Posts by AFBC

Children’s Sabbath and Churchwide Picnic

This Sunday we will not only gather for worship, but also gather around the children of the church, as they lead us in worship! Each year we recognize their voices among us, listening as they lead us in song and prayer. We give thanks for the gift of their presence and the value of their…

Celebration!

In a couple weeks, we will celebrate Pledge Sunday on October 10. In editing that sentence, we might consider replacing the word celebrate. It might sound more fitting to say observe or recognize. Stewardship has a tone of duty or responsibility, which is not always synonymous with celebration, but celebrate we will. As we look…

Remember and Imagine

At its recent meeting, the Stewardship Committee approved the Preliminary Budget for 2022. The Deacons will review the Preliminary Budget this month and then distribute it to the congregation. This is the first step in the budget process each year. On Sunday, October 10, we will have Pledge Sunday, where we have the opportunity to…

Triage & Therapy

Over the recent years, seminaries and divinity schools across denominations and regions have seen a decline in applications. Less students are applying for theological education or aspiring for vocational ministry. These trends raise questions and invite reflection. Vocational ministry is not the only picture of God’s calling, which is primarily rooted in the life of…

Small, but Valuable

When I was growing up, and I was looking for extra spending money, my parents would give me a can full of coins, let me roll them, and exchange them at the bank. The hardest to roll were the pennies! There were plenty of them, perhaps more than any other coin, but the return was…

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