Welcome to our Church web site.

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Welcome to the Web Site of Athena Baptist Church. We are a congregation seeking to grow in our faith and in our love for the Lord and for our neighbors! We are a small congregation in the eastern Oregon town of Athena. We are active in reaching children, youth, and adults in our community!

It is our desire to develop a church life where every person feels loved and embraced by Christ. It is a place where we want the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be known, proclaimed, and experienced! It is my vision as the pastor to see our church be a place of healing for people who struggle with physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds. In addition, our church will be a place where people's faith will be strengthened and deepened!

We have many opportunities for ministry! Take a look around this web site. More importantly, come visit us! If we can be of service to you in any way, please contact us!

We hope that this site will also be a way for us to communicate needs, announcements, and encouragement to one another as a church. If you have a word of encouragement, a prayer request, or an announcement, please send these to us!

Love in Christ,
John Nichols
Pastor

Luke 4:14-21 (The Message) Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. News that he was back spread through the countryside. He taught in their meeting places to everyone's acclaim and pleasure. He came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written, God's Spirit is on me; he's chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, "This is God's year to act!" He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then he started in, "You've just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place."

Acts 2:42-47 (NIV) They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Athena Baptist Church
413 N. 5th Street,
PO Box 539
Athena, Oregon 97813

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