Bulletin 12-2-18

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 & Words of Ministry • Advent Celebration • “Almost There” • “O Holy Night” • Offertory Prayer | Glenn Wear • Giving| “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” • “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” • Message | Pastor Carroll Golden • Invitation | “Change My Heart, O God” • Closing  


Church Wide Prayer Guide for Our Pastor Search Process:


• Week Eleven: Pray that God would prepare our next pastor to better shepherd our flock through the trials he currently faces.




• The Hanging of the Greens Service will be TONIGHT at 5 PM.





If you are going on the Senior Adult trip to Callaway Gardens (Dec. 4th & 5th), the bus will leave FBC at 8 AM on Tuesday, December 4th.


Ladies Prayer Team will meet on Tuesday, December 4th at 1:30 pm in the Prayer Room. All ladies are welcome.


KidSing will present their musical, “The Christmas Express: Finding Joy in the Journey” on Sunday, December 9th at 5 pm.


The Widows/Widowers Banquet will be Wednesday, December 13th at 12 pm. All widows and widowers are invited to come as our guest. Please sign up at the Welcome Center in the Atrium.


Monthly Meetings December 10th:

• Finance – 6 pm • Missions – 6 pm • Security – 6 pm • Deacons – 7 pm • Deacon wives will meet for prayer in the Atrium at 7 pm.  

Women on Mission will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 11th, with lunch to follow at 12 pm.


The Music Ministry of FBC Athens will present a Christmas musical entitled “He Is” on Sunday, December 16th at 10:45 am.


Deacons of the Week:

• Carey Hicks • Daniel Atkinson • Jeff McCay • Glenn Wear  


Last Week:

Budget Giving • Last Week – $ 7,853.10


Budget Totals (Through October 2018) • Giving – $731, 982.18 • Expenses – $729,474.39


Forward Giving (Through October 2018) • Pledged – $1,050,536.00 • Given to Date – $686,058.01 • Last Week’s Giving – $3,612.00 • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17 • Total Project Giving – $2,372,547.78 • Loan Balance – $1,386,356.55

Pastors and Staff:


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