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Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

This Summer we will have a series of DINNER PARTIES called Be Our Guest with guided conversation at church member homes. The meals and conversations will help you learn something new about the other people around the table. Register on Realm today for the second of...

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Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday Night Dinner

Weekly WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS  will resume in the fall.  During the summer, we will meet once a month for a shared congregational meal.  The next Wednesday Night Dinner is a Fish Fry on July 13 and will be served from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Members are asked to sign up no...

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I’m New

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 Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 26
11:00 a.m.

Sermon by Matt Marston
Minding Our Thoughts
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9; Psalm 96:1-4, 10-13

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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.