Welcome to First Baptist Church

A Progressive, Welcoming and Affirming Baptist Church

An LGBT Friendly Church

Christian Family Education for all Ages

Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 1 PM

Stewardship Time at First Baptist!

The next few weeks at First Baptist we will be focusing on Stewardship, culminating on Pledge Sunday: November 19. A special Stewardship edition of the Visitor has been produced by Sue Eymann, in conjunction with the Stewardship Ministry Team. If you haven't recieved your copy, you can find one at 2017 Stewardship Edition of the Visitor.

We hope you will return the final page of the Stewardship Edition of the Visitor during the worship service on November 19, with your commitment of time and talents to First Baptist for the coming year.

Youth Programs Web Site

First Baptist's Youth and Children's Ministry Coordinator, Amy Beigel, has created a web site featuring many of the activities of the children and youth at First Baptist. Click on the image on the right to visit the site.

~ Who We Are ~ `

First Baptist Church of Ithaca is located in the center of the vibrant city of Ithaca, NY (a city of more than 30,000 people). Although in a city location off of Dewitt Park, our members come from both downtown and rural locations more than 25 miles from the church. Those members are willing to travel the distance because of the uniqueness and values found at First Baptist of Ithaca. We are an old established church. Our identity is marked by our shared values for social justice and diversity. Our church is a member of the American Baptist Churches USA, in the Rochester-Genesee Region. We belong to the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB).

We strongly believe that everyone is invited to the table and made to feel welcome there. We don’t just talk the talk. Our church reaches out to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)community and is respectful and considerate in language and actions towards one another. This is important to us. We value diversity and warmly welcome people of any culture, race, or economic background into our church. Our present population includes retirees, single parent families, blended families, foster/adoptive families, and college students. We are seeking to increase our membership with young and old alike.

Sunday Worship     10:00 AM
Coffee/Fellowship 11:15 AM
Children's Classes 11:15 AM
Adult Classes         11:30 AM

No Adult Education on the second Sunday of each month due to our community breakfast.
Worship services are family-friendly and nursery care is also available.


What does the Lord require of you?
To do Justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
~Micah 6:8~