First Baptist goes to New Orleans!
Three members of First Baptist traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild homes still unrepaired after Hurricane Katrina struck the city in 2005. Our congregants Aleta Bryant, Cindy Watson, and Bob Wilson participated as part of a joint-effort sponsored by the American Baptist Churches/USA, Church World Service, and other denominations. Click here for the article featured in the Bennington Banner.
To learn more, watch this video, featuring all three congregants appear in the opening housepainting footage, and then hear from ABC and CWS staff celebrating the good work).
On Pentecost Sunday (May 31, 2009), First Baptist welcomed the Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary of the American Baptist Churches/USA, as our morning speaker. Dr. Medley's visit made the front page news of the Bennington Banner.
(Featured L to R: Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, ABC/USA General Secretary; the Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot, coordinating minister, FBC Bennington; and the Rev. Rohn Peterson, acting executive minister, American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire)