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Called Church Conference

Sunday, March 1 Dear Church Family,  In the fall of 2019, after reviewing the heating and air conditioning systems for the church, we determined that having a plan for replacement of some of the older components might be a good idea. Although the units serving the...

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Lent and Holy Week Schedule 2020

Throughout the Season of Lent, we will be starting a series entitled, “Rooted in Transformation” in all three of our morning services at First Baptist. This series will look at some familiar passages from the Gospel of John about ways in which Jesus transformed...

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Lenten Book Study

Brian McCartney will facilitate a Lenten Study on Portraits of Jesus in the Gospels on Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cheatham Room, beginning March 4. If you are interested in participating, please let Brian know. There is no required reading or homework...

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The Soil of Tenderness

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the rich spiritual soil that can be found in Griffin and Spalding County.  “Praise be to the God…of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we...

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Rooted in Grace: A Study in Ephesians

Our “Rooted in Grace” Bible study will resume on Wednesday night, March 4 at 6:00 pm in Morgan Hall. This study is being taught by Steven Norris and is open to anyone in the church. Please remember that during this time of transition, the “Pastor’s Bible Study” and...

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Multigenerational Ash Wednesday Service

February 26 at 6:00 p.m. in Morgan Hall Join us as we repent and turn toward the Cross in preparation for Easter! Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, forty days of reflection and repentance prior to Resurrection Sunday and the Easter season. We receive the ashes...

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Church Conference Report

The church in conference February 9, 2020, voted 87 yes and 0 no to amendments to the Endowment Foundation bylaws that were published twice in the E-Vision newsletter. They voted 86 yes and 0 no to Jim Dunaway completing Bonnie Brown's unexpired director term ending...

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The Soil of Service

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the rich spiritual soil that can be found in Griffin and Spalding County.  “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18). As a young man, one of my biggest...

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Scout Sunday

Sunday, February 9 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sunday is Scout Sunday. We are excited to have our Scouts connected to our Troop 2 and Pack 2 leading worship this...

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Church Conference

February 9 following 11:00 a.m. services Lunch is provided. First Baptist Church of Griffin, GA Endowment Foundation Board of Director’s Nomination Bonnie Brown has been elected as Chair of the Board of Deacons for First Baptist Church for 2020. She was also serving...

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Transition Update

As we enter into a time of transition as First Baptist, we know that there are many questions about the future plans for our community. While we believe that this is an exciting time to see God working in new ways, we realize that the inherent uncertainty can also...

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Africa Mission Trip 2021

If you missed our informational meeting regarding the Africa mission trip planned for May-June 2021, please see Steven Norris to get an information packet and to inform him of your interest in this trip.

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Mission Opportunities

Africa Mission Trip - Informational Meeting First Baptist is planning an international mission trip in late May through early June of 2021. This trip will include work with the Harkleroad family, members of First Baptist serving in Rwanda and Missy Ward-Angalla, Field...

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Journey in Grace

FBC Griffin is a “community of grace.” However, we recognize that grace is a journey, not a destination. As with any journey, there are often unexpected twists and turns in the road. Whatever your journey has been to this point, we are thankful that God has led you to...

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Truth Be Told Women’s Art Night

WOMEN'S MINISTRY - YOU'RE INVITED to join the excitement of "self-proclaimed non-artists"creating beautiful masterpieces with God's Truth on each one! Come hear an inspiring testimony, paint with a trained instructor step-by-step, and have a great time with friends...

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A Love Offering

From the desk of Bonnie Brown, FBC Deacon Chair…Dr. Bill Hardee has faithfully served our church as Senior Pastor for eleven years and has been in ministry for over forty years. He has decided it is time for him to retire, to be effective the end of January. Dr.Hardee...

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Women on Mission

Women on Mission will meet Tuesday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the FLC Hospitality Room. The program will be an overview of Kim Jenkins's work with Open Door Community House in Columbus. Members are asked to bring full size and travel size toiletries for FBC's Clothes...

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Africa Mission Trip – Informational Meeting

First Baptist is planning an international mission trip in late May through early June of 2021. This trip will include work with the Harkleroad family, members of First Baptist serving in Rwanda and Missy Ward-Angalla, Field Personnel with the Cooperative Baptist...

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First Impression Team Celebration

We would like to invite all members of the First Impression Team - greeters, welcome desk hosts, coffee shop teams, assimilation team, and parking team - to a celebration and vision casting on Sunday, January 19 at 4:00 in Morgan Hall. This will be a time for us to...

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Connexion Birthday Celebration

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Connexion service. In ten years, this service has grown to be a vital piece in the overall ministry of First Baptist. We celebrate all the lives who have been reached and transformed by the Gospel message...

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Contribution Credit for 2019

If you need to make a contribution before the end of the year, there are a few options to fit your needs: Bring the contributions by the office until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.Mail your contributions and have them postmarked by December 31.Place...

