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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.

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This Week in Worship

The Second Sunday in Advent
December 8 at 11:00 a.m.

Come, Ye Faithful
A Service of Lessons and Carols


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.


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.

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A Service of Lessons and Carols

You won’t want to miss worship this Sunday, December 8 for a O, Come Ye Faithful: A Service of Lessons and Carols. The Sanctuary Choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra to present this SPECIAL ADVENT WORSHIP.  

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Adult Discipleship Topics in December

Please join us for two very special Adult Discipleship gatherings in December.  We will have guest presenters sharing their expertise. Wednesday, December 4: Holiday Charitable Giving: Understanding the Needs in Order to Make the Most Difference,    led by Nathan Byrd...

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