at First Baptist Church of Decatur


Looking to celebrate Advent and the Christmas season with more intention this year? You’re invited to join us at First Baptist Decatur! Whether you’re a seasoned member or exploring church for the first time, you are welcome here!

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hanging of the green

sunday, dec. 1, 2019 | 10:30am

Ever wonder what the different Christmas decorations you see throughout the holiday season symbolize? During this combined worship service led by our children and youth, you’ll learn just that!

What better way to kick-off Advent than with a message of hope and a deeper understanding of what Christmas is about?


advent-ure lunch

sunday, dec. 1, 2019 | 11:30am

Want to move through Advent intentionally but don't know where to start? Spend an afternoon creating resources and materials for your family (or just you!) to use this Advent season.

This is a FREE lunch and a wonderful way to make memories with our FBCD family!

Register for the lunch here (we need a head-count!)


christmas on clairemont

sunday, dec. 15, 2019 | 7:00pm

Christmas on Clairemont is a collaborative holiday benefit concert hosted and produced by Daniel Solberg with full orchestra, organ, piano, and a festival chorus of a hundred local voices.

Broadway Leads, both current and former; Grammy Award-winning singers; the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus; the Atlanta Young Singers; and a wealth of other spectacular talent have been featured on this fantastic evening of music!

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blue christmas

wednesday, dec. 18, 2019 | 6:00pm

Loneliness, a sense of loss, and feelings of despair can be magnified during the holiday season. Therefore, our congregation, in partnership with Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, is offering a brief but meaningful worship experience called “Blue Christmas.”

Our focus is listening to what the Bible has to say about lament and loss, to take seriously the reality of loneliness, and to share some valuable moments together with others in similar situations.


family christmas eve service

tuesday, dec. 24, 2019 | 10:00am

Looking for an earlier Christmas Eve service with your children in mind? Join First Baptist and your local Decatur community for a Family Christmas Eve Service celebrating the arrival of the Christ child. There will be music, a spontaneous Christmas pageant (everyone will have a part to play), and glow sticks!

This is a 45-minute service concluded with hot chocolate and cookies. Now who would want to miss that?!


christmas eve candlelight service

tuesday, dec. 24, 2019 | 6:00pm

You and your family are warmly invited to join us for our annual contemplative-style worship service over candlelight featuring special music performances, congregational hymns, and meditative reflections to help us remember the story of Jesus and why we celebrate Christmas.