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Jo Dee Messina Women’s Ministry Event

Jo Dee Messina has a personal invitation for you to come out Saturday, April 24th! Please note that our location at the church has changed — we will now be meeting in Morgan Hall. Don't forget to sign up! Ellee Hilley and Jody Singletary share why YOU should be...

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Virtual Hymn Sings

We're excited to bring Virtual Hymn Sings back for another season! Click on the button below each video to access the hymn lyrics for the music.

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Easter Sunrise

One of the most anticipated services in our Easter celebration is the joint service between First Baptist Griffin, Mt. Zion, 8th St. Baptist, Rising Star, and Achaia Baptist churches. It is a time of sweet fellowship and inspiring worship with brothers and sisters...

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Following Christ in Holy Week

By Steven Norris This is Holy Week, the most important week in the year for the Christian. As we journey through this week, we near the end of the Lenten season, a period of reflection, confession, and prayer. The spirit of Lent might well be summed up in the...

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Longing for Resurrection

By Steven Norris The following is adapted from the author’s book Emptied Out: A Personal Journey Through Lent. I will forever remember the day my wife and I visited Vicksburg National Military Park. This park contains 17,077 graves of Civil War soldiers, of which...

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2021 Women’s Retreat

Ladies — You don't want to miss this special retreat this fall! Get away for a weekend and enjoy God's beautiful creation, fellowship with other women, bible study, and relaxation. The registration fee of $200 may be paid in full or in installments and includes...

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Covid-19 Response

Our response to Covid-19 evolves on a daily basis in an effort to protect all those who enter the doors of First Baptist Griffin. As we learn more about the impact of the virus in our community, and as we consult with health professionals who live in our community, we...

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Missions Focus for Lent and Easter

Mission PartnersEach March, we at First Baptist encourage our members to help spread mission work throughout North America by giving to the CBF Global Offering or to the Annie Armstrong Offering of the North American Mission Board. For the next four weeks we will...

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YTH Catchin’ Air

On Sunday, March 28th from 4 pm-6 pm, there will be an event for FBCYTH at Urban Air in McDonough. The cost per student is $25, which includes unlimited activities like laser tag and a ninja warrior course. Call Seth with questions. Register your student with the link...

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Base Camp

Youth, get ready for an amazing summer at Base Camp at Rock Eagle! Registration is now open for July 19-23, 2021. Just click on the image below to sign up. Call Seth Brown if you have questions.

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Celebrate

Jesus has risen from the grave! On Easter Sunday we celebrated God's redeeming work on the cross and the victory over death that comes through his resurrection.  The Easter lilies on our altar were given to the glory of God and in honor and loving memory of the...

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Proposed Sunday Morning Schedules

During the Church Conference that took place on February 28, 2021, members discussed three proposed schedules for Sunday morning activities at First Baptist Church. We recognize the deep hunger our members feel for the connection to community and the desire to resume...

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Reclaiming the Wasteland of Social Media

By Steven Norris       “I just want to see to see pictures of cute babies, dog videos, and funny cat memes. Is that too much to ask?” An exasperated friend shared this along with her lament that she felt forced to remove herself from social media altogether because of...

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Lent at FBC

40 days. A sojourn in the desert. Testing. Trial. Reflection. Repentance. What does Lent mean to you?Schedule of Activities February 17: Ash Wednesday Drive-Thru Service February 18: Lenten Virtual Book Study begins February 24: Lenten In-Person Book Study begins...

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Ash Wednesday Drive-Through Service in the News

Adapting to ministry in a COVID-19 world, First Baptist Church of Griffin conducted their annual Ash Wednesday service as a drive-through event. Ministers were on hand at scheduled times throughout the day to lead congregants in a time of prayer and dedication to...

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A Valentine’s Serenade

Just in case you missed it, the Ukulele Ensemble sends you their love. This Valentine's Serenade premiered on Facebook on February 12th. Songs featured:  Chapel of Love I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) You Belong to Me Love Will Keep Us Alive Build Me Up...

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Registration Open

Registration is open for children ages 12 months through Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. You may pick up a form in the Weekday office or DOWNLOAD IT HERE. To learn more about the program, visit Weekday's page. Fees Registration fee for all classes: $120...

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Reclaim the Sacred

Reclaim the Sacred

By Steven Norris Wendell Berry is the kind of Baptist I want to be when I grow up. A Kentucky farmer, the 86 year old novelist, poet, essayist, and environmentalist faithfully advocates for a deep connection to our land and for a corresponding spirituality of...

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Hosts and Prayer Partners Needed

During our online services, we interact with those attending by offering greetings, invitations to join in giving, and special moments for prayer or decision making. These connection points are critical to maintaining a personalized experience in a virtual...

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Taste and See

Ellee Hilley takes you on a journey of deep spiritual formation through this Lenten devotional. Using the prayer practice of lectio divina will transform your prayer life. Lectio divina aims to takje bite-sized pieces of Scripture to savor through meditation,...

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Original Praise Music

Matt’s song is a song of praise. Like many of the psalms in Scripture, this song echoes the praise of God’s people.  Psalm 95 begins with “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us should aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” Through our many trials, we can come...

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Saved by Beauty

Saved by Beauty By Steven Norris I think that I could have stood before the van Gogh original all day. Was it the swirl of colors across the canvas? Was it the way the artist captured the light playing on the subject? In the beauty of oil on canvas, I was pretty sure...

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Peace: A Holy Calling

By Steven Norris "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be shot at by both sides." That would have been my recommendation — that is, if Jesus has asked me for advice on the Beatitudes. If you've ever read the opening verses of Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount in...

