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    Rev. Wes Smith, preaching
March 22 Fifth Sunday of Lent  "Mud Below, Stars Above"
March 29 "Palm Sunday: Meaning and Impact"
We will meet back in the sanctuary this Sunday.
April 2 Maundy Thursday with Communion
7:00 pm at First Baptist with Park United Methodist
April 3 Good Friday Walk. 11:30 am Starts at First Baptist Church.
Proceeds to Village churches.
April 5 7:00 am Community Easter Service in the Village Park.
Followed by breakfast at Park United Methodist Church
April 5 Easter Festival Celebration of Resurrection  
"The Joy of Victory"
(Communion will have been served on Maundy Thursday)

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

Message from our Pastor
Click here

Pastor's Point of View.  From the "Announcer" FBC's newsletter
Click here


5:30 pm Fridays
at First Baptist Church
See you after spring break!

Interwoven Hearts
Women's Bible Study

"Experiencing God"
by Henry & Richard Blackaby
& Claude King

Thursdays: 9-11 am or 7-9 pm
Call to register 794-2141

Lenten Study Group
"The Case for Easter" 
by Lee Strobel

Mondays, March 2 - 30
 7-8 pm
RSVP to 315-228-2028

Men's Fellowship 

Saturday, March 21
7:30 am
Good food
Good fellowship
Bring a friend


March Meeting
Thursday, April 2 at 1:00 pm

Patricia and Fred VonMechow
"A Canoe Voyage"
Sherburne to
the Chesapeake Bay

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

News at First Baptist Church

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.

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. 

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 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 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.

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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