Friday, February 28, 2020

Upcoming Events in Our Region, March to May 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020: Philadelphia Baptist Association Domestic Violence Learning Community sponsors a mini conference "Repair, Build and Maintain Healthy Relationships" from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 5732 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139, Pastor Rev. Dr. Donald D. Moore. RSVP by March 6, 2020 to: contact@philadelphiabaptist.org (Cancelled 3/13/2020 due to coronavirus)

Saturday, March 21, 2020: Philadelphia Baptist Association's Fifth Annual Passion for Mission Cafe event is titled "Trauma--Informed Helping Skills." This is an event for clergy, lay leaders, young adults & outreach ministry volunteers and those involved in care giving. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and includes a Continental Breakfast, Meaningful Conversation, Fellowship, and Lunch. The cost per person is $25.00. Individuals can register at the door. The presenter of the day will be Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy. (Postponed due to coronavirus, 3/13/2020)

Sunday, May 17, 2020: The ADL will be holding their 10th annual Philadelphia Walk Against Hate. Registering early locks in a $10 registration fee for adults and $5 for children until March 15th. To register, go to WalkAgainstHate.org/Philly This is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and challenge bigotry. The walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (As of 3/12/2020, the ADL has suspended this walk due to coronavirus.)

You can see the fluid situation we are all in together with the COVID-19 coronavirus. We need to remain flexible.


Reminder: Springing Forward in 2020


Saturday night, March 7th, set the clocks ahead one hour to Spring Forward for Daylight Savings Time. We don't want anyone missing church on Sunday morning! 

Beyond Loaves & Fishes: Mark: Week 12




On Tuesday night, February 25, 2020, we picked up on our cliffhanger. We took a look at the greater significance of the conversation between the Syrophoenician woman and Jesus. How far beyond that point we get, only time will tell. Watch and see. If you like what you see, feel free to join us on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on the J.S. Brooks channel on YouTube and become part of the family of active Bible studiers meeting regularly.


A little note here on feeling free to experiment and not fearing mistakes. I have intentionally not edited the half hour sessions you see here. I want you to know that it's alright to make mistakes when you're trying something new ... or just keeping right on working in public without a net. It would be easy to clean this up. But, perfection is not what we're after. Only Jesus is perfect. The rest of us make mistakes. How we handle those, especially when we're learning new tricks, is important. I don't like seeing my mistakes made public any more than anyone else, but I feel it is important to see that when I do make mistakes, it's not the end of the world. In fact, if you read the comments happening during the live stream you'll find my friendly followers are quite supportive and willing to work through those technical difficulties right along with me. That's a good thing to know these days.


Wishing you peace. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Facing Giants



The sermon for February 23, 2020, was based on 1 Samuel 17:41-49, the story of David and his confrontation with Goliath. Learn how David chose to face this challenge, how he had been trained for going up against a seasoned predator, and how faith assisted him. Come and watch. See how David's approach works in our world today. All are welcome.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 11



On Tuesday evening, February 18, 2020, we rejoined the book of Mark with the feeding of the 5,000 in Mark 6:30-44. Come and see what this meant to everyone originally and what it means to us today. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience. Now, we have the recent spate of bugs worked out and are back to technical difficulty free live streaming. Perseverance matters. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 10



On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, we picked up where we left off last week with Mark 5:21-43, the healing of Jairus's daughter interrupted with the healing of the woman with the flow of blood. Come see where that led us, and what is says to us in the present day. Join us live on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., By the way, I was wrong with my prediction at the beginning of the live stream. Ah, the joys of live performance. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 9



When we went live on Tuesday, February 4, we explored Jesus' encounter with the Gerasene demoniac (Mark 5:1-20) to start things off with a splash. Come watch and see where we went from there. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience! We even had a technical difficulty to spice things up. I may edit that out one of these days. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Do Not Worry



Sermon for February 16, 2020, based on Matthew 6:25-27. Jesus teaches his followers not to worry. Here we explore what kind of worry Jesus' is talking about and how we might actually be able to pull ourselves away from the most destructive forms of anxiety we face. These words of Jesus' put the keys to freeing ourselves from the cage worry forms in our minds directly into our hands. The question is, will we use that key? Come and watch. All are welcome.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

This Little Light of Mine



The sermon for Sunday, February 9, 2020, was based on Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus' referring to his disciples as salt and light. We explored what this means for disciples today ... and what this has to do with a story from the late 1940s that most people know. Come and watch. All are invited.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Discipline Series -- Solitude



This sermon is based on Luke 22:39-46. Prior to every major event in his ministry and often during his work, Jesus would head off for times of solitude. Jesus would go into the wilderness and pray to God. Learn the advantages of solitude in our lives as well. All are welcome and everyone is invited to watch.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Discipline Series--Prayer



Sermon based on Philippians 4:4-7. Here we explore the power of prayer in our lives. We explore a bit of how to pray and why we should. Come along and watch, listen, and learn. All are welcome

The Latest News From American Baptist Churches USA

Find out what is new in our denomination, American Baptist Churches USA. Attached is the link to their most recent newsletter: https://abhms.org/

Enjoy.

National Council of Churches Speaks Out

The National Council of Churches speaks out on the Immigration Ban that is separating families. To read the full statement, follow this link: http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/the-muslim-ban-separates-families-is-blatantly-racist/