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Wednesday Nights with FBC Family

Break bread with us on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Morgan Hall. Wednesday meals continue through May 13 with just a few breaks: February 21 (winter break), March 27 (Holy Week), and April 3 (spring break).

February Meals

28: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert

March Meals

6: White Chicken Chili, cornbread, dessert

13: Ham, hash brown casserole, green beans, rolls, dessert

20: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, lima beans, rolls, dessert

What to Expect

2024 Activities

Give our small groups a try—you will meet friendly people who love each other (and you) because God has first loved us. Adult groups are generally arranged by topic.  Children and students’ small groups meet while adults meet. When we are in session, these small group activities begin at 6:00 p.m., following the Wednesday meal. Groups meet weekly (with a few exceptions). Instrumental and vocal groups rehearse on Wednesday nights, as well.

How it Works

Adults: Small Groups

Our adult small groups engage in topical and Bible studies that change each “term”.

We will not hold Wednesday activities on February 21 (spring break), March 27 (Holy Week — we hope you will join us for the special activities scheduled during this week leading up to Easter), and April 3 (spring break).

“Neighborliness”

Facilitated by Steven Norris

Hardee Hospitality Room, 6:00 p.m. (January 31-May 15)

The Sunday sermon series this spring invites each of us to consider what it means to be a good neighbor. In this small group, Steven will help us take a deeper dive into this topic through a guided book study.

Wednesday Adult Study: Colossians

Facilitated by Ron Murray

Bramblett Chapel, 6:00 p.m. (January 31 – March 20)

This small group will explore the book of Colossians.

Bloom

Facilitated by Sandra Long

Heritage Room (near Sanctuary), 6:00 p.m. (January 31-May 15)

 

This women’s group is perfect for mothers of older children/teens. Ladies are invited to drop in at any time during the term to engage in conversation and to pick up in the group’s topical or Bible study.

Women in the Word

Facilitated by Carol Baldwin and Carol Bowen 

Cheatham Room (106), 6:00 p.m. (January 31-May 15)

This group is designed for women of all ages. They select topical studies, as well as Bible studies, that often have video components. Group discussion is encouraged. 

Parent’s Group

Facilitated by Michelle Norris and Scott Welborn

Copeland Classroom 108, 6:00 p.m. (January 31-May 15)

This small group provides a safe place for parents to dialogue about raising their children to faith in the context of a culture that is trying to pull them away.

GriefShare

Facilitated by Jackie Lee, Debby Neely, Diane Moore

Room 300,  Education Building (February 28-May 29)

Note: This group meets from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Picking up the pieces when you have suffered the loss of a loved one can be a daunting task. You don’t have to walk that path alone. For more information and to register for the group, please our webpage.  

Children & Students

In the book of Matthew, verse 19:14, we read, “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.'” We hope your children and students will seek Jesus along with us.

KidMin: Music and Missions

Volunteers lead two groups through a CBF Spark curriculum on Wednesday evenings: preschool (K4 & K5)  and elementary children. The focus for each study is on  missionaries serving around the globe, as well as in the U.S. During the hour, part of the lesson focuses on music common to the region being studied that evening. The children get to practice rhythm, play instruments, or learn songs related to the curriculum being studied. 

Children ages birth through 3 years may participate in nursery care during our Wednesday night sessions.

All children should be checked in by a parent or guardian in the appropriate classroom, either on the preschool hall or in the children’s wing of the Education Building.  

For more information about the program, contact us at 770-227-5517 or email Lori at loriwelborn@fbcgriffin.org.

Students: FBC YTH

Minister: Seth Brown (sethbrown@fbcgriffin.org)
Location: The Student Center (the Basement)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays (year round)

About Wednesdays in the Student Ministry:
Every Wednesday night starts out with games and fellowship, whether that’s in the gym or in the Student Center (the Basement). A time of worship follows, led by volunteers and the Student Minister. Students are encouraged to develop and share their talents during this time if they are gifted in the area of worship arts. During the evening, students will also hear a message and attend small groups.

What else can you expect to be part of your evening in the Student Ministry? Snacks (think popcorn, shakes, chips, or even pizza — depending on what’s going on). Wacky games (that may or may not involve a mess).

Most importantly, you will find an authentic love for Jesus and for every kid in the room when you visit the Student Ministry. We hope you’ll check it out.

