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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held at First Baptist Church beginning Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15.  The theme this year is Compassion Camp and we will meet each day from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Children who have completed PreK through 6th grade in May 2023...

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Coffee, Donuts and Fellowship

Coffee, Donuts and Fellowship

Coffee and Donuts are returning to the Third Floor gathering area on Sunday morning. We will be serving, once again, Jittery Joe’s coffee along with donut treats, for those who are looking for a sweet bite! The Gathering area will be open at 9:30. Come and enjoy some...

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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 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

June 11, 2023
The Second Sunday after Pentecost
11:00 a.m.

Sermon by Matt Marston

Sermon by Emily Harbin

Exodus 20: 7-8
Colossians 3:15-17

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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.