Bulletin 1-27-19

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
  • “This is My Father’s World”
  • “I Just Can’t Stop My Hallelujahs”
  • “The Greatness of God Medley”
  • Offertory Prayer I Matt Ledford
  • “We Need You Lord”
  • Message I Pastor Carroll Golden
  • Invitation I “Come Just As You Are”
  • Closing




  • A baby shower for Chelsea Glover (Director of First School Preschool) will be TODAY 2 PM – 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited. Chelsea is registered at Target and Buy Buy Baby.




  • Evening service will be at 5 PM today.


This Week:


  • Prayer for our new Pastor: Pray that at the right time, the Pastor Search Committee and a pastor candidate would hear clearly from the LORD in which direction to move.


  • Psalm 17:6 – I will call upon You for You will answer me O God; incline your ear to me, hear my words.


Next Week:


  • There will be both a men’s and a women’s Wednesday Night Bible study starting up on February 6th. The Women’s Bible Study will be studying Genesis, and the Men’s Bible Study will be reading “Family Worship,” a topical study by Don Whitney. Sign up sheets for both classes are available in at the welcome center in the Atrium. If you have any questions about these studies, please contact Pastor Drew.
  • Senior Adult Choir rehearsals will begin on Thursday, February 7th at 10 AM.
  • The Bryan College Chamber Singers will be performing for us on Sunday, February 10th at 10:45 AM.
  • A bridal shower for Jessica Baker and Drew Byers will be on Sunday, February 10th from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Our church family is invited. Jessica and Drew are registered at Target and Amazon


Last Week:


  • Budget Giving
    • Last Week – $13,794.00
  • 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 – $3,620.00
    • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
    • Total Project Giving – $2,437,821.68
    • Loan Balance – $1,331,416.14


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.


Pastors and Staff:


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