June Business of the Month
First Baptist Church of Franklin
Each Sunday at 11am- We would extend an invitation to anyone each week to worship with us and study the Gospel of Mark as we are currently studying it each week.
-All our sermons are available on our website and we welcome all to use them.
-We are very excited about our kids and youth ministries and offer many wonderful opportunities for the youth and kids of Heard County!
Sunday School.......... 9:45 AM
Morning Worship....... 11:00 AM
Evening Worship....... 6:00 PM
222 Main Street
Franklin, Georgia 30217
Preacher: Andrew Owensby
On December 2, 1842. Elders, Robert Fleming and Mitchell Bennett; along with James Davis, James Purlin, and Jessie Moon, plus 37 charter members met and organized the Franklin Baptist Church.
The first church building was soon constructed in an oak grove on the east side of Newnan Street in Franklin. Heard County was 12 years old and its inhabitants were experiencing many hardships, many of which characterized the life of FBC as they prayed for divine guidance.
In 1885, the church decided that it should be housed in a more central location. It’s members purchased the property where the present church now stands on Main Street and set about the task of moving the building a distance of one-half mile. Moving the building required all the resources possible. The building was placed on logs and then rolled along as the men pushed by hand while teams of horses pulled the structure. After several days of hard work, the building was placed on the lot where it currently stands. It remained the place of worship until 1908. At that time, the building was again placed on logs and rolled to the rear of the lot. The basis of the present building that houses the auditorium was then constructed and remained that way until 1950 when the brick annex was added.
Always doctrinally conservative, the church continued to draw visitors through the years. The rest of the twentieth century saw the church lead fruitful ministries that reached out beyond the walls of the church into the community began to set a pace for evangelism and impact as a church that characterized the culture of the church and its people in lasting ways. As the church and its ministries grew the church saw fit to expand its campus throughout the years to meet its growing needs. Space for discipleship and sports outreach has been added and the current campus of the church is served well by its location and facilities.
FBC Franklin has gone through highs and lows as a congregation and has sought to honor Jesus and serve him in obedience to his Word. The dreams and prayers of a few in 1842 has persevered through time and will continue to serve the Lord until his return. FBC has renewed its commitment to the principles of God’s Word embraced by our founding members. FBC rejoices in the grace of God that has sustained a congregation throughout its existence and is leading his church into the future with his glory and purposes in mind!
Maybe the most important thing we could say about our church is that it belongs to God and exists ultimately for the glory of God. This belief guides everything we do and strive to be as a church. FBC Franklin is not a perfect church and will never be filled with perfect people. We confess our great need for the Lord in every aspect of our personal lives, families, and especially our church. What you will find at FBC is a pursuit to know God, worship God, and live in obedience to God. We will strive to do all we do in accordance with God’s Word walking each step of the way pursuing obedience to what is shown to us in the Bible. We are thankful for the rich history of God’s faithfulness at our church and are excited about the days ahead!
2019 STAR -Spring Education Luncheon
Thank you to all who attended the Spring STAR Luncheon on March 19. Many thanks to our Meal Sponsors Coweta-Fayette EMC & Relyco, Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, and Carroll EMC. We enjoyed good fellowship, good food, and inspiring speeches by Mr. Rodney Kay and Mr. Mike Roberts. Congratulations to STAR Student Mason Hudson and STAR Teacher Mr. Lee Burson. Thank you to our community for your continued support of the Heard County Chamber of Commerce.
(L-R) Mother, Debbie Hudson, STAR Mason Hudson, Grandparents, Wendell Cole, and Brenda Cole and STAR Teacher Mr. Lee Burson.
Heard County Chamber Business of the Month
March Business of the Month
Congratulations to the Heard County Cattlemen's Association for being selected as the Heard County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for March. The Cattlemen’s Association formed in the 1970’s and has been meeting monthly since the beginning. The meetings give local farmers of Heard County the chance to fellowship and hear informative speakers talk about agricultural topics. As a fundraiser, the association has hosted a rodeo for many years. They started out having their rodeo held at the ball fields by the Chattahoochee River for many years. For the past 11 years it has been held rain or shine at the Heard County Covered Arena on Hwy 100. The annual rodeo is the largest admission event featured at the Arena, and the rodeo attracts contestants and spectators from across the nation. Proceeds from the rodeo are used to provide scholarships to local high school students and to support various agricultural programs in Heard County. The Cattlemen’s Association meets the third Monday of each month at the Ephesus Community Center at 7:00 P.M. The association has approximately 80 current members. The Association would like to invite anyone to attend a monthly meeting to find out more about how the Association contributes to the agricultural interests of Heard County. If you are interested in joining the Cattlemen’s Association, sponsoring a meeting, or event, please contact email@example.com or 770-328-7454. If you would like to attend a meeting and enjoy a steak dinner, please RSVP to 706-302-6281. The cost per meal is $10, to help cover the cost of catering.
February Business of the Month
Congratulations to Awbrey Logging, Inc. for being selected as the Heard County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for February. Awbrey Logging, Inc. has been operating in Heard County as a family business for over eighty years. The original business started as a saw mill before World War II by A. W. Awbrey. After World War II, N. V. Awbrey moved the business into the pulp wood industry. In 1971, N. V. and Al (father and son) began a partnership in the pulp wood and logging industry, and they worked together until 1987 when N. V. retired. At that time, Awbrey Logging was incorporated. The family tradition continued when the fourth generation, Jake Awbrey, joined the business in 1991. The Awbreys have continued the family tradition in the pulp wood and logging industry. Over the years, Awbrey Logging Inc. has established excellent relationships with its clients. Mr. Awbrey stated, “The relationships that we have established over the years with the farmers and landowners of Heard County and our employees are the most important aspect of our business. We are most thankful for these relationships.”
January Business of the Month
Congratulations to PPG Coating Services for being selected as the Heard County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for January. Formerly known as The Crown Group, PPG Coatings Services is the industry leader in protective coating applications, serving over 900 customers throughout the United States and around the world. PPG’s coatings services applies coatings to customers’ manufactured parts and assembled products. It operates on-site coatings services within several customer manufacturing locations, as well as at regional service centers, located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Customers ship parts to PPG service centers, where they are treated to enhance paint adhesion and painted with electrocoat, powder or liquid coatings technologies. Coated parts are then shipped to the customer’s next stage of assembly. PPG coats an average of more than 1.5 million parts per day.
Mill Town Music Hall
Events for 2019
Be sure to keep a check on our Calendar of Events for area activities
2018 Volunteer of the Year
2018 Business of the Year
The Heard County Chamber of Commerce Office is located at 164 Davis Street
(beside Caldwell Law Firm) on the Square in Franklin, Georgia
The New Telephone Number is (706) 948-0466