First Baptist Church
                  Hamilton, New York    27 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346   315-824-2780
Growing with God in the Heart of Community
Welcome to
First Baptist

We are a diverse, growing,
compassionate family of faith. 
At First Baptist, it's all about grace!

Sundays at First Baptist


Music, Prayer, 
Children's Moment, 
Sermon, Scripture Readings.
Childcare available.
The Lord's Supper First Sunday of each month
Come share Communion with us.

Fellowship Time 
Immediately following worship.
Come meet and greet. Enjoy homemade treats.

Choir Practice 8:45 am
Children's Sunday School  
and Adult Bible Study 9:30 am
Worship at 10:30 

During the Week
Many Activities happening each week at FBC. 
Check out events on the Local Community Page.

Our Beliefs
Our Vision. Our Mission. Our Church Covenant.

Thoughts on a Relationship with God
Study His Word. Be a part of the community of the Lord.

Please explore this website to learn more about First Baptist Church.
Phone us with your questions 315-824-2780. Join us for worship on Sunday!

Check out the great events happening at First Baptist Church . . .
We would love for you to join us as a participant or volunteer.
See the EVENTS listing on this page and check out the
Local Community Page

Upcoming Sermons 
August 3 Guest Speaker:
Rev. Dr. Jim Kelsey, Executive Minister American Baptist Churches, NYS
August 10 "Permanent Resident or Evicted?" Rev. Wes Smith preaching.
August 17 "Seeds, Weeds, and Mortality" Rev. Wes Smith preaching.
August 24 "Resisting A Rest"  Rev. Wes Smith preaching.
August 31 "Why Are You So Troubled?"  Rev. Wes Smith preaching.

Make worship a priority in your life.
It's a great opportunity to invite a friend!


Summertime Special Events

August 2 Cooperstown Trip
Baseball Hall of Fame

The weekly dinner will start again at the beginning of the fall semester.
Click here for more info.


7:30 am
Saturday, Aug. 16
. . . .
Bring a friend.
Good food
Good friends
Good fellowship

FBC Yard Sale
August 23
8:30 - 1:00 pm
Find your treasures here!
Click here for work schedule

Sunday School

Sunday, September 8
9:30 am
Children, Youth and Adults

Worship at 10:30 am

Church Fundraiser

An Art Zimmer Theatrical Production
of Pure Country

$20 Advance $25 at door
Sat. Sept 13 7 pm
Sun. Sept 14 2 pm
Hamilton Palace Performing Arts Center
Tickets available at First Baptist Church office.

ABC/NYS Biennial 2014
October 3 - 4
Tabernacle Baptist Church

Message from
our Pastor
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News at First Baptist Church

Boynton Pro Audio System Approved by Trustees
A task force led by Dick Cheshire researched through the advisement of American Baptist Churches, NYS a new sanctuary audio system scheduled to be installed by August 31, 2014. Boynton Pro Engineer guarantees improved listening pleasure from every seat in the sanctuary. Boynton is the best experienced professional audio system installer in Central NYS. Special thanks to all who made this project possible.

Vacation Bible School

"A Wilderness Escape -- Where God Guides and Provides"  Children K through 5th Grade enjoyed a magical learning experience. Moses told stories of the Old Testament, costumed guides brought the VBS'ers to each learning site, music and singing were a joy! Children participated in a mission project to bring clean water to families in India. 

Children's Sunday
What a wonderful day! Led by Sunday School Superintendent, Dan Saulsgiver, all of our children and youth took part in worship. The children brought us special music with a string trio and the children's choir. After worship, we joined together in Fellowship Hall for a delicious luncheon.

Newsletter News                                                  
Click here for article from the newsletter
"Pastor's Point of View"

Singing songs of praise, the Children's Choir and two guest voices filled the sanctuary on Children's Sunday.

Children and costumed guides learn the praise music of the day at Wilderness Adventure Vacation Bible School. It didn't take long before everyone was joyfully participating.

In the mission tent, children and the guides learned how difficult it is to get clean water in other countries.

The talented string trio also performed on Children's Sunday.

'Moses' told stories of crossing the Red Sea, and God's guidance.

The Annual Yard Sale at First Baptist Church will take place on Saturday, August 23 this year. Come and be amazed at what treasures you will find!

A few of the smiling faces at the 2013-14 Colgate International Student Dinner.

First Baptist Church
27 Broad Street, PO Box 73, Hamilton, New York 13346

Church office: 315-824-2780   Pastor's Phone: 315-228-2028
Rev. Smith's email:

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