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. 



DECEMBER 6, 2014 from 10am-2pm. Craft fair and flea market. 20+ tables just in time for the holidays!  Silent Auction! Home made lunch and snack items  provided by and sold by the First Baptist Church.

If you are interested in reserving a table. please contact Grace Wilson at 442-7970 or 379-4548.




MAY 24th 2014,  7am to 11am

First   Baptist will be hosting it’s fundraising pancake breakfast as part of Bennington's Mayfest celebration. The proceeds from the breakfast go to the building  improvements of the church.  Tickets are $6 for adults, 4$ for children, and $20 for the family. If you know of an area  business that can sponsor the meal, please come by the office to pick up a  sponsorship form.  Sponsors get  two  free  tickets and their  names  or  messages are  printed  on  the   breakfast placemat.   Contact  the  church  office at  442-2105  for more information.




Holy Week and Easter Schedule 

April 13—Palm Sunday @ 9:30 AM  (Sanctuary)
                            Palm Procession

 April 17—Maundy Thursday (Colgate Hall)

                6 PM (Potluck)  7 PM (Communion)

 April 20—EASTER @ 9:30 AM (Sanctuary)

The Church Life Board is asking for volunteers to help with the candy hunt (buying plastic eggs, candy,  filling eggs, hiding the eggs). If you can help or have questions contact Rhonda Harmon at rharmon@bayada.com or 802-6885205. The church life board also asks congregants to please bring a dish to share for Easter Brunch.