This Sunday (April 11) at First Baptist

Please join us for our worship service 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 fbithaca@gmail.com or call the church office at 607-273-5800.

  • We will celebrate Communion this Sunday, so be sure to have some bread and juice available if you wish to participate;
  • Pastor Debbie will present a Meditation entitled Jesus Revealed;
  • And plan to stay on line after the service for a brief time of Fellowship in Breakout Rooms, followed by Adult Education. This week we will resume our considerations of how First Baptist can live into its statement of Core Values, as we discuss the Baptist Tradition of Bible, Soul, Church and Religious Freedoms:  a chance to think together about how we want to “embrace” this tradition in new and deeper ways.  We’ll begin with the goals and action plans drafted by a small group from the Church Cabinet; a document describing these was attached to the email notice for this service.

The church building will not be open for in-person worship this week. If you are not on our email list and wish to join one, or more, of our services via Zoom, please follow the instructions in the first paragraph above to obtain the link you will need.

As usual, audio versions of the Scripture Reading and Message of these services will be posted on the Recorded Sermons page under this tab.

Saturday Evening Prayer Services

During last year’s 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!