First Baptist Church of Manlius is, of course, a place for worship and spiritual enrichment, but our congregation and our building and grounds serve our community and beyond.

We Teach Our Community

For over 25 years, Playschool has been providing a well-respected preschool program for children from ages 3-5. Visit Playschool’s web page by clicking here.

Contact Playschool:  (315) 967-9561 or

Vacation Bible School

Every summer, our congregation hosts a 5-day Vacation Bible School. Approximately 50 children from our community take advantage of this amazing week of fun, learning, and creativity.

We Give To Our Community

Grace Abounds

With God’s help and direction, the First Baptist Church of Manlius opened Grace Abounds Wear-House in May of 2018. This is a no-charge mission to provide new and good used clothing for people in the FM community who need a “hand up.” Click here for the Grace Abounds website page.

FM Community Outreach
Community Outreach

Each month, tote bags are distributed during church services, and members of our congregation take them home and fill them with the items most needed by our local food pantry.

Every November/December, we provide pajamas for local families in need.

Operation Christmas Child

Every November, we participate in this wonderful Samaritan’s Purse project. Individual shoeboxes are packed with multiple gifts and necessary items for children in need around the world. Members of our congregation fill these boxes, as well as the families of children who participate in our Playschool preschool.

Red Cross Blood Drives

Throughout the year, we organize and host blood drives for our community.

Ready2RecoverCNY is a non-profit volunteer organization that saves lives by sending people who are struggling with opioid addiction to a long-term, 12 step recovery program. It was started by a member of First Baptist Church of Manlius after this recovery program saved the life of her own child. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. Please visit their website:

Mitten Tree

Every December, our congregation and the families of children who participate in our Playschool preschool fill a Christmas tree with mittens and gloves for local families in need.

Church Mission Fund

Our church Mission Fund gives money to various organizations: Meals on Wheels, The Rescue Mission, FM Community Outreach, American Baptist Churches’ Refugee Ministry, and more. Our Mission Fund has been recognized as one of the top 5 in New York state by American Baptist Churches.

We Host Our Community

Our beautiful sanctuary is used for piano, violin, and viola lessons, recitals, and more.

Our building has classrooms, activity rooms, a fenced-in playground, and a gymnasium.

Our gym and activity rooms have hosted Irish dancers, basketball leagues, indoor soccer leagues, and more.

If you would like to inquire about utilizing the spaces and amenities that the First Baptist Church of Manlius provides, please contact our church office for more information:

Phone:      (315) 682-8941


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