COVID 19 Virus Update

Dear First Baptist Church Family,

We are writing this letter to you to inform you of some changes at the church over the next few weeks due to the COVID 19 virus that is continuing to spread in our community. We desire to adhere to the requests from health officials to minimize the spread of the virus.

We will not be holding public services at the church. However, we plan to record a service for each week until we can reopen. The services will be on available on CAT-TV a week after they have been recorded.  This includes the Palm Sunday Service which will appear the week after Palm Sunday and the Easter service which will appear the week after Easter.

The Cabin Fever Event has been postponed and will be held at some future date. The monthly Benefit Breakfast has been cancelled until it safe to do so. We will keep you posted.

We will be in communication with you on this issue as it develops. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. God bless you.

Sincerely in Christ,

FBC Staff and Board of Trustees



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, with piano, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. You will hear stimulating and life-changing messages based on the Bible. Child care is available after the Children’s Moment through the rest of the worship service.

 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 at 802-442-2105 or email us at Office hours are Monday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm; Tuesday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm; and Thursday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. We are closed on holidays and during inclement weather. Any week that has a holiday or a bad storm, we are open on Wednesday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. 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