We Help People Follow Jesus Together  


Helen First Baptist is a community of people who love and follow Jesus. Whether you’re just in town for the weekend or you are looking for something more, we’d love to be part of your life.


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Sunday Mornings


Sunday School

Groups meet from 9:15 to 10:15. Click here to find a group that fits you.


Morning Worship

Worship begins at 10:30. Blended Music. Biblical Preaching. Casual dress OK. Nursery and Preschool Church for children 4 and under. Kids in Grades K-3 dismiss to Children's Church during the music portion of the adult service.

Sunday Nights

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Adult Bible Study

Pastor Jim Holmes leads a study of the gospel of Mark on Sunday nights at 6:00 PM in Room 106. This video-driven series by Francis Chan contains beautiful video that helps bring this gospel to life!


Children’s Choir

Children in grades K-5 rehearse for their spring presentation, The Born Again Identity, each Sunday night at 6:00 in the Sanctuary.


Youth Bible Study

Students in Grades 6-12 meet in Room 204 from 6-7 for a time of discussing questions HFBC students have submitted about the Bible and Christian faith.

Wednesday Nights


Wednesday Dinner

Community dinner is served from 5:15-5:45 on Wednesdays during the school year in the Fellowship Hall. Free for everyone. Donations accepted. To make reservations, click here.


Prayer Meeting

This time of prayer and Bible study is led by Pastor Jim Holmes. Meets in the Sanctuary from 6:15-7:30.


Ladies' Bible Study

Ladies, you are invited to join us for a Beth Moore study about the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Facilitated by Cheryl Howard & Patty Bedzyk. Meets Wednesday nights at 6:10 in Room 106.



AWANA meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00–7:45 pm in Room 208. Kids meet in the following age groups: Cubbies (ages 3-5 years); Sparks: (Kindergarten–2nd grade); and Truth & Training (3rd–5th grade).

To register your child for AWANA, please click here.


Abide Youth Service

Students in Grades 6-12 meet from 6:00-7:45 each week during the school year for a time of worship, Bible teaching, and small-group discussion. Meets in Room 200.

Community Ministries


Bread of Life Food Distribution

The Bread of Life ministry distributes food on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Plan to arrive at 7:45 AM.

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Hope for Helen

Hope for Helen is a ministry that helps members of Helen FBC connect with people in our community--many of whom are living in transitional housing such as motels. HFBC offers free dinners on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Helen Library Community Room.



HFBC offers brief pastoral counseling at no cost for church members and community members. Depending on the situation, persons seeking help may be referred to outside, fee-based counseling or to other appropriate agencies. For more information, contact Jim Gant. If you need immediate help, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Nursing Home Ministry

HFBC leads residents of Gateway and Friendship Nursing Homes in worship every other week. Volunteers meet at the scheduled nursing home each Monday at 10:30 AM.


Jail Ministry

Members of HFBC teach the Bible to inmates at the White County Detention Center every Sunday afternoon. We also offer Bibles to them at no charge and provide counseling during the week to inmates who request it. Participants in this ministry must be members of HFBC and must complete a background check.