Welcome to First Baptist Church


A Progressive, Welcoming and Affirming Baptist Church

An LGBTQ+ Friendly Church

Christian Family Education for all Ages



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


This Sunday (October 20) at First Baptist in Ithaca

Please join us for worship at First Baptist this Sunday!

  • Pastor Debbie will present the message: The Chasms that Divide Us;
  • The choir will present Jester Hairston's arrangment of Poor Man Lazrus; and
  • Adult Education will continue our series on Who Are Our Neighbors? with guest Roy Murdough, Director of the Friendship Center/SJCS Shelter.

The Worship Service begins at 10:00 am, and will be followed by Education for all ages.

~ 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 a church with a long and rich history. 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 LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, ...) 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 look forward to seeing you at one of our services in the near future.


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 brunch.
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~