Reflections

Come to the Water

In July, our youth and children will attend Passport Camps! The children will travel to Eatonton, Georgia to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center, while the youth will be in Spartanburg, South Carolina at Converse University. It is a week that the youth and children look forward to every summer. The theme for Passport this summer…

The Practice of Community

As we gather for worship, travel for a retreat, or serve the needs of others, we experience again how the practice of community prepares us for the love of neighbor.  We are called to love our neighbor as we love God.  But this calling is not just a list of tasks, it shapes who we…

Summertime

Following Memorial Day weekend, we welcome the beginning of summer! The semester has finished, final exams are completed, and beaches are busy. We wear more sandals and have more cookouts. We travel to more places. Summertime is a welcome change! These months are filled with many plans. We have a stack of books we hope…

Operation Restoration

We are preparing for the upcoming week of Vacation Bible School, which will take place June 3-6, where the children of the church will fill our hallways with laughter and joy.  The planning and preparation have been taking place for weeks. It is always a highlight of the year for the children, and the leaders!…

A Concert of Sacred Music

In May, as school is winding down and the summer is beginning, we look forward to gathering on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. for a concert of sacred music with Khari Allen Lee. This event is sponsored by Auburn First Baptist Church and True Deliverance Holiness Church.  It will be free to the public.…

Life Together

Following the day of Easter, we are thankful for the extended season of Easter. It reminds us that Easter is not finished; it is just beginning! We enter the fifty days of anticipation, as we await the arrival of the Spirit of God at Pentecost. During this season, we are thankful for the gift of…

April Showers

As people say, “April showers bring May flowers.”  We enter the month of April with the expectation that the last freeze of winter is behind us, but we also anticipate the soggy, rainy weather of this month.  The rain, though, makes way for the bright blooms and colorful flowers of spring! We begin to anticipate…

Holy Week

The final week of the journey of Lent is Holy Week.  It is the week that redefines all of our other weeks!  It invites us to mindfully and prayerfully consider the meaning of what took place. We begin Holy Week on Palm Sunday, waving palm branches in celebration of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem,…

The Road Forward

We are a couple weeks into our forty-day journey of Lent, which carries us from the stark admission of Ash Wednesday, “from ashes we have come and to ashes we shall return,” to the eternal hope of the resurrection, and new life, on Easter morning.  It is quite the journey, taking us through all sorts…

Forty Days

We embark on a forty-day journey each year from Ash Wednesday to Easter morning.  Lent is the forty days, which begins on Ash Wednesday, but if we count carefully the days on the calendar until Easter, we exceed forty days.  This is because Lent is a season for fasting, so Sundays are not included in…

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