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Church Office Closures

Church offices and buildings are closed at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24. Church offices and buildings are closed Christmas Day. Church offices and buildings will reopen on Thursday, December 26 at 1:00 p.m. Church offices and buildings are closed on Tuesday,...

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Christmas Eve Service

December 24 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Benevolence Offering One of the traditions that we have here at First Baptist is to take up a special offering on “5th Sundays” and on “Communion Sundays.” 100% of this offering goes to benefit the benevolence work that we do...

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Benevolence Offering

One of the traditions that we have here at First Baptist is to take up a special offering on “5th Sundays” and following “Communion Sundays.” 100% of this offering goes to benefit the benevolence work that we do here at FBC Griffin, ministering to needs in and around...

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Deacon Ordination

December 15 On Sunday, December 15, we will ordain newly elected deacon, Curtis Hardwick, in our Connexion service. We celebrate the ministry that Curtis already has at First Baptist and the ways that God will continue to use him in the weeks, months, and years ahead....

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Salvation Army Bell Ringing

December 16-21 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For many, acts of service are a meaningful Advent practice. If you are looking for a way to serve this Advent, consider signing up to ring the Salvation Army bell with First Baptist Griffin. We're ringing Monday, December 16 -...

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Women on Mission

Women on Mission will meet Monday, December 16 for a Christmas covered dish luncheon. This will take the place of the regular monthly meeting. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the FLC Hospitality Room. In addition to covered dish, please bring fresh fruit...

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Christmas Offering for Global Missions

Your Offering to CBF Global Missions goes around the world, our gifts go where we are unable to go. As you consider giving to a world-wide mission offering this Christmas season, there are many stories from from missionaries around the world whose work cannot continue...

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Children’s Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 11 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary Our children, ages two through grade five, are preparing a musical and storytelling gift for our church family during Kids Quest on Wednesday evenings. Everyone is invited to worship with us in the Sanctuary tonight at 6:00...

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 8 The Sanctuary Choir will present a special worship service on December 8, at 11:00 a.m.  Join us in the Celebration Service for a Festival of Nine Lesson and Carols, where the story of the promised Messiah and His birth is told through Scripture and song. ...

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First Friday: Parents’ Night Out

FBC Griffin Kids Presents First Friday, December 6 Parents' Night Out 6:00-9:00 p.m. Supper Included for children $10/First Child $5/Each Additional child Limited space Register now...

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Advent By Candlelight

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Advent by Candlelight!  FBC is once again hosting a special “ladies only” event on Monday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m.  However, this year’s event will be even more special as we join together for dinner, dessert, and special music...

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Thanksgiving Meal Ministry 2019

At First Baptist Church of Griffin, we know that we cannot fulfill God’s calling on our own. As part of the larger Body of Christ, we are constantly looking for ways to partner with the community to make Griffin and the surrounding area a little more like the Kingdom...

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Intergernational Advent Celebration

Wednesday, November 20 6:00 p.m., Morgan Hall Join us this year as we “crowd at the creche” to prepare for Advent and Christmas! Bring something that represents you to leave at church—a picture, a small item. Then make a simple creche (nativity scene) to use at home...

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FBC Endowment Foundation

A blue envelope for contributions to the First Baptist Church of Griffin GA Endowment Foundation, Inc were available for the first time on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in all three services.  Please use the standard offering envelope for budget contributions and the blue...

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Community Thanksgiving Service

On Sunday, November 24th, we will join with St. George’s Episcopal, First Presbyterian, First Methodist, St. John Lutheran, and Eagles Way for combined worship at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of St. George’s Episcopal Church. It is a rare moment when we connect with...

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Sole Sunday Shoe Collection

This past Sunday, many of you joined us in surrendering your running shoes as an act of repentance for the ways we, like Jonah, have run away from God’s call. It also became an act of obedience as we sought to clothe Jesus, who has come to us in the form of our...

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Christmas Toy Shop Dates

On Monday, December 16, First Baptist will once again provide an inexpensive shopping experience for those in our community needing a little assistance providing Christmas gifts for their children. We are looking forward to assisting a large number of families this...

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Sole Sunday

Everyone needs a good pair of shoes, and as we study the book of Jonah together, we know Jonah ran from the call of God. We are going to turn in our own running shoes as a way to commit to God rather than from him in our own lives. We want to run TO God rather than...

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Called Church Conference Results

On Sunday, October 27, FBC Griffin had a called Church Conference at the end of all three morning worship services. This conference was for the purpose of electing new deacons to begin serving in 2020, voting on whether to approve the recommendation of the deacons to...

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Multi-generational Mission Trip

February 14-16, 2020 (Friday-Sunday) Americus, GA Make plans now to join us for this special weekend of service and fellowship. Projects accessible to children as young as three are available. Cost is $125/household, and scholarships are available. Registration is...

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Special Events Sunday, November 3

Time Change Sunday Clocks fall back at 2:00 a.m. Library's 75th Birthday Celebration You are invited to attend the 75th Anniversary celebration of the First Baptist Church Library Ministry this Sunday, November 3. As we celebrate we are asking our church family to...

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