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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

Christ the King Sunday 
November 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Have You Fallen on Your Knees Lately
Sermon by Janet Cleland

Scripture: II Samuel 23:1-7; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37


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.

Latest News

Blessing Bags

Please join the Missions Committee in providing Blessing Bags for those in our community who are in need.  We invite everyone in our congregation to provide the items listed below and our Mission Kids will put the bags together on Wednesday, December 5. These are the...

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Angel Tree

What do 9 year old Reed, 1 year old Turkeesa, 17 month old Veda and 15 year old Anthony have in common? These children are all part of FBC’s 2018 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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Poinsettia Donations

You may honor or remember a loved one and help others while beautifying the church during the ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SEASONS. If you would like to make a $10 donation for a poinsettia, please complete a donation form which may be obtained from the Branyon Foyer or...

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