Jesus calls us to Celebrate our life in him through participating in God’s mission and being TRANSFORMED by God and TRANSFORMING the world through Jesus. One way to participate at FBC is by serving with one of our mission partners each month.

The options listed below for sign-up are regularly recurring commitments to wonderful, Jesus-centered ministries that provide hope by meeting real needs in the greater Athens area. Join us as we celebrate, participate, & are transformed through God.

There are more than 55 individual opportunities to serve during a host week, yet we only average 26 people serving.

Is it time you served during IHN? Playing with kids, helping with homework, dropping off and picking up from school, doing laundry, or spending the night?

We’re ready for you, sign up today!

Next Meal: April 12

10-10-10 Class



Provide a Meal Volunteers


What’s Involved?


Preparing lunch for 100 people at ODB




2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.







FBC Fellowship Hall


Hospitality Volunteers

8:00 -9:00 a.m.


12 noon-1:00 p.m.


Pack sacks of food for clients

Count donations

Restock shelves (if able)


9:00 a.m.      1-2 hours of work

2nd & 4th consecutive Tuesday /Wednesday of each month


640 Barber St


Needs this month:

Hamburger Helper and Peanut Butter

Serve with the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank

FBC Athens will now act as a back-up emergency shelter during inclement weather for the Salvation Army Family Shelter program, offering overflow space for up to 3 families during an inclement weather situation. This need became apparent during the fall hurricane season as many of our underhoused population have nowhere to go in extreme weather emergencies. Since we already have a wonderful ministry with IHN, our facility and capacity matched wonderfully with being able to host families as the back-up for Salvation Army.

If you are interested in being a part of this Emergency Weather Response Team, please click to the left to learn more and sign up!

ISC Buddy Ministry

When a mother of father is detained for deportation, the family experiences emotional, financial, and operational crisis. Often the deportee is the only person making money. Often the parent not deported has more limited English because they are not out in the work world.

The buddy or co-buddies help the family navigate various systems–social services (available if children are citizens), legal assistance, finances (e.g. getting access to a bank account if it was in detainee’s name only), decisions about whether to stay in the home or move, etc.