What a great start to our new church year on Sunday! It was so exciting to see classes gathering together again – babies in the nursery, preschoolers, school-aged children, youth, and adults of all ages. Thanks to all teachers and group leaders who worked tirelessly to make it a memorable day. If you were not able to attend, don’t despair. That was just the beginning! Find a group and plug in. It is a great way to connect with others in our church family.

Children’s Sunday School Classes
PreK – Children’s Hall
Kindergarten through 3rd grade – Children’s Hall
Grades 4 through 6 – upstairs at The Place
Contact Jennifer Jindrich for more information.

Youth Sunday School
Grades 7 through 12 – downstairs at The Place
Contact Christopher Simonton for more information.

The Island
Younger Adults, topical studies – Children’s Hall
Contact Dawn Liverman for more information.

Adults in their 30s to 50s, topical studies – upstairs at The Place
Contact Melanie Brooks for more information.

Current Events
Mixed age adults, topical studies – upstairs in the Benson Building
Contact Marla Dugan for more information.

Women of Faith
Adult ladies ages 50 and up, Formations Bible Study Curriculum – upstairs in the Benson Building
Contact Lisa Loftin for more information.

Mixed age adults, Formations Bible Study Curriculum – upstairs in the Benson Building
Contact Henry or Brenda-Gail Tyson for more information.

The Vine
Older adults, Formations Bible Study Curriculum – upstairs in the Benson Building
Contact Diane Lowe for more information.

Lectio Divina
Mixed age adults – upstairs in the Benson Building
This new class will provide opportunities to meditate upon Scripture and pray together. We will learn and practice two methods of prayer: Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer. Using Lectio Divina the class will focus & meditate upon a passage of Scripture. The goal of Centering Prayer, a form of silent prayer, is to consent to God’s presence for a period of time. We will use one or both types of prayer each week.
Contact Bobby Evans for more information.

Pastor’s Class
Mixed age adults – upstairs at The Place
This new class is especially for those who are looking to return to Sunday School, those who have never been a part of a Sunday School Class, or those looking for a fresh start. The Fall study will center around the book of Matthew. Contact Joel Snider for more information.


Special Gifts

In memory of Wayne Mosely by Ann Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Morgan, Becky Pike, Winky Knight

In memory of Joe Robinson by Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Robinson

In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Herb Smith’s 60th Wedding Anniversary by The Coby Smith Family

In honor of Mrs. Melba Adams by the Fidelis Sunday School Class


Update from the Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee had fantastic introductory conversations with the pool of candidates. Over the next month, the entire committee will interview each candidate. This is an exciting time, but please respect this is also a private and deliberate task we have at hand. We ask that you be in prayer for our committee and all the candidates, as we each seek to follow God’s call.

Deacon Candidates

The following members are nominated to serve in the role of Deacon for the term starting September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024.
Patti Brown-Traylor, Eddie Cole, Patrick Erben, Cole Fannin, Tim Martin, Coby Smith, Suzanne Wynn
The church will vote on these candidates at the Quarterly Church Business Conference on August 18, 2021.

Christmas Backpacks for Children & Teens in Appalachia and Georgia
Sponsored by WMU

Please pick up a backpack, fill, using the suggested guideline included in the pack, and return to the church office by Sept. 30.

Please include your name and contact information on the sign-up sheet in the office.


Wednesday Night Supper
5p | Fellowship Hall | $10 per person
Kids 10 and under eat free
Reservations required.

DateMain DishReserve by
Aug 18Chicken Pot Pie8/11
Aug 25Beef Tips with Rice8/18
Sep 1Pork Chops8/25

Ladies Book Study
August 11 | 5:30p | Upstairs at The Place
Nursery available

Whether it’s a messy house or a messy situation, God can restore and use you. In this 6-week study of some messy biblical people, you will learn that God uses broken people, restores broken hearts, and helps us deal with the hard moments of life. Each session focuses on a different character.

Led by Susan Greer and Nichole Fannin.

Deacon’s Meeting and Supper
August 15 | 4:30p | Patti Brown-Traylor’s home

Youth Parent Meeting
August 15 | 5:30p | The Drummond Home

WMU Welcome Dinner
August 18 | 11:30a | The Fellowship Hall

The members of WMU are inviting you to join them for a meal and information about their work and organization. If you are interested in learning more or joining WMU, please join us!

The meal will be provided by Betty Jane Landers. Please call the church office to RSVP if you plan to attend the meal (current members included).

Quarterly Church Business Conference
August 18 | 6p | The Sanctuary

Youth Games: Timberwolf Axe Throwing
August 22 | 3p | Timberwolf Axe Throwing
$15 per person

A Report on Dr. Glenn Eernisse’s Sabbatical
September 1 | 6p | The Fellowship Hall

Dr. Eernisse will be giving us a report on the fruits of his July 2021 sabbatical during the Prayer meeting. More details to come.

Worship Leader Training
September 12 | 12p | Sanctuary

Training for all welcome families, lay readers, and deacons. More information to come.

Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study
Starts September 14 | 10a | The Place (Upstairs)
Contact the church office to sign up.
Books are $18

Youth Fall Retreat
September 17-19 | Wildwater Chattooga Adventure Center
$150 per person
Register by Sept. 5, 2021





7:15a – Youth Breakfast


5:30p – Wednesday Night Supper

5:30p – CAM3

5:30p – Ladies Book Study

6p – Prayer Meeting

7p – Youth Worship

7p – Choir Rehearsal


Dr. David Hughes

Senior Pastor

Dr. David Hughes accepted the call to the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Carrollton in January 2022. David’s formation is in thanks to many fine schools, employers, churches, and his family. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at Furman University (2005), a Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary (2018) and a Doctor of Ministry at McAfee School of Theology in Church Leadership and Administration (2023). Before accepting the call to ministry in 2011, David worked for six years for non-profits in Greenville, South Carolina and Patagonia, Chile. Previously, he served as the minister to students at First Baptist Church of Augusta (2018 – 2021) and Easley First Baptist Church (2011 – 2018). Married to Rebecca in 2006, David’s amazing wife is a constant source of love, encouragement, and partnership in the ministry. The two of them welcomed their daughter Maggie in 2012 and now watch with amazement as their precious daughter continues to grow and develop. David believes firmly that The Church is a place of invitation for all where lives can be transformed by The Gospel of Jesus Christ. His passion is to create vision and lead God’s people to express the love of Christ in the world.