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Summer FUN!

It just doesn't get better than spending a hot summer with cool friends! Have you got these activities on YOUR calendar yet?

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GriefShare Small Group

GriefShare groups are led by people who understand what you are going through when you experience loss and they want to help. By participating in this group you will gain valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding...

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Save the Date

You won't want to miss the grand reveal of the renovated sanctuary and the fantastic celebration we have lined up for FBC Griffin's 180th birthday!

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Ukuleles On The Road

Look! It's a guitar...no...it's a banjo...no. Wait — those are ukuleles! FBC has a troupe of them and they are on tour this summer! In fact, they are on a mission to get toes tapping and faces grinning with familiar tunes. Stops on their tour have included...

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YTH @ High Falls Waterpark

Students — Get ready for a splashin' good time at High Falls Waterpark on June 9! Sign you and your friends up at the link below. Meet at the Family Life Center at 5:45pm to catch a ride on the church van.

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YTH Service Project

FBC students have an exciting opportunity to serve a local family on June 7th and 8th. We will meet at 8:30am both days at the Family Life Center to ride to the location. Participants can let us know they are coming by signing up below.

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VBS Summer Games

Come join us for the Summer Games — a sports and mission-themed VBS — happening Monday, June 21 through Thursday, June 24 from 6-8pm at FBC Griffin. Students in grades K-5 will learn sports, sportsmanship, and how to use skills and talents to serve others in a small...

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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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Church Missions

Your FBC mission donations help fund the local Five Loaves and two Fish food pantry. Five Loaves and Two Fish serve thousands of people in our community each year.  This is a non-profit organization committed to helping those in need in Spalding County with groceries...

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Covid-19 Response

FBC Griffin - COVID Guidelines   On May 16, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for those who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. We are all aware that the approaches to this virus have varied greatly....

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Called Church Conference May 9

We know...May 9th is kind of special. You want to be celebrating your mom — so we will get straight to the task at hand. Members, we just need you to vote on two items during this called church conference. 1. The following people have been nominated to serve as the...

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Laura Kirby debuts original music

FBC Griffin is blessed with extraordinary musical talent. Laura Kirby shares this blessing through her most recent original song, "Worthy of Love." Laura serves regularly on the Connexion Worship Team and is an intern in the Student Ministry where she has led worship...

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The Church on the Other Side

How many times have we said it? “I just want to get back to normal.” We are tired. Pandemic weary. Hungry for community. Hungry for some sense of the familiar. Tim Schenk, a Boston-based pastor, started out a recent article with this observation: “One of the...

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Support Our Mission Partners

Our Cooperative Baptist Fellowship mission partners serving in Uganda — Missy and Francis Angala — invite you to participate in an online fundraising event to support vulnerable refugees in their program. You will find the details below.  

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2021 Women’s Retreat

Ladies — This special fall retreat takes place at Callaway Gardens from October 22-24, 2021. Participants will get away for a weekend and enjoy God's beautiful creation, fellowship with other women, bible study, and relaxation. The registration fee is $200 and...

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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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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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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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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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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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