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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 Third Sunday after the Epiphany
January 26 at
11:00 a.m.
The People God Uses
Sermon by Joel Snider
Ruth 1:1-18; I Corinthians 1:26-31


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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Generations of Love Dinner

Mark your calendars for GENERATIONS OF LOVE, an intergenerational dinner and party on Sunday, February 9 from 5:00 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. You’ll be assigned a seat (like a wedding) to make sure each table has a variety of members and ages. The cost of the catered meal is...

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Young Adult Book Study

Our Young Adult group will begin discussion of "Half Truths" by Adam Hamilton on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.  The group will meet at a variety of locations for their book study.  Contact Minister to Students and Young Adults Emily Harbin for more information. ...

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