Music Ministry

FBC Griffin enjoys a vibrant and active music ministry under the leadership of the Minister of Music and the Minister of Worship Arts.  

Handbell Ensemble

Minister: Ellee Hilley
Location: Handbell Room
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays (Fall and Spring)

About the Handbell Ensemble:
Handbells have been used for music throughout much of human history. They are essentially bells that can be held by a strap in one’s hand. When played in an ensemble, the bells range several octaves and can deliver an entire song without the need for additional instrumentation. These lovely instruments make a great entry point into instrumental music for those who do not yet read music very well.

The Handbell Ensemble performs primarily during the Celebration Service on Sunday mornings several times a year. The group will be practicing regularly under the direction of Ellee Hilley and may make more appearances as the group is prepared.

Contact Ellee Hilley for more information on this group.

Instrumental Ensemble (Orchestra)

Minister: Ellee Hilley
Location: Instrumental Room
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays (Fall and Spring)

About the Instrumental Ensemble:

The FBC Orchestra is composed of volunteer musicians with a wide range of playing experience. Woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, and stringed  instruments are all typically represented in this group. All ages and experience levels are welcome, although musicians who would like to play for the orchestra should already know how to read music. This is open to youth and adults, although instrumentalists should be in at least 8th grade to join, and should have at least two years of experience playing an instrument.

Performances typically feature hymns and prelude or offertory pieces played during the Celebration Service on Sunday mornings.

Practices for the Orchestra will take place weekly (with a few exceptions) and will end with a brief devotional. 

Contact Ellee Hilley for more information on this group.

Sanctuary Choir

Minister: Erin Clarke
Location: Choir Room (2nd Floor)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays (Year-Round)

About the choir:
The Sanctuary Choir is a group of volunteer singers who meet weekly to prepare hymns and special music for the 9AM Celebration Service on Sunday mornings. 

Choir rehearsals are held in the second floor Music Suite on Wednesday nights, 7-8:15PM.  

Contact Erin Clarke for more information.

Ukulele Ensemble

Minister: Ellee Hilley
Location: Instrumental Multipurpose Room
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Dates: Thursdays (Year-Round)

Ukulele Ensemble:
The Ukulele resembles a small classical acoustic guitar. When you assemble a group of ukulele musicians, you have a recipe for entertainment, fellowship, and personal growth. The FBC Ukulele Ensemble is known around Griffin for its renditions of favorite tunes, both Christian and secular. They regularly play for local community groups and for our church. 

Beginner Ukulele meets from 12:15-1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (from August 8). If you are looking for a place to get plugged into music without a lot of added stress, then the Ukulele might be perfect for you! This beginning  Ukulele group requires no music reading skills, just a desire to learn chords and have fun!

Strum, Strum, Strum! meets from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. This Ukulele Ensemble has moved beyond the most basic skills and is beginning to explore new tunes. 

Contact Ellee Hilley for more information on any of these ukulele groups. 

Worship Team: Praise Band & Vocalists

Minister: Ellee Hilley
Location: Morgan Hall
Times: Vocalists at 6:30 p.m.; Praise Band at 7:00 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays (Year-Round)

About the Praise Band and Vocalists:
The FBC Praise Band is made up of instrumentalists and vocalists who lead in the contemporary worship service each week, engaging the congregation in song. The band resembles typical stage band instrumentation with guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums, though other instruments are welcomed additions. A small ensemble of vocalists lead the singing each week. Play or sing once in a while or often…the worship team works on a rotational format. Practices are on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, and are always fun though we do work hard during rehearsal. Don’t read music? Rest easy….Band and vocalists do not need to know how to read music (in fact, we do not read music at all on the worship team), but should be proficient in their instrument or voice. Vocalists are trained by our vocal coach, Orietta Russom, and the band is led by Ellee Hilley. Contact Ellee to talk about becoming part of our Worship Team rotation!

Library

The Church Library has incredible resources to share with you! Not only do we have over 13,000 items in our collection with materials for every age and reading level, we also host a Coffee and Conversation series where we invite local authors to sit down and chat with attendees. 

Did you know you can search the Church Library collection from the convenience of your smart phone or tablet? Just download the Librista app from your App Store and look for First Baptist Griffin when you set it up.

We hope you will visit us soon! We are open on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Read more about us at https://fbcgriffin.org/library/.

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