How Do You Measure A Year?

How do we measure a year? In people welcomed, forgiven, loved. In backpacks, and food drives, and in compassion for those in need. In prayers said, in marches marched, in young ministers trained up. In songs sung, and anthems raised, in bells rung. In laughter, in meals shared, in scriptures explored. In hellos and in goodbyes and in those precious moments beside the death bed of our dear ones. In packing lists, doors closed, tears shed,
and in learning a new thing. In stories, in banners, in ashes, in candles lit, in flowers on a cross, in bread broken and in cup shared.

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Interpretation Along the Journey

The following reflection was originally given as a part of evening worship during Baptist Youth Camp by recent high school graduate,  Addison Schmitt.  As part of camp, various campers offer their “Interpretation” of how the day’s scripture and theme intersect with their lives and experience.  This year’s camp theme was Sabbath.  Addison refers to “Sabbath Groups”, which

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June Mission Offering

During the month of June, we are collecting a Special Mission Offering benefiting children near and far through Camp Alkulana and Journey Partners. 80% of our offering will be given to support Richmond children going to camp and 20% will be given to the work for water education and health for children in Zimbabwe.   Camp

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Moment of Relief

A reflection on the Weekend Backpack Ministry by Vickie Hall:   John 15:12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.   Our Weekend Backpack Program at Ginter Park Baptist Church has grown by leaps and bounds since it first began a few years ago.  It is one ministry

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Until All Are Fed

A conversation about the Weekend Backpack Ministry between Keene Irwin and Pastor Mandy: Keene:  I attended Ginter Park Elementary School (GPES), K-6, so it has a special place in my heart.    When Ginter Park Baptist Church decided we would look into beginning a weekend backpack program, GPES seemed a natural choice.  It felt like a good way

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