2019 Decatur Book Festival Volunteers Needed


August 31 - September 1, 2019


First Baptist Church Decatur will host attendees for the 14th AJC Decatur Book Festival (DBF) on August 31 - September 1 (Labor Day weekend). We have been a book festival venue since 2009 and are delighted to again partner with our community and welcome hundreds of folks to our campus. Volunteers will cover a variety of venue support tasks in the sanctuary and Carreker Hall, have the opportunity to mingle with interesting authors, and receive a FREE Decatur Book Festival t-shirt!  

There are a couple of opportunities available to you:

1. Author Talk/Venue Support 

Assist at one of the author venues by greeting attendees, directing them to seating, and managing lines during book purchases and signings.

2. Volunteer Check-in

Check-in volunteers at the FBCD office, give them their t-shirt, and direct them to their assignment in the sanctuary or Carreker. This is a perfect job for an organized, detail-oriented person who enjoys meeting people.

How to Sign-Up

Signing up is easy with the Volunteer Decatur automated system that allows you to see descriptions of the various roles, choose your preferred date, and make changes to your assignment after you sign-up.

Previous Volunteers
Have previously registered with Volunteer Decatur? Click here.

If you volunteered last year you should already be in the volunteer database. Use above link to log in, see all the available slots, and sign-up.

New Volunteers
To sign-up with Volunteer Decatur, click here

Complete the volunteer application/profile to get started; you will receive a confirmation email with log-in instructions. Access the calendar to view open assignments and sign-up.

Additional Questions
For questions about FBCD’s participation, contact Debra Pyron at dmp1331@aol.com or 404-202-1037.  Also, be sure to check out the schedule for the festival at decaturbookfestival.com and see where your favorite authors will be presenting.

Thank you for helping us make First Baptist Decatur a welcoming environment for our local community! 

Save the Date: FBCD Women's Retreat


October 11-13, 2019

Tanglewood Lodge and Cabin Center | Helen, GA

Interested in attending a retreat designed specifically for the women of First Baptist Decatur? The theme for this weekend retreat is ‘Rooted’, and together participants will explore the ways they are rooted in faith, rooted in their bodies, and rooted in community.

Cost is $75 per person. Scholarships will be available.
Space is limited to first 35 registrants.
Registration officially opens August 18, 2019.

If interested, please pre-register using the link below:

Yoga on the Lawn


Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm

Do you practice yoga or want to get into it? Join us for “Come as You Are Yoga” on the front lawn on Thursday nights beginning June 13 from 7:00-8:00pm.

Join your Decatur neighbors as we share a common ground, moving and breathing together. This class is FREE OF CHARGE and there will be trained yoga instructors on hand to help guide participants during our time together.

Everyone is welcome – all ages, all abilities. A mat or towel is suggested.