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Upcoming Events

Details and information about upcoming events can be found below. For online ticketing or reservations, the event description will contain a link that will allow purchase of tickets or registration. If you have questions, you may email us at or call the church office at 352.205.7114. Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

View the church calendar of regular weekly and monthly events here and scroll down for more details of upcoming events.

For Team Leaders who are planning an event, click here to complete and submit the necessary "Event Planning Form." 

April 2018 Calendar

Sunday, April 8th- May 20th 
4:00pm- 5:30pm
Worship Center 


Our pastors will guide us through this 6-session study. We will explore scriptures to
become equipped to offer biblical responses to the following challenging questions:
• What do we do when God seems silent?
• Why can we trust in the bodily resurrection of Jesus?
• How should Christians respond to spiritual darkness and paranormal activity?
• How can I know for sure the Bible is true and trustworthy?
• What should Christians understand about suicide and mental health?
• Why do we experience suffering and pain?
The Unanswered Book and Study Book can be purchased HERE
DATE: Sunday, April 8th - May 20th (Mother's Day May 13th No Bible Study)
TIME: 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
PLACE: Worship Center 

Tampa, FL 
April 28, 2018 
Tickets $79

Priscilla Shirer Live

Join us on April 28, 2018, for an exciting off-campus day trip to hear Priscilla Shirer at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fl. (Approximately 65 miles from The Villages) The bus trip will enable women to have Christian fellowship and will receive a blessing as we hear Priscilla deliver spiritual Bible teachings.

Learn to study God's Word for yourself with practical, biblical teaching from a Bible teacher you can trust. Seek the Lord through whole-hearted prayer. Worship with Anthony Evans. Find spiritual refreshment alongside thousands of women from all walks of life.

Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center starting Sunday, February 18th. The ticket cost is $79 and includes the bus ride to Idlewild Baptist Church. 

For more information visit the Priscilla Shirer table in the Gathering Hall on Sunday, February 18 through March 4.



We look forward to breaking bread with you!
Dinner is served at 5:30pm

Make sure you make reservations! 

Wednesday Fellowship Dinner

April 4 Menu 

Bread Sticks

Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water

April 11 Menu 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Mixed Veggies
Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water

April 18 Menu 

Chicken Dumpling Casserole
Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water


April 25 Menu 


Shepherd's Pie
Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water


May 2 Menu 


Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water

Substitution of Chefs Salad available


You may make your reservation for dinner using the Connection Card included in your Sunday worship bulletin or by clicking here Make Reservations (Reservations must be made by 3:00pm on Monday preceding the dinner.) Cost for dinner is $6.50 and is paid when you arrive for dinner. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card.     

Please note: If you have made a reservation, kindly let us know, by Wednesday morning, if you are unable to come to dinner. You may cancel your reservation online by clicking here, or by calling the church office at 352.205.7114.
















Membership Class

Membership Class

The next Membership Class is scheduled for April 22. 

Getting to know all about First Baptist At The Villages is easy. Membership Classes are held periodically throughout the year and give the opportunity to discover the value of being part of a local body of believers, and specifically what it means to be part of God's loving family here at First Baptist. There is no obligation to join when you attend the class however the class is a prerequisite to membership. 

A light lunch will be served and you will have the opportunity for fellowship with the pastors as well a others considering membership. Class is held in The Gathering Hall following the 10:45am Worship Service. As a reminder, the class will be announced in the Sunday Worship Bulletin and on the website. You may register online (see link below), or by making a note on the Connection Card in the Sunday bulletin. Please feel free to come to the class even if you have note registered.  

The class is designed to answer questions such as:

  • Why does the church exist?
  • Who are we, the church, and specifically First Baptist Church At The Villages?
  • What is the purpose of the church?
  • What do we believe?
  • What are the requirements for membership?
  • How is the church governed?
  • With whom are we, as First Baptist Church At The Villages, affiliated?
  • Who owns the church property?
  • How can the church property be used?
  • Do we have a constitution and how can it be changed or amended?

Also, to assist you in finding a place to serve, information is made available about all the ministries here at the church. That same information is available on this website by going to the home page and clicking on "Ministries" on the navigation bar. 

When you make the important decision to join the Family here at First Baptist, you will meet briefly with a Commitment Counselor who will gather the necessary information for adding your name to the membership rolls. Your picture will also be taken to include in the church's pictorial directory. 

If you have other questions about the class, you may call the church office and speak with Rita Carter or Shirley Lusher. 352.205.7114

Register online by clicking here, completing and submitting the registration form.