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Mission Council Report

Mission Council Report

FBC Griffin supports a variety of ministries that serve the Griffin community. In the January 23 Mission Council meeting, these ministries reported on the work they had been doing in 2022. Here's a brief summary of what your tithes and offerings contribute to the...

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Disaster Response

Respond faster together. As our community continues to respond to natural disaster, we will use this page to post opportunities where you can be most helpful to neighbors in our community.  If you have questions or need assistance that you do not see addressed here,...

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Adventures in Acts

What is it? We are embarking on a journey through Acts early in 2023. Our guide along this path is the New Living Translation Filament Bible Journal: Acts.  Do I really need the Filament Journal? You do not have to have the Filament Journal to study along with us. The...

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New Year’s Day Worship Service

New Year’s Day Worship Service

Sunday begins a new year and we have the opportunity to set our focus on the Almighty God just as it begins. We hope you will join us for a one-church worship service in our sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. on January 1. Happy New Year, friends!

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Attire

Attire

Share your love of our church wherever you go! These comfortable and stylish clothes sport a First Baptist Griffin logo. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, these articles of clothing wash well (without shrinking) and hold up over the long term. Our logos are...

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Hope for Veterans

Hope for Veterans

As a church family, we have chosen to adopt a special service project that will have a lasting and meaningful impact on our community. We are working in partnership with local agencies, including the Military Affairs, Salvation Army, the City of Griffin, Spalding...

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Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy

This Christmas season, we want to hit the "pause button" and take stock of a different kind of inventory when it comes to gift giving and holiday checklists. We invite you to learn more over the next few weeks (leading up to Advent) about a different kind of thinking...

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‘Tis the Season to Give to World Missions

Each December, First Baptist Church encourages its members to give to special offerings dedicated to World Missions. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Lottie Moon Offerings extend our outreach around a world which desperately needs Christ. The offering for Global...

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Christmas Day Worship Service

Christmas Day Worship Service

What a special treat it is to have the opportunity to rise and go to church on Christmas morning where we can worship the newborn King! We hope you will join us for a One Church worship experience in Morgan Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 25. While we will not...

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Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

We invite you to participate in this special family tradition on December 24 as we anticipate the birth of the Christ child. We will meet for a candlelight Christmas Eve service in the sanctuary at 5:00 p.m. Childcare will be available for ages birth through three...

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Wednesday Nights Fall 2022

We have really enjoyed our fall 2022 Wednesday night sessions with you, and we're already looking forward to spring 2023! Be on the lookout for more information soon.  America's Religious History Leader: Dr. Jeff RogersLocation: Heritage RoomTime: 6:00 - 7:00...

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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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Connect

Connect

Have you signed up for your Church Community Builder account yet? It’s easy. Just click Member Sign In from the homepage to get started.

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Advent at a Glance

Advent at a Glance

We have so many exciting opportunities for you to build relationships, make memories, and enjoy the Christmas season with family and friends!   December 7: Children's Ministry Birthday Party for Jesus, 6:00 p.m. December 9: Friday Night Coffeehouse Christmas...

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Journey in Grace

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...

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Year’s End Church Conference

Year’s End Church Conference

It's that time again — time to gather around the table together and celebrate the achievements of the past year. Then, we look forward to a new year. We will hear from our Nominating Committee about the changing of the guard for our lay ministries in 2023. Please plan...

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A Salute to Veterans

A Salute to Veterans

The King of Instruments & The Instrument of Kings The Seipp / Sheets duo will perform at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 at First Baptist Griffin. With Chuck Seipp on trumpet and Randall Sheets on the organ and piano, this pair crafts a unique, engaging, and...

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Birthday Party for Jesus

Who doesn't love a birthday party? We're celebrating a very special one for Jesus on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. in our Children's Ministry. There will be cupcakes, games, crafts, and a mission project. Preschool and elementary children should all meet on the...

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Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball

You read that right! This epic Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball event is for 4th and 5th Graders (and we'll let their parents come, too). Invite your friends and come ready to play! Oh, come hungry, too, because we will have pizza.  Do us a favor and register here to help...

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Student Ski Retreat

Student Ski Retreat

The Student Ministry Ski Retreat 2023 will take place February 20-24 at WinterPlace West Virginia. The cost is $425 per student. This includes lodging, lift tickets, ski/snowboard rental, and lunch each day. Extra expenses not included: $5 for dinner Monday night,...

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Christmas Toy Shop

Christmas Toy Shop

The time is here for us to rally together in support of the Christmas Toy Shop. This ministry affords families (who otherwise couldn't) an opportunity to provide each of their children with two Christmas gifts. Your generosity and volunteer support shares the love of...

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Moving from Regret to Conversion

Moving from Regret to Conversion

Photo by Håkon Grimstad on UnsplashBy Steven Norris      Conversion is at the heart of the religious experience. The scriptures are full of stories of individuals who were headed in one direction (often a destructive, violent, or painful direction) when they have a...

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Wisely Getting in the Ring

Wisely Getting in the Ring

By Steven Norris      Every time that I hear the opening chords to the song, “Eye of the Tiger,” I can feel the blood start pumping through my veins. I picture Rocky Balboa, preparing to go into the boxing ring. The chorus of the song rings out in my head, “It’s the...

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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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Fall Festival

Fall Festival

FAMILY. FRIENDS. FUN. FBC'S FALL FESTIVAL at Tobesofkee Farm brings us all together for a special evening filled with laughter, cake walks, chili competition, hayrides, candy, and games! Tobesofkee Farm is a beautiful event center located in Barnesville, Georgia. If...

