Place your order for Easter lilies no later than Sunday, April 14. Cost per lily, including a white ribbon, is $10.00. Make check payable to First Baptist Church. Lilies will be placed on April 17, and may be picked up after the morning service on April 21. Attach a separate sheet if needed. If you wish to pay for your flowers online please click here and selected Seasonal Flowers in the drop down menu. Please provide the following:
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Once again you will have the opportunity to order Easter lilies in honor, memory or appreciation of loved ones, to adorn the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 1. The cost of the lilies will be $11 each. Reservation forms are available in the church office and in various locations throughout the building. The cut off date for placing your order will be Monday, March 26. The lilies will be placed on March 30 and may be picked up after the morning service on April 1.
Wednesday, February 14, 6:15 p.m., Sanctuary
Begin the Lenten journey with a service of worship and the application of ashes. Children will participate in an Ash Wednesday orientation in the children’s area before joining families for the application of ashes.
We’re thrilled to welcome Suzii Paynter as our guest preacher this Sunday. Suzii is the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, our primary missions and identity partner. Prior to joining CBF in March 2013, Paynter served in executive management of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) as the director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and as director of the Advocacy Care Center.
Over the past decade, Paynter has gained a national reputation for her advocacy on important ethical issues such as religious liberty, hunger and poverty, human trafficking, immigration reform and the environment. She has been recognized by numerous national religious and secular organizations such as the Sierra Club, American Association of Retired Persons and Samaritan Counseling Centers.
A nationally recognized faith leader and ordained deacon and Sunday school teacher of more than 40 years, Paynter has held positions of leadership in Baptist churches in Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi.
Following worship on Sunday, December 17, Jody Long announced he will be leaving his position of Minister of Youth and Missions here at First Baptist to accept a call to be the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia. His last Sunday with us will be January 14. He will begin with CBFGA on February 1.
We will honor Jody’s service to our church and celebrate with him and his family in this exciting opportunity at a lunch following worship on February 4. This was already scheduled to be our Baptist Heritage Sunday (formerly Founders’ Day, which following a recommendation from our Baptist Identity Task Force will be moved to the fall), and Suzii Paynter, Executive
Coordinator of CBF Global, will be our guest preacher. What a blessing for her to be here to help us celebrate Jody.
Bring a covered dish side or dessert to contribute to the potluck-style lunch.
On January 21, we will ordain and install new deacons for the coming year. The congregation will be invited to lay hands upon each ordained. You are encouraged to write notes of blessing for each deacon and bring them to the service as well.
New deacons to be ordained include: Ross Hardy, Ben Sapp, Greta O'Dell and Amy Wiles.
Deacons to be installed include: Fred Bongiovanni, Dee Bratcher, Phil Clark, Gwen Colwell, Bruce Conn, Rebecca Cooke, Oscar Hugley, Connie Jones, Suzy McCullough, and Don McGouirk.
Thursday, December 21, 6 p.m., Sanctuary
A service of healing and hope. This service will include times of reflection, prayer, words of scripture, music, and the opportunity to light candles of remembrance. Childcare is provided.
Friday- Sunday, January 12-14
The choir will present a concert at FBC Avondale Estates on Sunday, January 14, 3 p.m. All are welcome!
Youth who are interested in attending the 25th annual jubilate! choir retreat should contact Stanley Roberts or Anne Armstrong.
Sunday, December 10, 5 p.m.
Our children's choirs will present their Christmas program in the sanctuary. Following the program, join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a finger food to share!
Join us on Sunday, August 6 as we are led in worship by our students, educators and families. As a congregation, we value the role of education in our spiritual and personal formation, and so we will take this opportunity at the beginning of the school year to bless and pray for our students and educators.
Students and educators are invited to bring their backpacks or another symbol of their work for the "Blessing of the Backpacks." We will also recognize our new first graders and present them with a Bible as they graduate from preschool W.O.W. and transition to full-time worship attendance. Please make plans to attend this service.
Jubilate! Youth Choir Tour this Week
Our youth choir and their chaperones will travel Tuesday-Sunday as a part of the annual youth choir tour along with several other churches from around the Southeast. The group will travel to Louisville, KY, and back to Macon, singing in various venues along the way. They will perform in worship at 11:00 at Highland Hills Baptist Church in Macon on Sunday, June 11. Please be in prayer for this group as they travel and serve.
Join us for worship on Pentecost Sunday as we celebrate the birthday of the church! Wear red or bright colors.
Learning How to Love: A Lenten Sermon Series
In some ways, to love is the most natural thing in the world. And yet in other important ways, love is something we must learn. It takes practice to love well—or to love the way God love, the way Jesus loves. It takes discipline to love the right things rightly. And this is exactly what we call discipleship.