A Service of Baptism To Be Celebrated Sunday, October 16, 2011

The First Baptist Church of Bennington, VT, will observe a service of Christian baptism on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM.  The congregation celebrates the baptism of Christopher Redding, a high school student and son of Paul and Tarah Redding of Bennington.  All are welcome to worship.

For Christians, baptism is a sacred ritual following the example set by Jesus and the early Christians.  Among Baptists, baptism signifies the acceptance of the Christian message by the person requesting to be baptized.  Baptists are so named due to their historic commitment to baptism occurring by the full immersion of the person to be baptized.  After the service, the minister will be available to explain more about baptism and the faith journey that leads to this day in the life of a follower of Christ.

The First Baptist Church of Bennington, Vermont, is located at 601 Main Street in downtown Bennington.  Endeavoring to be "a place for healing, community involvement, and spiritual grounding", the congregation is involved in community and interfaith partnerships to strengthen and support our local community.  To learn more, visit or contact the office via 802/442-2105 or  The Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot serves as Coordinating Minister.


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


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.


First Baptist Spring Tag Sale April 1 & 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

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  Worship services are held Sundays at 9:30 A.M.


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:

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


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:

Dr. Neville Callum, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, offers a Christmas message to the global Baptist family.  View Neville's message via:

The National Council of Churches (NCC) offers a multitude of Christmas greetings from its various member bodies:

The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, offers a greetings for Christmas via:



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)


QUESTIONS?  Please contact Melissa Helper ( or Rev. Jerrod Hugenot (