May 2019 Newsletter

FBCAthens Vacation Bible School 2019

Welcome to VBS 2019 – we look forward to meeting you soon and discovering how we can “Zoom in and focus on Jesus – In the Wild” and find our place in God’s world for us!! Don’t miss a minute of these exciting morning excursions together at FBC Athens! And remember, your whole family is invited to come on Thursday for our “Family Dinner Excursion” to see all you’ve been learning all week!

Mon – Friday, June 3 – 7, 9 a.m. – noon, Four year olds – just completed 6th grade

McMinn/Meigs Association VBS Training Night

Vacation Bible School is a vital ministry to our community and an excellent way to fulfill the great commission.

Tuesday, April 9th, we host the McMinn/Meigs Assoc. VBS training Night! If you are volunteering as a greeter/ dinner host, please plan on coming to eat anytime after 4:45. Our guests arrive at 5:30 and the conference begins in the Sanctuary at 6 p.m.

Prayer Meeting Tonight

There will be no meal or meetings for the youth or children this week, but join us for Prayer Meeting at 6:00pm tonight.

Super Summer Program for 3-4 year olds

We want to announce that for the first time ever, First School is offering a “Super Summer Program” for 3 and 4 year olds!

Our Super Summer Program will be 3 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. This will be a fun, interactive program aimed at helping your child be prepared to enter First School in August and provide them basic beginning learning skills and habits in a loving Christian environment. We will be reading great books, singing and playing instruments, working on basic math skills, colors, shapes, letters, and name recognition as we spend a “Super Summer” together!

Our “Super Summer” session will be taught by our regular First School teachers and staff and will include some extra fun activities throughout the summer! Each Friday will be a “Fun Friday” – we will have a bring your bike day, water day, bouncy house day, etc. to truly enjoy the summer together.

Our dates for our Super Summer Program are : June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28

July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26

Your Child must be 3 or 4 years old and completely potty-trained  by June 1 to be eligible to attend. 


Tuition for the summer is $360. (payable $180 on June 12, $180 on July 10 or $350 if total paid by June 12).

There is a supply fee of $30 per child which is required to reserve their spot.

Please call the church office at 423-745-5441 for more information and to register your child!


SonRock Kids Camp 2019 News

June 17 – 20, 2019 at Camp Cherokee

Day Camp (Grades 1 & 2) – $100

(8:30 – 3:30, Mon. – Wed., 8:30 – 5:45 Thurs.)

Overnight Camp (Grades 3 – 6) – $145

(Monday – Thurs.)

Over-night Camp ends on Thursday when families are invited to Family Night Dinner/Celebration – 5:45 p.m.


Make reservations at the church office or on-line:

305 Ingleside Avenue Athens, TN 37303 423/745-5441


Exciting Announcements for FBCAthens First School Preschool Program


First Baptist Church Athens’ First School Preschool has two exciting announcements this week:

First, We are offering a six week summer session for 3 and 4 year olds. Our 3 day a week “Super Summer” begins June 11 and concludes July 25. More information is available on our church website ( or by calling the church office at 423-745-5441.


We are also excited to welcome Mrs. Nancy Davis, who joins our staff as curriculum specialist /teaching coach. Mrs. Davis who is a recently retired and well-known Kindergarten Teacher in Athens City Schools has agreed to join us in making First School a better place! Her expertise and years of experience will improve our ability to enhance your child’s transition to a successful Kindergarten year and greatly benefit them in advanced preparation.


Menu and Activities for Tonight


Join us tonight for food, fellowship, prayer and teaching.

Tonight’s menu will be:

  • Smokey Mountain Chicken

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli

  • Salad

  • Pizza for the kids

  • Ambrosia for desert

At 6:00 we have 2 Bible studies and prayer meeting and Choir Practice for adults. The youth will also meet for One Together and the children will meet for Cross Training.

Wednesday Night Family Dinner Menu

Join us tonight for dinner, fellowship, prayer and teaching. KidSing begins at 4:30 and dinner begins at 5:00. The dinner menu tonight will be Beef Pot Roast, Carrots, Salad, Desert and Pizza for the kids. Prayer meeting, Cross Training, One together youth and Bible Studies begin at 6:00. Make plans to be there and bring a friend along.

Wednesday Night Activities for January 30

All Wednesday night activities are still scheduled as normal tonight.

KidSing begins at 4:30 pm and Family Night Dinner at 5:00 pm. The menu will be Smokey Mountain Chicken , Broccoli and Carrots and Rice with assorted desserts. Prayer meeting and Cross Training begin at 6:00 pm. Don’t miss out on the fellowship tonight.

Also remember that tonight is the last opportunity to sign your children up for the Cross Training Reward Trip to Ice Chalet in Knoxville on Sunday February 3rd. You can find out more about it here.

Cross Training Reward Trip Sign Up