The theme of our sabbatical is Reconnecting and Connecting with people and with God. Activities have been planned with the intention of helping us to fulfill the theme and to connect with the activities in which Brent will participate: connecting with loved ones, self, God, nature, space.
We are a congregation made up of people who are new, folks who have been here for a few years and others who have been with us for 50 or more years. We are from different backgrounds, geographic locations, and cultures; a diverse group of people who are seeking to grow closer to one another and to God. Some of us know some people well and don’t know others’ names. Some we have met but have not had the opportunity to get truly know them. We have been physically far from each other and are learning how to re-emerge.
As we go on this sabbatical sojourn together, we are hopeful that because of our connections we will have a clearer understanding of the vocation of First Baptist Church. We pray we will learn how to better serve one another and the wider community. We believe it is in knowing others more fully that we can better minister in the name of the Christ, following the loving way of Jesus and answering “yes” to God’s call.