Reflections

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…

Four Words

Since January 2019, the Life is Calling Committee has been reflecting on the calling of Auburn First Baptist. We have been participating in the Life is Calling Initiative through the Center for Congregational Resources at Samford University. It is a four–year initiative, reflecting on the meaning of calling.  Through this initiative, the Life is Calling…

Children’s Sabbath

We search for ways to nurture our children in the life of faith. It is not a task we take lightly, and it is not a task we do alone. Our children are encountering a world full of questions. They will ask us many of those questions, and as we respond to them, there is…

Ways to Remember

Whenever we experience something meaningful, we need ways to remember it. It is why we gather for worship to sing of God’s goodness, to gather around the table to share in God’s grace, or to read the stories of our faith, celebrating the life of Jesus. We gather to remember God’s enduring love and how…

Sharing the Workload

There are many ways in which we serve together, or work together, as a congregation.  We find them in the connections between each of us.  We pray for one another.  We are concerned for one another.  We support one another and share the journey of faith together! One way we serve and work together is…

Returning

As we return to our weekly schedules at the beginning of the school year, we will also gather around those who have returned from the Brazil Mission Trip, as they will share their experiences with us. We will celebrate their work and hear their stories!  On Thursday, August 29 at 5:45 p.m., we will share…

A Number Two Pencil

As we have meandered through the weeks of summer, and we have returned from our road trips, the inertia of the next couple weeks will sweep us up into the days of school.  Whether we have to pack a lunch box for someone in our home or not, we feel the energy of school all…

Road Trip

There is a time in our lives when taking a road trip feels like a right of passage.  It might mark the transition from adolescence to adulthood.  It can allow us to “see” the world.  A road trip can take on mythic proportions, like when we made the trip of a lifetime driving over a…

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…

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