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A Timely Reminder

by Bill Pitcher

We had some contact from our friend Meagan at the Alzheimer’s Association reminding us, especially in the upheaval of home confinement, there may be some counsel needed while dealing with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementia. Here …

Devotional from Lamentations 1

by Bill Pitcher

Lamentations 1:1 How lonely sits the city that was full of people!  She has become like a widow who was once great among the nations!  She who was a princess among the provinces has become a forced laborer (NASB).


David Has Sent Us Another Great Devotional

by Bill Pitcher

Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness (ESV).


Ordinarily, I read from a different version, but I appreciate the ESV’s structure

New Devotional

by Bill Pitcher

We asked David Ferkaluk to write a few devotionals. Here’s his first which is very timely.

John 11:35 Jesus Wept


The shortest verse in all of the Bible that every Christian can and should memorize.  This is perhaps one of

Sunday Preview

by Bill Pitcher

Here’s a preview of the message outline for Sunday morning. The text is Job 1:1-12

The Trouble with Trials
Main Idea: How Can God Tolerate Evil?

Lots of News Today

by Bill Pitcher

First, here is a Youtube link for last night’s virtual prayer meeting: https://youtu.be/kurKj7lBR1w

Second, I just got off the phone with Bonnie, she asked about Easter lilies. Honestly hadn’t thought about that. She’s ordering a case of 6 or 8. …

Something New

by Bill Pitcher

At 6:45 this evening, we will go live on Facebook with a slightly restructured prayer meeting. We will be posting the video here, hopefully, tomorrow.


Newest Information

by Bill Pitcher

March 18, 2020

To the Congregation of the First Baptist Church of Amsterdam

All of us understand that at times difficult decisions sometimes must be made. After much prayer, much research, and discussion among all the church leaders, we will …

Update for the Weeks of March 15-21, 22-29

by Bill Pitcher

As the events concerning the pandemic continue to unfold, the leadership of First Baptist Church will continue to monitor the best information available and react accordingly. Though we did cancel our @ Rise Youth Group on Monday for some logistical …


by First Baptist Church

It’s a new year!  We here at First Baptist Church of Amsterdam are hoping our updated page will answer any questions you may have and encourage you along the way through 2018.  Updated sermon page, photos, special events and leadership …