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Looking Ahead…

Today, prior to looking ahead, I would like to “look back” on the past three Sundays. GMO Sunday was a wonderful combination of the spoken word and the sung word. Ronnie’s Brewer’s message and Kate Campbell’s music fit so perfectly together, reminding us of our Christian duty to care for the “least of these.” (By…

Building the Body of Christ at Auburn First Baptist

If I. T. Tichenor was the flaming comet shooting across Auburn skies in the 1870s, leaving in its wake both solid ecclesiastical and educational institutions, Patrick Hues Mell, Jr., and C. E. Little were the smaller, more enduring, and perhaps in the long run more important meteors trailing behind. As impressive as Tichenor’s denominational influence…

Looking Ahead…

In the middle of our 175th anniversary, Auburn First Baptist is exploring our past while looking to the future. I think all are enjoying the historical essays written by Wayne Flynt. We have also enjoyed the display in our foyer outside the sanctuary. And, although reading about our church’s history and looking at pictures of…

Dale Peterson’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

On June 23, the AFBC family is invited to join in a day of celebration as we honor Dale’s 40 years of ministry (1973–2013). We will honor him in the worship service and join together for lunch following morning worship to share in a time of thanksgiving and reflection. Dale joined AFBC in 1973 when…

Looking Ahead…

A former pastor, mentor, friend, and 2nd father to me, John Jeffers frequently used words similar to these when describing the events of Christ last Week: “The religious leaders of the day could not accept that fact that Jesus kept saying God loves us freely and freely forgives all of our sins. It was in conflict with their teachings and…

Christian Women’s Job Corps

The Christian Women’s Job Corps is a ministry of the WMU. It began in Birmingham for the purpose of helping women out of poverty. Now, there are over 200 centers around the country. The program gives women not only technical skills like computer training, but also the personal skills of doing interviews, writing resumes, and…

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