Bulletin 1-20-19

Welcome Visitors!

      We are honored with your visit! You and your family are important to us and we gladly welcome your presence. If you would, please fill out a gold Connection Card found in the back of the pew and place it in the offering plate or hand to an usher at your convenience. We would like to contact you, but we promise to not be overwhelming. Thank you for your visit and please feel free to return!      

Order of Worship:


  • Welcome and Words of Ministry
  • “O Worship the King”
  • “The Heart of Worship”
  • Offertory Prayer | Bill Sikes
  • Giving | “Is He Worthy?”
  • “Soli Deo Gloria”
  • Message | Pastor Carroll Golden “The Sanctity of Human Life”
  • Invitation | “Just When I Need Him Most”
  • Closing




  • An interest meeting for the Honduras Mission trip will be TODAY in the Chapel, following the morning Worship Service.




  • Evening service will be at 5 PM today.


This Week:


  • The Church office will be closed tomorrow – Monday, January 21st.
  • The Regular Quarterly Business Meeting will be Wednesday, January 23rd at 6 PM.
  • Deacons of the Week:
    • Bill Sikes
    • John Duggan
    • Carl Creasman
    • Jerry Howell

Get the Church App:


  • As the winter season progresses, we recommend everyone with a smart phone install the Church App for notifications concerning snow, ice, and severe weather. There are also notifications about special events, bulletins, newsletters, weekly activities, menus, and much more.  Go to your app store and search for “FBCAthens.”  Be sure to “allow notifications” when prompted.




  • A baby shower for Chelsea Glover (Director of First School Preschool) will be Sunday, January 27th from 2 PM – 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited. Chelsea is registered at Target and Buy Buy Baby.
  • Beginning February 3rd, there will be a 5 week Evangelism Training class offered during the Sunday School hour. If you are planning to go on a mission trip in 2019, evangelism training is one of the steps in the process. However, this class is open to anyone who would like to take it! To sign up, see the sign up sheet in the welcome center. For more information, see Pastor Drew.


Last Week:

      Budget Giving

  • Last Week –  $ 12,119.00

  Budget Totals (Through December 2018)

  • Giving – $897,267.72
  • Expenses – $882,557.51

  Forward Giving (Through December 2018)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $751,321.91
  • Last Week’s Giving – $1,265.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Total Project Giving – $2,437,821.68
  • Loan Balance – $1,331,416.14


Pastors and Staff:


  • Carroll Golden, Interim Pastor
  • Tim Ellis, Minister of Music
  • Drew Byers, Minister of Youth
  • Karen Ellis, Children’s Ministry Director