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 dear friends past and present is wonderful and educational, there is nothing quite like hearing someone speak directly to us of our church and what it has meant to them.
I recently had the occasion to have several conversations with some young adults who had “grown up” in our church. It was a rich, rewarding experience to listen to these adults tell of the ministry our church provided to them as children, youth, and college students. They spoke so lovingly of our church’s influence on them. Now, as parents themselves, they spoke of their hope and desire that their churches (in other cities) would provide the same wonderful experience for their children as we had provided for them. I felt so proud to be a part of Auburn First Baptist.
In the next few weeks, we will have the opportunity to experience some of the ministries provided by our church today! I hope you will be present on April 21st when our College Students will lead us in worship, followed by a gathering moment in their honor. On Sunday evening, April 28th we will enjoy music provided by our preschool, children, and youth choirs in our annual Choir Recognition Service followed by a Favorite Dessert Fellowship in their honor. Can it get any better than that?
Finally, please remember to turn in your Global Ministries Pledge Card or gift as soon as possible.