Reflections

Why We Do What We Do

On Saturday, June 18, our families and children will restock shelves and tend to other tasks at the Community Market for a Family Day of Service. It is an extension of Vacation Bible School, where we talked about our calling to become Partners with God. The words of VBS will become the actions of Saturday…

Vacation Bible School: Partners with God

One of the projects of our Life is Calling Committee has been commissioning a Vacation Bible School curriculum written specifically for Auburn First Baptist on calling. The Reverend Julie Long wrote the curriculum, entitled, Partners with God. We are excited for VBS on June 6-9, and we are thankful for our Directors, Cathy Summers and…

Sabbath and Scripture

In her book, This Here Flesh, Cole Arthur Riley observes, “It seems like anytime God is talking about salvation in the Bible, [God] makes a point to name rest. ‘I’ll refresh tired bodies’ (Jeremiah 31:25, MSG). ‘Find rest for your souls’ (Matthew 11:29). And, in Psalm 23:2, we have “He makes me lie down.” What…

Anniversary

On May 9, 2017, we were thankful that Kristina Hickman became the Office Manager at Auburn First Baptist.  This May, we now wish her a wonderful five-year anniversary at the church!  We are grateful for the many ways she serves this congregation. Over the course of five years, the church has navigated a great deal…

Medical Debt Forgiveness

One of the projects the Life is Calling Committee has been planning is on the impact of medical debt in people’s lives. Thousands of families in our community are burdened by insurmountable medical debt, contributing to other dilemmas such as ruined credit, bankruptcy, and homelessness. On Sunday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m., the Life is…

A Place at the Table on Easter

At the end of 2018, Auburn First Baptist received a grant from the Life is Calling Initiative at the Center for Congregational Resources at Samford University for $30,000. The Life is Calling Committee presented a proposal for the grant, entitled A Place at the Table, to the congregation, which was approved. The committee has been…

Youth Sunday

As we continue to travel the journey of Lent, marking these days with a recommitment of faith and an openness to God’s presence around us, we look forward to Sunday, April 3, where our youth will lead us in worship. Youth Sunday is a special day for our congregation, as we celebrate the voices and…

Lenten Lunches

We are thankful we can return to gathering for our Lenten Lunches this year, which will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 2. We will meet each Wednesday, except for March 9, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided for $5.00, or you can bring your own lunch. We will be mindful…

Global Ministries Offering

Each year, we are invited to participate in an annual missions offering, which is over and above our support of the general fund of the church, contributing to our Global Ministries Offering. Our GMO Budget for 2022-2023 is available around the church. We begin giving to it at the end of February, and we can…

Baptist Women in Ministry

In February, we will celebrate Baptist Women in Ministry Month of Preaching. Baptist Women in Ministry is one of our partners in ministry, which supports the gifts and calling of women. It is an opportunity to recognize the leadership of women in the history of the church, as it honors the ministries of leaders like…

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