FBC Community Hymn Sing on December 25th at 3pm

First Baptist Church is pleased to offer a Christmas Day Carol Sing for the whole community with organist Charles Olegar. This event will take place in the church sanctuary at 3:00 pm on the church's wonderful pipe organ and all are invited. While many may be enjoying a large family gathering, some may be far from family and close friends on this day, and some may be ready to shift out of the usual Christmas day activities for an hour to share the reason for the season.  Please join us in singing   “Joy to the World, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “The First Noel”, “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, and many more carols that have been dear for many generations. Charles Olegar has been a concert organist for some fifty years and is currently the organist at both First Baptist Church and Old First Church of Bennington.  Charles also hosts a show on radio station WBTN-am -1370 weekly, “Music from Waller Hall”. For more information about Charles, please visit  our "About Our Staff" page.



Advent Schedule

December 7th-The Second Sunday of Advent, featuring the Childrens' Pageant and Church Potluck, begining at 5pm in Colgate Hall.

December 14th-The Third Sunday of Advent

December 21st-The Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24th-Christmas Eve Service at 7pm in the Church Sanctuary. A reception will follow the service. 


Bennington Farmers' Market 

First Baptist is pleased to welcome back the Walloomsac Farmers' Market for the winter. The Market will be held two Saturdays a month starting this November and continuing through April of 2015. The Saturday morning markets offer locally produced fresh greens, root vegetables, delicious baked goods, dairy products, meats, crafts and more.  Local musicians perform at each market and informative demonstrations will take place at the market least once a month. All markets are located in Colgate Hall at First Baptist. Times for the markets are 9am-1pm.

For more information go to http://www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org/

Market dates:

November 8 & 22, December 13 & 20, January 3 & 17, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 20, April 4 & 18.



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"!