Reflections

Meander

There are certain words that are easier to say in the summer. They belong to the family of words that help us lower our guard and open our eyes, where we do not have to focus so much on the task at hand. One of those words, which also sounds like a word that belongs to the…

Water U Doing?

I saw a question on a t-shirt years ago, which read, “Water U Doing?”  It was the type of question that captures your attention. It makes you wonder what the difference is between “What are you doing?” and “Water U Doing?” It is a question asked by Watering Malawi. Auburn FBC has supported Watering Malawi…

Children of the Church

On Sunday, May 19, families with children and preschoolers will gather in the Activities Building for lunch, enjoying BBQ and a potluck of sides. It will also be the Fifth Sunday in the season of Easter, which is more than halfway through the Great Fifty Days between Easter and Pentecost, where the Church celebrates the…

Choir Recognition

On Sunday, May 5 at 6:15 p.m., the children and youth of the church will share the music they have been preparing at our Choir Recognition Service. They will stand on the steps at the front of the sanctuary and offer the gift of music.  It is music that teaches and comforts, calls and instructs!…

Holy Week

It is the week that redefines all other weeks! Throughout the history of the Church, it has also been called, The Great Week. It allows us to recall and rehearse the events of Jesus’ life during his final days. It begins on Palm Sunday, where we wave palm branches in the air and throw our…

A Survey about Calling

Our congregation is participating in the Life is Calling Initiative at Samford University’s Center for Congregational Resources. Our Life is Calling Committee (Beth Smith, Mark Wilson, Ronda West, Leah Duzy, & Patrick White) has been meeting and reflecting on our calling as a congregation. They will also apply for a grant for our congregation through…

Making Room

After two weeks of Lent, the cross-shaped ashes on our foreheads have fallen off. When we look in the mirror, we no longer see the smudge of ashes, claiming us in such a unique way. We remain, though, on the journey of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday. Even though the cross is no longer…

Practicing Lent

The Lenten Road begins at the corner of Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, and it takes us to Holy Week, where we witness again the darkness of Good Friday, as we await the light of Easter morning. Fat Tuesday is the feast before the fast, and Ash Wednesday calls us to remember the sacredness of…

College Sunday

Each Sunday at Auburn First Baptist Church when we gather around the table of God’s grace for worship, we consider our worship service a collaborative effort. We enter the beautiful space of the sanctuary poised to contribute. It is why we gather our voices together in song, read responsively, and recite the Lord’s Prayer. There…

Life Is Calling

In the fall of 2018, Auburn FBC was asked to participate in the Life is Calling Initiative at the Center for Congregational Resources at Samford University.  Samford received a grant in order to promote the meaning of “calling” in congregations. Along with our participation in this initiative, we can also apply for a substantial grant,…

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