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Upcoming Events

Details and information about upcoming events can be found below. For online ticketing or reservations, the event description will contain a link that will allow purchase of tickets or registration. If you have questions, you may email us at or call the church office at 352.205.7114. Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

View the church calendar of regular weekly and monthly events here and scroll down for more details of upcoming events.

For Team Leaders who are planning an event, click here to complete and submit the necessary "Event Planning Form." 

​January 2018 Calendar

Movie Showing 
Sunday, March 11
3:00pm & 6:00pm

Guest Speaker: Lee Strobel
Sunday, March 18
9:00am- 10:45am (Worship Service)

Question & Answer
Sunday, March 18


The Case for Christ

The best-selling book, “The Case For Christ,” is the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist—and avowed atheist—who set out to use his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife. In the process, he found only validation, truth, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as his Savior. In early 2017, this best-seller was made into a major motion picture—a moving story for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of God—and what role He could play in their lives.


Join us for a GREAT MOVIE and FOOD TRUCKS!

To gear us up for our upcoming guest speaker, Lee Strobel. We will be hosting two showings of "The Case For Christ" based off of Strobel's book. Showings are FREE! NO TICKETS NEEDED! 

In between the 3pm & 6pm showing we will have a great time of fellowship and Food Trucks!


Come listen to LEE STROBEL!

We are excited to announce Lee Strobel will be our guest speaker March 18 during both 9am & 10:45am worship services.

This will be a time of worship as Lee Strobel leads us through a historical and intellectual case for Christ.


Ask Lee Strobel your TOUGH QUESTIONS!

We will be hosting a Question & Answer Session with Lee Strobel March 18 at 6pm. This will be your chance to ask Strobel your unanswered questions. 

Preceding the Q&A Session The Celebration Choir will lead us in worship. 



We look forward to breaking bread with you!
Dinner is served at 5:30pm

Make sure you make reservations! 

Wednesday Fellowship Dinner


January 10 Menu

Chicken pot pie
Dinner Roll
Banana pudding
Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water

Substitution of Chefs Salad available 

January 24 Menu 

Baked pork chops
Cheese& Brussels sprout casserole

Dinner Roll
Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water

Substitution of Chefs Salad available


You may make your reservation for dinner using the Connection Card included in your Sunday worship bulletin or by clicking here Make Reservations (Reservations must be made by 3:00pm on Monday preceding the dinner.) Cost for dinner is $6.50 and is paid when you arrive for dinner. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card.     

Please note: If you have made a reservation, kindly let us know, by Wednesday morning, if you are unable to come to dinner. You may cancel your reservation online by clicking here, or by calling the church office at 352.205.7114.
















Membership Class

Membership Class

The next Membership Class is scheduled for January 21. 

Getting to know all about First Baptist At The Villages is easy. Membership Classes are held periodically throughout the year and give the opportunity to discover the value of being part of a local body of believers, and specifically what it means to be part of God's loving family here at First Baptist. There is no obligation to join when you attend the class however the class is a prerequisite to membership. 

A light lunch will be served and you will have the opportunity for fellowship with the pastors as well a others considering membership. Class is held in The Gathering Hall following the 10:45am Worship Service. As a reminder, the class will be announced in the Sunday Worship Bulletin and on the website. You may register online (see link below), or by making a note on the Connection Card in the Sunday bulletin. Please feel free to come to the class even if you have note registered.  

The class is designed to answer questions such as:

  • Why does the church exist?
  • Who are we, the church, and specifically First Baptist Church At The Villages?
  • What is the purpose of the church?
  • What do we believe?
  • What are the requirements for membership?
  • How is the church governed?
  • With whom are we, as First Baptist Church At The Villages, affiliated?
  • Who owns the church property?
  • How can the church property be used?
  • Do we have a constitution and how can it be changed or amended?

Also, to assist you in finding a place to serve, information is made available about all the ministries here at the church. That same information is available on this website by going to the home page and clicking on "Ministries" on the navigation bar. 

When you make the important decision to join the Family here at First Baptist, you will meet briefly with a Commitment Counselor who will gather the necessary information for adding your name to the membership rolls. Your picture will also be taken to include in the church's pictorial directory. 

If you have other questions about the class, you may call the church office and speak with Rita Carter or Shirley Lusher. 352.205.7114

Register online by clicking here, completing and submitting the registration form.