'Dale Peterson' tagged posts

Reflections

When we received the beautiful letter that Dale penned to the congregation a couple weeks ago, there is no doubt that our joint response was one of mixed emotions. Since the reading of that letter, I have heard it often said, “We are going to really miss Dale,” and I have also heard it said,…

Laying Down My Conductor’s Baton

The writer of Ecclesiastes has so beautifully said, “To everything there is a season; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to reap; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to dance and a time to mourn.” [pullquote_right width=”53%”]I consider myself…

Music Notes

In last Sunday’s sermon, Tripp Martin mentioned that some of us have likely already broken our New Year’s Resolutions. Indeed, true! But, perhaps there is time to make yet another resolution that you might keep… Sing in the Sanctuary Choir. I know it is easy to wait “until I have more time”, or “until the…

Looking Ahead…

I guess all of us… individuals, families, and organizations of all types including churches look ahead in a variety of areas. During the past year, looking ahead in the life of our church was what I tried to accomplish in this column. Perhaps as I composed “Looking Ahead” I was really writing and speaking to…

Looking Ahead…

The weekend of July 19-21 offers our Family of Faith some wonderful opportunities for food, fun, fellowship, and a most interesting time of study with Dr. Fisher Humphreys. On Friday evening, our Children’s Committee is sponsoring a Picnic and Kickball at MLK park. Although especially planned for families with preschoolers, children, and youth, everyone is…

Looking Ahead…

I am so excited about the College Choir Reunion weekend, May 24-26. We have over 90 former participants in our college ministry returning to our church from as far away as Washington State and California. They return because of what they experienced here at Auburn First Baptist. They return because of what they felt here…

Looking Ahead…

In the middle of our 175th anniversary, Auburn First Baptist is exploring our past while looking to the future. I think all are enjoying the historical essays written by Wayne Flynt. We have also enjoyed the display in our foyer outside the sanctuary. And, although reading about our church’s history and looking at pictures of…

Looking Ahead…

A music professor once said to me, “Don’t confuse activity for accomplishment.” That is surely true of practicing and of life. There are times we seem to be busy for the sake of being busy. Yet, we are never sure if we are accomplishing anything. The church is not immune from this behavior. And without…

Looking Ahead: The Journey Is Our Home

On January 24th, at our quarterly Business Meeting, our church elected the Pastor Search Committee. It is an exciting time as we realize that, after months of waiting, that the search process will now begin. These twelve individuals are Pooie Cantrell, Oyette Chambliss, Alison Crosby, Lavaughn Johnson, Mike McClanahan, Chad Parish, Kelly Meeks, Andrew Smith,…

Voices from Auburn

On 25 April 2010, the Sanctuary Choir of Auburn First Baptist presented Voices From Auburn, a concert of Sacred music by Auburn residents past and present. Composers include Hubert Liverman, Sylvia Gossett, Julia Morgan, Bill Hornbuckle, Tom Smith, Tommy Goff, Leigh Anne Armstrong, William Tamblyn, Bryan King, Dale Peterson and Rosephanye Powell. You can listen…

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