What is Baptism? 
Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the practice of baptism by immersion in water is offered to those who have come to faith in God through Jesus Christ. Baptism is an outward sign of your inward reality. Baptism symbolizes your belief in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin and newness of life.

"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved..."
-- Mark 16:16

First Baptist Church

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

American Baptist Churches USA                               American Baptist Churches of New York State

 "O Lord, our Lord,
        how majestic is your name in all the earth! . . .

    When I consider your heavens,
        the work of your hands,       
    the moon and the stars,
        which you have set in place,
    what is man that you are mindful of him . . ."

-- from Psalm 8

​​​Our Beliefs

Our Vision
To be a community of loving disciples, growing in the Christian faith, following Jesus by actively sharing in God's ministry of reconciliation in our community and around the world.

Our Mission
We seek to grow with God in the heart of community by sharing God's love and grace, guiding people in a relationship with God by developing devoted followers of Jesus.

Our Church Covenant
Our beliefs are summarized in our

First Baptist Church Covenant:
Recognizing Jesus Christ as the Sovereign of our lives and the Author of our salvation,
we covenant with God and with one another:

  • to walk together in Christian love in the fellowship of the church,
  • to participate in the worship and work of the church,
  • to witness faithfully to God’s reconciling and forgiving love,
  • to foster Christian education and growth in Christ-like character,
  • to share in the outreach of the church at home and abroad,
  • to respect the liberty of conscience of all people,
  • and to do all within our power to promote justice, peace and the coming of the Kingdom of God.