Friday, September 25, 2020
Where does hate come from and how can we counter it? Let's explore together.
Please excuse the ringing phone that started right in the middle of this. Such is the nature of the live streamed message.
Friday, September 18, 2020
One of our many talented congregants, Gwen, has provided Lansdowne Baptist Church with a number of masks to protect people against the COVID-19 virus in public. These masks are well made and stylish. We thank Gwen for her efforts on the church's behalf. You can buy them for $7 each (a real deal). Just contact the pastor or the church office. These masks are only being sold locally at this time.
Useful, down right vital information on voting in 2020. As a pastor, I will never tell you WHO to vote for, but I will encourage you to get out there and vote safely. Make sure your voice is heard and you participate in performing a civic duty many gave their lives for. It is up to each and every one of us.
Be a Living Memorial to the Life of Congressman John Lewis
Ways to honor the memory and legacy of Congressman John Lewis in 2020:
• Simply put, everyone vote!
• • Contact your elected officials and urge them to vote for the John Lewis Act (Voting Rights Renewal Act).
• • Register to Vote in 2020 (deadline October 19, 2020 - PA).
• • Vote by mail, asap, deadlines for the November 3 General Election: 5pm October 27 - Applications must be Received by your county election office. 8pm November 3 - VOTED BALLOTS must be RECEIVED by your county election office - postmarks are not enough.
• • Go to the polls with a friend and vote (being mindful of your safety - COVID-19).
• • Host intergenerational conversations among your relatives about the right to vote (include children).
• • Help Seniors to vote by mail, know the process, know the deadlines, and help them navigate the process.
• • Send out information on social media platforms encouraging the younger generations to vote. • Complete the 2020 Census.
• • Encourage peaceful non-violent protest in open spaces (Not Federal Government Property) and be mindful of COVID-19.
• • Encourage the News Media to cover non-violent protests and not escalate existing tensions.
• • Speak with the younger generations and tell them of the life and passion of John Lewis.
• • Talk to one another about the civil rights struggles of the past and the current civil rights struggle. Discuss the similarities and the differences.
• • Host a family virtual gathering the day of the election and pray for the nation.
“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.” John Lewis
Please read and/or listen to a few of the last words of John Lewis: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewiscivil-rights-america.html
Compiled for circulation by the Philadelphia Baptist Association
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Just a quick reminder that this Sunday, September 13, 2020, our worship service returns to our fall schedule. The live-stream worship will begin at 11 a.m. instead of our summer 10 a.m. start time. We look forward to seeing you all at www.facebook.com/LansdowneBaptistChurch this Sunday at 11 a.m. See you there!
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Paul is speaking to a divided people when writing to the church in Rome. Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians are divided for many reasons. Paul advises them how best to bridge that divide, and his recommendations still work for us today. Paul also warns the time to act is now. Procrastination will not help. Come and watch. All are welcome.
Some useful information on helping children deal with the stress and uncertainty associated with the current pandemic sweeping the nation. These techniques will work with anxious adults as well. This information came from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/humanitarian-disaster-institute/
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many church pastors and congregants find themselves in need of guidance in thorny matters like church reopening, maintaining health during a pandemic, and helping others during these difficult times. Here's one source we can turn to from Wheaton College, the Humanitarian Disaster Institute. They have a wide range of resources ready to help. You may reach out to the Institute through this link: https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/humanitarian-disaster-institute/