Bulletin 5-12-19

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 & Words of Ministry
  • “Because He Lives”
  • Parent/Baby Dedication
  • “I Am Loved” | soloists Maddie & Brian McKinney
  • Offertory Prayer | Greg Lohning
  • Giving | “The Lord of Hosts” “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
  • Message | Pastor Carroll Golden
  • Invitation | “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”
  • Closing | “Great is Thy Faithfulness”


Special Consideration:


  • Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Prof Powers. Receiving of friends will be Sunday, May 12th from 3 pm to 7 pm at FBC Athens. Funeral service will be Monday, May 13th at 1 pm. Burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
  • We also extend our deepest sympathy to Holly Chandler in the loss of her father, Murl Hampton.
  • Today’s flowers are placed in memory of Thelma Wilson by her family.




  • No evening services tonight.


This Week:


  • Monthly Meetings – Monday, May 13th:
    • 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 Tuesday, May 14th at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will follow at 12 pm.


  • Deacon ballots are due by Sunday, May 19th.


  • Deacons of the Week:


Greg Lohning

Rob Shamblin

Chuck Bivens

Garry Shipp




  • On Sunday, May 19th, we will honor our Class of 2019 graduates during the morning service. If you would like to be included in the presentation, please send your graduation information (name of school, degree, honors, etc.) to the church office no later than May 15th.


  • Our annual Church Picnic will be next Sunday, May 19th at 4 pm at Athens Regional Park. Please bring side dishes and/or desserts. The church will provide the meat, drinks and paper products.


  • Senior Adult Luncheon will be Tuesday, May 21st at 12 PM. Debbie Allmon will have our program. A sign-up sheet is available in the Atrium.


Last Week:

      Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $8,209.00

  Budget Totals (Through April 2019)

  • Giving – $271,546.23
  • Expenses – $289,367.48

  Forward Giving (Through April 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $813,898.99
  • Last Week’s Giving – $4,687.77
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,500,402.76
  • Loan Balance – $1,294,457.91


Pastors and Staff:


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