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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…

History of the Auburn Baptist Church

History of the Auburn Baptist Church By Mary Reese Frazer Originally published as a pamphlet in 1926. In 1838, this part of the State was inhabited by the Creek Indians; they were not an antagonistic tribe, and were somewhat friendly with the white man. One John Harper and his son, Jack, came into this part…

Thanks!

Thanks for the privilege of sharing your pulpit with Dr. Fisher Humphreys in the days ahead. Basically, we will be “tag-teaming” each month. Dr. Humphreys will be with you beginning March 10th and through Easter. I plan to take the preaching baton in April. You are a gifted, bright, and resourceful congregation with a great…

Looking Ahead…

A music professor once said to me, “Don’t confuse activity for accomplishment.” That is surely true of practicing and of life. There are times we seem to be busy for the sake of being busy. Yet, we are never sure if we are accomplishing anything. The church is not immune from this behavior. And without…

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