"O Come All Ye Faithful! Join us for our annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along and dessert potluck on December 10th in the sanctuary. Bring a dessert to share and drop off in The Cafe when you arrive. First we will sing, and then we will fellowship! Our kids will open the evening with a few special carols, so be sure to be on time! This is a perfect time to invite friends and neighbors to experience the true meaning of Christmas.
What is SENDathens? It’s more than an event; it’s a movement. SENDathens is a unified effort of local churches to see more people sent from the Athens area to unreached peoples with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Why SENDathens? 3 billion people have little to no access to the gospel. The vast majority of these people will live and die without the opportunity to know the story and person of Jesus. We believe Athens/ Watkinsville can change that. The people of our city can play a vital part in reaching those that have no access to the gospel. What role can you play in SENDathens? Although, it’s more than an event, there is still an event!
Join us for a night of worship as we explore His mission in the world and how Athens can reach the least reached peoples of the world. Your Missions Director (Chris F) will be speaking, alongside gospel partner and local pastor Sky Pratt. SENDathens Worship Night is Friday, October 20 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Living Hope Church. Check out www.sendathens.com to learn more.
What is the Girls Retreat? It is a time for us to get away, teach about the importance of the local church, and what our role is as young women. There will be teaching and worship sessions, some creative sessions with women in our church, fancy dinners & more! We start Friday night at 7pm and pick up is 9pm on Saturday night at the church. Then on Sunday morning we will close out the weekend by splitting girls and guys on Sunday morning in youth.
Who is the Retreat for? Middle and High School Girls
What is the cost? The cost is $15 per girl + $15 if you want to buy a t shirt! The shirts are available now!!!! Get yours Wednesday or Sunday!
How can I help? One of the parts of the weekend is we would love to send the girls & leaders to BRUNCH in some homes in the church. If this is something your family would be willing to do from around 10-12 on Saturday, October 30 please email email@example.com!!!
How do I sign up? Go here to register
Training Event August 16th at 6:30pm
This event is for all discipleship leaders at WFBC. If you teach a Sunday Class or Bible Study, lead a Life Group or men's or women's group, or mentor one on one, we are asking you to attend. Pastor Robbie and Vic, Carla Sibley, and Suzanne Chambers will be leading this event. So that we can plan for the event please register below.
Registration is still open for the event but childcare registration has closed.
Training Event August 9th at 6:30pm
This event is for all discipleship leaders at WFBC. If you teach a Sunday Class or Bible Study, lead a Life Group or men's or women's group, or mentor one on one, we are asking you to attend. Pastor Robbie and Vic, Carla Sibley, and Suzanne Chambers will be leading this event. Childcare is available. So that we can plan for the event please register below.
If you have already registered for this event through an email sent to you, there is no need to register a second time. But if you need childcare for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know your children will be coming. Thank you!
CURRENTLY THERE ARE NOT ANY MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE. However, we hope more will open up. Fill out this form to be on our waitlist.
Camp at the Beach will be at Myrtle Beach, SC. This camp is run by Student Life and features J.D. Greear, D.A. Horton, David Crowder, Christy Nockels, and KB! This is a lineup you will not want to miss! Students will attend main sessions at the conference center, have small group time, and enjoy the beach as a group!
This year's theme is THE WORD- Psalm 119:105
VBS is an exciting week filled with all kinds of activities for kids. Games, Crafts, Snacks, and a chance to learn more about the God who created everything.
On-line registration for VBS has closed BUT registration will be open Sunday morning and each night of VBS.
Register Here for Middle School VBS - students who have completed 6th grade through 8th grade
For a day in the North Georgia mountains on Saturday June 3rd, 2017. We will be heading to the Dillard, Georgia, area to tour the Foxfire Museum, rock on the front porch at Latimer Lodge, eat BBQ, and tour a working grist mill.
Leave the church at 8am and travel to the Foxfire Museum (98 FoxFire Lane Mountain City, Ga. 30562) for a group tour that costs just under $8 from 10am-2pm
Arrive at 12:15 pm at Latimer Lodge (4176 Betty’s Creek Road Rabun Gap, Ga. 30568) *. The cabin phone number is 706-746-6975. We will have a BBQ plate from Mountain Man BBQ for about $5/plate. Afterwards we will sit around and visit on the porch, walk or drive to a working gristmill about 300 yards away, and check out this 100-year-old mountain cabin. This is a rustic, no frills cabin, so please dress comfortably! It should be a relaxed time of catching up with old friends and making new
Around 5pm we will head down the mountain towards Watkinsville, and arrive at the church around 7pm, before dark.
- CASH for the tour and meal, approximate total of $13.00/person
- A jacket
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Perhaps a dessert snack to share, if convenient
If you have any QUESTIONS, please feel free to call Latimer or Linda Heard at:
Latimer Heard: 706-338-7090
Linda Heard: 706-340-0653
*DIRECTIONS TO LATIMER LODGE: When entering Dillard, Ga, you will see the Dillard House on your right. About 100 yards beyond the Dillard House is a left turn onto Betty’s Creek Road. The drive way is 4.2 miles on the right. You will have to SLOW DOWN and make a sharp right turn up a steep gravel drive.
