Posts by AFBC

Simple Commitments

Sometime in the middle of January I realize how long it takes to fully enter another year. More than once, I catch myself writing the incorrect date, January 15, 2019. It takes several weeks before I am able to write 2020. The passing of time can feel awkward, but we are at our best when…

The First Day of the Year

We are beginning again! It is the beginning of another year.  It is a launch pad into something brand new. As we take these first steps into the New Year, we create resolutions. We set goals for the year, and we make a commitment to remain “resolved” in following them. We can talk about our…

Kathleen A. Cahalan

Claude H. And Mary Virginia Moore Lecture Series

In honor of Claude H. Moore, Mary Virginia Moore gave the church a gift in order to provide an opportunity to invite scholars and leaders in the church to come and speak at Auburn First Baptist. Claude and Mary Virginia cared deeply for Auburn First Baptist, serving it in so many ways. These lectures continue to serve…

An Informal Invitation

For particular events, a formal invitation is mailed. In planning a wedding, an invitation is designed and even framed after the gathering. For a graduation, family members are sent a formal announcement, so everyone can put the date on their calendar. Every now and then for a significant birthday, like the birthdays with a zero…

What Cannot Wait

In a world full of reminders, sticky notes, calendar notifications, and scheduling challenges, we do not like to wait! When we are forced to wait, we can feel the power of anticipation. We are drawn into the gravity of expectation, pulling us deeper into life’s opportunities. Our waiting is not passive because anticipation nudges us…

Life is Calling

Every year, we look forward to the gatherings of Thanksgiving. We gather with family, and we gather with the family of faith, which we will do again on Thursday, November 21. We will enjoy a meal with one another around the table, sharing time for fellowship and gratitude. We are thankful in many ways for…

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