---Upcoming Events

Baby Shower

Ladies please join us Saturday, March 2 from 2-4 for a baby shower to benefit Solve Maternity Homes. For over 40 years, SOLVE Maternity Homes has been providing assistance to pregnant women of all ages.  We are a private, non-profit organization providing personalized care and services.We help by providing housing, mentorship, and a community of friends to help you when you need it most.


National Day of Prayer 2019

The body of Christ will be gathering together at Centennial Park at 7pm for a time of extended prayer for our nation. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer. Please bring a chair and join other believers from around the country in lifting up our nation and our leaders in prayer.


Man Cave

Pastor Tom and special speaking guest will encourage men to be all they can be in their walk with the Lord. Listening and understanding both God, the Bible and your wife as well health topics will be covered. Wednesdays 6 PM | Building C Room 103.


Christian History Made Easy

The 12-session study, Christian History Made Easy. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones takes you through the most important events in Christian history from the time of the apostles to today. He brings to life the fascinating people and events that shaped our world. This isn’t dry names and dates. It’s full of dramatic stories told with a touch of humor. This series, based on Dr. Jones’ popular award-winning book Christian History Made Easy, ties in spiritual lessons believers can glean by looking at the past, and shows how God was still working in his church despite all the ups and downs. The group will be facilitated by Pastor Chris Cornette and begins Wednesday, March 6 in Building D | Room 202. Cost: $10. Please RSVP today. Please add Christian History to the subject line.


Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Training

First Baptist Venice invites you to attend one of the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief training seminars. The seminars are designed to give you training in an area of your choosing. Florida Baptist provide assistance to those suffering in times of great need. Register or receive more information.
It is also required that you have a a background check prior to training.


Senior Adult Cruise

Join us for a Caribbean cruise. This five night cruise sets sail March 4, 2019 and will return March 9, 2019. The Independence of Sea is a Royal Caribbean luxury ship. For more information or to make a reservation please e-mail Barbara Dumitru.


Israel and Oberammerga

Brochures are available at exits. Israel and Oberammergau July 14-25, 2020. Join with Pastor Tom and Tassie for an unforgettable trip to the Holy Land and the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play. The Passion Play is conducted every 10 years and has been performed since 1634. Pilgrim Tour Company has 24 places left for this trip. These 24 places are not limited to only our group. There are very few opportunities to combine Israel and the Oberammergau Passion Play in one trip. Since the Oberammergau Passion Play is presented only every 10 years, this is the trip of a lifetime! Follow this link for details and to secure your place. You can also dial 941-484-8484.



We hope you enjoy your online experience and will get a taste of our loving church community. No matter what your background may be, or what season of life you are in, you are welcome here. After browsing the site you may have further questions, we encourage you to contact us. We are here for you! We strive to reach out to an incredible community of people in Sarasota County and to touch the hearts of people everywhere.



Our church celebrates “One Worship” during the summer at 9:00am on Sundays. During the fall and spring the church offers classic worship at 9:00am and a modern worship experience at 10:30 AM. We also gather for worship at 6pm for a traditional worship experience.

 Connection Groups and Venice Discipleship Network


We recognize most people find a church home in a worship service, however, we believe our Connection Groups are where you will find your church family. In times of great joy or great challenges, your Connection Group will be there for you.



Serving our community should be at the heart of every church. Our passion is to get involved in the lives of people who are far from God. First Baptist offers many opportunities for you to serve the community by serving those He loves.