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 - Starts again in September
Choir Practice 8:45 am

September through May
Children's Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9:30 am.
Classes for children and adults will help your faith to grow in the grace of God and in fellowship with one another. Studies for all ages K - Adult.

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


Aug. 16 "Now It Can Be Told"
Rev. Wes Smith preaching

Aug. 23 "Sometime I Must Tell Him
About God"
Rev. Wes Smith preaching

Aug. 30 "The Wonderous Possibility of Change"
Rev. Wes Smith preaching

Sept. 6 Communion
"Looking for the Perfect
Church? Sorry!"
Rev. Wes Smith preaching

Sept. 13 Homecoming Sunday
      Sunday School 9:30
      Worship 10:30

Sept. 20 "An Invitation for Everyone"
Rev. Wes Smith preaching

Sept. 27 "The One Gate"
Rev. Wes Smith preaching

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

Sermon Messages
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Point of View 
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from our Pastor

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Our Beliefs
Our Vision. Our Mission. Our Church

Our Beliefs 

What kind of church
is First Baptist Church? 

Thoughts on a Relationship
with God

Study His Word -- The Bible
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 
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 and/or volunteer.

See the Events listing on this page and check out the 
Local Community Page.

"Why I Believe"
is a new study group sure to feed the hearts and minds of seekers and believers. 

Is there a God?
Are miracles real?
We all wrestle with the tough questions about the core issues of human existence.

Chip Ingram offers logical, biblical insights on resurrection, life after death, the Bible, creation, and God's existence. 

This study group will begin Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm at the church. "Why I Believe" study guides are available from Pastor Smith for $8. To register for this new spiritual growth group, please speak with Wes.


Men's Fellowship 

Saturday, August 15 
Saturday, September 19
7:30 am
Good food
Good fellowship
Bring a friend!


First Baptist Church
Yard Sale
Saturday, August 22

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Work schedule for
Yard Sale volunteers
July 6 - August 19
Mon., Tues., Fri. 10:00 am to noon
Tuesday evening 6:00 to 8:00 pm


Homecoming Sunday
September 13
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship 10:30 am


"Why I Believe"
Study Group

Wednesdays beginning September 16
7:00 pm
Register with Pastor Smith


"How Job's Recovery
Can Provide Hope for Yours"

Presented by Dr. Gordon S. Grose
Saturday, September 19
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
First Baptist Church Chittenango



October 16 & 17
Delta Lake
Bible Conference Center


Fall Gathering

Madison Association

Sunday, November 8, 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church


Local Volunteering Opportunities
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Hurricane Response:
Rebuilding New Orleans 
Restoring New Jersey
CLICK Here to go to 
Mission Page

News at First Baptist 

Men's Breakfast a Hit!
21 men attended the Men's Fellowship Breakfast in June. Even though the tables were filled, they still didn't run out of pancakes! The fellowship and devotion time was meaningful and the men look forward to sharing again. Men from other churches are very welcome to come to the breakfast.

Madison Association Meeting
The June 7, ABC, NYS Madison Association meeting held at Oneida, FBC was attended by eight of our members. At that meeting, Kirk "Doc" Palmer was elected Moderator of Madison Association. Doc is a member of Lebanon Federated Church.

FBC member, Fred Cazer was elected Madison Association Representative to the Board of Missions (the governing Board of the American Baptist Churches New York State). FBC members, Dan and Carole Saulsgiver represent Madison Association Churches on the "Regional Enhancement Team." Rev. Wes Smith continues to serve as Madison Association's representative o the 'Pastoral Care Team." 

It was decided at the meeting that FBC Hamilton will host the Madison Association's Fall Gathering on Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 pm.

Madison Association voted to donate $500 to Vick & Pathfinder camps, and $500 to ABC, NYS.

Youth Group Activities

We have had an active youth group, with youth from our church and the community participating in several events: CROP WALK, the Birthday Bag Project for the Hamilton Food Cupboard, and fun meetings at the church. We attended Gospel Fest at Colgate Univ. Watch the calendar for upcoming youth group events.

Congratulations to our Organist
Chris Warren and our grand organ were highlighted in the AGO (American Guild of Organists) November issue of  "The American Organist" magazine. Also, the Annual Autumn Organ Recital organized by Chris was a delightful success with over 80 attendees. Robert Kerner of Kerner and Merchant was the guest organist.

Friday ISF Dinners
The Friday evening Fellowship Dinners are a wonderful time for the international student community. Sixty students, teaching interns and fellows from Colgate and over twenty members and friends of First Baptist Church come for food and fellowship. It is an amazing time! See you again in the fall.

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 always brings out shoppers looking for amazing bargains.

A few of the smiling faces at the 2013-14 Colgate International Student Dinner. Dinners are held every Friday at 5:30 during Colgate semesters.

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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