Unity Service 11:00 AM
Weekday Preschool
2023 Turkey Can Run 5K


First Baptist Church
of Jefferson
246 Washington Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Mailing Address:
PO Box 395
Jefferson, GA 30549-0395
Contact Info:
Phone: 706-367-8332
Fax: 706-367-8434
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 noon


Welcome to our Weekday Preschool Program!

Preschool Director: Katie Fulcher

Mission Statement:

The preschool has been an outreach ministry of First Baptist Church of Jefferson since 1979. It is our mission to provide the preschool learner
with a developmentally appropriate and creative environment which seeks to meet the needs of the whole learner. This will be done in a Christian environment in which the learner may grow spiritually, socially, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
First Baptist Preschool is a member of the Georgia Preschool Association
You may contact the Weekday Preschool office at (706) 367-5226 or by e-mailing us. For directions click here.



March 22, 2023


As the song states “It’s the Most wonderful time of Year!”  Your response upon reading that lyric may be, “Wait a minute preacher. Aren’t you off by about four months?”

No. This is the most wonderful time of year. Christmas is a special season to celebrate our Lord Jesus’ birth but nothing compares to Easter. 

Over the next three weeks we celebrate the fact that our sins are forgiven because of the Cross. We also celebrate the fact that our future is secure and even death itself will not separate us from Father in Heaven.  There is hope in the darkest days because our Savior lives.

Join with your church family and friends this Sunday as we look at “The Word of Trust.” Afterwards the worship service there will be a time for our children, parents, and grandparents to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt.

Mark all the events at FBC in your calendar and celebrate Easter with us. You may catch yourself humming It’s the most wonderful time…….

We also wanted to make everyone aware of a ministry opportunity.  With combination of our worship services some of our children’s and nursery volunteers are performing other duties. Presently we need 4 to 6 volunteers who will give one Sunday a month to be in our children’s rooms and help check children into Sunday School and Children’s Church. You can find out more about this need by signing up in the vestibule or by calling Karen in the church office (706-367-8332)…or you can contact our wonderful Children’s Department coordinator, Jessica Ferguson, who is willing to answer any questions. Her number is 678-986-1347.

See you Sunday at 10 AM for Sunday School and 11 AM for worship!


The Best is yet to come!

See you Sunday expecting our Lord to change lives!

In His Love,

Danny Hedgepeth

Cell Number: 706-983-1092



Committee Chairs: Please remember to reserve rooms for meetings with Karen in the church office.  

Church Office hours:

  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Mondays through Thursday
  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on Fridays


Wednesday, March 22nd:

  • 10:15 am – Faithful Followers (Fellowship Hall)
  • 5:30 pm – Fellowship Meal (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:00 pm – Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:30 pm – Youth (Student Center); Connect Run/Walk (Adult II Class); and Choir (Choir Room)


Sunday, March 26th:

  • 10:00 am – Sunday School
  • 11:00 am – Combined Church Service
  • 12:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt
  • 5:30 pm – Youth (Student Center) 

Wednesday, March 29th:

  • 10:15 am – Faithful Followers (Fellowship Hall)
  • 5:30 pm – Fellowship Meal (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:00 pm – Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:30 pm – Youth (Student Center); Connect Run/Walk (Adult II Class); and Choir (Choir Room)

Events at FBC Jefferson leading up to Easter Sunday:

Sunday March 26th- Easter Egg Hunt (Following Morning Worship)

Sunday April 2- Palm Sunday (Children participate in special observance)

Thursday April 6th- Maundy Thursday Service and Lord’s Supper 7 PM

Easter Sunday (April 9th)                                                                                              

Sunrise Service- 7 AM

Light Breakfast- (Following Sunrise Service)

Sunday School- 10 AM

Easter Celebration Service- 11 AM           


The ongoing prayer concerns of the church may be found here.


Your Pastor Search Committee has been working since mid-November on a regular basis.  We have requested you pray in your individual groups in support of our mission and we appreciate your willingness to bathe this endeavor in petitions to the Father.  As we are reviewing resumes, discussing who we, as a body of believers, are and how that fits into the calling each applicant is feeling from God, now we are asking for an addition to your prayers.

On Wednesday mornings, as you begin your day, and speak to God, we are depending on you to make a part of that time, not only a petition for guidance, but to thank God and praise Him for walking with our church through this journey.  Pray also for those we will talk with, for their families and especially for God’s will to be followed by both this committee and the prospective new pastor/shepherd.  

God has promised that wherever one or two are gathered He will be in the midst and as we raise our petitions for guidance, that is assurance for His continued leadership.  Thank you for each prayer for the committee as a whole and for each individual on the committee, Greg Keith, Kevin Charles, Brian Ferguson, Ronnie Hopkins, Jennifer Moore, Steve Hix, Diane Oliver, Martha White, Mary Ann Brooks.  As a body of believers, we look forward to praying with you each Wednesday morning as well as the times of your individual small groups.


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering/Week of Prayer: Annie Armstrong’s devotion to Christ led her to a life of service and leadership.  She organized women to pray, to give, and to meet the needs around them.  She challenged pastors and churches to action and rallied vital support for missionaries.  Ultimately, Annie was recognized as a national Southern Baptist trailblazer for her visionary leadership that still inspires millions today. 

“What a glorious thing it is to be a co-worker with God in winning the world for Christ.”  Annie Armstrong

FBC Jefferson has chosen to celebrate our 8-day week of Prayer for North American Missions from Sunday, March 19th through Sunday, March 26th.  During this week, you’ll read about missionaries reaching Native Americans in South Dakota, Romanians in New York and more stories of missionaries serving in communities with great gospel need.  These missionaries do not serve alone.  They have a support system of millions of Southern Baptists like you.  Your prayers during this week and beyond make you an essential part of their mission team.  At the bottom of each daily story and prayer guide is a link that will allow you to visit their featured video. 

