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.


September 12 –13 Rally Day Weekend

September 12 (rain date September 13) 3:00pm - 6:00pm a "Kick Off to Rally Day": will include a hay ride at the Kachmar farm and then bible stories and s'mores shared around the campfire. The Church Life Board will provide hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Volunteers are wanted to assist with setting and cleaning up. 

September 13 “Rally Day”:  The Church Life Board will provide goodies for coffee hour and get the children signed up for Church School. 




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.


Potluck August 16th

A Battle Day potluck will be held after service on August 16th. I f you would like to bring an item, please contact  any of the following members of the church life board: Jean Hoag, Carol Morin, Anne Rockwell, Rhonda Harmon, Allyn Lindsey, or Aleta Bryant-Boutin.