Bulletin 4-15-18

Bulletin 4-15-18




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 the visitor information on the front of the bulletin, tear out the tab, and place it in the offering plate. Ushers are also present to take the tear-off 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
  • Sunday Nights Together – Kids’ Report
  • “Trust, Try, and Prove Me”
  • “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
  • Offertory Prayer | Carl Creasman
  • Giving | “Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)”
  • “I Stand Amazed”
  • Message | Pastor Drew
  • Invitation | “You Are My King (Amazing Love)”
  • Closing




Special Consideration:



  • Our deepest sympathy to Rickey & Cindy Baker in the loss of his mother, Joyce Baker.
  • Flowers today are placed in honor of the Faith & Joy Sunday School class.
  • Deacons of the Week:
    • Trey Winder
    • John Duggan,
    • Carl Creasman
    • Rick Kennedy




Today’s Sermon:


“ Fellowship”

By Dr. Jason Clark




Sermon Outline:


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  1. ____________________ is a gift of God in Christ.
  2. Fellowship with Christians involves a ____________________ with them.
  3. Fellowship with Christians capitalizes on ____________________ with Christ.
  4. For fellowship to happen, it ____________________ other ____________________!


Practical Application:

  • Start with ____________________.
  • Be ____________________ in your conversations.





Tonight – Sunday Nights Together


  • Join us on Sunday evenings at 5 PM for a time of prayer and praise. As a church, we will spend time in prayer and be encouraged as we meditate on God’s Word.




This Week:



  • Tuesday – Senior Adult Luncheon will be Tuesday, April 17th at 12 pm. Cost is $5.00. Sign-up sheet is in the Welcome Center.
  • Tuesday – Basketball Open Gym @ 6:30 PM. All are welcome to come and play pick-up basketball.
  • Wednesday – Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 10 AM, KidSing at 4:30 PM, Family Dinner at 5 PM, Prayer Meeting, Adult Choir, AWANA, and One|Together (youth) at 6 PM.
  • Thursday – Senior Adult Choir @ 10 AM
  • Thursday– Basketball Open Gym @ 6:30 PM. All are welcome to come and play pick-up basketball.







Quarterly Business Meeting will be Wednesday, April 25th at 6 PM.



An interest meeting for the Boston mission trip will be immediately following the morning service on Sunday, April 29th, in the Chapel. The mission trip will be during the last week of July.



Camp Living Stones is in need of volunteers to help with some projects this summer, including mulch spreading, hardwood floor installation and cleaning. Flyers with more information are available in the Welcome Center or at www.camplivingstones.org.



Deacon nomination ballots for members have been mailed out. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office. Nomination ballots should be returned by Sunday morning, May 13th.



Notice:  If you have been on a mission trip in the past that was sponsored by FBC Athens, and it is not identified on the mission map in the Atrium, please leave a message with Kara in the church office to include the following: location, date(s), as well as your name and phone number in case there are any questions.




Last Week:





  • Last Week – $17,255.55
  • Benevolence – $884.00


BUDGET TOTALS Through Mar. 2018

  • Giving – $196,302.78
  • Expenses – $226,065.57


FORWARD GIVING Through Mar. 2018

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Giving – $2,218,843.99
  • Loan Balance – $1,487,852.30
  • Last Week’s Giving $4,377.77


Attendance – April 1st

  • Sunday Small Group – 265
  • Sunday Worship – 438




Pastors and Staff:


  • Jason Clark, Pastor
  • Tim Ellis, Minister of Music
  • Drew Byers, Minister of Youth
  • Karen Ellis, Children’s Ministry Director