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A Church with a Heart in the Heart of the City

Freemason Street is an active, open-hearted and open-minded community of committed Christians.

At Freemason Street, we delight in the diversity of personality, thought, and theology.

As is characteristic of our Baptist heritage, we do not ascribe to formal creeds, nor do we assume all members think alike. Baptists have long held that no individual has the right to impose a statement of faith upon another. Each believer must be involved in this living faith in Christ, working out his or her own relationship with God.

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Worshiping God
Serving Our Neighbors
Developing Disciples
Deepening Relationships
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A Different Kind of Baptist

An open-hearted and open-minded community of faith, rooted in the Baptist tradition.

Welcome from Our Pastor

"It's just that I wasn't so sure the church, with its rituals and traditions and sometimes—at least in my experience—closed-mindedness and self-centeredness, might be the place where we might experience life with meaning."

Meet Pastor Bob Guffey, hear his story, and discover what it means to him and to Freemason Street to live a life with meaning and make a difference.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & Examples of Previous Events

  • The Agape Meal on Maundy Thursday
    The Agape Meal on Maundy Thursday
    Thu, Mar 28
    Freemason Street Baptist Church
    Mar 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Mar 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Join us for a simple meal with fellowship and worship, following in the style of the early church.
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout in the Community Garden!
    Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout in the Community Garden!
    Sat, Mar 23
    Freemason Street Baptist Church
    Mar 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout in the Community Garden! Egg hunting for kids 12 and under, socializing and good fun for everyone else!
  • Lenten Book Study: To Pray & to Love
    Lenten Book Study: To Pray & to Love
    Tue, Feb 27
    Freemason Street Baptist Church
    Feb 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Feb 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    6-session study connecting the love of God and neighbor through prayer as seen through the New Testament and the experience of the Early Church. Bob Guffey, study leader.
  • Women's Bible Study 2024
    Women's Bible Study 2024
    Tue, Jan 23
    Zoom
    Jan 23, 2024, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Jan 23, 2024, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    A 9-session study on the power and presence of Jesus Christ as seen through the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Written by Luke, the message to the early Christian community (and to us) is radical, inclusive, and hope-filled. / By purchasing a ticket, you are ordering your copy of the book.
  • Christmas Eve Worship at Freemason Street
    Christmas Eve Worship at Freemason Street
    Sun, Dec 24
    Freemason Street Baptist Church
    Dec 24, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Dec 24, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Gather with the church family on Christmas Eve for a service that celebrates the joy and promise of Christ's birth!
  • The Advent Service of Remembrance & Communion
    The Advent Service of Remembrance & Communion
    Sun, Dec 17
    Freemason Street Baptist Church
    Dec 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Dec 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    A gentle, meditative service, for those who grieve at the holidays, and those who walk with them. In the chapel.
  • Gallery Open Now for Crèche Fest '23: GODBURST
    Gallery Open Now for Crèche Fest '23: GODBURST
    Wed, Dec 06
    Freemason Street Baptist Church
    Dec 06, 2023, 7:00 PM EST – Jan 06, 2024, 7:00 PM EST
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Dec 06, 2023, 7:00 PM EST – Jan 06, 2024, 7:00 PM EST
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    The gallery showings for Crèche Fest '23: GODBURST will run through January 6, 2024. The gallery will be open on Sunday mornings, and other times to be announced.
  • Gallery Open Now through Jan 6 for Créche Fest '23: GODBURST
    Gallery Open Now through Jan 6 for Créche Fest '23: GODBURST
    Fri, Dec 01
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, Chapel
    Dec 01, 2023, 5:27 PM – Dec 06, 2023, 5:42 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, Chapel , 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Dec 01, 2023, 5:27 PM – Dec 06, 2023, 5:42 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, Chapel , 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    The gallery showings for Crèche Fest '23: GODBURST will run through January 6, 2024. The gallery will be open on Sunday mornings, and other times to be announced.
  • Community Yard Sale
    Community Yard Sale
    Sat, Oct 28
    Freemason Street Baptist Church
    Oct 28, 2023, 8:00 PM – 8:05 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Oct 28, 2023, 8:00 PM – 8:05 PM
    Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Shop to benefit the clothing ministry and sell items, too.
  • Trunk or Treat : trunk registration
    Trunk or Treat : trunk registration
    Sat, Oct 28
    Norfolk
    Oct 28, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Oct 28, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Join us for Trunk or Treat in Downtown Norfolk. Sign up today to decorate your trunk and pass out candy on Saturday, October 28th.
  • Wonder-Filled Wednesdays
    Wonder-Filled Wednesdays
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 26
    Norfolk
    Jul 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Jul 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Register today for our weekly afternoon of fun! Ages 1st-5th grade eligible. Each Wednesday in July from 10am-1pm.
  • Women's Retreat 2023
    Women's Retreat 2023
    Fri, Apr 21
    Spring Grove
    Apr 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – Apr 22, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Spring Grove, Spring Grove, VA 23881, USA
    Apr 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – Apr 22, 2023, 12:00 PM
    Spring Grove, Spring Grove, VA 23881, USA
    Join us for an overnight Women's Retreat in Spring Grove, VA celebrating and practicing Sabbath.
  • Maundy Thursday Dinner and Service
    Maundy Thursday Dinner and Service
    Thu, Apr 06
    Norfolk
    Apr 06, 2023, 6:00 PM – Apr 07, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Apr 06, 2023, 6:00 PM – Apr 07, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Join us for a simple meal with fellowship and worship, following in the style of the early church.
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Social
    Easter Egg Hunt and Social
    Sat, Apr 01
    Virginia Beach
    Apr 01, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Virginia Beach, 5321 Northampton Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, USA
    Apr 01, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Virginia Beach, 5321 Northampton Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, USA
    Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt and Social! Egg hunting for kids 12 and under, socializing and good fun for everyone else!
  • Womens Bible Study 2023
    Womens Bible Study 2023
    Mon, Feb 27
    zoom
    Feb 27, 2023, 7:30 PM
    zoom
    Feb 27, 2023, 7:30 PM
    zoom
    Join us for Womens Bible Study 2023 as we journey through Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight. By purchasing a ticket online, you are paying for the Bible study book.
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
    Tue, Feb 21
    Norfolk
    Feb 21, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Feb 21, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Join us for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. $2 per person for an evening of pancakes, games and other celebrations.
  • Church Wide Book Study: Called to Reconciliation by Dr. Jay Augustine
    Church Wide Book Study: Called to Reconciliation by Dr. Jay Augustine
    Sun, Feb 19
    Norfolk
    Feb 19, 2023, 3:00 PM – Feb 20, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Feb 19, 2023, 3:00 PM – Feb 20, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Join us in reading Called to Reconciliation by Dr. Jay Augustine after his visit this past November. Hosted by the Men's Book Club
  • Christmas Worship
    Christmas Worship
    Sun, Dec 25
    via Facebook or download
    Dec 25, 2022, 10:00 AM
    via Facebook or download
    Dec 25, 2022, 10:00 AM
    via Facebook or download
    Please remember- no Christmas Day Worship. Instead join us in serving the community at 11am.
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