First Baptist Church Worcester

A welcoming and affirming church.
A safe space for all.
Worship at 10am.
111 Park Avenue Worcester, MA

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 have been holding services and church-wide events online.  In summer 2021 we resumed in-person services outside, and then moved into the sanctuary in the fall. Our COVID Task Force meets every month to update our guidelines for services and other events based on infection rates in our community, which has meant returning to virtual-only services at times of increased risk (e.g. after holidays, during the Omicron spike). As of February 6, 2022, we have resumed in-person services in the sanctuary. Masks and social distancing are required for all while inside the church building, regardless of vaccination status. All services will also continue to be livestreamed on Facebook Live and the website. The priority that informs our process is inspired by our inclusive beliefs. We profess that everybody is somebody to God and to us. This is why we chose to wait to reconvene in-person gatherings until everybody was safe to return together.

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.

Ready to worship? Join us online!