On Sundays and Wednesdays Feb. 3 – Feb. 13, I will be teaching “THE TRUTH ABOUT PURITY”. The series will address dating, relationships, self-worth, abstinence and forgiveness. Let me know if you have questions or if you would like a teaching outline. 

WINTER RETREAT is in Winter Place W.V. February 15-19. The cost is $200 to tube, $250 for skiers/snowboarders with equipment and $300 for skiers/snowboarders. $100 deposit.  Limited spots available. Ski fitting this Wednesday, January 16, 6-6:30PM. 

WINTER JAM in Atlanta on Saturday, March 16. Christian artists include Newsboys, Mandisa and others. Leave FBC at 1PM and return late. $35 plus money for food. Limit 29.

High School Students will hike to THE HIKE INN Apr. 4-5. The hike is an easy to moderate 4.4-mile hike through the foothills of North Georgia. All meals and a towel are included. We will leave Thursday at noon and return Friday afternoon. The cost is $100.

GRADUATION RECOGNITION is Sunday, May 19. Seniors will be recognized in their cap and gown at the 9:30AM and 11:00AM services. Breakfast in FirstKidz Auditorium 2 for Seniors and families at 8AM. Email the school you are graduating from, future plans, an RSVP for breakfast and a head shot to by May 1. Donald Creamer Memorial Scholarship applications, available in the Senior Connect Group, due by May 1.

The First Wednesday night of each month we have Bible Study at church from 6:30-7:00PM then take bus to Los Rios.  Parents can pick up at church at 7:00 or Los Rios at 8:30. Our last Student Worship will be Sunday, May 5. Our last regular Wednesday night Bible study will be May 15. 

CENTRIFUGE AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY: June 2 - 7. $340 plus 3 meals. $100 deposit due by Feb. 1. Final payment by Apr. 1.

We will partner July 14-19 with REFUGE CHURCH IN ATLANTA to host VBS, work on the church and serve in the community. $25 by May 1. MISSION FUNDRAISING LUNCH Sunday, Apr. 14. 

Students promote to their CONNECT GROUPS Sunday, Aug. 4.

Next PARENT MEETING will be Sunday, Aug. 11, at 12:01 in The Gathering Place.