Dear Friends,

In the hymn, "How Great Is Our God," have you ever paused to appreciate the powerful imagery? The song begins, "The splendor of the king / clothed in majesty; / Let all the earth rejoice." We sing about the king being wrapped in light, and about darkness hiding ad trembling at His voice. How can we fathom the greatness of God? This weekend, come along on the journey as we consider how worship shapes our beings.

Don't forget to share with us how we can be praying for you this week.
This Sunday we will meet together for the Lord's Supper during both services. Our tradition at FBC is to take up a special offering for our Benevolence Ministry on Communion Sundays. This offering goes directly to help those in our local community who are most vulnerable and in need. You can give online anytime by selecting "Benevolence" from the drop-down menu at our website below.
Weekday Recognition in Connexion this Sunday
This Sunday, we will recognize the vital work our Weekday Education Program does throughout the school year to instill Christian values in our youngest citizens. By creating an atmosphere that supports spiritual, social, emotional, academic, and physical growth, Weekday has become one of the most well-respected and desired preschool programs in Griffin. We have classes available for children age one through kindergarten.
You can register now!
Basecamp will be here before you know it! Get that calendar out and block out July 18-22, 2022 because you don't want to miss this experience! The camp will take place at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. You can sign up here.
Adult Ministry
The 2022 Women's Retreat is open for registration! The retreat dates are Friday night, October 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, October 23, around noon. Come and experience Scripture, Bible Study, Worship, and Fellowship among other ladies from our church! We are including a new OPTIONAL Thursday night for those who might be interested. You can learn more and sign up by clicking on the button below.
After a two year hiatus, the Spalding County National Day of Prayer will host a multi-Church and multi-ethnic service on Thursday, May 5,2022 at Noon. Everyone is invited and highly encouraged to attend this forty-minute service to help "Exalt the Lord" (Col 2:6-7)! It will be held at the Spalding County Courthouse Veranda (front porch) and will be filled with uplifting prayers, worship songs, and a short message—all provided by a variety of local Churches. In the event of inclement weather, services will be moved one block down the street to Community Church Griffin at 216 East Solomon Street. 
Yoga with Sam Knox

Join us for adult, co-ed yoga from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 in the FLC gym. The cost is $10 and you can pay at the door.
Children's Ministry
PreK-Kindergarten FUN
Our preschool and elementary children will meet tonight at 6:00 p.m. in their regular classrooms. We are excited that our elementary children will be leading in the Connexion service soon (Mother's Day)!
Would you like to receive our Children's Ministry Newsletter? Click on the button to let us know you want to subscribe to the newsletter.
Student Ministry
Students will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the basement for worship and small group Bible study tonight.
Calling all Graduates!
Do you have a student graduating soon? (Or, are YOU graduating soon?) We would love to spotlight our graduates in May, but we need your help.

Click on the Graduate button below to send us the information we need to help our church family celebrate this accomplishment.
Music Ministry
Lift Up Your Praise!

Join us for a Hymn Sing today at 1:00 p.m. on Facebook!

Your voice added to the beautiful music is your love offering to the Lord—your act of worship.
One Church
a blog post by Ellee Hilley

I posted this picture on Facebook with the caption that this “was a moment of holiness, pure beauty of the “seasons” of creation, a moment of awakening to the glory of all that was and is and is to come”. I’d come to the church early one morning to practice, and was awestruck at how God met me there. It was about 7 am one morning and it was a reminder of the faithfulness of God.

Read more at Wonderful Sundays...

Praise Band will rehearse tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.
Ukulele Ensemble rehearses Thursday at noon.
Missions Update

Women on Mission (WOM) is calling for any Christian literature you would like to "recycle." They share this used literature with organizations and individuals who do not have extra resources to purchase their own Christian literature. Drop your materials in the designated tubs in the Welcome Centers sometime in the next few weeks.
Church Library News
Connect with your church library
this week!
Library Hours

10:00-11:30 a.m.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Servants' Hearts
Did you know that our Weekday Program kids collect "pop tops" for the Ronald McDonald House? They recently sent a donation, and Ronald posed with the bags for a quick picture. Our Weekday Program sponsors a room at the Ronald McDonald House each year, which is a substantial ministry to families with children seeking treatments for serious illnesses.
Other News & Events Around the Church
Welcome to FBC!

On April 24th, we rejoiced greatly as these special individuals joined our membership:
Quinn Clarke joined by baptism,
Amanda McLean joined by baptism,
Avery McLean joined by baptism,
Robin Shepherd joined by letter of transfer, Patrick Shepherd joined by baptism, and
Karissa Thompson joined by baptism.
Wednesday Night Meal

Tonight (April 27th), we will be having roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and dessert.
Discerning Truth in a Culture of Lies
by Steven Norris
A well-known moment in the Easter story has always haunted me. Standing before Pilate, the Roman governor, Jesus states, “…the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth…”
“What is truth?” Pilate retorted...

Floral Arrangements
The flowers in the Sanctuary and Morgan Hall this weekend are given in loving memory of Jane Martin Dupree by Susan and Jim Pridgen.

If you wish to place flowers in the Sanctuary and Morgan Hall in honor or memory of a loved one, then please call Brenda Goolsby (cell: 770-468-3959).
Need a ride to church?

Tony Powell is our Transportation Team coordinator and would be happy to arrange for your ride to church on Sunday mornings.

Give Tony a call at 770-490-5042 if you would like to set up a ride.
Job Posting: Minister to Children and Families
(Please share with others.)

First Baptist Church is currently accepting resumes for the position of Minister to Children and Families to provide leadership to all areas of children’s ministry at FBC Griffin. This is a full-time position with benefits. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click on the Learn More button below.
Vital Signs
April 24, 2022

Annual Budget
Required Budget in 17 Weeks
Budget Giving This Week
Received Budget in 17 Weeks
Minister on Call

April 24 - April 30
Seth Brown

May 1 - May 7
Steven Norris
First Baptist Church of Griffin
106 W. Taylor Street, Griffin, GA 30223
We believe in a grace that...
welcomes openly,
worships authentically,
grows continually,
serves passionately,
gives generously.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-12pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm