FBC Decatur Reads


Sunday, March 24 ~ 12:30pm in Carreker Hall

Please join us in Carreker Hall for lunch on Sunday, March 24 after the 11:15am service. Bring a new or gentle used book on a 2nd grade reading level to be given to a second grade student in the Decatur City Schools.

You can be a part of this new Reading Ministry by providing books and/or by being a volunteer to read to a second grade student who needs to improve their reading skills. After reading to the student, you will give them the book. You may volunteer to read on a weekly or monthly schedule.

Please come eat and learn more about this new Reading Ministry

Make your reservation for lunch by calling the front office or by signing up in your Sunday School classroom. Lunch cost is $10

Sponsored by the Allen Memorial Library Committee and Women’s Ministry

Volunteer Opportunities

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Interested in giving some of your time at First Baptist Church of Decatur?

We have a lot of volunteer opportunities you might be interested in!

Welcome Center Volunteers –
Are you good at welcoming others, answering phones, and performing light administrative tasks? We need several individuals to become substitutes for our normal front office volunteers.

Our most urgent need is for someone to fill a shift of Thursdays from 9am-1pm!

If you’re interested in lending your talents Monday-Friday on an as-needed basis, please contact Nancy Baines at nbaines@fbcdecatur.com

Worship Kids Care Team –
Do you have a passion for working with kids? We need people who are willing to teach kids classes and help our staff on Sunday mornings. If you're interested, contact Kristen Koger at kkoger@fbcdecatur.com

Lunch and Learn: Architectural Tour of Atlanta

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Monday, April 1, 12-1pm

Join Young at Heart for this lunch and learn featuring special guest, Jim Howe, as they participate in an unique virtual tour of Atlanta’s architectural sites! Compare the city’s older Commercial, Art Deco, and Neoclassical buildings to the more recent Modern and Postmodern designs in this one-of-a-kind presentation.

The slide show includes buildings designed by leading national and international architects such as Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, I.M. Pei, SOM, and others, plus works by local favorites, Neel Reid, Philip Shutze and John Portman. You will see pictures of Bank of America (Atlanta's tallest building), State Farm Office Building, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and North American HQ, SunTrust Bank and Park, Porsche North American HQ, Centennial Olympic Park, and various other houses and museums in the Metro area.

Cost is $10 per person (please pay in advance).
Sign-up by March 27 by calling 404.373.1653 or drop by the Welcome Center.

Support DEAM in March

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During the month of March, First Baptist Decatur is collecting donations for D.E.A.M. The following is the list of requested items. You may place them in the green and blue bins located on the first floor of the Sanctuary building.

  • Canned Chili

  • Canned Baked Beans

  • 1 lb. Boxes of Spaghetti Noodles

  • Strawberry Jelly

  • Canned Mandarin Oranges

  • Sweet Cereal

  • Small Packages of Yellow Rice

  • Pasta Side Packets

  • Hamburger Helper

  • Small Boxes of Corn Muffin Mix

  • Deodorant

  • Bar Soap

  • Toothpaste

Thank you for giving to this valuable ministry!

Decatur Cooperative Ministry Birthday Bash

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Friday, March 22, 2019 | 5-8pm

From our first meeting of concerned citizens and faith-based leaders in 1969, we've been working hard to help our neighbors in need. Now, it's time to celebrate.

Help us mark this special occasion by joining us for a Birthday Bash!

Guests will enjoy free dessert tastings from Tiff's Treats, Butter and Cream, Chris' Pizza, a chocolate fountain, and more. Several local choirs will sing throughout the evening. And one guest will walk away with a dream vacation won through our not-to-be-missed auction.


Friday, March 22nd, 2019
5 PM - 8 PM
The Solarium
321 W Hill St # 1A
Decatur, GA 30030

*First Baptist Church of Decatur is a ministry partner of the Decatur Cooperative Ministry.

Wednesday Night Schedule - March 2019


Do you want to learn how to grow deeper in your faith? Are you looking for a healthy community for your kids to build new friendships in? Or maybe you’re looking for an opportunity to make new friendships yourself while nurturing your body, heart, soul and mind.

If this sounds like you, then we invite you to join us for Wednesday nights at FBCD!

Weekly dinner begins at 5:30pm and is served until 6:15pm. Afterward, you’re invited to join in on one of the following opportunities in MARCH 2019:

  • (3/6) Ash Wednesday Worship Service

  • (3/13) Workshop | What Composting has to do with Faith (Carreker Hall)

  • (3/20 - 4/10) Bible Study | The Wilderness Stories (Carreker Hall)

  • Gentle Yoga (5:00pm)

  • Candlelight Yoga Meditation and Spiritual Flow (6:30pm)

  • Sanctuary Choir

  • FBCD Kids

  • Youth Group

To learn more about the above classes and where they’re located, visit fbcdecatur.com/wednesday

Volunteer at Warming Shelters


Did you know the average age of a homeless person is 9-years-old? With the cold weather at its peak, it’s imperative we help people find warm shelter.

FBCD is partnering with Compassionate Atlanta, Inc. and other local churches in DeKalb County (Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, North Decatur Presbyterian, and others) to address this need.

But they really need volunteers (like you!) to help.

We are reaching out to ask you to assist us with volunteering to serve on one of two shifts, provide supplies, supper, and transportation of people, and/or donating funds to cover some of the expenses, including security personnel

Click here for a list of duties.

How to sign up 

Signing up for a volunteer shift is EASY. SImply follow the link below to the NDPC’s Sign up GeniusL

We hope to hear from you soon. You can email Shelly Fine regarding volunteering at shelfine@gmail.com. If you can help with driving, assisting the driver, and acquiring another bus that holds 20, email Rob Johnson at robrjohnson@comcast.net.

Interested in Donating?

Donations can be made to the non-profit fiscal agent, Compassionate Atlanta, Inc. at compassionateatl.org. Designate - A Home For Everyone under special instructions.