Reflections

The Sound of Music

In the iconic film, The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews, who plays, Maria, sings My Favorite Things. She sings about rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens. These things renew her spirits! During this season, one of our favorites things is the music of Advent and Christmas. We look forward to singing Silent Night,…

From Generation to Generation

On Sunday, November 27, we will begin another Church Year! It will be the first Sunday in the season of Advent, a time where we begin to anticipate the coming of Christ. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation.  It is a time to reflect and ponder. It is a time to focus on…

Peace Pole

One of the projects developed by the Life is Calling Committee and approved by the congregation is the installation of a Peace Pole in our Courtyard. A Peace Pole is a symbol of peace, which is used around the world. On the Peace Pole, it says, “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” in English and in…

Children of the Church

On Sunday, October 16, the children of the church will step into the pulpit and speak into the microphone, leading us in worship. They will offer prayers and sing anthems, sharing their voice and their spirit with us, as a gift for God. We will listen and follow their lead, recognizing their gifts and encouraging…

Pledge Sunday

In the life of a congregation, the announcement about Pledge Sunday is usually met with lukewarm excitement. This depends on the congregation, but Pledge Sunday usually carries with it particular expectations, whether they are accurate or not. It can feel like duty or obligation. We might anticipate a day marked by shoulds and shalls, as…

Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore Lecture Series

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…

Deacons and Committees

One of the hallmarks of Auburn First Baptist Church is the gift of its lay leadership! Church members, who serve as Sunday School Teachers, Choir Directors, and Adult Education leaders, along with Deacons and committee members, are making decisions, leading programs, and guiding the church’s ministry. We are thankful for this leadership! We should never…

Celebrating!

Over the course of the summer, the church was invested in important experiences and ministry, which we now celebrate! One important way we celebrate is by sharing the stories from those experiences. We will gather over the course of the next few Thursdays to give thanks! On August 18, we will hear the Brasil Mission…

Keeping Our Story Straight

The days of summer are coming to an end, but you cannot go by the temperature outside! We are shifting from the traveling of summer to the gathering of fall. We will start seeing college students around town and hear conversations about the football season. Around the church, we look forward to Promotion Sunday as…

BIG!

In the month of July, Auburn First Baptist has big plans! We will welcome home our mission team from Brazil, which is always a big trip with big celebrations. We look forward to hearing from them in August, as they share their experiences. We look forward to hearing their stories, as they are always full…

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