Bulletin 4-21-19

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:



  • Prelude | Christ Arose Medley | John & Brittany Duggan
  • “Christ the Lord is Risen Today (with He Is Alive)”
  • Welcome & Words of Ministry
  • “There’s Power in the Blood”
  • “The Reason for Your Hope” | soloist Melonie Carideo
  • “The Solid Rock”
  • Offertory Prayer | Bill Sikes / Matt Ledford
  • Giving | “Through the Torn Curtain” | soloist Jennifer Blevins
  • Message | Pastor Carroll Golden
  • Invitation | “Come Just As You Are”
  • Closing | “The Solid Rock”







  • No evening services tonight. Enjoy this time with your family!




This Week:



  • Regular Quarterly Business Meeting will be Wednesday, April 24th at 6 pm.



  • Friday, April 26th, our church will be hosting a video simulcast of Secret Church. Secret Church is a yearly event led by Pastor David Platt that seeks to remember the persecuted church around the world and equip believers to be faithful to the call of God on their lives. This year, we are praying especially for the Somali people of East Africa. This event is free, all you have to do is sign up and show up! The event will begin with dinner at 6:00 pm and the simulcast starting at 7:00 pm. To sign up, visit the welcome center in the atrium, or talk to Pastor Drew. (for more info, visit https:// secretchurch.radical.net/)



  • The Bible Scribe Project—The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John scribed by 43 of our church members has finally been professionally bound. It is in the church library for viewing by our church family.



  • Deacons of the Week:
    • Tim Collins
    • Andy McCay
    • Wayne Carpenter
    • Matt Ledford







  • 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 will be a small fee to cover materials). A sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.




Last Week:




Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $21,961.01


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 – $3,492.00
  • 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




Prayer, Teaching, and Fellowship Tonight

Tonight’s meal will be Taco Salad with Beef or Chicken and Mexican Rice with all the toppings.

Stay after the meal for:

  • Prayer Meeting

  • Bible Study

  • Choir Rehearsal

  • One Together Youth

  • and Cross Training for the children

Bulletin 4-14-19

Interest Meeting for the Boston Mission Trip

There will be an interest meeting for the mission trip to Boston this summer immediately following this Sunday’s worship service.

Both adults and youth who are interested may attend.

We will discuss the plans, travel, cost and preparation.

Make plans to attend if you are interested in going.

Family Night Dinner Menu and Fellowship Schedule

Family Night Dinner will be:

  • Meatloaf

  • Macaroni and Cheese

  • Fired Oakra

  • Salad

  • Roll

  • Desert

  • and Pizza for the kids

Stay after the meal for:

  • Prayer Meeting

  • Bible Study

  • Choir Rehearsal

  • One Together Youth

  • and Cross Training for the children


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.

Bulletin 4-7-19

Senior Adult Luncheon Cancelled for April


Due to Holy Week, there will be NO Senior Adult Luncheon in April.

Please help us spread the word.

Secret Church 2019 at FBC Athens

We will be hosting Secret Church on Friday April 26 at First Baptist Athens. There will be a dinner at 6:00 pm and a video simulcast at 7:00 pm.

Secret Church is a unique, one-night event. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers and sisters’ example, we meet for over 6 hours for intense study of God’s Word passionate prayer for the persecuted.


Follow this link to learn more and sign up below if your are interested.

Tonight’s Family Night Dinner Menu

Our menu tonight is:

  • Ham

  • Roast Potatoes

  • Green Beans

  • Cole Slaw

  • Desert

  • Pizza for the Kids