First Baptist Church Staff

  • Rev. Karen Mendes - Pastor
  • Pastor Thee Say - Karen Baptist Community Pastor
  • Olivia Chamberlain - Church Administrator
  • Evan Allen - Organist
  • Anna Roy - Chancel Choir Director
  • Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
  • Julie Sweeney - Sexton

Officers of First Baptist

  • Sarah Dopp - Moderator
  • Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
  • Cindy Little - Clerk
  • Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
  • Chris Thompson - Treasurer
  • Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
  • Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
  • Sarah Dopp - Historian
  • Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian

Green Steeple, Grateful People, Growing In Faith, Proclaiming God's Love

Upcoming Events

Hello Friends,

NOODLES FOR BURMA FUNDRAISER – Join us on June 5 for takeout Burmese noodles. Choose between vegetarian noodles or chicken with vegetables and noodles. Sweet treats and beverages will also be available. Cost is by donation at time of pickup. All proceeds will go to help folks in Burma.  RSVPs can be made at or by emailing . Please join us for this tasty and helpful event.

For the time being, First Baptist will conduct Sunday worship via Facebook Live and Zoom. We gather at 9:45am on our Facebook page – First Baptist Church, Burlington, VT and a recording of our service will also be available on the Facebook page to watch at your convenience.

Church School happens on Google Meet at 11am on Sundays.

A Weekly Bible Study meets on Zoom on Mondays at 11:30am.

A Weekly Coffee Hour meets on Zoom on Thursdays at 9:30am.

An Anti-Racism Book Group meets on Zoom on Mondays at 7pm. We are reading The Color of Water by James McBride.

To access the online gatherings, please email for log in information.

For more information please contact the church office at