Stained glass window in balcony of the First Baptist church of Rutland Vemont
The Holy Bible and other preaching reference books in the First Baptist Church library
exterior front entrance to The First Baptist Church of Rutland Vermont with worshipers and Pastor Mark Heiner
child's hands in payer


Palm Sunday Service - March 29, 10:30AM

a celebration with Palm Branches, singing, and a sermon on Mark 11:1-11.


Maundy Thursday Supper and Communion – April 2, 5:30PM

We will host a simple supper of homemade soups and breads followed by Communion in the Fellowship Hall of FBC beginning at 5:30 PM on Thursday evening, April 2. We celebrate open Communion (church membership is not required). Everyone is welcome.


Good Friday Service – April 3, 7:00PM 

First Baptist will gather at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1 Hillside Road, Rutland, VT) along with Rutland United Methodist Church to observe Good Friday at 7:00 PM on Friday April 3. We will participate in a Tenebrae Service of Darkness focusing on the 7 last words of Christ. Everyone is invited.


Easter “Sonrise” Invitation – April 5, 6:30AM 

Join with the United Methodist Church for an Easter “Sonrise” Service beginning at 6:30AM at the home of John and Dianne Anderson (254 Quarterline Road in Center Rutland).


Easter Sunday Service - April 5, 10:30AM 

Join us for a Resurrection Celebration with Brass, Singing, and a sermon on Mark 16:1-8.


Project Vision Meeting–April 9, 12:00PM 

at Alliance Fellowship (1 Scale Ave.)


Holocaust Remembrance Day – April 16, 7:00 PM 

at Rutland Jewish Center (96 Grove Street, Rutland). This will be a ceremony of candle lighting and prayer followed by a panel discussion on the rise of anti-Semitism today.


The Annual Gathering of American Baptist Churches of Vermont & New Hampshire – May 1-2, Holiday Inn, Rutland 

This year’s theme is “For His Glory” based on Isaiah 43:5-7 with a focus on evangelism and ministering to those in need.  Registration forms are available at the church and online at


FBC Rummage Sale - May 8 & 9 – Mark Your Calendars!

It's been a while since FBC has held one of its famous rummage sales! Please begin now to think about what you have to contribute. Items can be dropped off at the church on Sunday Mornings between 10 AM – 10:30 AM; Tuesdays between 10 AM and 2 PM; and Thursday Evenings between 6:00 PM and 8 PM or by appointment. New and Gently Used Items are welcome.




“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”

            - Isaiah 43:19

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