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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." 

September 2018 Calendar

Making A Difference 

Date: October 25
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: First Baptist Church At The Villages 

Hello Friend!
We are holding an event in your honor! Many volunteers spend their time in a multitude of
areas of FBCATV, making fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We want to celebrate how all our volunteers are making a difference! You are invited to come enjoy a myriad of decadent desserts and hear an inspiring speaker.

Come hear guest speaker!

Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 10:00 am 
Place: First Baptist Church At The Villages

A Seed of Faith Found in a Shoebox 

Discover how God used an Operation Christmas Child shoebox in the life of Yuliya Shubina. Join us for an incredible testimony, food, fun, songs and more. Bring a friend and hear the story of how a simple gift changed a life. 
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 am 
Place: First Baptist Church At The Villages
As a child, Yuliya Shubina received a shoebox when she was living in a former non-Christian/non-religious Soviet country in Central Asia. That shoebox was the seed that eventually brought her to faith in Christ. Come listen to Yuliya’s fascinating and true story in person of how the contents of her shoebox stirred in her heart the question, “Who is this God?’ Today Yuliya serves with Operation Christmas Child and will tell the story of God’s faithfulness in her life. Please join us for a special time of Yuliya sharing her testimony and how a shoebox is not just a shoebox and how indeed it changed her life.


Tell The Story 

Date: December 11, 12 & 13 
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: First Baptist Church At The Villages 
Ticket Price: $15 

This year Christmas focuses on the FBCATV missions at home and across the globe. Every member has partnered in these efforts in one way or another. “Tell The Story” will be a church-wide endeavor reaching the hearts of our surrounding communities. Hear the greatest love story ever told. The story that reaches all mankind with the promise of hope, healing, forgiveness, and joy. Join our Celebration Choir and drama as First Baptist Church At The Villages presents “Tell the Story.”


Ticket sales will open October 1st.

Date: December 11, 12 & 13
Doors Open: 6:00 pm 
Program Begins: 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: $15 


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! 

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

Make sure you make reservations! 

Wednesday Fellowship Dinner

September 19 Menu 

Pork Chops
Wild Rice
Green Beans

Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water


September 26 Menu 

Chicken Pot Pie
Cranberry Sauce
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 3:00 pm 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 well be held on September 16

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.