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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." 

November 2017 Calendar

FBC Christmas 2017
Light! Out of The Darkness
Concert now available

FBC Christmas 2017
Light! Out of The Darkness

Celebrate the Christmas Season With Us!

Sunday Worship Services are scheduled for 9:00am and 10:45am on November 26, Dec 3, 10, 17 and 31. Messages will center on Jesus Christ as the Light of the world. "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned." Isaiah 9:2

On Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), there will be identical candlelight services - one at 9:00am and one at 6:00pm. 

The Celebration Choir and Guest Artists present "Light! Out Of The Darkness" nightly at 7:00pm on December 12, 13 and 14. 

If you were telling the Christmas story...where would you begin and where would you end? God’s Christmas story doesn’t begin with Mary and Joseph and the “no vacancy” sign at the inn or with the blazing star and the angels’ announcement of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds outside Bethlehem. Nor does it end with the visit of three wise men bearing gifts for the baby Jesus.

God’s Christmas Story begins with His creation when it was all beauty and light.  No worry, sickness or death. No wars, no guilt...or shame. A happy perfect world! But darkness entered that world and “we” chose that darkness over the light. 

But, God had a master plan to save us from ourselves! He would give His son, single save us and lead us out of that darkness.

God’s Christmas Story...His master redemptive plan...doesn’t have an end. Instead it’s a promise of everlasting life with Him through His Son, Jesus.  And, God's plan gives us, daily, a promise that Jesus will be that single Light leading us through the darkness surrounding us in this world.

And, God’s plan used ordinary people to do extraordinary things to bring His Son into the world and to accomplish all that was necessary to complete our redemption. Light! Out of The Darkness brings the story of that redemptive plan from those whom God used, and still uses every day. 

This Christmas season, The Celebration Choir welcomes guest artists Tanner Lambert, Caitlyn Gardner and Voctave. 

Reserved seat tickets are available here. Click here. Cost: $16 (Available Oct 1)

When you purchase tickets online, you will receive an email with your tickets attached. It will allow you to print them at home. If you have difficulty printing, please call the church office and we will be happy to assist by printing your tickets and holding them at "will call" for pickup the evening of the concert. If you don't receive an email with the tickets attached, please call the church office and allow us to check the status of your order.  352.205.7114

Please note: When the charge appears on your credit card, it will say "Vendini" which is the online service used by the church. 

Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner
Make your reservation online now!
Dinner is served at 5:30pm.

Wednesday Night Fellowship
It's All Happening in Fellowship Hall

November 15 Menu - Ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, mini pumpkin pies, tea and decaf coffee

Please note: November 15 will be the last Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner until after the holidays. Watch for an announcement in the Sunday bulletin and/or here on the website.

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 will be scheduled after the 2017 holidays. Watch for announcement here and in the Sunday Worship Bulletin. 

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 at 12:00 Noon, 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.