Worship & Events

Join us for Sunday Worship

10:00 am
First Baptist Church in Needham
858 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Upcoming Events


August 22-26, First Baptist Church in Needham is offering a week of Vacation Bible School.


Join us this summer as we embark on a journey of marine exploration! We will be learning about the world’s oceans and the creatures therein, and building ecological awareness while deepening our responsibility as caretakers of God’s good creation. Each day of camp will be filled with song, reflection on scripture, ecological and environmental education, and other activities. The week will culminate in a trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston on August 26th.

Registration and permission forms can be downloaded here or from the home page:

VBS 2016 Registration Form

Aquarium Permission Form 2016

VBS Additional Permission Forms 2016

VBS 2016 letter

Blessing of the Backpacks

August 28th, 10am worship

Backpack image

Bring your backpack to worship for the blessing and celebration of a new school year! May the awareness of God’s presence be multiplied to our students and school workers in this season of opportunity & new beginnings.


Weekly Bible Study

Join us for a season of Seuss –
Sept 8 – Nov 17, Thursday nights at 6pm

Guided by The Gospel according to Dr. Seuss, by James Kemp, and the Holy Spirit, we plan to gather this fall to explore the insights of Dr. Seuss and their relevance to the good news of our Christian faith.  We hope you can join us!

DrSeuss Study


Preaching Schedule



14th,  10:00am –
Join us for a Service of Celebration and Blessing honoring Gregory Mobley and his service to our church.  Greg will begin a new journey this fall as a faculty member of Yale Divinity School.  We send him forth with our prayers and blessings.   


21st – Luke 13:10-17, “Blessing on the Sabbath”

28th – Luke 14:1, 7-14, “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times”
Children will remain in worship for the sermon and the blessing of the backpacks



4th – Guest Preacher, Ashley Anderson

11th -John 3:13-17, “For God So Loved the World”; guest liturgist, Art Gordon

18th – Guest Preacher, Art Gordon

25th – Mission Sunday: Refugee Resettlement Awareness, Kick-off campaign and resource drive for International Institute of New England
Guest speakers:
Marilyn Raatz,International Ministries Missionary to South Africa
Rafal F. Thaher, local refugee



2nd – 2 Timothy 1:1-14, “The Good Treasure: Faith of our Grandmothers”; guest liturgist, Ashley Anderson (Communion Sunday)

9th – Luke 17:11-19, “Thank You Notes”

16th – Guest Preacher, Holly Benzenhafer

23rd – Luke 18:9-14, “The Jesus Prayer”; guest liturgist, Holly Benzenhafer



6th – Luke 19:1-10, “As the Savior Passed that Way” (Communion Sunday)

13th – Isaiah 65:17-25, “The Joy and Delight of the Lord”

20th – Thanksgiving Meal, Psalm 46, “Behold the Works of the Lord”



Advent Begins

November 27th – 1st Sunday of Advent



4th – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Communion Sunday)

11th – 3rd Sunday of Advent

18th – 4th Sunday of Advent
           Blue Christmas Service, 7pm

24th – Candlelight Christmas Eve, 7pm

25th – Christmas Day!,  10am worship




1st – Hymn Sing: Sing in the New Year

8th – Epiphany (Communion Sunday)

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5th – (Communion Sunday)

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1st – Ash Wednesday Service, 6pm (Communion Sunday)

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2nd – (Communion Sunday)

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16th – Easter Sunday!  Christ is Risen!





Join us for Sunday Worship

10:00 am
First Baptist Church in Needham
858 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

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