Bulletin 4-28-19

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


  • “One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)”
  • Welcome and Words of Ministry
  • “Is He Worthy”
  • Offertory Prayer | Chuck Bivens
  • Giving | “Your Name Alone”
  • “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”
  • Message | Rev. Drew Byers
  • Invitation | “Worthy is the Lamb”
  • Closing | “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”


Sermon Notes:


By Drew Byers John 12   We fulfill our ultimate purpose in life by seeking the glory of the Lord above our own glory.  

  1. We fulfill our purpose by seeing Jesus. (v20-23)
  2. We fulfill our purpose by dying like Jesus. (v24)
  3. We fulfill our purpose by losing our life to Jesus. (v25)
  4. We fulfill our purpose by serving Jesus. (v26)
    • We serve Jesus by following Him
    • When we serve Jesus, Jesus blesses us with His presence
    • When we serve Jesus, we will be honored by our Heavenly Father



  • Evening Service at 5:00 pm


  • Tonight at 5:00 pm, the Honduras Mission team will be reporting about their recent trip. We would love the opportunity to share how the gospel is going out from our church.


This Week:

  • The flowers on the Ingleside Portico entrance are provided and placed by Carey & Nancy Hicks, in honor of Prof and Ozelle Powers.
  • Mother’s Day Craft Night – Saturday, May 4th from 6-8 pm – Ages youth and up. This event will be held in the Annex. Light refreshments with coffee and tea provided. You will make both a card for Mother’s Day (or any occasion) and a spring wreath. This is an excellent opportunity to invite someone you’ve been encouraging to visit FBC Athens. You need to sign up so we can make sure to have enough supplies on hand. There is a sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.


  • Deacons of the Week: Robert Lambert, Butch Smith, Charlie Byers, Ron Ring




  • There will be an interest meeting for the Vancouver trip on Sunday, May 5th. The meeting will be in the Chapel following the morning service.


  • The CrossTraining year-end celebration will be Sunday, May 5th at 5 p.m. You will be treated to a showcase of ALL these kids have been doing all year in the various aspects of CT, culminating in a fun time of fellowship and ice cream!


  • The Deacon Nomination Process will begin in the next few weeks. Resident Members should expect to receive a deacon nomination ballot in the coming weeks. Please make every effort to return these ballots in a timely manner, and prayerfully consider who you would select to serve as a deacon here in our church.


Last Week:

    Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $14,656.00

  Budget Totals (Through Mar 2019)

  • Giving – $195,706.68
  • Expenses – $221,205.11

  Forward Giving (Through Mar. 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $802,314.22
  • Last Week’s Giving – $1,630.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Total Project Giving – $2,488,817.99
  • Loan Balance – $1,300,769.30


Pastors and Staff:


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