Tuesday
Apr192011

First Baptist hosts Mayfest Pancake Fundraiser (May 28, 2011)

MAYFEST PANCAKE BREAKFAST

SAT., MAY 28, 2011  7 AM to 11 AM

$6 adults; $4 kids; $20 family

(Tickets at door or via church office 802/442-2105.)

Proceeds benefit the church's building improvement fund.

Monday
Mar212011

First Baptist Spring Tag Sale April 1 & 2, 2011

FIRST BAPTIST ANNOUNCES SPRING TAG SALE APRIL 1 AND 2, 2011

 The First Baptist Church of Bennington, Vermont, announces a Spring Tag Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2011.  The tag sale features a wide variety of items (spring and summer clothing, household goods, children’s toys, books, etc.).  The tag sale will be held on Friday, April 1 from 10 AM to 3 PM, and Saturday, April 2, from 10 AM to 1 PM.   All proceeds benefit the work of the American Baptist Women’s Ministries.  

Donations of clean, useable clothing and items are welcome. Drop-offs will be received weekdays (9 AM to 3 PM) at First Baptist until Monday, March 28, 2011.  For more information, please contact the church office at 802/442-2105 or fboffice@sover.net.

First Baptist is located at 601 Main Street in downtown Bennington, VT.  To learn more about First Baptist and its mission to be “A place for healing, community involvement, and spiritual grounding”, visit www.fbcbennington.org.  Worship services are held Sundays at 9:30 A.M.

Friday
Dec242010

Christmas Greetings from First Baptist

At the 2010 Christmas Eve service, First Baptist welcomed around 90 persons, up from recent years, including a number of guests and first time visitors.  We celebrate that we ran out of bulletins tonight!

If you were out of town or missed tonight's service for other services/family commitments, etc., the Christmas Eve message by Rev. Hugenot is now posted online: 

http://www.fbcbennington.org/sermonsjhh/2010/12/24/the-flash-mob-nativity.html

A version of the Christmas Eve message appears in this weekend's newspaper. It is available via:

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/opinion/ci_16937956

ECUMENICAL GREETINGS FOR CHRISTMAS

Various denominational and ecumenical leaders have shared Christmas greetings with fellow American Baptists, Baptists, and the wider church.  To read what the "church", "churches" and "the Church ecumenical" are saying about the celebration of Christ's birth, you can read the following:

Dr. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary of the American Baptist Churches/USA, offers his Christmas greetings to the denomination. View Roy's message via:
http://abc-usa.org/

Dr. Neville Callum, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, offers a Christmas message to the global Baptist family.  View Neville's message via:  http://www.bwanet.org/bwa.php?m=news&p=news_item&id=451

The National Council of Churches (NCC) offers a multitude of Christmas greetings from its various member bodies:
http://www.ncccusa.org/pdfs/christmas2010.pdf

The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, offers a greetings for Christmas via:
http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/general-secretary/messages-and-letters/christmas-message-2010.html

 

Friday
Dec242010

Church schedule (Christmas to New Year's)

Friday, December 24, 2010

 5:45 PM     Church Sanctuary open (for service and reception set-up needs)

7:00 PM     Christmas Eve Service (Sanctuary)

                  Reception following (Della Whittier Lounge)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

                 No services.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

9:30 AM    Worship (Christmas Carol Hymn Sing in Colgate Hall)

                Coffee hour afterwards (Della Whittier Lounge)

Monday, December 27, 2010

              Church Office closed 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

9 AM to 3 PM         Office Open

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

9 AM to 3 PM         Office Open    

Thursday, December 30, 2010  

9 AM to 3 PM         Office Open

Friday, December 31, 2010

11 AM to 1 PM      Office open for last minute charitable donations will be received.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

9:30 AM               Worship service at 9:30 AM (Colgate Hall)

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QUESTIONS?  Please contact Melissa Helper (fboffice@sover.net) or Rev. Jerrod Hugenot (fbpastor@sover.net).

Monday
Nov292010

First Baptist observes Second Sunday of Advent

FIRST BAPTIST TO OBSERVE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT WITH WORSHIP AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

The First Baptist Church of Bennington, Vermont, invites you to join the congregation’s worship service this weekend on Sunday, December 5, 2010, at 9:30 AM.  Meeting in the Colgate Hall, the congregation observes the second week of Advent, as the edgy figure of John the Baptist appears in the gospel reading.  The sermon “Nurturing Souls, Winnowing Hearts” looks at the questions Christians ask of themselves during this preparatory season leading up to Christmas.  The hymns include a newly translated Advent hymn “Prepare the Royal Highway” set to a Swedish melody.  The service includes the monthly communion observance.

 

Later in the evening, the children’s Christmas program will be offered at 5 PM, also in Colgate Hall.  The program will involve the children and adults retelling the Nativity story.  A potluck follows at 5:45 PM.  The program and potluck are open to the public.

 

The First Baptist Church is “a place for healing, community involvement, and spiritual grounding”.  To learn more, visit www.fbcbennington.org online, join the church’s Facebook group, or contact the office, weekdays 9 AM to 3 PM, at 802/442-2105.  The Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot serves as coordinating minister.