Reflections

Renew

Is it time to renew your driver’s license or car tag? Maybe you have renewed a streaming service or magazine subscription. We have to renew these things from time to time. While we may be able to forget about them for a bit, knowing they’ll last for a while, eventually, they need our attention. We…

Postcards & Pictures

Whenever we travel, we might send postcards and take pictures. It is one way we account for where we have been. It helps us take memories and share stories so we do not lose them along the way. We need reminders of the places and the people which have shaped our faith. Along the journey,…

The Day of Pentecost

On Sunday, May 23, we will celebrate the birthday of the Church! It takes place fifty days following the Day of Resurrection when the Holy Spirit filled the room like a mighty, rushing wind. People from all over the world were drawn together, bound to one another by the grace of God. Pentecost tells the…

Happy Anniversary!

Each week families bring their children to Auburn First Baptist to attend our Child Development Center. Families are thankful for the lessons learned, friends made, and community formed. We are thankful for the leadership of Milissa Clowers, who celebrates her tenth anniversary as the Director of the CDC on May 1. We are grateful for…

It Keeps Happening

We are thankful for the season of Easter, or Eastertide, as it stretches out the joy of Easter morning for more than one day. The season of Easter lasts for fifty days, leading us from Easter morning to the Day of Pentecost. During this season, we celebrate the new life of God’s steadfast love! If…

Sabbath Study Leave

In anticipation of this summer, I am grateful to the Personnel Committee, Deacons, and congregation for the opportunity to have a Sabbath Study Leave. It had been scheduled for last summer, but the onset of the pandemic and its effect on the life of the church necessitated postponing it. I am thankful for this opportunity…

Holy Week

As the journey of Lent unfolds, we walk closer to the events of Holy Week, which was called “The Great Week” in the fourth century. It is the week, which brings into focus the steadfast love of God and the solidarity of the ways of Jesus. It moves from shouts of joy on Palm Sunday,…

Global Ministries Offering

On Sunday, we celebrated our Global Ministries Offering Sunday. It is our annual offering above and beyond our general fund giving, where we support ministries locally, nationally, and globally. Through this offering, we are able to do more with others than we are able to do by ourselves. The GMO enables us to feed the…

Abiding Love

On Wednesday, February 17, which is Ash Wednesday, we will join churches around the world, beginning the journey of Lent. It is a season of reflection, repentance, and preparation, leading us to Good Friday and preparing us for Easter morning. This season consists of the forty days prior to Easter, which does not include Sundays.…

Dedication

As we continue to turn the page into a new year, we are deeply thankful for the commitment of the congregation. We have seen committees navigate the circumstances of a pandemic and ministries make necessary adjustments. We have also witnessed the dedication of the congregation! We entered 2020 with a deficit of about $30,000 after…

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