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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Sale and Relocation Update

After several months of having our property listed for sale, we entered into a Contract of Purchase with another congregation in March. Currently we are in the due-diligence period that will continue into the later part of June, at which time the closing date will be set. While those contractual pieces are being finalized, as a

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Reflection on Ash Wednesday

As ashes were smeared on my forehead, I felt humbled that indeed one day I will return to dust. But almost immediately I felt a bit foolish, kind of the same feeling of having spinach stuck in my teeth. The ash may be an outward symbol of sorrow and repentance, but there is that part of me that just wants to rub it off, to hide the smudge and pretend that my outward appearance is always exactly what I want to express and nothing more. Teach me, Oh God, to set my face for your purposes instead.

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Transitions

On June 5, 2016, the members of Ginter Park Baptist Church made the very difficult decision to list for sale our property on the corner of Brook Road and Laburnum Avenue. This stately and functional building has served us well for most of our church’s 100-year history. At this time, however, its aging structure and

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