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 currently 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 Bingham 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 office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 gbicsbennington.org . For other services, such as rental and bill assistance, please contact BROC at 802-665-1448 or visit www. broc.org
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