Service Times

Sunday Family Worship Service
10:00 am 
Sunday Youth Worship Service
10:00 am
Children Sunday School
10:00 am
Sunday Evening Evangelistic Service
6:30 pm

Wednesday Evening Bible Study
7:30 pm
Wednesday Children's POWer Hour
7:30 pm

Nursery available during all services
> Infant to 4 years

Saturday Prayer Meeting
6:30 pm

 

Messages & Events

November 21, 2014
Youth Fund Raiser Night
6:00 PM  
(See Any Youth Leader FMI)

November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Day

December 13, 2014
Youth Social
6:00 PM

December 17, 2014
DCA Drama
7:30 PM

December 19, 2014
Christmas Jamboree
7:00 PM

December 20, 2014
Adult Social
6:00 PM

December 21, 2014
Christmas Candle Light Service
6:30 PM

December 31, 2014
New Years Eve Service
6:30 PM


 

Welcome!

Thank you for taking a few moments to visit our website.  We want to welcome you to the online home of The First United Pentecostal Church of Augusta.
 
The Word of God says in Acts 2:17-18: And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
 
The 1st UPC is a place where you can enrich your life and increase your faith through sound Biblical teaching and preaching.  The 1st UPC is a place where you can begin or strengthen your relationship with God.  God is still pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh.  If you want to be part of what God is doing, we invite you to come and worship with us.  God is bringing revival to this area, and we intend on being instrumental in that revival.  If you are looking for a place to worship God and to learn more from His Word Regardless of where you are on your Christian journey, just starting out or seeking a deeper walk with God, we want you to feel at home at the 1st UPC.
 
We would be delighted for you to come and worship with us.  It is not by mistake that you are here.  We believe God Himself has led you this website at this time.  Above all else, we would like you to feel the genuine love and presence of God.  We believe that God wants to perform a miracle in your life.  If you have been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we invite you to be our special guest at one of our services!  You'll feel God's presence and find a friendly congregation, spirit filled music, heartfelt worship, and hear anointed preaching.  This is the place for you.
 
We hope that you find your visit to our website a pleasant and informative one.  We would like to invite you to come and visit us and see the great things that God is doing in our midst.  Our doors and hearts are open with hopes that you will visit us soon.

Baptism

Water Baptism According to the Bible.
When people believed in the Book of Acts they were baptized.

Acts 2:41
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

 Acts 8:12
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Acts 8:35-36
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
We are saved by Grace through Faith (Eph. 2:8).  Through faith in God’s Word we repent, by grace God forgives.  Through faith in God’s word we are baptized, and by God’s grace our sins are remitted.  Through faith we ask for the Holy Spirit and by Grace God gives us His most wonderful gift.
Notice the words of our Lord Jesus concerning baptism in Mark 16:16:
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Notice that Jesus did not say, “He that believeth and is saved shall be baptized…”  He said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…”
By so saying our Lord Jesus was placing great importance upon believing and baptism.
Water baptism is a burial (Rom. 6:4) and therefore is to be done by immersion.  Jesus himself was baptized by immersion in the River Jordan (Matt. 3:16).
The Bible says that baptism is for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16).
Baptism is to be administered in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:16; 10:44-48; 19:1-6; 22:16; Col. 3:17).
The Bible asks this question:    
Acts 22:16
16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Baptism of the Holy Ghost

 The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is God’s gift  that empowers New Testament believers.

 Acts 1:8
 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the  Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
 
 John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:.” Jesus Christ told his followers, “Ye  shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. The Bible tells us in Acts 2:4, “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,  and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

We know that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is for us today because the Apostle Peter said, “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:39).

The Bible teaches that the initial sign of receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is speaking with other tongues (John 3:8; Acts 2:4; 10:45-46; 19:6). The Apostle James explained that man cannot tame the tongue. It is reasonable then, that when God fills a person with His wonderful Spirit, He chooses to do what no man can do (James 3:3-8).

Yes, the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is for you today!