interesting opportunities to serve the community over the next few weeks and we want to be on the front lines of that effort.  We have contacted the Unit #3 Superintendent, the Mayor, and several medical professionals expressing our willingness to help out as needed.  All assured us that they would let us know when a need arises.  We plan to continue His Table, but with curbside carry-out and delivery only.  We also plan to keep the Pregnancy Resource Center open, but with extra precautions.

If you have questions or need assistance in some way, please let us know.  The Church Office phone number is 618-252-7491.

With Christ’s Love,

Pastor Chris, Pastor Joe, Pastor Dylan  


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, Illinois! We are a Southern Baptist church located in Southeastern Illinois near the beautiful Shawnee National Forest. Organized in 1868, we celebrated our 150th anniversary in February 2018!

We are a Great Commission church with ministries and opportunities for people of all ages. Find out more about our mission, and the Good News of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord!

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