We are so glad you’re here!
Whether you have just moved to Athens or have lived here all your life, we’d love to have you in our community. We invite you to join us for Sunday School, Worship, our Wednesday evening meal and programs, and other opportunities for study, fellowship and mission. No matter where you are on your faith journey, we would be honored to walk with you.
First Baptist Church is a thriving community in Christ where we all participate in worship and are transformed by mission. A participating congregation in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, our community is a warm and welcoming place for you to engage your faith through worship, community and mission. Our doors are open to all. First Baptist embraces historic Baptist commitments to the priesthood of all believers, congregational autonomy, religious liberty, and the ordination of women. First Baptist continues its commitment to be faithful with the gifts and opportunities God provides.
This Week in Worship
11:00 a.m. Worship
May 27, 2018
Sermon by Frank Granger
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8;Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 3, 2018
Sermon by Paul Baxley — Rediscovering Sabbath Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 2: 23-3:6
Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 10, 2018
Sermon by Paul Baxley:
The Ways of the King and the Way of Faith
I Samuel 8:4-20; Romans 12:1-2; John 19:13-16a
First Baptist Church of Athens shows Jesus Christ’s love by engaging in transformational ministry in relationship with its neighbors both locally and globally in the community spirit of Matthew 25:34-40.
First Baptist Church of Athens thrives as a powerful, beautiful, charismatic and intergenerational community of believers who take action in building up one another in Christ and equipping one another for ministry and mission with ourselves and our neighbors.
The NEXT STEPS LEADERSHIP TEAM has been hard at work gathering the data from all of our congregational conversations this past winter and spring, and is preparing to present an initial report to the Deacons and congregation after worship this Sunday, June 10 at a...read more
Mark your calendars for The Word Alive, a COMMUNITY WOMEN’S EVENT on Friday and Saturday, October 12 & 13. Tickets will go on sale July 1. Watch FBC publications for more information.read more
All FBC WOMEN are invited to a LADIES NIGHT OUT at White Tiger on May 31 at 6:00 p.m. Following the meal, we will walk to Mary Conley’s home for dessert. Mark you calendar and plan to join us!read more
During the months of June and July church members will be hosting Small Group Bible Conversations in their homes. These are small group conversations that engage with scripture and with current topics. Each of the small groups is led by facilitators. ...read more
Help throw a block party at the 1st Presbyterian parking deck on Tuesday, May 22 from 6:00—8:00 p.m. for BETHEL READING FOR SUCCESS. The organization supports a monthly reading and literacy group at Bethel Homes, serving about 35 students and families. FBC will be...read more
FBC will be sending an Adult Mission Team to spend June 26 – July 1 to serve at CAMP HAWKINS, a residential camp serving children with developmental disabilities. Our team will teach Bible Study, Music, Arts and Crafts, Sports and Games and provide meals to 25...read more
Please note date change! Golfers are invited to participate in Mercy Health Center’s PAR 3 FOR PATIENTS golf tournament on Monday, June 25. The entry fee for the scramble is $100 per person and includes green fees, cart, range balls, swag bag and a ticket for the...read more
Online registration is now available for our Fine Arts Camp on July 16—19 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The camp is open to children who have completed Kindergarten through rising seventh graders. The cost of the camp is $25/child or $20/sibling if more than one sibling...read more
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First Baptist Church of Athens believes worship pleasing to God occurs when all members of our congregation – young and old, male and female, unhindered by status, race or national origin – make regular worship participation a high priority; endeavor to discover their unique God-given gifts; and offer those gifts in community to Father, Son and Holy Spirit as acts of adoration, praise and commitment. We gather each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. for worship.