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Journey Through Grief

Journey Through Grief

Grief is love that has no place to land. —Sharon Salzberg Elizabeth Marston and Alan McArthur will offer A JOURNEY OF GRIEF AND LOSS at FBC. The group will meet for six weeks beginning Sunday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. This group is open to the community. Sign up by...

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God, The Gospel, and Johnny Cash

God, The Gospel, and Johnny Cash

Beginning February 2, Matt Marston and Connie Ivester will offer GOD, THE GOSPEL, AND JOHNNY CASH  for our Adult Discipleship on Wednesday evenings.  No need to sign up. Simply mark your calendars and join us! Childcare is available upon request. Contact Janet...

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Wednesday Night Activities

Wednesday Night Activities

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS  will be served from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. each week, followed by an Adult Bible Study or program. Meals will resume on February 2. Meals will be catered by a local restaurant and members are required to sign up no later than Mondays at noon. You...

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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

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
January 30 at 11:00 a.m.

Sermon by Matt Marston
John 3:1-21

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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.