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Upcoming Events

Details and information about upcoming events can be found below. For ticketing or reservations, 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 2018 Calendar

Christmas Eve Service

Identical Candlelight Services
5:00pm & 6:30pm 

Christmas Eve Services 

This Christmas Eve, join together with family and friends to hear the story of Jesus. Pastor Bob Perry will lead us in a time of remembering the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Candlelight Christmas Eve Services
5:00pm and 6:30pm
Identical Services 


Legacy Five in Concert

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm 
Place: First Baptist Church At The Villages 
Ticket Price: $15

The talented four- and five-part harmonies that Legacy Five has become known for are the result of a masterful weaving together of five unique and versatile talents. Making their way across the nation, Legacy Five will be live in concert for all to enjoy. Invite your family and friends to experience such a skilled group!
Date: January 13, 2019
Tickets: $15
Doors Open: 6:00 pm
Concert Begins: 7:00 pm 
Click Here for tickets. 

Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group

Fellowship, Fun & Food
January- March 2019 


Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group

Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group will meet monthly (Jan., Feb. & March) for fellowship and to share a meal. The groups in the early church "ate together in their homes, happy to share their food with joyful hearts." This is a time of growing connections amongst church members and friends. The host provides the entree and vegetables and the guests bring the salad and desserts.


For more info, you may contact the church office at 352-205-7114

Janet Perez Eckles

Save the Date!
Saturday, February 2, 2019 

Turning blind at 31 and overcoming her son’s murder, Janet now lives a life on fire for God! As an international speaker and author, she offers riveting presentations to ignite in you a passion to conquer fear, overcome obstacles, take bold steps and embrace personal and professional success.
Stay tuned for upcoming ticket information! 

Membership Class

Membership Class

The next Membership Class well be held on January 20

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 others considering membership. The class is held in The Gathering Hall following the 10:45 am 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 not 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.