What is your relationship to money? What are the messages that influence your financial choices? How do you spend the money you have? Where is your money flow in harmony with your values? And, what changes might you be called to live into that would align your financial and spiritual life? No matter what stage
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.
A reflection written by Britni Hall: My husband, Kendal, and I starting visiting GPBC about the time I got pregnant with our twin boys. We were welcomed with open arms. We went into hiding after they were born for a short time. We needed to (and still are) adjusting to growing are family from three
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
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
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
The Backpack Ministry is a quite an operation…sorta’ overwhelming if done by yourself! But, it WORKS,….because there is an US! Donations for this ministry are collected a year in advance. The $$’s on hand when the school year begins determines the number of kids who will receive food each weekend for the school year. Backpack
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
A reflection by Mark Cole: For a few years in elementary school, even though my parents both worked full-time jobs, I was a beneficiary of the government’s reduced lunch program. Ever since that time, I have had a sensitive place for those who experience hunger and an appreciation for the government program that helped my
A reflection by Dixie Leathers.