"James – Putting Faith to Work" Sermon Series

From July 5 – September 6, 2020 we will be working through this practical Bible book which has been referred to by some as the “proverbs of the New Testament.”

It is easy to talk the talk but are you walking the walk?  Professing to trust God and be His people, Christians are often guilty of clinging tightly to the world and its values.  They can have all the answers but contradict the gospel with their lives.

In this series, you will learn practical ways to put your faith into practice.  You will discover that genuine faith will inevitably produce good works. 

Welcome to First Baptist Church

The world is longing for hope. We believe that hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and loving and being loved by His community of followers. Our goal is to infuse the hope of Christ in unexpected ways and help move people into action to live a life transformed.

  • Taming The Tongue - August 2, 2020

    Pastor Nunn delivers a message from James 3:1-12 and we also celebrate the baptism of Mario Pellegrini.

  • This is Amazing Grace - July 19, 2020

    Prerecorded worship session.

  • Mighty to Save - July 19, 2020

    Prerecorded worship session.

  • Break our Hearts - July 19, 2020

    Prerecorded worship session.

  • A Message from Pastor Mark

    We have exciting news regarding resuming in-house worship.

    With the Governor’s announcement that houses of worship can open up as long as they “don’t exceed 25% of their capacity or 100 congregants, whichever is less”, we are beginning the process of starting back. I want to outline things that will happen as we get back to meeting together:  
    • We will be having two identical Worship Services: 9 & 11 AM.  If  the capacity in the 9 AM Service is reached (100 people), we will encourage you to attend the 2nd Service.

    • We suggest that all worshippers wear masks (unless you can’t because of a respiratory condition such as COPD or asthma). 

    • We will not have the traditional Upper Grounds Café.  Instead, we will move the fellowship area out to the area in front of the main entrance. It will no longer be buffet style but individually plated and served by those with masks & gloves.

    • Social distancing will be practiced inside the Worship Center and throughout the facility maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between individual family units.

    • No hand shaking, hugging, touching others to minimize the potential of transmission of the Coronavirus.

    • Adult Sunday School Classes will resume with modifications that will help maintain social distancing. 

    • Children’s Sunday School will resume in a modified format.  It will be held in the Upper Fellowship Hall at 10:10 - 11 AM and will require that parents be with their children to enforce social distancing between families.  Carmelita Wasson, Children’s Ministry Director, will teach all the children K-5th grade. 

    • Facebook LIVE broadcasts will continue each Sunday at 9 AM.

    • Youth Sunday School will be during the 11 AM Service. 

    • Hand sanitizer will be available in strategic areas of the campus and we encourage people to wash their hands frequently and don’t touch your face, mouth, or eyes.

    As your pastor, I want you to know that I want to mak e the transition back to church as safe as possible for everyone.  These are unprecedented times and we must walk through them with prayer and faith in Almighty God.  

    If you are struggling with the anxiety of getting back to church because of COVID-19 fears, don’t feel pressured to get back right away.  Of course, we hope this will be short-lived.  Your staff is working hard to put all the pieces together.  We know there will be changes from week to week so please be flexible.   

    Please pray, pray, pray!!   We trust there is no transmission of the virus traced back to any of our churches in Nevada County.  County officials have been pleased with the cooperation of the churches in our county and we want to maintain a good witness.  I am excited to see you in a little over a week at church with a smiling face (behind that mask, of course).

    We will continue to stream our 9am live on Facebook. Instructions are below: 

    • Facebook. Go to www.Facebook.com and search for our church by putting in the name “First Baptist Church.”  It will give you some choices and you need to choose our church.  If you are a first-time user, be aware that there is a “First Baptist Church Grass Valley” which will pop up and it is in Oregon so don’t choose that church but our church with its logo.  We will be live streaming at 9 AM.
  • Virtual Worship Choir Presents - Holy Spirit Medley

    A few members from our Worship Choir collaborated on a virtual singalong number as a result of the current pandemic.  To watch the video, click on the image to the left.

  • Online Giving - Donations, Tithes and Offerings

    To give on line, please click here.

    "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 2 Cor 9:7

  • Women's Retreat - September 18-20, 2020

    Save the Date! Finding Faith September 18-20 at Zephyr Cove Conference Center. Space is Limited. Contact Dawn Brindley for pricing and registration 530-913-7501.

  • Brazil Rio Preto Mission Trip - November 5-16, 2020

    New Mission Date:

    Join the International Commission for the Brazil mission trip to Rio Preto November 5-16, 2020.  For more information, please contact the office or Mark Rindels at 530-273-7301.

    The International Commission is dedicated to equipping and enabling believers worldwide to conduct church-based evangelism projects to reach unbelievers and make disciples.

Together Again - Our Plan

We've prepared a short video outlining our plan for regathering.  Click on the image to the left to watch this special message.

Although we never closed as a ministry and have been actively meeting needs in our county, we have missed our weekly in-person gatherings and are now together again.

We continue to implement safety precautions as requested by our local health officials for our large weekend gatherings and want to regather as safely as we can.

Although this time has been difficult, we have been amazed by what God has done in and through the community of First Baptist Church in this season and can’t wait to see what He has in store for us in this next season!


First Baptist is a dynamic and growing community of people looking to put Jesus Christ at the center of their lives. We were founded in 1946 and are located in the breathtaking hills of Nevada County.ore about us

Our Mission:

Reach the community & World

Incorporate believers into the church body

Develop members to devoted followers of Christ

Guide members into meaningful ministry

Express joyful worship to God