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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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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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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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Called Church Conference

We will have a Called Conference in all services on Sunday, October 27th to handle three items of business.  Licensing of Ellee Hilley to the Gospel Ministry  Ellee is a child of First Baptist.   She grew up here and experienced her first taste of ministry as...

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Fall Festival

October 23 Inflatables | Face Painting | Games Family Life Center Hamburger/Hotdog Meal $6 per person or $20 per family (Guests eat free!) We need volunteers, individually wrapped candy and baked goods to make this year’s festival a success. You may leave candy...

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Journey in Grace: Membership Gathering

November 3 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...

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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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One Church and World Communion Sunday

October 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary The first Sunday in October is designated as “World Communion Sunday,” which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. In John 17, Jesus prays for the disciples, preparing them for his...

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Sanctuary Choir Bonus Rehearsal

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Presented by the First Baptist Griffin Sanctuary Choir  December 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Bonus Rehearsals Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 7:0--8:30 p.m. We would love to have you join us in the...

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Journey in Grace – Missions Class

September 18 and 25 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...

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Labor Day Closings

Monday,September 2 The Church offices and buildings are closed Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

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Tacos and Hymn Sing

Friday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center Join us for a shared meal and an evening of worship together! We'll provide the drinks and ground beef taco meat. Bring something that fits the taco...

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First Grade Bible Recognition

August 25 in all 11:00 a.m. services Our church family will celebrate the ways in which our first graders are growing in wisdom and faith with the presentation of a Bible during our 11:00 a.m. worship services. Parents will be asked to stand with their child and join...

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Women on Mission Recycling Project

August 25- September 8 It's recycling time again! Look for collection bins in the Welcome Center on Sunday, August 25, September 1, and September 8. We are collecting used Sunday School quarterlies, Christian Literature, Bibles, DVDs, CDs, tapes, etc. for both adults...

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Communion Sunday

Come partake in the Lord's Supper with us this Sunday in all services. 8:45 a.m. Chapel Worship11:00 a.m. Connexion Worship11:00 a.m. Celebration Worship Children will worship with their families for the entirety of the 11:00 a.m. services. All of our Communion bread...

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Wednesday Night Activities Resume

Wednesday night fellowship and activities resume August 7. Menu: Fried Chicken, Cream Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Biscuits, Strawberry Shortcake The Deeper Connexions and Pastor's Bible Study groups will meet together August 7. Dr. Hardee's book study group will...

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Promotion Sunday with Sixth Grade Recognition

What does Promotion Sunday mean for my family? If you have a sixth grader this school year, that child joins our Student Ministry today! Students meet in the Basement under the Sanctuary for Sunday School and Wednesday nights.If you have a first grader this school...

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Journey in Grace – Membership Class

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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Sandra McCracken: Open Hearts, A Celebration of Grace

A FREE women's event at FBC Griffin's Morgan Hall August 24 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Sandra McCracken is a prolific singer-songwriter and modern-day hymn writer whose songs like “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion,” "God’s Highway" and “Thy Mercy My God” have settled into...

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