9:00AM Classic Gathering (ETC for children under 5)
10:05AM Bible Study Classes for all ages (Sunday School)
11:15AM Gathering (ETC for children under 5)
Your children will attend age-appropriate classes where they will have a great time engaging in fun activities that teach the week’s Bible story. If you have a middle schooler or high schooler, they will go upstairs for their classes. Many of our parents attend Adult 1&2 or 3, which meet upstairs in the Barry Building. You can ask any teacher to point you in the right direction or a welcome team member will be happy to take you to a Sunday School class.
You may dress however you feel most comfortable! Most of our families dress nice-casual. Some in our Classic Gathering might wear something closer to business casual, but this is not necessary. In our later Gathering service you will find people in very casual attire to business casual. Children tend to dress as they would to school, though some like to wear their “Sunday best.” You’ll find a little of everything, but if you’re looking for the happy medium, you might feel most comfortable in a nice-casual attire.
Put simply: Location, atmosphere, and worship leadership are what differentiate these worship gatherings. Both are family-friendly and children may pick up a Worship Bag upon entering each service, filled with multi-age activities that reinforce biblical themes and stories.
Our Classic Gathering meets at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary where it is brightly-lit and the congregation sits in pews on either the floor level or wrap-around balcony. This service is led typically by full choir, orchestra, piano, and pipe organ (although, due to COVID our choir is not meeting together right now). The worship will include scripture, old and new hymns and worship songs, sermon and time of response.
Our 11:15 AM Gathering meets in the Gathering Hall (in the Barry Building) and has a very informal and intimate atmosphere. Worshippers are led in modern worship music by our worship band. Our pastor delivers the same sermon message in both gatherings, though occasionally in slightly differing delivery.
Our families typically choose whichever service fits best with their schedule. Others feel drawn to a particular worship model. Still others alternate between the two gatherings each week, so their children develop a wide array of worship expressions. However your family chooses to approach worship gatherings, we want you know you are welcome to share these special moments of praise together. This is where we as First Baptist Plano feel most like family!
Both of our worship gatherings stream online at their given times and we consider our online viewership just as much a part of our fellowship as those worshiping in-person with us! You can find our live streams on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Our Children’s Classes meet in ‘C’ building on the first floor. If you are in the Sanctuary, you will exit the west door at the front, and you will see and hallway with a ramp leading down to our children’s facility. If you are entering the Berry Building near the Great Hall for our 11:15 Gathering service, you will continue past the Great Hall, through the courtyard, and enter the children’s facility.
All children will receive a badge with their name and a code. Parents will get a child “claim” ticket that has the matching code that they will show at pick-up. Teachers will match the codes at the classroom and the codes will be matched once more upon exiting the children’s facility. If for some reason the teacher has cause to question the legitimacy of the adult bearing the “claim” tag, the adult will be asked to show their identification. Children will only be dismissed to adults who are on their “pick-up list.” We do not dismiss children to other children, even if they have a “claim” tag.