Green Steeple Messenger – May 2024

GREEN STEEPLE, GRATEFUL PEOPLE, GROWING IN FAITH, PROCLAIMING GOD’S LOVE REFLECTIONS 10 years ago this month, I was installed as First Baptist’s 24th permanent pastor. Mylife as part of First Baptist began much earlier. As a child, First Baptist was mychurch home. It is from this life-long perspective that I reflect on the ministries ofthe […]

Green Steeple Messenger – April 1, 2024

April 1, 2024

RESURRECTION Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness; God hath brought God’s people forth into joy from sadness. – John of Damascus, 8th century It has been a long and difficult Lenten Season. We have suffered unexpected griefs and challenges. We are sad and tired and in great need of God’s grace and […]

Green Steeple Messenger – February 1, 2024

It was very heartening to hear the ideas and convictions of our congregation at our Annual Meeting last Sunday.  We celebrated the year just past and looked forward to our ministries for the future.  We had good, candid discussions and we enjoyed great fellowship both during the meeting and the potluck luncheon that preceded it. […]