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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 Fourth Sunday in Advent
December 23, 2018 at 
11:00 a.m.

Unwanted Obligation and Unexpected Grace -- Sermon by Paul Baxley

Scripture: Psalm 96, Luke 2:1-6

Christmas Eve
December 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Concert at 5:00 p.m.

Compelled Toward Christmas -- Sermon by Paul Baxley

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7. Luke 2:6-20


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

The Gifts of Advent

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday,December 16 at 6:00 p.m. for a special Christmas musical from our CHILDREN'S CHOIRS. All three choirs (Brownie Bears, Music Makers, and Joyful Singers) will present the musical drama The Gifts of Advent. ...

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Snap for the App

Volunteer photographers will be at FBC on Wednesday evenings  November 28, December 5, and 12 and on Sunday mornings December 2, 9 & 16 to SNAP FOR THE APP.  The pictures will be used in the online directory and the Church Life App.  

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Winter Coats Needed

As the temperature cools, clients of OUR DAILY BREAD are in need of gently used cold weather gear.  Please consider donating men's and women's hats, scarves, gloves, coats and sleeping bags.  Place donations in the marked bin in the mission room.  

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