This Sunday (October 17) at First Baptist

Please join us for our worship service at First Baptist this Sunday!

Note: Beginning on June 20 we have had the option of worshiping in-person at First Baptist! We encourage attendees to be vaccinated and we require attnedees to wear masks and to satisfy social distancing requirements. More recently we have been allowing congregants to sing the hymns and chants during the service as long as they are wearing masks, but, in light of the recent up-tick in COVID cases in Tompkins County, we are limiting the amount of congregational singing in each service. We will continue to offer the alternative of joining the worship service remotely, using the web-access tool Zoom. If you are not already on the First Baptist mailing list, and wish to gain access to the Zoom worship service, please email us at or call the church office at 607-273-5800. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 data for Tompkins County and will make future adjustments to in-person attendance policies as required or allowed.

  • Plan to join us this Sunday, October 17, as we worship in an hybrid mode — either in-person at First Baptist or on-line via Zoom.
  • Pastor Debbie’s message is titled: Rising and Falling in Grace.
  • Following a brief time of fellowship after the worship service, our Christian Concern team will lead an Adult Education session letting us know what is happening in our various community service efforts and share ways in which you can be involved.

As usual, audio versions of the Scripture Reading and Message of this service will be posted on the Recorded Sermons page under this tab shortly after the conclusion of the service.

Saturday Evening Prayer Services

During the 2020 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!