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Beginning Again with Grace

Just five days ago we were poised—we were ready. We had these plans outlined in front of us and our goals etched in stone. This would be the year of renewed patience. Just five days ago our attentions were focused. This would be the year of more kindness and less busy-ness, and reconnections with others.…

Music Notes

Herb Frombach writes, “When the song of the angels is stilled and the voices of the night are silent; when the shepherds return to their sheep, the work of Christmas begins. When the star in the heavens is dim, and the ringing of the bells is fading; when the kings travel back to their lands, the work of Christmas begins.”…

New Beginnings… Where to Begin, Again?

There are so many smaller tributaries running into one large river on a day like today. From our gratitude for the leadership during this interim season to our hopefulness for the days and months to come as we begin, again, in this next chapter of our journey, I have wondered often—asking myself more than once—Where…

Introducing Dr. Tripp Martin

Auburn First Baptist Church is delighted to announce as its new pastor, Dr. John M. “Tripp” Martin, III. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Tripp earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the McAfee School of Theology…

Pastoral Candidate Weekend

Dear AFBC Members: Over the past several months, the Pastor Search Committee—a group of twelve members elected by the congregation—has worked to determine the most appropriate candidate for your consideration as the next pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church. We consider the task an honor, and we have worked without pause to narrow a strong…

On Welcoming a New Pastor

The calling of a pastor in the Baptist world is one of the strangest things. We are congregationalists, and there is nobody that tells us what to do. We meet as a group of people and we decide as a Baptist church what is our mission, what will be our connections, what is our leadership…

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