Posts by Angie Smith

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Men’s Group Is Reading C. S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”

by Angie Smith

        From 1941 through 1944, the venerable theologian and novelist C. S. Lewis delivered a series of BBC radio broadcasts that were collected into one of the most important apologetical works for the Christian faith. Over seventy years later, the questions Lewis addressed and the foundation he laid based on universal moral […]

From the Children’s Ministry….

by Angie Smith

A young kindergarten teacher once shared a beginning of the year activity with me that quickly became one of my favorites.  She took several colors of paint, paper plates, and brushes and begin to mix the paint.  The goal was to get the color to match the skin of each child as closely as possible. […]

From the Student Ministry….

by Angie Smith

“Who are you?” Identity is a big deal in the world today, and the world likes to shape what that identity is going to be. We have all heard many times that we should go “find ourselves,” to discover who we are, but what does that really mean? Do we find ourselves in others? Activities? […]

From the Music Ministry….

by Angie Smith

Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Reformation I received this in an email from the publishers of our hymnal, Celebrating Grace, and thought you would find it interesting. October 31, 1517, is widely held to be the day German monk Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg […]

Blog from Kristy Engel….

by Angie Smith

We all have something to offer This last week that I’ve been in the Dominican Republic has been quite an experience! I arrived one week ago, today (as I write this), believing that Hurricane Irma was going to exact similar damage to a place I had called home for twelve years as it did to […]

From the Pastor….

by Angie Smith

At whatever point in your life you decided to become a Christian you committed yourself to being a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. You did not merely agree to a set of doctrines; you did not only allow Christ’s sacrificial death to atone for your sins. You set your feet to follow in the footsteps […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (09.22.17)

by Angie Smith

I recently heard a talk about “information aversion,” the human tendency to avoid receiving negative news, even when hearing it has no bearing on its reality. Most of us prefer to remain “blissfully ignorant,” although, if we knew how bad a situation is, we could be spurred to action. Perhaps too often I begin my […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments 09.08.17

by Angie Smith

This week more than one hundred Cooperative Baptist pastors from across the United States signed a statement condemning racism, white supremacy and bigotry and committing to confront “any form of racism we encounter — individual and systemic.” The letter, titled “A Statement Concerning Racism in our Nation,” emphasizes that “silence is an affront to the […]

Life Together: Being the Body of Christ

by Angie Smith

When God called the Church into existence to be the Body of Christ on earth, there is no indication that it was to be a group of disparate human beings, each following the teachings of Christ and seeking to do God’s will on one’s own. We were given each other to encourage one another, to […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (09.01.17)

by Angie Smith

As you read the headlines these days you can see that there is much of which to despair, from the loss of life and property from flooding in Texas (and India and Bangladesh) to the emergence from the shadows of overt racists seeking to hide behind the cover of historical legacy in Charlottesville (and Paris […]