Kick Off Sunday and Tailgate Party – Invite One!        

   Sunday, September 8, 2019

September marks the ninth calendar month and is the time of year we associate with new beginnings.  At First Baptist of Hamilton, we celebrate the upcoming year by formally welcoming our new pastor, William Stoklosa and his wife Jessica (Jess) back to Hamilton (Pastor Bill graduated from Colgate University in 2010) as all of us begin a new year together in ministry.

We’ve been busy over the summer planning for the fall and preparing the Kick Off Sunday/Tailgate Party–Invite One! event for the entire congregation to welcome us all back from our summer activities. 


We are challenging the entire congregation to Invite One!  Invite just one family/person to join us for Kick Off Sunday.


For Adults at 9:30 a.m.:  Come catch up with your friends, enjoy a cup of coffee and piece of coffee cake as we share our fall plans and introduce The I AM’s Statements of Jesus as written in the Gospel John.


Worship at 10:30: Orientation to the Sanctuary (Celebration of the I AMs Stained Glass). Beginning Sunday, September 8th at 10:30am. Pastor Bill will introduce The I AM’s of Jesus – Who is Jesus; an 8-week Sermon Series. 


For Children at 9:30:  Children and youth get to build a giant temple out of everyday objects.  We are challenging all the kids to bring a friend to church.  Every child that comes will receive a special prize.      


After Worship: Join us for a Tailgate Party after worship.  Bring a potluck dish to share, lawn chairs or blanket and we’ll provide the rest.   Winner of Raffle will be announced.


Two Challenges: If you would like to donate art/craft supplies for teachers to use in the elementary grades we are looking for craft sticks, glue sticks, Q-tips, cotton balls, buttons, foam shapes or letters, yarn, felt, Model Magic, chenille stems, toothpicks, wooden dowels, pom poms, etc.  A donation box will be in Narthex on Sept. 8th.


We challenge EVERYONE to wear their favorite NFL jersey or school colors!  

We will be promoting the event at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 31st & September 1st.  Stop by and submit your name in the Raffle. Prizes include Colgate Football tickets!  

2019 First Annual Kickoff Sunday​​

First Baptist Church

27 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346    315-824-2780 

American Baptist Churches USA                               American Baptist Churches of New York State




Organ Recital

Sunday, October 13th

3:30 p.m.


Featuring the distinguished organist Glenn Kine​​


International Student 
Fellowship Dinner

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During Colgate Semesters

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Christian Women's Fellowship

First Baptist Church

Next meeting: February 21st

​Open to the public

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Men's Fellowship Breakfast

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Third Saturday of each month

​7:30 a.m.

Next breakfast: August 17th

All are welcome.

Good food
Good fellowship
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Adult Sunday School Class

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Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Fall through Spring

This past year:

Series by Ray Vander Laan on Biblical places in the desert


Interwoven Hearts
Interdenominational Women's Bible Study
Thursdays beginning Jan. 31st

9 to 11 a.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


The Quest by Beth Moore: 7-week study in which you will find greater intimacy with God as you ask and discuss deeper questions of faith

To sign up for a study,

call Meg Parfitt

at (315) 794-2141




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