The FBCD Visual Arts Guild is a fellowship of individuals interested in expressing the love of God’s world and the stories of its people through teaching, workshops, exhibits, and special events. The Guild seeks to stimulate increased awareness and benefits of visual arts while reaching out to the church and community.


Preview of Showing in 3rd Floor Gallery

Real Stories – Real People | Beate Sass
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about the visual arts guild

The arts are a great way to: celebrate God's beautiful creation, shine the light of truth on injustice, and seek closer relationships with God.

The FBCD Visual Arts Guild believes that all people are made in the image of God - the Great Creator. We believe we can use our calling to the arts to support our church and it's missions, and to build and enhance connections with our local community.

The Visual Arts Guild supports diverse opportunities for art activities, ministries and missions at First Baptist Decatur including (but not limited to):

  • Exhibitions of paintings, photography and other visual arts by church members, youth, everyone who calls FBCD home, and the broader Decatur community;

  • Arts courses and outings;

  • Group Art Projects; and, most important,

  • Your creative ideas!

All art works will be placed for display with sensitivity to the mission and values of First Baptist Church of Decatur.


Third Floor Gallery

The 3rd Floor Gallery, established during late 2017, has already hosted several wonderful photography and art shows. This flexible space has room for both small and large shows, ranging from about 25 to 80 works.

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Real Stories

Real People

November 4th through December 7th

now showing

Real Stories – Real People
November 4th through December 7th

Real Stories - Real People was created to educate the public and policymakers about the value of investing in the future of their fellow Georgians living with a developmental disability.  I hope you will be moved by these stories and join me in advocating for funding the investment in the lives of Georgians living with a developmental disability.

About the Photographer – Beate Sass

I earned a Batchelor’s degree in Music from the University of Southern California in 1983 and a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco in 1989. I discovered photography in my mid-forties and became passionate about visual storytelling. As a photographer, I have found it most rewarding to photograph people in their familiar environments and to record their stories. I work part-time as a physical therapist while pursuing my photographic interests. I live in Decatur, Georgia with my family (husband Tim, son Peter and daughter Christine who lives with a developmental disability and her very lovable canine companion).
Visit Beate Sass online.

After Services Reception:

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 12:15-1:30pm
All are invited to a reception following worship at First Baptist Decatur. Light refreshments will be served.


If you’re interested in learning more about the Visual Arts Guild at FBCD, please contact Kay Jowers or Jim Harrison.