Celebrate the Season of Advent

The season of Advent is a time of expectant waiting and anticipation as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Jesus' birth. During the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, beginning November 29, our worship services will focus on the themes of hope, love, joy, and peace. We invite you to join us as we remember God's faithfulness and look forward to celebrating the coming of our Savior. Click HERE for information on our worship services.

Celebrating Advent is not limited to Sunday mornings; we encourage you to continue the celebration in your homes as well. We have compiled a wide variety of resources including daily devotionals for adults and families, and activity books for children of all ages. All are highly recommended and beautiful reminders of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. We have sample copies of most resources in the church office so you can check them out in person.


Dough Holy Night

A Sweet Celebration of our Dear Savior's Birth;

Event opens December 1st!

This is a fun and interactive experience designed for your family to do at home. Together, you’ll bake a batch of Christmas cookies and, along the way, hear the story of the very first Christmas. Best of all, there’s a video that walks you step-by-step through the entire experience. We even provide a yummy cookie recipe. It’s so simple! 

Come back December 1st to access the parent portal.

Christmas Praise Virtual Concert

Our Christmas Praise 2020 concert will be virtual this year as our Worship Choir and Orchestra present 10 great songs that celebrate our Savior’s birth. This choir and orchestra event will be pre-recorded and available on our church website as well as Facebook and YouTube. Times will be announced.  

Christmas Eve Services

Thursday evening, December 24

Join us in person for an evening of music and worship on Christmas Eve. We will have 4 services to allow safe social distancing. Services at 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM will be identical, and will be a blended worship style. Our 9:00 PM service will be different, in a more traditional style.

The 5:00 service will be a "mask required" service; all others will be "mask encouraged". In order to be as safe as possible, we ask that you register your family for the service you plan to attend.


Angel Tree

First Baptist Church cares about our local foster children here in Gilmer County. This year we have partnered with Fostering Roots and DFACS to make Christmas special for foster kids. We have placed a Foster Angel Tree in the Welcome Center. Each ornament on the tree has information about a child and a gift they've asked for. Take an ornament, or as many as you would like, and purchase the gift for that child. Fostering Roots is also collecting gift cards to give to each foster family. Information and more details are available when you pick up your ornament.

What a great way to get involved in local missions and to teach your kids about giving instead of getting this Christmas season.