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Ring the Bell

Ring the Bell

Ring the bell this Christmas for the Salvation Army.  Our church will be ringing the bell for the Athens Salvation Army from Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Walmart on Epps Bridge Parkway.  To sign up please contact...

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Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Luncheon

Join us for a CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON on Sunday, December 12 after worship. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for a festive meal. The cost is $10/adult and $5/child with a $30 family maximum. Sign up on Realm by Monday, December 6.  

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Angel Tree Project

Angel Tree Project

What do 3 year old Alisson, 6 year old Anai, 15 year old Shariyah and 4 year old Jace have in common? These children are all part of FBC’s 2021 Angel Tree list received from the Clarke County DFCS. There are over 300 children in foster care with Clarke and Oconee...

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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 are open for in-person worship each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If you aren’t ready to come inside, please join us on our livestream and let us know you are here by filling out our contact form.  We’d love to have you 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


Second Sunday of Advent
December 5 at 11:00 a.m.
A Service of Lessons and Carols

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Genesis 3:8-15; Genesis 22:15-18;
Isaiah 11:1-4a; Luke 1:26-35,38; Luke 2:1-15;
Matthew 2:1-11; John 1:1-5:14


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.