FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN NEEDHAM IS AN AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCH IN THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING THE CHRISTIAN STORY OF GOD SINCE 1856.
WE ARE A CHURCH IN TRANSITION - IN THE MIDST OF HOLY REBIRTH AND DISCERNMENT - THAT REPRESENTS A RICH DIVERSITY OF PEOPLE.
WE JOYFULLY SEEK TO FOLLOW JESUS BY:
LOVING, SUPPORTING & SERVING ONE ANOTHER, THE COMMUNITY & THE WORLD.
WELCOMING ALL PEOPLE TO FIND A SPIRITUAL HOME THAT EMBRACES THE JOY OF CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, MISSION & SERVICE.
ENCOURAGING CREATIVE COLLABORATION WITH NEIGHBORS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS & RADICAL WELCOME & HOSPITALITY TOWARD THE NURTURING, SUSTAINING, & HEALING OF OUR COMMUNITY, CREATION, & THE WORLD.
FINDING GOD’S VISION THROUGH PERSONAL AS WELL AS COLLECTIVE PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION, & FREEDOM OF PERSONAL INTERPRETATION OF THE WORD AND FAITH EXPRESSION.
PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO GROW SPIRITUALLY IN CHRIST.
Not one of us has a claim on all of God and the fullness thereof, but each of us catches a glimpse of God's goodness and mercies in some way. In what ways have you witnessed God's faithful and abiding love? Jesus of Nazareth has been the center of our community's awakening to God's goodness and grace - his life, death and resurrection a testament to God's salvific work in the world and accompanying presence with the outcast and marginalized. In our coming together, in our seeking together, we grow to know God's will and love for us more fully as we learn more of God through one another. Our commitment to one another, and dedication to solidarity with our neighbor is both a reminder and a testament to God's presence and accompanying Spirit that never abandons us, as well as a reminder of our call as followers of Christ to serve and be with even the least among us, loving our neighbor as ourselves. You're invited to join us on this faith journey of accompaniment, radical hospitality, and creative ministry - action born of love.