From Dr. Noel G. L. Hutchinson, Jr.
As you can observe by viewing the calendar, the year is at the halfway point. January in short order is now June. This month traditionally is a busy month at First Baptist, and this year has additional frenetic activity. We have a first time Women's Conference sponsored by our newly created Women's Ministry, and the pre-anniversary and anniversary services for the Whosoever Will Ensemble. These are in addition to our Vacation Bible School and Graduates Day on the first Sunday of this month, and the Scholarship Recognition Banquet at its end. As you can see, we have an active month.
As we look at the calendar, it reminds us of the ebb and flow of ministry. Items that remain important as anchors to our witness, like Vacation Bible School, perpetually stay on our schedule. New ways of ministry, such as our Women's Conference, make an appearance. As we move forward, we must see the scope of the times and the move of God's spirit to see how we execute ministry in these times.
We also must evaluate our logistics as we move forward. These events will tax our abilities to execute, but if we remember that we are a church, and all of us must pull together in making these events impactful. As Dr. Dinkins, my predecessor, would often say, the joys of one are the joys of all, and the sorrows of one the sorrows of all. This includes the responsibilities of the church's ministries.
I look forward to working with you in the execution of all these events during this exciting month.
The Laymen of the church will be in charge of the worshipp service on Sunday, October 12, at 11:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be our very own Supt.Isaac White, Jr. Theme for the day: "What Can We Do?" Phillippians 3:12-14 NIV
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