Fall Harvest Potluck Sunday October 25th

After worship on the 25th, the church will hold a chili, soup, and bread potluck to celebrate the harvest season. Folks can bring soups and chilies of their choice and the board of church life will provide bread and beverages.



Church Hymn Sing October 11th

An Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing will be held  at the church sanctuary on 4 pm Sunday, October 11. Featuring a selection of popular hymns from a century ago, sung by all present, the event will be led by First Baptist's organist, Charles Olegar. "Many of the most beloved American hymns come from the period between the Civil War and First World War,"  observes Olegar.  "These tended to be in the popular idiom of the day, and were typically sung with considerable gusto, being, as they are, very enjoyable to sing and carrying a strong, clear message." 

The Hymn Sing will last about one hour and will include responsive scripture readings from the assembly. 

The hymn sing is open to the public without charge, the church is requesting that attendees contribute via freewill offering to the church's organ fund.  First Baptist Church's pipe organ, among the area's finest, has after fifty years of service developed a number of age-related issues bearing considerable expense.  The congregation is hoping that contributions from special musical events can assist in meeting such costs, while offering the community opportunity to experience the joy of group singing with a fine pipe organ.



FBC Fall Tag Sale

Friday Oct 2nd 11am to 4pm                            

Saturday Oct 3rd 10am to 1pm                                                 

 Saturday Oct 3rd is $3.00 bag day. Admission is free both days. The tag sale features fall and winter clothing, household goods, children’s toys, books, fabrics, etc.  Donations are welcome until Wednesday Sept. 30th. Please make sure that all items are clean and usable. No TV please. Drop-off times are Monday- Thursday from 9:30am to 2:30pm and Friday from 9:30am to 2pm. First Baptist is located at 601 Main Street in Bennington.  Home pick up is also available. Call 442-7970 for more details.


Playroom Supervisor Wanted

First Baptist currently has an open position for Playroom Supervisor/Sunday School Teacher.

We are seeking a creative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic educator to work and engage our students and their families in the experience of Christian community and learning.

The playroom supervisor must be able to work Sunday mornings 9am-11am and to be able to work occasional weeknight events with due notice. For more information, a copy of the playroom supervisor job description is available in our download section.

Please send resume to First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street, Bennington VT.



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