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World Missions 2021

FBC Supports Missions Because Presence MattersWeek of PrayerA network of individuals and churches who work together to extend hope in a hurting world176 years of reaching those in need around the world with the GospelDecember 13-18, 2021   Week of Prayer for...

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Wednesday Night Line-Up

Wednesday Night Line-Up

5:00-6:00 PM: What's for dinner?  November 24th: Happy Thanksgiving to all! (No Wednesday night activities tonight.) December 1 Menu: Sausage, egg, & hash brown casserole; fresh fruit; biscuits; dessert We just need you to RSVP to let us know you're coming. You...

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XYZ and WOM Meeting

Our senior adults will meet on November 9th for an interactive and informative XYZ program led by the Sheriff's Department, complete with their Mobile Incident Command bus. Come early and tour the bus at 11:00 a.m. before hearing their presentation. A BBQ lunch will...

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Fall Festival 2021

Fall Festival 2021

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the Fall Festival a wonderful event. We all enjoyed being at Ann Walker's beautiful farm and event center. The hay rides, compliments of Zeke Harvey and the cake walk were probably the favorite of the children. It could...

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All Saints’ Day (Observed)

All Saints’ Day (Observed)

During our services on Sunday, November 7, we will participate in the tradition of recognizing members of First Baptist Griffin who have passed away over the past year. We will also observe the Lord's Supper (Communion) and take up a special offering for our...

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Christmas Poinsettias

Christmas Poinsettias

The church will be decorated for Advent and Christmas with fresh poinsettias and wreaths. If you would like to make a contribution in memory or in honor of someone to go toward this expense, please place your gift of $15.00 (per listing) and the name(s) of...

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Called Church Conference

Called Church Conference

Please plan to linger a few extra minutes following either worship service on November 14th to participate in a vote affirming those nominated to serve as Deacons.

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Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

By Steven Norris       “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee / How great Thou art, how great Thou art.” Twice this week, I’ve sung this song. The first time was with a group of mourners — voices echoing off the marble walls of the mausoleum at Oak Hill Cemetery —...

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XYZ & WOM Meet October 12

XYZ & WOM Meet October 12

Our next XYZ Meeting will take place on October 12th at 11:30 a.m. in Morgan Hall. Women on Mission (WOM) will meet Tuesday October 12 after XYZ. The program will be about Operation Christmas Child and we will bring fresh fruits and vegetables for the Christian...

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Church Conference Results

Church Conference Results

On Sunday, October 4, we met in a church conference following both morning services. This meeting was called to act on a recommendation from our deacons to continue the current Sunday morning schedule (9:00 a.m. Celebration, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school, 11:15 a.m....

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Fall Break Week

Fall Break Week

October 11-15 affords many of our families an opportunity for a respite—it's fall break. While our church offices will remain open during this week, we will not be holding regular Wednesday night activities on October 13th. We wish safe travels to all those who will...

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Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 Response

October 7, 2021 Dear Church Family, We are certainly grateful that Georgia Department of Health is reporting a continued decrease the in the average number of COVID cases in Spalding County and across the state. Our local medical facilities appear to be returning to...

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Share Your Gifts

Share Your Gifts

The Nominating Committee has begun its work to fill open positions on committees, and teams for the upcoming year. Please take a few moments to complete the interest survey by tapping on My Talents so you can let us know where you might like to get plugged in and...

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Creating a Community of Prayer

Creating a Community of Prayer

By Steven Norris      “Good Morning, friends! Welcome to our time of morning prayer.” So begins my weekday mornings. For years, I have found that an essential part of my spiritual growth has been tied to the practice of starting each day off with communal prayer....

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State Missions 2021

State Missions 2021

September is State Missions Month The members of FBC Griffin are encouraged each September to give a special offering to assist with mission work in our own state, which becomes more of a "mission field" every year. The two offerings collected go to the CBF of Georgia...

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Deacon Recommendation

During Sunday services on September 19, we shared the recommendation from the Deacon Body regarding our Sunday morning worship schedule. This decision was arrived at after a long process of discernment, prayer, feedback, and discussion. We want to be completely...

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September Coffeehouse Concert Series

FBC Griffin will host concert pianist, Kitty Grubbs, for a Coffeehouse Concert Series event on Friday, September 17th at 7:00 PM in the Family Life Center's Common Grounds Coffeehouse. Join us for an evening of musical entertainment. Sip on an iced coffee or Italian...

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Holiday Closure

Holiday Closure

We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day! Our church office will be closed on September 6th in observance of the holiday. God bless you and your family!

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Camping/Glamping Weekend

Camping/Glamping Weekend

  You can't beat S'mores over a campfire on winter break! Unless those S'mores are made with ukulele accompaniment, that is! Don't miss this great opportunity to hang out with your FBC family and friends in February!

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Called Church Conference

On Sunday, August 29, First Baptist Church will meet in conference to act on three issues before the church. Nomination of New Deacons to begin in January of 2022. The church will receive nominations from the church body of individuals that you believe to be a good...

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Friday Night Coffeehouse

Get ready to reminisce with us because we're taking a trip down memory lane! Join us Friday night, August 27th in the coffeehouse for our early contemporary Christian music theme. This includes the era of Michael W. Smith, Rich Mullins, Sandi Patti, Keith Green,...

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Children’s Ministry Parent Meeting

Parents met with Senior Pastor, Steven Norris, and Music Minister, Erin Clarke, on Wednesday, August 11 at 6pm in Morgan Hall. Those in attendance shared a snack supper and then discussed updates in the Children's Ministry while Adam and Jennifer Pugh played games...

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Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021

First Baptist Griffin has been a constant presence of faith and service in our community for 180 years. On August 15th, we invite you to a Homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. where we will celebrate this community of grace. About the Service We are pleased to host Pastor...

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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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Sanctuary Renovation Underway

Our sanctuary renovations began on June 21. Repairs include work on our sound booth and restoration of the plaster on the ceiling. No activities will be held int he sanctuary until work has been completed. Worship services will be held in Morgan Hall (in the Family...

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Happy 4th of July!

We wish you and your family all the best on this Independence Day! Our church office will be closed on July 5th to observe the holiday, but we look forward to serving you again on July 6th. 

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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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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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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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