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A Gratitude that Saves

A Gratitude that Saves

By Steven Norris      “How are you today?”      How many times does this conversation play out in our day-to-day discourse? Too often, we fall into social scripts and our brain disengages. We say things like, “I’m fine” or “Good” or “Hanging in there.” If you hear the...

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XYZ & WOM Meeting

Our Senior Adult Ministry, X'tra Years of Zest (XYZ) will meet on Tuesday, October 11th, at 11:30 a.m. in Morgan Hall. The entree will be chicken tetrazzini, and Lori Welborn, Minister to Children and Families, will be speaking.The Women on Mission (WOM) will meet...

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Partners in Pumpkins

FBC partners with local schools throughout the year to support students, teachers, and staff. Seth Brown recently made a special delivery of 28 pumpkins to the school children at Futral Road Elementary. Their pumpkin decorating soon commenced. FRES students' pumpkins,...

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Interest Survey 2022

Interest Survey 2022

Each member of this community of grace has a valued role. Have you been wondering how God might have you participate in His kingdom’s work in the upcoming year? Please take the Interest Survey, which might reveal places where you can get involved in our faith...

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Playing the Long Game

Playing the Long Game

By Steven Norris      Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles: How’s your long game? Recently, I was talking with a group of parents about the difficult task of raising children. We lamented: How do you get your children to obey and keep them from harm — especially...

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State Missions 2022

State Missions 2022

Each September, our church emphasizes mission efforts in our own state, which is becoming more of a mission field. We encourage giving to the Georgia CBF State offering and / or the Georgia Baptist Mission offering. All money stays here in Georgia to spread God's...

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Africa Mission Team Report 2022

A mission team left from First Baptist Griffin on May 27, 2022, en route to Africa. They spent one week in Rwanda and one week in Uganda before returning on June 12. This video shares their story. Mission team members were Steven Norris, Michelle Norris, Jeremiah...

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VBS Summer Games

It's messy. It's competitive. It's outright FUN! You can't miss this sports and mission-themed VBS! When? Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23 from 6-8pm Where? FBC Griffin — check in at Morgan Hall; events scheduled in gym, Morgan Hall, and on Scout Lawn Who?...

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GriefShare

GriefShare groups are led by people who understand what you are going through when you experience loss. 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 your...

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FBC YTH Summer 2022

The Student Ministry will meet at the Moose Lodge on June 15th from 7 to 10 p.m. for a positively perfect pool party! Bring extra money for food and plan to swim, swim, swim! Summertime fun continues at High Falls Water Park on June 24th from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is...

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Wednesday Night Line-Up

Thank you for supporting our Wednesday night meals during the spring "semester"! We look forward to seeing you again for supper in the fall.Session runs January through May 18 Please note that some studies may have ended earlier than May 18. Check the drop down menu...

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Revelation: An Invitation to “Uncivil” Worship

By Steven Norris      Despite its name, many readers of the book of Revelation find it to be shrouded in mystery. Too often, it is viewed as a coded predictor of the future (End Times). Many interpreters suggest that merely decoding the message would give us a clear...

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Church Missions

Pray for our MissionariesFBC will send short-term missionaries to Rwanda and Uganda May 27 through June 12. While out of the country, they will work with our mission partners, Hundley Harkleroad and Missy Ward-Angalla. Please be in prayer for their health, travel, and...

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Camping/Glamping Trip

Camping/Glamping Trip

Let's Go to George L. Smith State Park! FBC families and friends are heading to George L. Smith State Park on Sunday, February 19th through Wednesday, February 22nd of 2023. (You can come earlier or stay later than those dates.) We will gather on Monday evening,...

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Holy Week 2022

We have many opportunities to gather with friends and family to socialize and to worship at FBC Griffin throughout Holy Week. Come and be part of our community of grace.On the day that we celebrate the triumphant entry Jesus made into Jerusalem at the beginning of his...

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Adopted As Sons

By Steven Norris      “What did you say!?” My translator looked at me with shock and disbelief. Technically, I had conjugated the phrase correctly, but what I didn’t realize was that the word I had just spoken was also an idiom in that culture for something extremely...

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Missions Focus for Lent and Easter

Mission PartnersMarch is the month in which we focus on mission work that is being done in North America. We support the CBF Global Mission offering and the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American Missions.The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Global...

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A Community of Grace

Steven T. Norris has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Griffin since May of 2020. In addition to ministry, he loves music, photography, hiking, books, and good coffee. He is married to Michelle and they have two amazing boys.How are you investing your...

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Easter at FBC

Easter at FBC

He is risen! "Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell...

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Ministers Called to Serve

Ministers Called to Serve

On Sunday, February 27, 2022, our church voted to call Seth Brown as Minister of Students and Community Engagement and Ron Murray as Minister of Pastoral Care by an overwhelming majority. The search committee felt confident that God led them to these two candidates...

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Inspire

Inspire

Resources to Provide a Breath of Fresh Air Breathing. It's something that we don't really pay any attention to until we have trouble doing it. Then, what was an unconscious, background activity forces its way to the forefront of our experience, demanding that it be...

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Coffeehouse Concert Series 2022

Coffeehouse Concert Series 2022

Have you experienced the energy and enthusiasm of our Friday Night Coffeehouse Concert Series yet? What is it, you ask? Great performances by local artists, fabulous friendships formed over tasty treats, warm welcomes from new acquaintances — you will find all of this...

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Special Services

Special Services

We invite you to join us for a special Lenten worship service on March 2 in Bramblett Chapel. We will offer a service from 8:00-8:30 a.m. and from 12:15-12:45 p.m. What is Lent and why do we observe it? The season of Lent begins on March 2 this year and will continue...

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