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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!      

Order of Worship:


  • Welcome
  • “Blessed Assurance”
  • “This is Amazing Grace”
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Giving| “Who Can Satisfy?”
  • “Satisfied with Jesus”
  • Message | Pastor Bill Henard
  • Invitation | “Lord, Lay Some Soul Upon My Heart”
  • Closing


Today’s Sermon:

    by Dr. Bill Henard   What Does it Take to See God Move?  Be a Missional Christian: Who’s Your One? Luke 5:17-26   Missional means to be about the business of fulfilling the Great Commission.   It demands 3 things from us:  

  1. Commitment – 5:18 they tried to bring him in . . . they could not find a way


  1. Cooperation – 5:18 some men came, carrying on a stretcher a man


  1. Cost – 5:19 lowered him on the stretcher through the roof tiles

  Takeaway: Who is the one person you’d like to see come to Christ this year?




  • No evening services tonight.


This Week:


  Deacons of the Week:     

  • Carey Hicks
  • Charles Byrd
  • Tom Dill

    Beginning Today:  

  • The Week of Prayer for Tennessee Missions begins today. Please pick up one of the Prayer Guides at the Welcome Center and join us in prayer and giving for missions within our state.

    Monday, September 9th – Monthly Meetings  

  • Finance – 6pm
  • Missions – 6pm
  • Security – 6pm
  • Deacons – 7pm
  • Deacon wives meet for prayer at 7pm in the Atrium.

    Tuesday, September 10th  

  • Women on Mission will meet Tuesday, September 10th at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will follow at 12 pm.

    Wednesday, September 11th  

  • Wednesday morning Bible study will begin on September 11th at 10 am in the Chapel. The study will cover “The Daniel Prayer” by Anne Graham Lotz.


Upcoming Events:


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


  • September 29th – 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.


  • September 30th – 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.


Last Week:

  Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $19,134.54

  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 – $4,940.00
  • 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