Family and Parent Ministry at FBC

At First Baptist Gainesville our greatest desire is to partner with our families to give them the support, encouragement and sometimes new ideas for creating or reigniting family warmth. We want to help free families to focus on those things that matter most: their relationships with each other and with Jesus Christ. No one has the secret for perfect parenting. But, the good news is, that families still wield the most incredible influence over young people from birth all through adolescence and even college. Families can provide a relationship through which all of us are changed. This is a mystery, so let’s cheer each other on.

Young Families

This ministry is for families with children under 12 and helps to encourage, equip and walk beside parents as they guide their children’s spiritual development. We strive to connect families to develop meaningful and supportive community together at First Baptist. Some ways we provide support are through special parenting seminars, family-fun events such as game night, kickball, or special holiday celebrations.

Parents Night Out: We regularly provide a Parents Night Out event for children birth-5th grades. This is a time you can have a great date night and connect to your significant other or have some much needed down time.

Mother’s Day is May 12th! Join us for a special day of worship and Baby Recognition time at 10:50 am. Sermon by David Hull on “First Priority Parenting”

Summer Fun For Families! (check for more updates and times including Fun Days at the FLC!)

• Vacation Bible School June 3rd-7th. Family Fun Day Friday June 7th with free hotdogs and Kona Ice truck after a great day of VBS. Join us for a special time of worship on June 9th at 10:50am in the Banquet Hall as our children sing the songs they’ve learned during their “wild” week at ROAR and we experience our true freedom in Christ! (Service followed by Lemonade and cookies!)

• June Preschool Spray Park Day for Families 5:00-7:00pm

•June 30th Frances Meadows Water Park day for families after 10:50 worship

•July 9th Preschool Family Event “Need for Speed” at the FLC

• July 13th Children 3rd-5th grades are invited to Putt Putt after the 10:50 Worship service

Save the Dates

• August 11th Blessing of the Students

•August 21st Fall Family Picnic and Kick Off event

•August 24th Saturday 3:00-5:00pm Family Recharge Worship Event (Banquet Hall)

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Family Fun

NEW DATE! Zoo Crawler Overnight • September 20th-21st

(Due to construction at the Zoo in May our dates have changed)

Make some “Wild Memories” with your family! Bring your kids, teens, grandparents (the whole herd!) and let’s all have some fun as FBC spends the night at the Zoo! We will leave the church at 4:30pm Friday and head to the Atlanta Zoo where we will have some fun night time animal encounters! Everyone will sleep indoors in climate controlled rooms away from the animal habitats. Boxed dinner, snack and breakfast are provided. Cost is $50.00 per person (kids must be 6 years old to participate and parents or guardian must accompany children). For more information or to sign up email Kellie Denton.


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Kellie Denton
Families and Outreach Minister
kellie.denton1@gmail.com