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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!




Our Vision and Mission:




We seek to glorify Christ by:


  •     Gathering to Worship
  •     Growing in Faith
  •     Serving in our Community
  •     Reaching the Nations




We seek to connect you with Jesus and with purpose.




Today’s Sermon:



Identity: Redeemed by the Son

by:  Dr. Bill Henard

Ephesians 1:7-12




First Thoughts:  Discovering your identity means that you understand that you are, by position, in Christ. That position has been purchased for you by the death of Christ on the cross. Here’s what Jesus has done for us through His redemption.



  • We Have Forgiveness.
    • 1:7 the forgiveness of our trespasses


  • We Know God’s Will.
    • 1:9 made known to us the mystery of His Will


  • We Have Received and Have Become an Inheritance.
    • 1:11 In Him we have received an inheritance.



Takeaway:  List at least 3 ways that you need to live out God’s forgiveness in your life. Then list 3 ways that God can receive glory for your identity in Christ.







Rev. Mart & Wilma Duggan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary TODAY from 2-4 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments will be served.



Members’ offering envelopes are now available in the Atrium. If you do not find yours, please contact Myra.



Regular quarterly Business Meeting will be Wednesday, January 29th at 6 pm.



CrossTraining reward trip to the Ice Chalet is Sunday, February 2nd, immediately following the morning service.



Women’s Bible Study – Wednesday, January 29th @ 6pm

  • “Better: A Study of Hebrews” by Jen Wilkin
  • For women of all ages; led by Teresa Leonard & Hayley Tindell
  • Sign up in the Atrium (no cost to attend!)



Discover First Baptist Class – Sunday, February 9th

  • 5pm—7pm
  • Dinner and childcare provided
  • Sign up in the Atrium or talk with Pastor Drew



Learn the 5 Love Languages – Sunday, February 16th

  • Couples are invited to learn the 5 different love languages + real-life ways to improve your relationship
  • Guest speakers Dr. Bill Henard and Sarah Kite
  • 5-7 pm in the FBC Fellowship Hall
  • Dinner and dessert for $10/couple (pay @ church office)
  • Childcare will be provided
  • Sign up in the Atrium by February 9th



Senior Adult Trip – April 25th – May 2nd

  • 7 day cruise in the western Caribbean
  • Cost includes trip, cruise, taxes, and prepaid gratuities
  • More details and a sign-up sheet available at the Welcome Center – prices will increase so sign up soon!




Happening This Week:



  • 1/29: Women’s Bible study “Better: A Study of Hebrews” begins at 6 pm



  • Deacons of the Week:


    • Tim Collins
    • Andy McCay
    • Wayne Carpenter
    • Matt Ledford



  • Weekly Service Times:


    • Sundays:
      • Sunday School 9:30 am
      • Morning Worship 10:45 am
    • Wednesdays:
      • KidSing 4:30 pm
      • Family Dinner 5:00 pm
      • CrossTraining 6:00 pm
      • Prayer Meeting 6:00 pm
      • Adult Choir 6:00 pm
      • Youth 6:00 pm





Last Week:



Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $20,538.00


Budget Totals (Through Dec. 2019)

  • Giving – $923,512.54
  • Expenses – $899,260.39


Forward Giving (Through Dec. 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $998,102.43
  • Last Week’s Giving – $4,205.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,684,607.70
  • Loan Balance – $1,117,421.90


Attendance – 1/19/20

  • Worship – 472
  • Sunday School – 276





Pastors and Staff:



  • Bill Henard – Pastor
  • Joe Delph – Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Evangelism
  • Drew Byers – Associate Pastor of Children & Families
  • Tim Ellis – Minister of Music
  • Karen Ellis – Children’s Ministry Director



First Baptist Athens Info:



  • 305 Ingleside Ave.
  • (423) 745-5441
  • fbcathens.com
  • facebook.com/fbcathenschurch