Posts by AFBC

Preparing a Place

On the one hand, we should never equate the “church” with the building at the corner of College Street and Glenn Avenue. We might even go to great lengths to separate the two. The “church” is a group of people, rather than, bricks and mortar. We might borrow the words of the apostle Paul, referring…

Reflections

As we begin another calendar year, wondering where the time has gone and astonished that it is 2018, we are surrounded by goal setting and resolution making. Pausing to set goals or to make resolutions at the beginning of another year can be a helpful practice when it is empowering. We can take time to…

A Time of Renewal

With the beginning of December comes the start of Advent, which is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus. Advent is the start of the next Church Year, which feels awkward to us since we are in the last month of the calendar year, but perhaps that describes God’s initiative. When we do…

Thankful

The days with family and annual traditions are fast approaching, where we look forward to sweet potato casserole and caramel cake. The decorations will come out of the closet, and we will listen to holiday songs. We will gather around the table, perhaps more than once, for special meals with loved ones. Sitting at the…

All Saints’ Day

On Sunday, November 5, we will celebrate All Saints’ Day in the life of the church, as it falls close to November 1, or All Saints’ Day on the Church’s Calendar. It is a day, which has its roots in the third century of the early church, where churches would honor the martyrs of our…