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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. Until we re-open for in-person worship, we hope you will join us for our online worship and let us know you are here by filling out our contact form.  Once things are back to normal, 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 21st Sunday after Pentecost
October 25 at 11:00 a.m. 

How Can Christians Support Racial Justice and Healing?
Sermon by Matt Marston
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Genesis 12:1-9
II Corinthians 5;11-21


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

Return to In-person Worship

We have developed plans to offer in-person participation in worship on a weekly basis beginning Sunday, October 11.  Included here is important information, guidelines for attending, and instructions for making reservations. Our Church Re-Entry Team has met multiple...

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Family Promise Host Week

Our next hosting week for FAMILY PROMISE OF ATHENS begins October 18.  It will be held in the guest cottage at Athens Church of Christ. We will need volunteers to prepare meals for our family and also morning and afternoon drivers.  Please click up on the graphic...

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