Church Services Now Have Resumed

Dear First Baptist Church Family and Friends,

The First Baptist Church of Bennington VT is pleased to announce that the church has reopened its doors for Sunday Services. Services start at 10:30am and last about one hour. To protect our most vulnerable members, we are following state guidelines in regards to the corona virus. If you are fully vaccinated, a mask is no longer required. We are singing all verses to the hymns once again. We are meeting in the church sanctuary which allow plenty of space between us.

We have a rotation of Pastors who preach the sermon and conduct the service. Our usual schedule is a follows: Pastor Joe DeWitt preaches the first Sunday of each month, Dr. Alan Ingalls preaches the second and fourth Sunday of each month, and Pastor John Brigham preaches the third and fifth Sunday of each month. In July Pastor Alan Ingalls will preach on the second and third Sunday and Pastor John Brigham will preach on the fourth Sunday.

After church you are free to enjoy coffee hour. From time to time we will offer a special “grab and go meal” for you to enjoy. For those that cannot attend, repeats of the Sunday Services are available for view the week following the service on CAT-TV and on our website.

The church annex, including the church office, is closed. On Sundays the annex doors will be open as an alternate entrance to the sanctuary. You can email the church at or at and a church volunteer will get back to you within several days. However, the annex will be open on Sundays for access to the church service.

Unfortunately, the church is unable not provide financial assistance with bills and does not hand out vouchers. The church is part of the Greater Bennington Interfaith Services (GBICS) located at 121 Depot Street. GBICS is home to the Kitchen Cupboard, the Food and Fuel Fund, and the Bennington Free Clinic. To contact GBICS call 802-447-3700 or visit . For other services, such as rental and bill assistance, please contact BROC at 802-665-1448 or visit www.

VCIL and Family Time are seeing clients on an appointment only basis. For more information about VCIL and Family Time please see our Non-Profits at FBC page.

The pet clinic is no longer being held to to Covid concerns.

You have been missed! we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely in Christ,

FBC Board of Trustees

Non-Profit Hours at FBC

VCIL and Family Time are seeing clients on an appointment only basis. For more information about VCIL and Family Time please see our Non-Profits at FBC page.
Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Help-a-Pet clinic is not being held at First Baptist. Help-a-Pet is attempting to answer animal healthcare questions by email. They are not able to provide vaccines or on site care. For more information about Help-a-Pet please email:
Grace and Peace,
The staff and boards of FBC

Checking In

How is everyone doing during this current pandemic?  We trust that everyone
is doing fine and that we are enjoying all this extra time that we now have!
BUT we want to get back to “normal” which will be different I’m sure.
Normal, as I have heard, is only a setting on a dryer!

Have you been able to watch our services on CAT-TV or on this website? Each week we have hadthe privilege of joining together in worship with music and the Word of God.

Thank God for all the pastors who have come here on either a Tuesday,
Wednesday,or Thursday to pre-record the weekly worship service for the First Baptist Family and other interested people.

Since this a trying time for all, many people have recommitted their lives
to God through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Many, I have heard have
made a first-time commitment to Christ.  So, in spite of the adversity and
trials and tests, people are coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus!  Thank
God; He uses all things to bring us all to salvation and also a closer walk
with Him.  Remember the old hymn, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”

Psalm 91 tells us that we are sheltered under the wings of our God.  Psalm
23 promises us that when we walk through the valley of the “shadow” of
death, we are to fear no evil, for “He will never leave us, nor forsake us.”
What great promises!  His banner over us is Love as it states in the Song of

We will keep you informed as to when the church will be open again with all
the “new” guidelines for public gatherings.  God bless each of you.  Know
that we are praying for you and that God has you in the Palm of His Hand.

May God richly bless you, beloved ones.

In Christ,
Charlie Marshall


Welcome to the First Baptist Church of Bennington, Vermont. We are glad that you “surfed the web” and found us! Perhaps you are seeking a church to attend or perhaps you are searching for answers to life and life’s situations. You have come to the right place!

 Come and visit us soon. We are located at 601 Main Street in Bennington. Our church services are held weekly on Sundays at 10:30 am. For the months of November-March, please enter the doors in the newer building and go into the Fellowship Hall which is to the left. During April-October, please enter the doors of the Sanctuary with the stained-glass windows and the pipe organ.

 You will experience the love of God when you enter this place. No matter where your life’s journey has brought you to today, you are welcome here! We are a small, growing church with a heart.

 Our church has been gathering to worship God since April 11, 1827. We are affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. Join us, as you are able. You will be greeted by caring people and feel welcome during your visit. Our worship service consists of inspirational, classic hymns with piano or organ. We also include upbeat, Contemporary Christian songs, as well. You will hear stimulating and life-changing messages based on the Bible. 

 After the church service, you will have the opportunity to mingle and fellowship (having coffee, juice and food) with the people of the church who will welcome you and make you feel right at home!

Please contact us if you have any questions or spiritual needs. Our emails are and Currently there is no office staff available, but a church volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible. Please call Grace Wilson, Moderator, at 802.379.4548, if you are unable to reach someone in a timely fashion.

 Please come and experience the Love of God at the First Baptist Church of Bennington. You will be glad that you did. God Bless You!

 Sincerely yours,

The Staff and Congregation of First Baptist Church