Showing posts from December, 2016

Ahhh Monday!

Monday mornings are probably not the best time for a pastor to update his least not this pastor.  However, I feel the need to have a "mind-dump" so that I can get on with my day and week.
Yesterday was somewhat of a nightmare.  To begin with, at the opening assembly of Sunday School (yes, we still do that) our church organist fell and broke her shoulder.  Then, for whatever reason, our attendance at both Sunday School (we still have that too) and worship was down significantly from last week.  Then, just before the evening service (need I say, we still have that as well?) I got a call from a member whose wife had bent over and hit a wire in the corner of her eye.  Thankfully she is OK and the scratch on the eye should heal soon.
Now I am faced with a busy Christmas season without our best accompanist.  Who knows how long she will be out recovering, or if she will be able to continue as organist and choir accompanist.  This is not a good time of the year to be searchi…

What If???

Faith Baptist Church in Lake Placid was established back in 1984 with a vision to reach residents in the Sun n Lakes community. Since that time the church has been relocated to the corner of CR 29 and Holmes Ave, meaning that many people beyond the Sun n Lake area have access to the church. Most of the effort of the church has been "come to us" oriented. If you come to the church we will teach you, pray for you, minister to you and be your "church family".
What if...we began to be an "as you go" church? Here's what I mean by that. In addition to the Sun n Lake community we now have people who are members here who live in Placid Lakes, the Lakeview Community, Sylvan Shores, at Henderson's Fish Camp and other spots on Lake Ishtapoga, in the Lake June area and even Sebring. What if we began to think of taking the church to our neighborhood? What if in each of these areas where we have members there was at least one Home Group, hosted by reside…