Community of Faith

VISION OF "THE CHURCH IN THE CENTER" The Historic First Baptist Church
of Manchester Center
We are believers on a journey with God; both individually and collectively committed to help make our church community and the world a better place. We provide a place where anyone can find support for daily living by celebration in worship, searching the Scriptures and by heartfelt prayer and enjoyable fellowship, so we may share love in our world as Jesus inspires us.
(adopted Apri 28, 2013)

What has God called us to do?
Love! by modeling the love of Jesus;
by greeting people with warmth and sincerity.
by welcoming children as a valued part of our church family.
by integrating the children of God of all ages into an intergenerational community that shares Christ's love in diverse

Serve! By organizing our life in a way that brings out the best gifts and abilities of all God's people.
by celebrating our assets and using them for Christ's service
by knowing the needs of people in our church and contributing to their well-being
by knowing the needs of our community and contributing to its peace

Worship! by celebrating what God has done through Jesus Christ
by our attention to song and prayer
by our attention to the Scriptures and clear teaching
by a response to God's presence with our whole life

First Baptist Church is a faith community that believes in studying God's Word; sharing our gifts, graces and talents; and acting as Christ's compassionate servants in and to this world.

We come from many different backgrounds and experiences, but find our common ground in worshiping and working together. We believe in honoring our traditions, and also believe God continues to inspire and enlighten us in new and innovative ways, as we seek to know and follow God's leading in our lives.

Through the spoken Word, through Music, and through service to others, we proclaim our heritage as Followers of Jesus Christ and welcome all who are seeking a faith community in which to grow and to give of themselves.

We emphasize the importance of Christian Education for all ages; the opportunity to minister to other, both locally and globally; and the ongoing power and presence of Jesus Christ to transform us and renew us.

Come join us for our service and feel the Sprit that flows in us, to you.