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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." 

October 2019 Calendar 

Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group
Fellowship, Fun & Food
October - December 2019 



Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group

Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group will meet monthly (October, November & December) 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

Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Pick Up Dates: 
November 3 and 10 

Shoebox Drop Off Dates: 
November 10 and 17 

Operation Christmas Child
November 3- 17

The mission of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. 

Check out the video below to see how God is using shoeboxes.



How can you join in this story?

1) Fill your box(es) with items from the list of do's & don'ts included. 

           Click Here for Packing List 

2) Place inside a $9 check (to OCC) for the critical costs. 

           The critical costs include processing, shipping and 
           gospel materials included in each box. 

3) Return your box(es) to First Baptist Church At The Villages!

            All FBCATV church family boxes can be returned on Sunday, November 10 and 17 before both Worship Services. 


Voices of Mobile in Concert

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm 
Place: First Baptist Church At The Villages 
Ticket Price: $10

The Voices of Mobile is a highly versatile, auditioned vocal ensemble consisting of 18 students from The University of Mobile. Recently, the Voices has performed at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church in NY, Southern Baptist Convention Pastor's Conference, the White House, Carnegie Hall in NYC, and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. They just returned from Israel, the Cayman Islands, and a Coast to Coast tour traveling as far west as California and as north as New York. Their audiences have included Condoleezza Rice, Tim Tebow, former president George W. Bush, and Dr. Ben Carson. 
Date: January 19, 2020
Tickets: $10
Doors Open: 4:00 pm
Concert Begins: 5:00 pm 
For tickets 

Discover FBCATV 

Discover FBCATV

The next Discover FBCATV well be held on December 8

Getting to know all about First Baptist At The Villages is easy. Discover FBCATV is held periodically throughout the year and gives 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 as others considering becoming part of the FBCATV family. 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  Shirley Lusher or Kristen Perry. 352.205.7114

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