Reflections

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,…

Going Forward

In these early weeks of 2019, we reflect on the days of 2018, giving thanks and beginning again!  As a congregation, we are thankful for the commitment of the church in 2018 to our ministry and mission.  We are grateful for the many ways in which the congregation extended the grace of God to others,…

Turning the Page

We are turning the page on another year!  It is always an opportunity to begin again, letting go of what we need to put down and taking hold of what we need to carry forward. New Year’s resolutions are rooted in fresh beginnings.  In these first weeks of 2019, we will be surrounded by conversations…

Table Fellowship

Over the course of the next several weeks, we will gather around various tables.  People will pull up a chair to the table that we know and that we are meeting for the first time. Tables will be adorned at parties, homes, and church. We will celebrate, eat, and fellowship with others! Fellowship is engrained…

Draw Near

On Sunday, November 25, we will celebrate Christ the King Sunday, which is the last and final Sunday of the Church Year.  The culmination of the year recognizes the glory of God in Christ as King.  This means that Sunday, December 2 begins the next Church Year, so it is the First Sunday of Advent. …

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