7:00 PM19:00

Conversations with Paul Wallace

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Join us for a presentation featuring Paul Wallace on the launch of his new book, Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science.

This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.


Paul Wallace is the author of Stars Beneath Us: Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos and now Love and Quasars. He teaches physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College. He holds a PhD in experimental nuclear physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Candler School of Theology. He also teaches theology at Candler and at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Like many Americans, Paul grew up as a church-going Christian. Also like many, he lost his faith when he started taking science classes in college. He just didn't see how the rigorous method demanded by science could coexist with the belief in things unseen required by Christianity. But, as a working astrophysicist, he started to wonder if he'd gotten something wrong. Slowly and deliberately, he investigated the claims of Christianity, while also acknowledging that science, too, has limits. Ultimately, he came back to Christianity.

In Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science, Wallace shows how faith and science are pitted against one another, and he explains how the standard ways of reconciling them don't work. He then proposes a reasonable, thoughtful approach that will appeal to Christians and students of science alike. Readable and wise, Love and Quasars is an indispensable resource for people who wonder if faith and science can coexist.

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10:00 AM10:00

Flu Shot Clinic

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OCTOBER 23, 2019 | 10am-2PM

Protect yourself, protect your loved ones, and get your flu shot vaccine! Pharmacist David Clark-Stuart will be on-site to administer flu vaccinations. We will accept most medical insurances, Medicare, or $25 cash for the vaccine.

No appointment necessary.

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6:30 PM18:30

Israel and Palestine for Beginners

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Dr. Jordan will be leading our Wednesday night session October 30. He will address the biblical background, historical events and ongoing complexities of this fascinating place we call the Holy Land.

Entitled Israel and Palestine for Beginners, David will attempt to offer historical perspective to the biblical narratives. And we will try to explore the current situation and what Americans ought to know about Israelis and Palestinians.

This session is both part of our ongoing series Paul has been leading on Religion 101 as well as another part of the Holy Land Journey preparation sessions. All are welcome, so be sure to invite a friend!

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12:00 PM12:00

YAH Lunch and Learn: Aging to Sageing


Young at Heart’s “Lunch and Learn” presents: “From Aging to Sageing” with FBCD’s own Beth Jordan, in Carreker Hall.

Beth is the Director of Spiritual Health at Emory Decatur Hospital. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in spiritual care, and we are excited to hear from her. Come enjoy a fellowship lunch, and a time of learning together.

Cost for lunch and program is $10 per person. Sign-up by calling the Welcome Center at 404-373-1653.

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9:00 AM09:00

Christmas with a Conscience: A Missional Christmas Market


Looking to do some guilt-free Christmas shopping? At Christmas with a Conscience, you can purchase gifts from all around the world for everyone on your Christmas list. The best part? You'll be making a difference in lives across the globe when you do.

This year’s vendors include:

  • FBCD Member Art for sale

  • Encourager Church Partners

    • Purchase a cow to support the Lee’s ministry in Macedonia

    • Purchase art/jewelry to support the Baileys in Indonesia

  • Prayers and Squares

  • Rahab's Rope (human trafficking)

  • Just Bakery ATL

  • Refuge Coffee

  • Start with One (Kenya)

  • And more!


  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 9am-12pm at the Decatur Farmer’s Market

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 from 11am-1:30pm in Carreker Hall

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8:00 AM08:00

YAH Apple Trip

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Calling all apple enthusiasts! Don't miss your chance to usher in the fall with a big bushel of apples, a fritter, and some hot cider!

Join Young at Heart on Thurs., October 17 for a trip to Mercier Orchards. It will be a day of fellowship and fun complete with a hearty, southern lunch at Pat's Country Kitchen.

$10 covers transportation and lunch. Apples, snacks and merchandise at Mercier's are on your own. Space limited to 35.

Sign-up by calling (or stopping by) the Welcome Center!

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4:30 PM16:30

First School BBQ Fundraiser


Support these worthy ministries and enjoy great BBQ at the same time!

Donations go towards:

  • First School/First Camp Scholarship Fund

  • FBCD Men's Ministry

  • FBCD Kitchen Ministry

How to Order

  • Pre-purchase a plate or a slab or a quart of Brunswick stew.

  • Pay online (see below) or see Randall Hampton or Harriet Holland in the hallways behind the Sanctuary or Carreker Hall on Sundays.

How to Pick-up Your Order

Pick up between 4:30-7:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019


  • Pulled pork or rib plates: $12.00

  • Slab of ribs: $25.00

  • Quart of Brunswick stew: $7.00

(All plates come with baked beans, slaw, chips, and bread)

How to Order Online:

  1. Click here

  2. Under category and funds select “BBQ Dinner Plates.”

  3. In the comment section, include what you’re ordering.

  4. Fill out the rest of the payment details.

  5. Click submit.

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10:30 AM10:30

World Communion Sunday & Combined Worship

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World Communion Sunday is observed by Christians around the world, across denominations. Join us for a combined service with Scott Boulevard Baptist Church as we come together as one family to celebrate what God is doing in our midst.

And stick around because afterward we're having a free lunch on the lawn with live music from CubanaSong!

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6:00 PM18:00

Dinner and a Show: Viva Italia

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 | 6:00PM

If you’re a lover of Italian food and great music, you don’t want to miss the next Dinner and a Show! You’re invited to a fun-filled evening of specialty food, opera, Italian songs, and unforgettable fun.

Tickets are $15 per person or $35 for families of four (with children 12 and under).


Call 404-373-1653 or stop by the Welcome Center during normal business hours.

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