Welcome to Joppa! If this is your first time with us, we are so happy and privileged to have you joining us.
We are a group of folks from a tri-county area (Levy, Gilchrist, and Dixie counties) who answer to all sorts of monikers. From rural to suburban, construction to computers, dressed up to dressed down, really young to retirees, you'll find someone here with whom you'll relate.
We are back to one service on Sunday morning, beginning at 10:00 a.m. If you are concerned about social distancing, our balcony is available.
On Wednesday evening, the youth/children meet for their weekly service. On Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., adults and anyone who would like to attend is welcome at our prayer/Bible study service.
After things have gone back to "normal", we hope the following will be correct:
Our Sunday morning services usually begin with Sunday School classes at 10:00 AM (well, to be honest, we're almost always ten minutes after.) We have a nursery for the tiny tots and a variety of classes by age. Adults will find several to choose from that may seem age related but are very open to anyone, whether you're 18 or 81.
Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:00 AM and consists of music, Bible reading, prayer, announcements, and an offering collection. We like to remind visitors that you are our guests and the offering plate is passed to everyone but giving is not required or expected. The children are invited to attend Children's Church where they are taught by enthusiastic young adults who know how to incorporate education and enjoyment. For the rest of us, it is the part we all look forward to--a message given by God through our wonderful pastor, Bro. Robin Thomas.
Sunday evenings are a time of specialized meetings. Once a month the Men's Fellowship Group and Ladies' Fellowship Group will meet on specific Sunday nights. We've also just added special Family Bible School nights as well. Check the calendar for dates and times. Our adult choir also meets at specific times on Sunday afternoons.
Wednesday nights are special at Joppa Baptist Church. It begins at 5:00 PM with Youth Choir for teenagers and young adults. At 6:00 PM, our Youth have worship service with their awesome leader, Bro. Josh Thomas. During this time, the rest of our church family is invited to a potluck meal in the Fellowship Hall. At 7:00 PM, we switch places and the Youth enjoy a meal while the children enjoy classes for their own age groups and the adults have a time of prayer and Bible study. The nursery is also available for our littlest folk.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them!
Pastor Robin--352-215-1482 or email@example.com
Pastor Josh--352-316-2081 or firstname.lastname@example.org