Be in prayer for the Vancouver Mission Team

Be in prayer for the team that is going to to Sidney, Vancouver Island this weekend. They leave Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m.

Pray for the Bond family and Ekklesia Community Church, that God will continue to work in the hearts of the community. You can see daily updates on the trip webpage and on the church Facebook page @fbcathensTN .

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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 and Prayer | Pastor Drew
  • Call To worship | Psalm 103:1-14
  • “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
  • “Come Thou Fount”
  • Scripture Reading | Romans 8:31-39
  • “Be Still My Soul”
  • Offertory Prayer | Garry Shipp
  • Giving | “Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me”
  • Sermon | Pastor Carroll Golden
  • Invitation | “Rock of Ages”




Special Consideration:


  • Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Betty Hawkins.






  • No evening services tonight.




This Week:


  • Monthly Meetings: Monday, July 15th: Finance – 6pm, Missions – 6pm, Security – 6pm, Deacons – 7pm, Deacon wives meet for prayer at 7pm in the Atrium.


  • Senior Adult Luncheon will be at 12 pm on Tuesday, July 16th. Program by Melonie Carideo. A sign-up sheet is in the Welcome Center.


  • Join us for Fun in the Son – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for kids who have completed Kindergarten through 5th Grade! July 17th, 24th, and 31st.


  • Be in prayer for our upcoming mission trip to Vancouver (July 20th-27th).


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



Last Week:


Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $22,790.55


Budget Totals (Through June 2019)

  • Giving – $414,119.41
  • Expenses – $443,642.32


Forward Giving (Through June 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $873,063.53
  • Last Week’s Giving – $4,275.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,559,567.30
  • Loan Balance – $1,221,430.15




Pastors and Staff:

  • Carroll Golden Interim Pastor
  • Tim Ellis Minister of Music
  • Drew Byers Minister of Youth
  • Karen Ellis Children’s Ministry Director

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Be in prayer for the Boston Mission Team

Please be in prayer for the team going to Winthrop MA.

Click on the image below for more information:

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Come meet and hear from our Senior Pastor Candidate, Dr. Bill Henard

Come meet and hear from our Senior Pastor Candidate, Dr. Bill Henard

On Sunday, Jun 30th at 10:45 am, Dr. Henard will preach during the morning worship. The congregation will vote immediately following the service.


First day at SonRock Kids Camp

Here are just a few snapshots of some of the activities on our first day at camp.


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Son Rock Kids Camp




June 17 – 20, 2019 at Camp Cherokee

Day Camp (Grades 1 & 2) – $100

(8:30 – 3:30, Mon. – Wed., 8:30 – 5:45 Thurs.)

Overnight Camp (Grades 3 – 6) – $145

(Monday – Thurs.)

Over-night Camp ends on Thursday when families are invited to Family Night Dinner/Celebration – 5:45 p.m.


Make reservations at the church office or on-line:

305 Ingleside Avenue Athens, TN 37303 423/745-5441

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