Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday

As we draw closer to our celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, this week we will observe Palm Sunday. All four Gospels tell us that when Jesus entered Jerusalem that final Sunday before His crucifixion, He rode on a colt, and the crowd spread their robes and palm branches on the road before Him. Placing […]

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Pastor Search Committee

Just a few weeks ago, we appointed a very important committee that will play an integral role in the history of our church. Their names are listed at the end of this article. This Sunday, you will get an opportunity to be introduced to them and to pray for them as they begin the task […]

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A Call to Obey

The book of Joshua opens with these words from the Lord, “Moses My servant is dead. Now you and all the people prepare to cross over the Jordan to the land I am giving the Israelites. I have given you every place where the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised Moses.” For […]

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FAREWELL

Thank you so much for the generous outpouring of love and support this weekend. The last three years of our lives have been filled with wonderful surprises, joyous grace, and abundant mercy through Jesus Christ and First Baptist Church. Our church and the community of Tallahassee have embraced us with warmth and care. Thank you […]

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A NEW SEASON

On Wednesday evening, Deacon Chairman Dave Westberry presented the interim staff transition plan to our church. I’m so grateful to Dave, Personnel Chair Joan Cassels, Deacon Chair-elect Stuart Pearce, our personnel committee, and all of our deacons for their careful deliberation and prayerful consideration of this plan. As we enter this interim season, it’s comforting […]

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A NEW CHAPTER

Thank you again for your notes and encouragement over the past few weeks. You’ve lightened the burden of saying goodbye through your support and prayers. I’m even more grateful for our church. Your love continues to lift me. I wanted to share about this new chapter in our lives so you can pray specifically for […]

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A Time to Reflect and Worship

Lent begins Sunday, February 14. Lent is the traditional 40-day Christian season of prayer, fasting, and repentance prior to Easter. As Jesus entered into the desert at the beginning of his ministry for 40 days, so we withdraw intentionally, confess our sins, and experience God’s amazing grace and forgiveness. We begin our season together with […]

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A Weekend to Connect

On Sunday, we called Suzette Mason as our new Minister of Children. I’m so excited that Suzette is joining our staff. She begins her journey with us in March. Pray for Suzette as she moves from Raleigh, North Carolina; and welcome her when she arrives. This week is a powerful time in the life of […]

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LETTER FROM BILL

As I shared Sunday, I will be meeting this week with the Northern Baptist Seminary community. This historic institution is located outside of Chicago. The main campus is in Lombard, and an extension campus is located Lawndale. Northern has been training ministers to serve the local church for over 100 years. The seminary is supported […]

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Praise God

Praise the Lord for his abundant blessings in 2015. After I wrote to you in November, you as a church family stepped up your financial support to the budget and Thanksgiving offering. Our staff reduced spending, and we were able to finish last year in great financial shape. Let me share a few details with […]

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