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Resurrection Stories

During this season of Easter, we want to take every opportunity to shine a spotlight on the places that we see God at work in our community. In the midst of a constant flood of bad news, we want to highlight some ways that you are being the hands and feet of Christ in...

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Spring’s Emerging

By Steven Norris Did you hear the news? Spring is here!  I know, I know. Technically, spring showed up a few weeks ago, according to the calendar anyway. I’m pretty sure, however, that spring showed up in my neighborhood this week. The rose bush in my front yard...

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Our Present Holy Saturday

By Steven Norris  Holy Saturday. It’s one of the most overlooked parts of our Easter celebrations - at least for Protestants, that is. In some traditions it is referred to as the “longest day.” Even for the most formal and sacramental traditions, there are no...

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Pastor Search Committee Update

Pastor Search Committee Update

Your Pastor Search Committee has been meeting regularly, first in face-to-face meetings and then through Zoom Video Conferencing as we navigate through this pandemic.  We are in a season of prayer and discernment and we invite you to regularly lift us up in prayer as...

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Communion Bread

  Make your own communion bread! With this simple recipe, you’ll have perfect communion bread for our Palm Sunday worship service.   Use the video to go into the kitchen with Ellee to make these or use the recipe below (this isn’t Martha Stewart or Ina Garten,...

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Holy Week 2020

Based on the current recommendations, our Holy Week services will be done online and with individual families. Below is the current plan for these services. Please check back as we get closer for more details. We will update this page as more information becomes...

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The Voice in the Whirlwind

By Steven Norris  Two weeks ago today, I was on the phone with ministerial colleagues, church members, and friends, trying to determine the best course of action for our congregation in response to the Covid-19 crisis. I was listening for a voice of reason, a...

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Creative Outreach Opportunities During Social DistancingCreative ways that you can connect with others during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to the many ways that our church community is seeking to provide opportunities for connection, we encourage you to use the...

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Fearless, but not Reckless

Throughout the past few weeks, our lives have been forever changed by something so small that it is completely invisible to the naked eye. And yet, this microscopic virus has unmasked a difficult reality at work in our world: the competing power of fear and...

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FBC Griffin COVID-19 Updates

Here are the Latest Updates Surrounding the Covid-19 Shut Down Closures While some of the executive orders for the state of Georgia have created some confusion regarding the “re-opening” of businesses and the ability of church to resume in-person worship, we at First...

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Kenosis

The following is adapted from the author’s book,“ Emptied Out: A Personal Journey Through Lent,” and is reprinted with permission.  Years ago, I attended the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Music Camp for high school and college students. I was in high school and was...

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Camps and Retreats

Camps and Retreats

Basecamp July 13-17 BaseCamp 2020 at Rock Eagle is a summer camp for completed 6th - 12th grade students Register HERE Passport Kids Camp July 21-24 A 4 day, 3 night camp for grades 3-5 (completed) at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Ga. Full cost of $250 due by June 15, 2020....

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Foster Care Collection

During the season of Lent, we will be collecting items for Grace 127, a ministry of FBC that seeks to support children in foster care and foster families in our area. The items collected will be used to fill "gotcha bags" that provide basic items for a child on the...

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Offering for North American Missions

There are many stories across the North America which show our mission dollars at work - doing things we cannot do and going places we cannot go. Two stories are:  Rick Burnette is a CBF Personnel serving in Florida.  The Mision Peniel Garden in Immokalee, Florida, is...

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Women on Mission

Women on Mission will meet Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m., in the FLC Hospitality Room. The program will feature North American Missions. Members are asked to bring writing pens and aluminum roasting pans. The pans should be heavy duty, disposable and with or without...

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Journey in Grace: Missions

Journey in Grace: Missions

March 8 & 15 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...

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Highlights from March 1

Highlights from March 1

Celebration of 50 Year Members and Church Conference Results   50 Year Members This past Sunday, we recognized 16 new members to the “50 year” club at FBC Griffin. These members have been a part of First Baptist Church for fifty years or more. We celebrate such...

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Lent and Holy Week Highlights

Lent and Holy Week Highlights

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...

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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...

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Lent and Holy Week Schedule 2020

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

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...

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Rooted in Grace: A Study in Ephesians

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

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

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...

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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

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 Sunday.

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Church Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Truth Be Told Women’s Art Night

This event is postponed until further notice. 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...

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A Love Offering

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

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

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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Wednesday Night Activities Resume

Wednesday Night Activities Resume

Meals and activities resume this Wednesday, January 8. 5:00 p.m. Fellowship Supper in Morgan Hall 6:00 p.m. LifeGroups 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

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Connexion Birthday Celebration

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

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 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

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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One Church

One Church

December 29 11:00 a.m. in Morgan Hall. No Benevolence Offering.

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Benevolence Offering

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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