Christmas Season
at First Baptist Church of Decatur

advent • hanging of the green | combined worship • blue christmas • christmas on clairemont • christmas eve candlelight service • and more


Featured Events

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Christmas on Clairemont

Sunday, december 16, 7:00pm

Christmas on Clairemont is a collaborative holiday spectacular hosted and produced by Daniel Solberg at First Baptist Church of Decatur, Georgia, with full orchestra, a symphonic organ solo, and a festival chorus of a hundred local voices. 

This year’s Christmas on Clairemont will feature former lead from the Broadway production of Miss Saigon, Kamryn Loy, the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus under the direction of Donald Milton III, and the Atlanta Young Singers under the direction of Paige Fumbanks Mathis. 

An offering collected during the concert will benefit the Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), which strives to prevent homelessness in the Decatur area.

More details can be found online at

***Doors open at 6:00pm***

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christmas eve by Candlelight

monday, December 24, 6:00 p.m.

You and your family are warmly invited to join us for the annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at First Baptist Church of Decatur.

This is a 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.

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Hanging of the Green

Combined Worship Service
Sunday, December 2, 10:30am

You’re invited to kick-off the Advent season with us during this special worship service led by many from our children and youth ministries! We will also be decorating the sanctuary for the Christmas season throughout the service.

Sunday morning groups will meet at 9:15am this day.

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blue christmas

worship Service
wednesday, December 19, 6:00pm
in the rutland chapel

The holiday season can be a very difficult time. While it feels like the rest of the world is moving through Christmastime with fun activities, bright colors and a festive atmosphere, far more people than we realize really struggle.

We will be sharing in this service with our sister congregation, Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, offering music, scripture, readings and the shared space of our common need to be with one another, to support each other. We will acknowledge that the Bible calls on us to be honest with our feelings and to recognize our need for one another and our common need for God’s presence and spiritual nurture in a safe space. Come join us!

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Advent Sunday Worship Services

Throughout December 2018, we will be having special Advent worship services each week. Our contemporary service (Fresh Start) begins at 8:45am in Carreker Hall. Our traditional service (Sanctuary) begins at 11:15am in the sanctuary.

Worship Calendar December 2018

  • Sunday, December 2nd | HOPE

    • Combined Worship, 10:30am in the Sanctuary

  • Sunday, December 9th | PEACE

    • Fresh Start, 8:45am

    • Sunday School, 10:00am

    • Sanctuary worship, 11:15am

  • Sunday, December 16th | JOY

    • Fresh Start, 8:45am

    • Sunday School, 10:00am

    • Sanctuary worship, 11:15am

  • Sunday, December 23rd | LOVE

    • Fresh Start, 8:45am

    • Sunday School, 10:00am

    • Sanctuary worship, 11:15am

  • Sunday, December 30th

    • Combined Worship, 10:30am in Carreker Hall

Interested in learning more about First Baptist Church of Decatur? Start here.
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