Bulletin 5-20-18


Bulletin 5-20-18




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
  • “O Happy Day That Fixed My Choice”
  • “Savior”
  • “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
  • Offertory Prayer | Garry Shipp
  • Giving | “Soli Deo Gloria (God and God Alone)”
  • Message | Dr. Shane Arnold
  • Invitation | “I Surrender All”
  • Closing




Today’s Sermon:



Brought by Dr. Shane Arnold

Head of School

Christ’s Legacy Academy





Special Consideration:



  • Sandra Johnson would like to extend her thanks for the cards, prayers and visits during Bobby’s illness and after his passing.
  • Flowers today are placed by Jean Wilson and family in memory of Thelma Wilson.
  • Deacons of the Week:
    • Carey Hicks
    • Daniel Atkinson
    • Jeff McCay
    • Glenn Wear






  • Our church picnic is today, with plans to eat at 5 pm in the Lower Pavilion of Athens Regional Park. Come enjoy great food and your church family!  We will have bounce houses and outdoor games–bring a couple of sides or desserts to share. The church is providing hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and paper products. Don’t forget your lawn chair!




This Week:


  • 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 – Senior Game Day at 11:30 AM
  • Thursday– Basketball Open Gym @ 6:30 PM. All are welcome to come and play pick-up basketball.






The Church office will be closed on Monday, May 28th.


Senior Adult Trip to the Cumberland County Playhouse and Cumberland County State Park Restaurant – May 29th. Depart FBC at 9:30 AM (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) and return at 5 PM. Cost: $45 (all inclusive). Sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.


Wednesday, May 30th will be our last Wednesday evening Family Dinner until July 11th.


Vacation Bible School – We are so excited for our Vacation Bible School, June 4th – 8th from 9 am to 12 pm. Make your plans now to attend! You can register your children for VBS online at: fbcathens.com/children


We still need VBS volunteers to help in several classrooms — please sign up in the Atrium!


Three (3) volunteers are needed to assist with Meals on Wheels. Please contact the church office for more information.


Son Rock Kid’s Camp is June 18th – 21st – Register online at: fbcathens.com/children




Last Week:




  • Sunday Small Group – 264
  • Sunday Worship – 598




  • Last Week $7,129.00
  • Benevolence – $884.00



BUDGET TOTALS (Through Apr. 2018)

  • Giving – $274,855.34
  • Expenses – $290,086.74



FORWARD GIVING (Through Apr. 2018)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Giving – $2,255,742.76
  • Loan Balance – $1,456,037.25
  • Last Week’s Giving $6,610.00





Pastors and Staff:


  • Jason Clark, Pastor
  • Tim Ellis, Min. of Music
  • Drew Byers, Min. of Youth
  • Karen Ellis, Children’s Min. Dir.

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