The call of the gospel is a path toward servant-leadership. We have a responsibility to take initiative and offer our talents to God in service to the world. But often this journey can lead to self-promotion and misuse of our authority. Christ calls us to humility, understanding, and, generosity. Here, we discover how leading is tempered by a deeper calling toward service. This Sunday, we focus on these truths as we recognize the work of our deacons. Two new deacons join our current group. They are Jane Tatum and Gwen Hart. Jane has served as a deacon previously in another Baptist congregation. Gwen is new to this role, so our service will also feature her ordination to the Deacon body during the 11 a.m. service. Join us for this highlight of our common life together as the people of God.
Join us this Sunday for worship with services at 8:45 and 11:00 am. In our 11 am service, we're excited to celebrate the baptism of Susanna French. We rejoice with Susanna in this next step along her journey. As we come to the waters of baptism again, we are reminded of God's great invitation to all of us—to continually be renewed in love and to follow more closely the way of Jesus. At 11 am we'll also hear selection from the Handbell Choir, and at 8:45 am we'll hear music from Kara Kilpatrick and Jeno Smith.
Participants will learn the basics of knitting and begin work on a hat or scarf. If you’ve never tried knitting before, this is a great opportunity to learn, and if you’re already a pro, you can join in the fun. Led by Liz McCubbin.
Once a quarter, the church meets in an open forum called "Business Meeting." At this time, committee reports are given, including a review of the current financial status of the congregation and other church news is presented. Following the democratic process of Robert's Rules of Order, official business may also be presented, discussed and voted upon. All are welcome to attend, but only members of the church are voting participants.
Larry Gray is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (’79, ’95) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (’79). He has served Baptist Healthcare in Kentucky since 1983, starting at Baptist Health Lexington as a clinical chaplain and educator and later serving as vice president for administrative and support services. From 2011 to 2018 he served as president of Baptist Health Corbin and in June he was named president of Baptist Health Louisville. Larry served four terms as a board member for Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, and two terms as the board’s Chair. He and Mary Ida were members of CBC from 1992- 2012. They are now members of First Baptist Church, Corbin. Larry and Mary Ida have 5 kids and 12 grandkids.
During these days of transitions, we underscore our commitments and prayerfully prepare for our future.
Of the myriad directions and distractions of our lives, one path brings us back to a place of wisdom, balance, and wholeness. It is the narrow way of Jesus' call to faith and practice bathed in forgiveness, kindness and saving truth. He invites us to participant into this life of goodness and grace. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate our belonging as the body of Christ with him and with one another, as we gather at his table in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup.
Read about our wonderful experience with Quinn Chapel A.M.E. on July 29th for a joint worship service and picnic on their church grounds on Charles Avenue.