Bulletin 12-9-18

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
  • “Is He Worthy”
  • “Emmanuel”
  • “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
  • Offertory Prayer | Jerry Howell
  • Giving | “Mary, Did You Know?”
  • “Thou Did’st Leave Thy Throne”
  • Message | Pastor Carroll Golden
  • Invitation | “Just As I Am”
  • Closing


Tonight at 5 PM:


  • KidSing will present their musical, “The Christmas Express: Finding Joy in the Journey” on TONIGHT at 5 pm.


Church Wide Prayer Guide for Our Pastor Search Process:


  • Week Twelve: Pray for our next pastor’s family.



      Deacons of the Week:  

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

    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.  Mrs. Mitzi Golden will be the special guest speaker.     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.     The Music Ministry of FBC Athens will present a Christmas musical entitled “He Is” on Sunday, December 16th at 10:45 am.     The Senior Adult Luncheon will be Tuesday, December 18th at 12 pm. Cost is $5.00. A sign-up sheet is in the Welcome Center.      

Last Week:

    Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $ 32,500.00

  Budget Totals (Through November 2018)

  • Giving – $799,170.79
  • Expenses – $801,390.48

  Forward Giving (Through November 2018)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $700,887.78
  • Last Week’s Giving – $14,205.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,387,377.55
  • Loan Balance – $1,376,775.99


Pastors and Staff:


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