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.
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.
Adult Bible Study:
 Book --  "OutLive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference" by Max Lucado. Books available at church.

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   Rev. Wes Smith preaching
October 5  10:30 am  "Knowing Love"  Communion
October 12  10:30 am " I Don't Know Why I Do the Things I Do"
October 19  10:30 am  " Like Warm Clothes In Winter" 
October 26  10:30 am  "Spiritual Rock Versus Traditional Sand"

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

Message from our Pastor
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Every Friday at 5:30 
at First Baptist Church
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Friday, October 31
Square Dance
7:00 - 9:00 pm
All are invited!

Give to support ABC International Ministries across the world where needs are met.

ABC/NYS Biennial 2014
Rev. Marvin McMickle
Pres. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, NY
October 3 - 4
Tabernacle Baptist Church
13 Clark Place, Utica


Sunday, October 5
Begins at
First Baptist Church
Registration 12:30 pm
Walk Start 1:00 pm
For info contact:
Rev. Donnel O'Flynn 315-824-1745
sign up at
Raise funds to help stop hunger here in Hamilton, Madison County, across the nation and the world.

AB Women's Ministries
Madison Assoc.
Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 11
First Baptist Church, Earlville
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
Luncheon $5 donation
Call to reserve 315-691-4321

Organ Recital
Sunday, October 12  3:30 pm
at First Baptist Church
Robert Kerner, organist
Kerner & Merchant
Pipe Organ Builders

7:30 am
Saturday, October 18
. . . .
Bring a friend.
Good food
Good friends
Good fellowship

News at First Baptist Church

Sunday School Has Resumed
All ages have joined in the Sunday School experience with studies of the Bible and practical Biblical applications for today. The middle and highschool students are studying the Bible using a David C Cook blueprint curriculum, the adults are studying a Max Lucado book "OutLive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference." And, the young children are busy with fun projects in their Sunday School.

Boynton Pro Audio System Installed
Come to church to hear our new sound system. You will be pleasantly surprised. 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"

Friday ISF Dinners
The International Student Fellowship Dinners started again on Friday, September 12. Sixty students, teaching interns and fellows from Colgate and over twenty members and friends of First Baptist Church came for food and fellowship. It was an amazing time! See you this Friday!

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 took place on Saturday, August 23 this year. 

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

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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