First Baptist Church Worcester

A welcoming and affirming church.
A safe space for all.
Worship at 10am.
111 Park Avenue Worcester, MA
Our doors may be closed due to the pandemic,
but our hearts remain open. Come join us online.

We are vital to one another, and we are partners in the expanding work of God’s Spirit.
We are on this journey together, and we each have a role in this story.

Rev. Brent NewberryPastor

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently holding all services and events online-only at least through May 2021. Our building is also closed at this time. Rather than deciding when to re-open on a monthly or weekly basis, we have chosen to reevaluate on a quarterly basis which we feel will provide all of us—pastors, leaders, and congregants—an opportunity to step out of a reactive posture and settle into a rhythm and practice of faith together. The priority that informs our process is inspired by our inclusive beliefs. We profess that everybody is somebody to God and to us. Therefore, whenever we ultimately reconvene in-person gatherings, it will be when everybody is safe to return together.  In the meantime, Sunday services will be broadcast on Facebook Live and Zoom, and other services and events will be held via Zoom. Email is the best way to get in contact with the church office and pastors during this time. You are essential—to God and to us.


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We are a community of believers who seek to grow in our faith and understanding as we live the Way of Jesus Christ.

We are a diverse community of people seeking to follow the Way of Jesus Christ. We are old, young and middle-aged; conservative, liberal and free spirits; gay, straight and uniquely ourselves; new immigrants and many-generation Worcesterites; dreamers, learners, artists, thinkers and do-ers.

We come together to share worship, lively conversations, stimulating projects, laughter, joys and tears. We argue and make up. We reach out to each other when we are in need.

We worship a God who draws near, who is with us, who rejoices over us with loud singing, who lifts up the lowly. We worship a God who despite all the brokenness of the world, and the brokenness of our own lives, looks at us and calls us blessed.

Rev. Natalie WebbAssociate Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Outreach

Ready to worship? Join us online!