Church Picnic
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Church Picnic

Join us for our Annual Picnic on Sunday September 30th at 5pm. It's a fantastic evening of food, bluegrass music, conversations with friends and meeting new people.

We will have the meat and the sides, you can bring chairs and a dessert (dessert sign up sheet).

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Membership Info Night
Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Membership Info Night

Our Membership info night is designed for people interested in joining the church or who want to learn more about Watkinsville First Baptist. At this event you will learn more about where we have been and where we believe God is leading us.  You will hear from Carlos and staff talk about what it means to follow Jesus wholeheartedly and what it means to be a part of that journey in the context of the local church. At the end of the night you can decide to move forward in the process or take some time some time to think and pray about the decision.  

Registration coming soon. Go to watkinsville.org/membership to learn more.

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Launch
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Launch

It's that time of year again!! Launch- our lock-in on the church property will be Friday, August 24. Launch is our first big event of the year that kicks off small groups for us in the Fall. Students will meet their leaders, participate in games/worship/discussion together, and have fun together getting the year kicked off! Please visit the Watty Student App under the events tab to see the schedule. Cost per student is $10. Starts at 9 p.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Round 3: Prayer Night
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Round 3: Prayer Night

Round Three is our third of four gatherings this year where we corporately call out to God through prayer, Scripture, and song. The Bible tells us that we are in a fight against the enemy (1 Peter 5:6-9). We believe that these nights when we gather like this or not meant as preparation for the battle, rather it is us together as a family actively engaging in the battle. We will gather “in the round” in the life building on August 22nd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Childcare will be provided for kids Pre-K and under (older kids are encouraged to come with their parents). Families who need childcare please contact Gayle by Monday, August 20. 

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Devoted to Prayer: Prayer for our High Schools and Universities
Aug
4
8:30 AM08:30

Devoted to Prayer: Prayer for our High Schools and Universities

Join us on August 4th for a Prayer Walk for our local schools, universities, and neighborhoods.

We will meet on the church lawn at 8:30am where you'll be teamed up with a prayer captain.

Instructions will be provided when you arrive, so all you need to bring are comfortable shoes, sunscreen, umbrellas if raining (and strollers if necessary).

We will pray on location for God's blessing and protection over families and students as they return to school!

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Family Fun Night
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

Family Fun Night

A night of family fun for all ages.

As we close out the summer and begin a new school year this will be a time for families to reconnect and to welcome new families that have started worshiping with us this summer. Activities will begin at 5pm and will include games and a movie.  Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or chairs. We will provide the drinks and some snacks. Please RSVP by Friday, July 27th. We are looking forward to a fun night together!!!

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CrossCourt Basketball Camp
Jul
23
to Jul 26

CrossCourt Basketball Camp

CrossCourt Basketball Camp (only 20 spots left)

  • Monday, July 23 - Thursday, July 26

  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Westminster Christian Academy (gym)

  • Boys and girls of any skill-level that has completed 1st through 7th grade.

The purpose of the camp is to emphasize fundamentals in a way that is fun and positive. There will also be a devotional each day. The camp instructors have many years of basketball experience, and are all great with kids. 

Each camper will receive a t-shirt at the conclusion of camp. The cost of camp is $100 per child, with a family discount of $250 for 3 or more children registered. Scholarships are available upon request. There is a max of 50 campers. Any registration completed after the 50 spots have been filled will be placed on a waiting list.

Email scott@watkinsville.org with any questions. 

REGISTER HERE

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CentriKid 2018
Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

CentriKid 2018

CentriKid is an overnight camp for current 3rd–5th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ! July 16-20 at Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC

Camp is currently full and a waiting list has been started. Please email kids@watkinsville.org to be placed on the waiting list. We will try to secure more camp spots from CentriKid and will let you know when these are available.

Camp Cost Information - $50 deposit will hold your spot. $325 total cost. There is a $50 discount per camper for families with more than one child attending. Leah will apply this discount after you register both children.

 

 

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Men's Summer BBQ
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Summer BBQ

We are excited about the upcoming year for Men’s Ministry. There will be a
gathering this Thursday Evening (6/21/2018) at 6:30 PM in the Café’. Bring your
favorite soft drink and a side to go along with Great Pork Barbecue.

Here are a few reasons that you don't want to miss:

  • Great BBQ and fellowship
  • Update on ministry events for 2018/2019 
  • Pastor Chip Riggs sharing
  • Did I mention the BBQ?

Register here before noon on June 20 

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Camp at the Beach
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Camp at the Beach

Middle School and High School students - come join us for a week away at the beach. You will hear from David Platt and Clay Scroggins and musical guests will be Vertical Worship, Crowder, and Tedashii. A $100 deposit is due upon registration. 

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VBS 2018
Jun
3
to Jun 7

VBS 2018

VBS is a fun and engaging week for kids where they learn about God and meet new friends. The fun kicks off on Sunday June 3! 5:45pm - 8:30pm each night

 

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. YOU MAY REGISTER IN PERSON ON SUNDAY NIGHT BEGINNING AT 4:30 OR MON.-THURS. BEGINNING AT 5:00.

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Summer Study: Going with the Gospel
Jun
3
10:15 AM10:15

Summer Study: Going with the Gospel

All are invited to attend "Going With the Gospel." This combined class will meet for 7 weeks during the 10:15am service in the Sanctuary.   

In this study you will learn how to practically live a lifestyle of "Going." Loving others and inviting them into a relationship with Jesus does not mean adding more activity to your life. It is about learning to be intentional in your everyday "going." We would love for you to join us!

