CHURCH PICNIC JULY 12, 2015                                                                            

Our Church Picnic will be held at Lake Paran. Set up will begin at 11pm. Food will be served around 12:30pm; cleanup will start around 2:30pm. Hamburgers, hotdogs, paper products, lemon-aide, and ice water will be provided by the church.  Church volunteers are needed to bring main and side dishes,  and to help set up and to clean up. For more information contact a member Church Life Board.        


Welcome to First Baptist!

First Baptist welcomes you to our weekly worship at 9:30 AM Sundays. We worship together, singing hymns old and new, listening for the Word, and endeavoring to be a community of faith that cares for one another.

First Baptist is also a leader in community efforts to meet the basic human needs of the greater Bennington area. We work together with organizations, interfaith and non-profit alike, to encourage collaborative efforts and help our neighbors in need. There are three non-profit agencies located in the church: Vermont Center for Independent Living, Family Time, and The Bennington Free Clinic (for more information visit the "Non-profits at FBC" section).   You can learn the latest about our ministry through our  newsletter, that cn be downloaded via the link to the right under the "Newsletter and Annual Report" section.

Come and join the worship and work of the gathered people called "First Baptist"!



Space for non-profit organizations available at First Baptist

The First Baptist Church of Bennington, VT, invites non-profit organizations to consider tenancy at our downtown facility.  Please share the word that First Baptist has 3000 sq. ft. available for non-profits to deliver services and connect with the community.  (Our space is available for multiple needs, available in various room sizes ranging from 178 to 900 sq. ft. per room). 

We seek connections particularly with non-profit organizations providing for the basic human needs of our community.  We can provide accessible, affordable, and welcoming space here in our downtown area.

We also rent meeting rooms on a hourly or daily basis. 

The sanctuary and chapel are available for weddings and funerals.

For rates and more detailed information, click on the Rental Rates button on this website, call 802/442-2105, or e-mail   




Religious education for children occurs as part of the worship hour

Adult Forum (adult religious education) occurs at announced times of the year



Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches/USA
American Baptist Churches of Vermont & New Hampshire

in missional support of the greater Bennington area

and partners with the local Interfaith Council, the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Bennington Corporation


"A place for healing, community involvement, and spiritual grounding"