This Sunday (August 9) at First Baptist

Please join us for worship at First Baptist this Sunday!

Note: To satisfy social distancing requirements associated with prevention of the spread of COVID-19, we will be worshipping remotely only, using the web-access tool Zoom. If you are not already on the First Baptist mailing list, and wish to gain access to the worship service, please email us at or call the church office at 607-273-5800.

  • Pastor Debbie and Christopher M. Loy will again lead our service on Sunday from the First Baptist Sanctuary (with no other worshippers present);
  • Pastor Debbie will deliver the message: Take Heart! Be Not Afraid!;
  • Special Music will be provided by Bill Fry and Dave Caughey; and
  • Adult Education will begin our study of How to Be an Anti-Racist, based on the book by Ibram X. Kendi.

Note that an audio version of the Scripture Reading and Message will be posted later in the day after the service on the Recorded Sermons page under this tab.

Next Sunday, August 16

On Sunday, August 16, we hope to have our service outdoors at Taughannock State Park. Assuming our seven-day average of new COVID tests per 100,000 population in Tompkins County remains below 3.0, plan to bring your masks, lawn chairs, and individual picnic lunches for a service beginning at 11:00 am. More details will follow next week from the church office.

Saturday Evening Prayer Services

During the recent Lenten season, First Baptist joined together on Saturday evenings for special Lenten Prayer services.  These were so successful, especially after they went on-line using Zoom, that we have decided to continue them for the foreseeable future. Please consider joining us for these special services:

  • Saturday Evening Prayer services from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. These services will include opportunities for chant, Scripture reading, and silent meditation.
    These also will be offered only remotely using Zoom. See weekly email reminders for the Zoom Meeting link.

Please join us for one or more of these services!