For more information email robbie@watkinsville.org

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ROUND 2
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

ROUND 2

Round Two is our second of four gatherings this year where we corporately call out to God through prayer, Scripture, and song. The Bible tells us that we are in a fight against the enemy (1 Peter 5:6-9). We believe that these nights when we gather like this or not meant as preparation for the battle, rather it is us together as a family actively engaging in the battle. We will gather “in the round” in the life building on April 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. This is for all ages middle school and up. Kids programming will continue as normal.

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Secret Church 2018
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Secret Church 2018

What is Secret Church?

Each Spring, our church joins countless other churches and believers across the globe for Secret Church. Secret Church looks like a "house church" gathering with an intense time of Bible study - lasting 6+ hours - and 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 (See http://secretchurch.radical.net/secret-church/). Each Secret Church location streams live teaching from David Platt that includes video presentations of how to pray for the persecuted. This year's teaching is about Cults and Counterfeit Gospels. The live presentation will take place on April 20th from 6:30pm until 1am EST. You can sign up to attend Secret Church at the bottom of this page. Want a quick description? Watch this video: https://vimeo.com/231108580

Locations-Will you host your group?

In past years, we have streamed the presentation on the church property. We will be hosting groups at houses throughout our community for Secret Church 2018. Will you host your group (or multiple groups) at your house? All that is needed is a strong internet connection, a laptop with hdmi output (Macs work great), and an hdmi cord to connect to your TV. There are 2 test dates in early April to ensure that your setup is adequate for the event. Our church will provide the simulcast sign in information and the booklets for your group. If your group is unable to meet by the start of Secret Church on April 20th, we do allow an option to Delay the start or to replay the event at a later time or date. In the past, some groups have chosen to replay the event on the Saturday morning following the live event. If you want to host your group, please email Brad Kinney at brad@watkinsville.org to sign up. If you want to attend a Secret Church Gathering please see the info at the bottom of this page. 

More About the Topic

The apostle Paul was astonished that some followers of Christ in his day were “turning to a different gospel,” and he pleaded with them not to be deceived by those who wanted to “distort the gospel of Christ.” These warnings given to the church in the first century are just as relevant today for the church in the twenty-first century.

For the good of our souls and for the sake of the church’s mission, followers of Christ need to ask, “What false gospels are being taught today?” and “How can I recognize the true gospel among so many counterfeits?” Answering these questions will be the aim of Secret Church 18, “Cults and Counterfeit Gospels.”

We will consider the claims of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and other groups that claim to teach the truth. We will also explore more subtle distortions of the gospel, including prosperity teaching that is rampant across the church. In the end, our goal is to walk away from this Secret Church not only enabled to discern false gospels, but also equipped to share the true gospel with people around us and with peoples around the world.

How do I sign up for Secret Church 2018? 

Groups (Classes and Life Groups) from our church are hosting Secret Church 2018 in their homes throughout Watkinsville and Athens. Below are the groups that are currently hosting a group. Please click the link to sign up or send an email to the Group Host. Each host will send additional info (like their address or anything else you need to bring) in an email the week before the event.

Host 1: Brad and Cathryn Kinney. This site is for college students and young adults wanting to attend Secret Church 2018. There will be 50+ people at this site. 

Host: More Hosts coming soon! If you want to host your group, email brad@watkinsville.org. 

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Right Start
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Right Start

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. 

Find out more at watkinsville.org/rightstart

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The Mix 2018
Feb
23
to Feb 25

The Mix 2018

Join students from Watkinsville and churches from around the community for the biggest student event of the year! 

Registration has ended.  Please text Daniel at 706-621-9660 to inquire if there are any spots available for late registration

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Membership Info Night
Jan
28
5:30 PM17:30

Membership Info Night

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.  

*Registration is required. Childcare is available for this event.  

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OUR MEMBERSHIP NIGHT ON JANUARY 28!

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How to Study the Bible
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

How to Study the Bible

A 2-hour session for all women, teachers and non-teachers. Learn how to unpack Scripture and apply it to your life. Taught by Suzanne Chambers and Irene Sposato.

January 21 from 3:00-5:00 (no childcare provided) in the basement.

There is no charge, but please register to give us an idea of how many to expect. 

Register Here

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New Year Night of Prayer
Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

New Year Night of Prayer

As a church we want to start of the new year in prayer. From the beginning, we are outwardly saying we are dependent on God to move and work in 2018. Come join us for worship and prayer on January 3rd.

Childcare is available for children 6 weeks to Pre-K. K-5th grade will be a part of the Night of Prayer. 

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A Night of Hope: Christy Nockels Christmas Concert
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

A Night of Hope: Christy Nockels Christmas Concert

 We are excited to welcome Christy Nockels to Watkinsville for "A Night Of Hope" Thursday, December 14th, 7-9pm in the Life Building.  This is an event for the entire family and will include everything from Christmas Carols to lullabies.  You can purchase tickets online  h  ere . Be sure to enter the code "Watty" and receive a $5 discount off the regular ticket price of $15.  If you would prefer to have a physical ticket, you can swing by the info desk in the cafe and pick them up for $10/each.

We are excited to welcome Christy Nockels to Watkinsville for "A Night Of Hope" Thursday, December 14th, 7-9pm in the Life Building.  This is an event for the entire family and will include everything from Christmas Carols to lullabies.  You can purchase tickets online here. Be sure to enter the code "Watty" and receive a $5 discount off the regular ticket price of $15.  If you would prefer to have a physical ticket, you can swing by the info desk in the cafe and pick them up for $10/each.

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Christmas Sing Along
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Sing Along

"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.

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