We’re delighted you are looking at our website and hope you will explore who we are and then reach out and connect with us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been holding remote-only (on-line) worship services and programs. But, our church community continues to be very active, caring for each other in this time, supporting ministries in our community, and having small, in-person activities outdoors.
The Worship and Spiritual Life Team at First Baptist invite you to join in a 40 Day Journey during Lent. In this journey we look for ways of Coming closer to God, through our care of the earth, our care of each other and our good care of ourselves.
First Baptist Church in Ithaca is a nurturing and inclusive community. Guided by Jesus’ teachings, we strive for social and ecological justice; and embrace the Baptist tradition of Bible, Soul, Church, and Religious freedoms.
Hate Has No Home Here
Pastor Debbie has participated in an ecumenical response to recent racist and anti-semitic incidents in the Ithaca community. Here is a link to their YouTube video: Hate. Has. No. Home. Here.
We acknowledge our long history of systemic racism that benefits white people and excludes people of color. We affirm that Black Lives Matter and reject acts of violence against all people of color. We commit to taking concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in our own congregation and in our society.