Join men from our community for some great food and a unique talk from historian and archaeologist Dr. Ron Charles. That night he will answer the question: “Can the Bible be trusted?” Dr. Charles has spent the last 33 years traveling to over 50 countries, and has been involved in numerous archaeological investigations in his pursuit for authenticating information regarding the life of Jesus and the Bible.
MAY 4 - 6:30PM - COST: $10 (Invite a guest at no charge)
WATKINSVILLE FIRST BAPTIST
1610 SIMONTON BRIDGE RD. WATKINSVILLE
Registration for this event is closed. Our next event will be scheduled for the fall. Registration opens a month before this event so look for the upcoming details to register in time.
Our Membership info night is designed for people interested in joining the church or who want to learn more about Watkinsville First Baptist. Whether you have been attending a few weeks or many years we would love to have you attend. At this event you will learn more about where we have been and where we believe God is leading us. You will learn about our core values, our various ministry strategies, and hear from staff and current members about what it means to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. At the end of the night we ask you to fill out a form to indicate if you desire to move forward in the process or if you want to take some time to think and pray about the decision. This event is through registration only. Childcare is provided.
Secret Church is our version of "house church" where we meet periodically for an intense time of Bible study—lasting 6+ hours—including a time of prayer for our brothers and sisters across the globe who are facing persecution and for those who still have not heard the gospel. This time is led by author and IMB President David Platt, and we will simulcast the event along with thousands of other Christians around the globe.
THIS YEARS TOPIC - SCRIPTURE AND AUTHORITY IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM
The Bible is the foundation for faith among followers of Christ in churches around the world. Yet many such Christians never think to ask why this is the case. After all . . .
- How did we get this holy book?
- Who decided what would and wouldn’t be included in it?
- How do we know it’s true? Are there any errors in it?
- Is it necessary? Is it sufficient? Is it authoritative for my life?
- How can I understand it?
Even as Christians ask and answer such pivotal questions, the culture around us asks even more pressing questions: Isn’t the Bible antiquated and outdated? Isn’t it chauvinistic and offensive? Isn’t it downright deceptive and ultimately dangerous?
During this Secret Church, we will explore answers to critical questions about the Bible in order to discern what place it should (or should not) have in the lives of Christians and the implications those answers have for our lives, our families, and our churches in the culture around us.
Join other men for breakfast on Thursday April 20th. This will be our last men's breakfast before summer break, and we will be giving away some free stuff so you do not want to miss. Robbie and Daniel will be discussing the topic of making disciples and how that fits in to our context at Watkinsville. So we can prepare the food, please RSVP to email@example.com
Right Start is a program designed for engaged couples and those considering engagement. Each of the 7 weekly sessions will take couples through biblically based material intended to both evaluate and strengthen their relationship, as well as help them envision the reality of married life together. In addition, participants will be paired with a mature married couple from the church to mentor them through the joys and challenges of engagement and marriage. This program is intended to help you walk equipped and confident towards the sacred and lifelong commitment of marriage!
Learn more at watkinsville.org/rightstart
The Mix 2017 is just around the corner, February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017! Join students from Watkinsville and churches from around the community for the biggest student event of the year!
Cost for the Mix: $70
Looking for the Camp/Mix Combo? Stay tuned for a special discounted rate that will be offered for one week only at the conclusion of the Mix.
Questions? Check out our FAQ Sheet
Interested in serving as host home or other volunteer? Go to this page
Registration: Registration is now closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Daniel at (706)621-9660 to see if there is availability for late registration.
Join us on February 12th as we discuss future steps regarding building and maximizing the use of our church property.
Email email@example.com for childcare for Pre-K and younger
A NOTE FROM PASTOR CARLOS:
The church conference will include some very exciting and important information regarding future ministry on our property. For many months we have talked about the potential of adding additional ministry space. At our conference I want to present a fresh look at what that space would be and offer some explanation on why we need to move ahead on providing the space. We have believed for many years God would have us maximize the use of our property for making wholehearted followers of Christ and to help plant churches that do the same. Our conversation Sunday will help us see how we plan to continue on that mission. You will receive a copy of some conceptual plans and information about how each area of ministry is enhanced by having this additional space. Many of you are new to our church since we first looked at these ideas. Our meeting Sunday will be a fresh start at getting us all on the same page. This meeting will be followed up with a meeting on March 12 for the purpose of voting on those plans. When the time comes for that vote we want to have communicated as clearly as possible to as many people as possible all of the “whats” and “whys” for the project. Please make Sunday's conference a part of your plans.
A few other items will be covered in our conference. Those items include information about the search for an Executive Pastor and some very good news regarding our 2016 giving and the 1590 House purchase and renovation. Finally, the 1590 House has been renovated and is now being used for staff offices, meetings, and Sunday morning classes. It has rapidly become an important piece to our ministry. We want you to see it! So Sunday, before and after the conference, the house will be open for you to walk through.