You may pick up a prayer guide and Annie Armstrong Offering envelope in the church office.  We have a prayer guide for each person and one envelope per family.

Adult Choir: The Adult Choir rehearses each Wednesday in the choir room across from the Children’s Suite from 6:30 – 7:45 pm to prepare for each Sunday’s anthem. If you enjoy singing, please join us. 

Children’s Ministries:  Children’s activities are provided on each Sunday during our worship services and Sunday school hours. If you are interested in growing young hearts for Jesus, please consider serving once a month with our children. All materials are provided, you simply show up and teach the pre-planned lesson. Contact Jessica Ferguson for more information. 678-986-1347 or email us at

Connect Run/Walk Group: Connect is for anyone interested in running/walking with others to grow and improve spiritually and physically, and to follow the teachings of the Lord. It’s Day Light between 6:30 – 7:45pm while we are out and about. We are so excited with different running/walking routes to try. FBCJ Connect Run/Walk Group will meet on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:30pm at Adult II SS Classroom. Water & Gatorade will be provided.  Join us and bring a friend for our Christian fellowship. We will support you physically, mentally, and most of all spiritually while walking, running, sometimes trotting. Everyone in our church and community are invited.  We will have a small devotion, prayer concerns and praises. Please wear reflective clothing. We will be meeting this Summer at different locations, join us for the fun & fellowship. 

Easter Egg Hunt: The FBCJ Easter Egg Hunt will be on Sunday, March 26th, immediately after Sunday Worship. Please plan to join us – lunch will be provided, and there will be crafts, and of course, the Egg Hunt!! There will be fun for the whole family! If you’d like to donate filled egg and candy donations, please bring them by the church office – we’ll be taking donations until March 24th.

Flowers: The Decorations Committee is seeking volunteers to place fresh flowers in our sanctuary the following upcoming days: April 16th and 23rd. If you have interest in placing flowers in memory or honor of loved ones – you can do it once or on a yearly basis – please contact Vickie Rees at 706-654-6698.

Parent Child Dedication: Our Parent Child Dedication will be during our Mother’s Day service on Sunday May 14th. If you have a child you would like to dedicate please call Karen Vogt and our interim Pastor will follow up with details!

VBS Volunteers Needed: Vacation Bible School is coming – June 19-23, 2023!! This year’s VBS theme is Twists & Turns – Make your move to follow Jesus! If you’d like to volunteer to help with this year’s VBS, please contact Kate Jordan at

Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal: The church gathers each Wednesday to share fellowship over a meal, address the church’s prayer concerns and study the Bible. If you are interested in participating in the meal, please note the following:

  • The cost for each meal is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (11 years old and younger). The cost for families is capped at $25.00.
  • If you are not on the permanent list and plan to eat, please call Karen in the church office by each Monday by noon.
  • If you are on the permanent list and can’t make it this Wednesday, please call Karen in the church office for your name to be struck for the week and the church does not incur unnecessary costs.

Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal Menu for March:

  • March 22nd: Grilled Chicken Breasts
  • March 29th: BBQ Sandwiches

Winter Coat Drive: Over the next couple of months, the Mary Martha Circle is asking for new or gently used and clean coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, and gloves to be distributed to those in need in our community. Look for collection receptacles around the campus through March.

WMU Meetings: If you are not a member of a WMU (Women’s Mission Union) group and would like to join us, please contact DeMaris Gurley at 706-540-0866.  She will direct you to the WMU group that best fits your schedule.

Upcoming events:

  • March 26th – Easter Egg Hunt
  • April 7th– Maundy Thursday 
  • April 8th – Good Friday
  • April 9th – Easter Sunday

Youth Ministries: Volunteers are needed for this ministry. If you are interested in serving this church in this capacity, please contact the church office. Currently, our youth meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm in the Student Center to help stock the food bank, on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in the Student Center for Bible Study and on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm in the Student Center for fellowship.

Deacons of the Week:

Week of March 26, 2023: Phil Thurmond and Steven Hix

Week of April 2, 2023: John White and Dennis Elrod

 Opening and Closing:  Steve Kinney

Greeters: Martha Gunter and Carolyn Bauman


  • Sunday School Attendance: 109
  • Worship Attendance: 116
  • Offering: $13,034.00


  • Previous services can be viewed here.
  • You can live stream Sunday Combined Service here:         11:00am

Prayer List

March 15, 2023

Please help us to keep our list as up to date as possible by letting the church office

know of changes in the prayer needs of our church family

Ongoing Prayer Concerns

Keith Barber
Gail Barchuck
Dennie Brooks
Ginney Cartey
Richard Feller
Tom Griffeth
Sara Harris
Raye Jackson
Ezra King
Jane Kinney
Nancy McGhee
Brant McMullan
Nathalie Mize
Gloria Reinhardt
GiGi Stamey
Candy Stevens
Jackie Thurmond
Anita Westmoreland
David White
John White

Homebound, Assisted Living, Etc.



Dianne Brooks
Glenn Bullock
Eudene Johnson
Betsy Payne
Raynelle Sims
Pat Smith
Carolyn Thurmond


Family and Friends

Navona Forgay – Jimmy Gooch’s Mom

We Share in Sorrow With

Gail Jaffre, in the death of her father, Jack Peavy

Additional Requests

Our Church Leadership
Our Pastor Search Committee
Our Personnel Committee
Our Church-sponsored Missionaries