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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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Reserve your spot for Christmas Eve

We continue to practice social distancing during our worship services. Please help us make our Christmas Eve service as safe as it is special by clicking here or on the image above to reserve a place in the sanctuary.

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Mark your calendar for our meeting!

We're excited to host our church conference in Morgan Hall this month and we hope you will participate. The agenda includes a vote on the 2021 Proposed Budget and Nominating Committee recommendations, a membership update, a report from the Foundation, and financial...

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‘Tis the Season to Give to International Missions

To say, "We live in difficult times" is an understatement. However, in spite of the many challenges of 2020, we need to be aware that many of God's children are in need, and we are called to be of help as we can. We at FBC support two offerings that go around the...

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Welcome to the team!

FBC has a new Communications Coordinator. Leila Wells Rogers joined the staff on November 16, 2020. She and her family — Jeff, Mason, and Valerie — have been members at FBC Griffin since 2011. Leila's talents are well suited to the publication and communication needs...

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Virtual Community Thanksgiving Service

For a number of years, churches in the Griffin community have gathered the Sunday before Thanksgiving to celebrate God's blessings. Out of an abundance of caution due to the pandemic, we have chosen to offer you a service you can enjoy wherever you may be this...

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Advent by Candlelight

Ladies are invited to join us for this special worship service to usher in the season of Advent. Please register online here to pick up your tickets at the event.

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Community Thanksgiving Service

Our community Thanksgiving Service will be pre-recorded by leaders in area churches and presented virtually on Thursday, November 26 this year.  We hope the accessibility of this recorded service, available on Thanksgiving Day, will be a new and meaningful way...

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Clarke Shower Pics

I am still trying to find the words to express how grateful I am for the overwhelming shower of gifts for baby girl. I did not expect, or suspect, anything and was completely surprised. COVID-19 has caused this pregnancy to look and feel very different. Where...

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Announcing Advent by Candlelight

Join us for our Advent by Candlelight Worship Service in the Sanctuary on Monday, November 30th at 7:00pm. Through readings, prayer, Scripture, and music, this worship service will usher in the season. Come listen to the sounds of the season as instrumentalists play...

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Children’s Ministry Offerings Expand Sunday, November 8!

We are excited to continue both worship care for children ages 6 weeks - 3 years and children's worship for children ages 4 through 2nd grade. Both children and volunteers will have temperature checks upon arrival, and volunteers will be masked during the worship...

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What Now?

By Steven Norris       What now? As I sit down to write this week, the results of the election are still in question. No clear winner has been declared, so we all wait. This interim moment will eventually end, and we will be left with the same...

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Search Committee Listening Session

Your Search Committee has become, for now, a Discernment Committee, as we seek to understand the direction we should take in potentially calling an additional staff minister.  Please come to this important one-hour listening session Sunday, November 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m....

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Friendsgiving 2020 is Here!

FBC Students will once again be gathering for Friendsgiving this year, but since it's 2020, let's change it up a bit. We'll be meeting on the Scout Lodge lawn on November 18 from 6-8pm and The Varsity will bring their food truck for some delicious all-time favorites....

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All Saints Day

Join us November 1 in both services as we remember members and attenders who have gone on before us. Families and friends will light candles in remembrance of their loved ones as their names are read.

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Unity Over Uniformity

By Steven Norris       Ransom Olds is not a household name. His legacy lives on, however, in the company that bears his name: Oldsmobile. Olds was the first to create and patent the assembly line, allowing him to increase production by 500...

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Election Day Communion

On November 3, 2020, Election Day, we will exercise our right to choose as members of a democratic republic. During the day, we will make different choices for different reasons, hoping for different results. But that evening, while our nation gathers around its...

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2020 Women’s Retreat

What a wonderful Women’s Retreat Weekend! Twenty women ages 37 to 73 participated in an intergenerational Women’s Retreat weekend at Callaway Gardens this past weekend. The weekend included 5 worship services, 5 bible studies, a service project, yoga, fellowship,...

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Gratitude Journals

As a part of the current sermon series, Enemies of Gratitude, we distributed Gratitude Journals to the congregation. Week Five began October 25, and is shown here. This is the final week of guided gratitude ques. Prayers continue that participants have felt more...

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You Are What You Love

By Steven Norris       “I think. Therefore, I am.” So goes the oft-quoted maxim from 17th century mathematician, scientist, and philosopher, Rene Descartes. Most of us merely nod in agreement, not taking the time to think through the...

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Truth Be Told: An Afternoon of Art

Create your own masterpiece with an instructor-led art class! For women of all ages, this event originally scheduled in late-March has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm! There is still room for new registrations in the art class. The cost is $30....

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Resisting the Binary Lure

By Steven Norris The lure of binary thinking can be unavoidable. Our tendency is to simplify things into two categories: yes and no, right and wrong, good and bad, black and white, start and finish, us and them. There are times that this can be extremely helpful and...

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Christmas Eve Surveys

Though your plans may still be taking shape, would you let us know what you hope will be true for you in December so that we can responsibly plan the right number of services to include everyone who plans to be physically present? CLICK HERE to access our brief survey.

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Nominating Committee Interest Surveys

The Nominating Committee would like to know your individual areas of interest in church life. The form link below will take you to a short survey where you can view a brief description of our committees, councils, and teams.  We would love for you to select any...

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A Little Lesson in Fruit Inspection

by Steven Norris A few weeks ago, I was brought to tears by the vulnerability of a friend. In an online post, he shared about an incident with his son. My friend had completely lost his temper and gotten to the point where he recognized fear in his son’s eyes. It was...

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Library Curb Service is OPEN!

Calling all Book Lovers! And Book Likers! and Book Tolerators! Thank you to those participating in our Curb Side Library service. At the moment, we do not know when the library will be returning to what was routine. Since patrons cannot come in and browse, over the...

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State Mission Offerings

Each September we support the two state mission offerings which serve our state and its many needs The CBF/GA mission offering helps support missionaries with Georgia ties.  The Andersons in North Carolina and Missy Ward- Angalla in Africa receive such support.  They...

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When Being Right Isn’t Enough

By Steven Norris I love to be right. I mean, I really love to be right. There are few things that I dislike more than having to admit that I am wrong about something, though it does happen. If I am not careful, however, it is entirely possible to be completely wrong...

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An Update from the Search Committee

Charles Dickens' opening words in his novel A Tale of Two Cities are familiar to us all -- "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...."  During this pandemic, we can relate in many ways to this quote.  During these months of social distancing and...

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CBF/GA Virtual Senior Adult Retreat

CBF of Georgia Virtual Senior Adult Retreat Sunday, September 27 and Monday, September 28   Sunday 4:30 PM  ZOOM Fellowship Online 5:00 PM  Recorded Worship Online Monday 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions will be launched online.   Join us online this year! First...

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When To Take It Personally

By Steven Norris “Don’t take it so personally.” How many times have I heard that phrase uttered in my lifetime? Usually, it is followed by something that feels extremely personal, not to mention painful or offensive. Over the past couple of months, I have been...

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Ordination of Marcia Henry-Day

On May 3, 2020, FBC Griffin voted in church conference to ordain Marcia Henry-Day to the Gospel ministry. Please make plans to join us on Sunday, September 27, 2020 as we officially celebrate her calling and ordination to the Gospel Ministry. As a community, let us...

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Just Breathe

By Steven Norris Have you breathed today? I’m guessing that if you’re still reading, the answer is “Yes.” But, when was the last time that you went outside in the cool of the evening, inhaled deeply, and felt the cool night air hit the back of your throat and expand...

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