Bulletin 9-15-19

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:


  • KidSing |”Standin’ on the Promises” (soloists Brody Watson & Elijah Hacker)
  • Welcome & Words of Ministry
  • Congregation & Choir Worship Medley
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Giving |“He Leadeth Me” (soloist Maddy McKinney)
  • “One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)”
  • Message| Pastor Bill Henard
  • Invitation|“He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought”
  • Closing


Today’s Sermon:


Get Beyond Your Past

    Series:  What It Takes to See God Move Sermon:  Get Beyond Your Past Scripture:  1 John 1:9 by Dr. Bill Henard     Outline:

  • Admit Your Need.
    • 1:9 If we confess our sin
  • Trust God’s Character.
    • 1:9 He is faithful and just
  • Believe God’s Promises.
    • 1:9 to forgive us our sins and cleanse us

    Takeaway:   What is it in your life that you can surrender to Christ today and be set free?        



  • Flowers today are provided by the family of Orville “Toot” Derrick in honor of his 80th birthday.




  • There will be no evening services tonight.


This Week:


  • Who’s Your One? Be praying for the Lord to lay someone on your heart to invite to our special Sunday morning worship service on 9-29-19.  We are two weeks away, and you will need to invite the one God lays on your heart.  Got more than one?  GREAT!  Invite them all for Sunday Worship at 10:45 am on 9-29-19.


  • The Senior Adult Fish Fry will be Tuesday, September 17th at 5pm at Athens Regional Park.


  • First School is still taking applications for the 3-year old Preschool class. For more information, call or come by the church office. We would love to have your child!


  • Deacons of the Week: Bill Sikes, John Duggan, Hunter Sullivan, Todd Jewell





  • “Who’s Your One?” – High Attendance Sunday is September 29th at 10:45 am. 


  • Discover First Baptist Class will be Sunday, September 29th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Dinner and childcare provided. Sign up in the Atrium or talk with pastor Drew.


  • A Senior Adult trip to Lancaster and Hershey, PA will be September 30th—October 3rd. More details and a sign-up sheet are in the Welcome Center.


  • If anyone is interested in getting involved with the International Friends Club, please see Mandy Robertson or Pam McAchren. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 10th at 10:30 am.


Last Week:


  Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $14,068.01

  Budget Totals (Through July 2019)

  • Giving – $481,444.12
  • Expenses – $512,315.89

  Forward Giving (Through July 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $890,563.30
  • Last Week’s Giving – $6,642.77
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,577,067.77
  • Loan Balance – $1,208,130.15


Pastors and Staff:


  • Bill Henard – Pastor
  • Tim Ellis – Minister of Music
  • Drew Byers – Minister of Youth
  • Karen Ellis – Children’s Ministry Director