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Online Worship Just Got Better

Notice across the top of the new platform pictured below that you have links to our FBC website, information about the church, access to our public calendar, contact information, and a link to past services.In the bottom left corner of the screen, you see a countdown...

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A Prayer for the New Year

By Steven Norris       We are barely two weeks into 2021 and I’ve already asked my wife if anyone paid attention to the return policy on this year. Intuitively, we know what the fine print says. The only way through it is to continue taking the next step forward, one...

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Church Community Builder Tips

Learn to Use CCB Like a ProWe want you to have the best tools to communicate with your teams and groups at FBC.  Through CCB, your group can schedule activities, share needs, coordinate events, sign up to serve, and so much more. If you're looking for some pointers on...

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Hope for a New Year

By Steven Norris On Thursday of last week, I joined with countless others who stood with bated breath as we watched the clock strike midnight. My wife and I danced into the new year, accompanied by Frank Sinatra’s crooning, “Start spreading the news…” A new year can...

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Give through text

Giving has never been easier at FBC! Watch this short video to learn more about text giving.

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Fa-La-La-La Fridays @ FBC

Serenades for the Season First Baptist Church of Griffin is home to many talented and musically-minded individuals. Have you heard them in concert? They might just knock your Christmas socks off!  December 11, 2020Ukulele Christmas Carol Sing-a-longVocalist, Caroline...

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The Longest Night

https://vimeo.com/491810615 As joyful and full of wonder as Christmas can be, many also carry sorrow in their hearts for moments they can no longer share with loved ones. Join us online December 20 — or anytime the week of Christmas — for this special service that...

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Online Giving Gets a New Look Soon

Starting January 1, when you visit FBC's website to give a contribution, you will notice a few changes. That's because FBC will begin using a platform called Pushpay to manage online giving. You will also see differences in how your account looks on the page, because...

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World Missions

FBC Supports Missions The focus: extend Hope & Hospitality to the multitudesWeek of PrayerA network of individuals and churches who work together to extend hope in a hurting world175 years of reaching those in need around the world with the GospelDecember 13-19,...

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Knowing God’s Will

By Steven Norris "I just don’t know what to do.” The young man sat across from my desk with his head in his hands. He had gone through a difficult season and the way before him was shrouded in deep uncertainty and a complete lack of clarity. I would estimate that the...

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Celebrate the Season with Us

Advent is such a special time of year. We rejoice through song, through shared stories, and through quiet reflection on the coming of the Christ child. Won't you join us for our Advent festivities?

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Advent by Candlelight Online

https://vimeo.com/485723165 Now you can enjoy watching the Advent by Candlelight worship service from November 30 right here! Please download the pdf of the bulletin for the night to follow along with the worship service. Speakers were Camilla Huddleston, Alison...

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Reserve your spot for Christmas Eve

We continue to practice social distancing during our worship services. Please help us make our Christmas Eve service as safe as it is special by clicking here or on the image above to reserve a place in the sanctuary.

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Mark your calendar for our meeting!

We're excited to host our church conference in Morgan Hall this month and we hope you will participate. The agenda includes a vote on the 2021 Proposed Budget and Nominating Committee recommendations, a membership update, a report from the Foundation, and financial...

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‘Tis the Season to Give to International Missions

To say, "We live in difficult times" is an understatement. However, in spite of the many challenges of 2020, we need to be aware that many of God's children are in need, and we are called to be of help as we can. We at FBC support two offerings that go around the...

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Welcome to the team!

FBC has a new Communications Coordinator. Leila Wells Rogers joined the staff on November 16, 2020. She and her family — Jeff, Mason, and Valerie — have been members at FBC Griffin since 2011. Leila's talents are well suited to the publication and communication needs...

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Virtual Community Thanksgiving Service

For a number of years, churches in the Griffin community have gathered the Sunday before Thanksgiving to celebrate God's blessings. Out of an abundance of caution due to the pandemic, we have chosen to offer you a service you can enjoy wherever you may be this...

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Advent by Candlelight

Ladies are invited to join us for this special worship service to usher in the season of Advent. Please register online here to pick up your tickets at the event.

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Community Thanksgiving Service

Our community Thanksgiving Service will be pre-recorded by leaders in area churches and presented virtually on Thursday, November 26 this year.  We hope the accessibility of this recorded service, available on Thanksgiving Day, will be a new and meaningful way...

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Clarke Shower Pics

I am still trying to find the words to express how grateful I am for the overwhelming shower of gifts for baby girl. I did not expect, or suspect, anything and was completely surprised. COVID-19 has caused this pregnancy to look and feel very different. Where...

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Announcing Advent by Candlelight

Join us for our Advent by Candlelight Worship Service in the Sanctuary on Monday, November 30th at 7:00pm. Through readings, prayer, Scripture, and music, this worship service will usher in the season. Come listen to the sounds of the season as instrumentalists play...

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Children’s Ministry Offerings Expand Sunday, November 8!

We are excited to continue both worship care for children ages 6 weeks - 3 years and children's worship for children ages 4 through 2nd grade. Both children and volunteers will have temperature checks upon arrival, and volunteers will be masked during the worship...

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What Now?

By Steven Norris       What now? As I sit down to write this week, the results of the election are still in question. No clear winner has been declared, so we all wait. This interim moment will eventually end, and we will be left with the same...

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Search Committee Listening Session

Your Search Committee has become, for now, a Discernment Committee, as we seek to understand the direction we should take in potentially calling an additional staff minister.  Please come to this important one-hour listening session Sunday, November 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m....

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