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Equally Called

Equally Called

For nearly 50 years, FBC has affirmed the equality of women leadership in the church. This practice is based on biblical principles. Maybe you know friends or family who hold the view, based on a reading of scripture, that women should be excluded from some roles....

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Young Adult Sunday School

Young Adult Sunday School

A new Sunday morning small group for Young Adults will begin on September 10 during the 945 a.m. Sunday School hour.  The group will meet on the 3rd floor in Room 323, near the gathering area. The format for this group will focus discussion on scripture studies. The...

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12 Steps for Everyone

12 Steps for Everyone

This fall we will dive into the 12-Step Program and explore ways it can be helpful for everyone.  "Twelve Steps for Everyone: the Spirituality of Serenity" is the title of our study which will be offered on Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is...

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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

September 24, 2023
The 17th Sunday after Pentecost
11:00 a.m.
Sermon by Emily Harbin

Psalm 78:23-25; Joshua 7, 8

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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.