Advent II: Mighty God

In this season of hope we call Advent, we will prepare ourselves for Christmas by reflecting each week on the words of the Prophet Isaiah, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,…

The Season of Advent

Advent III – Sunday, December 16, 2018  – Lessons and Carols at 11:00 AM Advent IV – Sunday, December 23, 2018 –  – Worship Service at 11:00 AM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service  – Monday, December 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Advent I: Wonderful Counselor

“For to us a child is born, In this season of hope we call Advent, we will prepare ourselves for Christmas by reflecting each week on the words of the Prophet Isaiah, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,…

Ring in the Holidays

With the Rochester Ringers, Broadway-First Baptist Handbells and Ring Out! Quartet December 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM Broadway-First Baptist Church 790 Honeyman Avenue at Walnut Street Admission by Donation For Further information contact 204-269-0208

Hope in an age of Hopelessness

“In a world bereft of meaning, there’s no point in pretending to be hopeful.” This is the title of a recent essay penned by Canadian author and cultural commentator John Semley. It is a wide ranging essay that tries to connect the Philadelphia Flyers new mascot, Gritty, and internet memes and motivational sayings printed on…

Broadway-First Baptist Church Remembers

To see World War I Memorials, click this link  WW1 Memorials To see World War II Memorials, click this link WW2 Memorial Today is November 11. Today is Remembrance Day – the day that marks the end of the First World War almost exactly 100 years ago to the hour. As you look around, you have probably…

I CAN’T DO IT

“I can’t do it.” This is a familiar refrain in our house. It is used often by my kids about homework, household chores, and getting up for school in the morning.  I can’t blame them for it – I used it lot as a kid too.  I still do.  There are still times when a…

Back to the Basics

As our congregation’s leadership has gathered over the past few weeks, we have found ourselves asking the questions, “What now? What is our next step? In light of where we are and where we believe we need to go, what do we need to focus on for these next coming months?” As we discussed these…

The Cross and the Sword

THE CROSS AND THE SWORD I can still remember that moment of discovery as a child. I was at a friend’s house whose parents took a different view on what sort of toys were appropriate for children to play with than my own parents did. We were playing with toy swords, a sort of forbidden…