There are multiple non-profits that use our church facility. We are primarily a Christian church that seeks to share the love of God through the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ. All are welcome to join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30am and for our weekly Bible studies.
Please note that Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services (GBICS) including:
- The Kitchen Cupboard
- The Bennington Free Clinic
- The Food and Fuel Fund
- VT Health Connect Navigation
have moved to their new offices located at 121 Depot Street. Please Call 802-379-0149 or 802-447-3700 for more information
We are happy to share our space to serve the needs of our community with the following organizations:
Bennington Farmer’s Market is here at FBC starting in October and lasting through April. The Oct markets will take place on Oct 21st and Oct 28th, all other markets will take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month (Find more info on their website: www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org
Help-a-pet is a free veterinary clinic for small animals, Second Sunday of every month from 4 to 6 pm. “We offer treatment of parasites, minor illnesses, wounds, and injuries, as well as basic wellness exams. We are not a vaccination clinic but do offer rabies vaccines in conjunction with the wellness exams. We welcome pets from families who do not have the funds to go to a veterinarian, for example, people who are eligible for Medicaid, 3 Squares, Fuel Assistance, or Meals on Wheels.” Their website can be found at helpapet.net
PAVE/Family Time. The mission of Family Time is to acknowledge and support the importance of family relationships by providing a safe, educational, and nurturing environment for children and adults during monitored family time with non-residential parents and extended family members. Monitored Family Time hours are based on individual needs and will be arranged during intake. Cancellation notice of 24 hours is required. Family Time is located on the backside of First Baptist on the second floor. Visitors will need to use the doorbell on the back of the church to gain access to the Family Time offices. Call 442-7007 or visit www.pavebennington.org for more information.
Vermont Center for Independent Living. VCIL’s mission is to empower Vermonters with disabilities, Deaf Vermonters, and others to tear down the physical, communication, and attitudinal barriers that keep us from realizing our full human potential. VCIL is located on the first floor of First Baptist in room 103. Call 447-0574 or visit www.vcil.org for more information.
Red Cross Blood Drives are held every other month at First Baptist in Colgate Hall from 11:30am to 5:00pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or www.redcrossblood.org.
Support groups also use our facility regularly.