In 2015, we celebrated our inaugural lecture in honor of Claude H. Moore, and over the years, we have continued to honor Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore, as their generosity have made these lectures possible. It is a gift, which celebrates our commitment to love God with our heart, soul, strength, and mind.
Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore were dedicated and beloved members of Auburn First Baptist Church. Mary Virginia, and her family, initially honored Claude H. Moore by enabling this congregation to host these lectures, beginning in 2015. Mary Virginia was instrumental in their conception and organization. Years later, we also honored Mary Virginia with these lectures, adding her name to them.
Having joined the church in 1957, Claude and Mary Virginia, along with their children, Marianne, Elizabeth, David, Bill, and Ginger, were dedicated to this family of faith. Claude served the church in a number of ways, most notably as the Treasurer as well as a Deacon. Mary Virginia also served in numerous ways through the Jail Ministry, Conversational English Classes, and as a Deacon. We are grateful for their leadership throughout the years!
On Sunday, September 18, we will celebrate our Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore Lecture for 2022. We will have a potluck brunch at 9:15 a.m. in the Mary Jim Coleman Fellowship Hall. All of our youth, college, and adult Sunday School classes are invited to join together!
We will welcome our speaker, Dr. Joseph Scrivner. Dr. Scrivner is the Dean of the Chapel at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He also serves as the Pastor of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (USA). We look forward to his lecture, Race and Class: Retracing and Reconnecting. Dr. Scrinver will also preach and lead us in worship.
We give thanks for this opportunity and the legacy of the Moore family. We are grateful for their generosity and leadership in this congregation!