Showing posts with label scholarship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scholarship. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

LBC Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast 2017

Flags lined the path, honoring
those who gave their all in
service of their country.
On Monday, May 29, 2017, Lansdowne Baptist Church served our community in two ways. 1. Those who ran in the 5k race and attended the parade alike (and any other hungry person looking for great pancakes who showed up) were served a wonderful, tasty pancake breakfast meal. 2. We raised money through this fund-raiser breakfast for our Aaron Royal Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship money for graduating local high school seniors heading for college. We are blessed with very capable volunteers who give of their time and talents to make this meal happen every year, weather permitting. It is wonderful to have this opportunity both to serve and break bread with our neighbors, strengthening our community and sense of connection, both of which God encourages. 



A friendly greeting at arrival and hearty blessing on the way out.
A rare quiet moment in the kitchen before the action began.
Two cooks are seen in the foreground.
The man on the left has a special talent.
When cracking eggs, he can toss an egg into the air, fist bump it,
catch it, and crack it one-handed into the bowl. 
Serving


Remembering and honoring all those who served in the armed forces
and gave their lives in action. As John 15:13 states: "No one has greater love than
this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." 
It was a personal treat to spend time in conversation with Mayor Anthony Campuzano and his wife. Being a contractor himself and me a former contract archaeologist, we were able to swap some really interesting stories. 

Included are some photos of the event and the parade associated with it. It was a terrific day. 

Marching band
Civil War Reenactors 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LBC Annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Last year's sign!
Lansdowne Baptist Church is cooking again ... literally! And we have great chefs. We really do. If you are coming out to enjoy the Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, annual Memorial Day Parade or run in the Memorial Day 5K (see http://lansdownesfuture.org/5k/ for more), you need to stop by Lansdowne Baptist for our annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast. We will be serving up great food from 9:30 AM to Noon on May 25th, so come hungry.

The prices are $5 for children ages 5-12; $7 for ages 13 and up; and $20 for families. It is always a good deal.

The proceeds help support our Aaron Royal Scholarship Fund, awarded annually to deserving high school seniors heading to college from the William Penn School District or among church families. We love to give back to our community, and this is one delicious way you can help.

See you for the breakfast and the festivities.

God bless you, your family, and your friends.

For another example of LBC cooking for others, see: http://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2015/04/feasting-with-friends-2015-another.html

Friday, November 21, 2014

Recommended Reading for Clarity


There is a lot of confusion out there today about Christianity and the Bible, where the Bible came from, how it is interpreted, what it has to say about specific topics, and more. Here are a few books that will provide some clarity for the truly curious.

For an introduction to the faith, try:

Nouwen, Henri J.M. Life of the Beloved. Spiritual Living in a Secular World. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1992.

To come to grips with the powerful love of God for humanity, read:

Nouwen, Henri J.M. The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

To approach the Bible with insight and clarity, the following are suggested:

Brash, Donald J. The Indispensable Guide to God's Word. Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 2010.
Davis, Ellen F. & Richard B. Hays, eds. The Art of Reading Scripture. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003.

To better understand where the sixty-six book library of the Bible came from and what a great stretch of time is covered in those books, see:

Lightfoot, Neil R. How We Got the Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 1963, 1988, 2003.

Tackling some of the most challenging passages from the apostle Paul is:

Brauch, Manfred T. Hard Sayings of Paul. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1989.

To understand the complex imagery used in the Bible, and to understand slavery in biblical terms, read:

Ryken, Leland, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III, eds. Dictionary of Biblical Imagery: An Encyclopedic Exploration of the Images, Symbols, Motifs, Metaphors, Figures of Speech, and Literary Patterns of the Bible. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press USA, 1998.

To grapple with the relationship of slaves with Christianity in the Antebellum South, read;

Raboteau, Albert J. Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978, 2004.

Please see the bibliographies of all of the above sources for additional reference material.

For the history of the American Baptist Churches USA denomination, including our fight against the vile historical institution of slavery in the U.S., read:

http://www.abc-usa.org/what_we_believe/our-history/

To understand how American Baptist Churches USA fights modern day human trafficking (slavery) today, read:

http://www.abc-usa.org/2013/12/12/abhms-endorses-iccrs-statement-against-human-trafficking/

Finally, if you wish to use study Bibles to dig deeper, see:

Coogan, Michael D., ed. The New Oxford Annotated Bible. New Revised Standard Version. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Since there are a number of sermons available on this site, if you would like some understanding on what is involved in creating a weekly sermon, read:

Allen, Ronald J. Patterns of Preaching: A Sermon Sampler. St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 1998.

and

Tizon, Al. Missional Preaching: Engage, Embrace, Transform. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson Press, 2012.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scholarships Presented to Two Deserving Graduating High School Seniors

On Sunday, June 22, 2014, the Aaron M. Royal Scholarship Committee of Lansdowne Baptist Church awarded two $500 college scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors from the William Penn School District or the church. The competition was steep this year and the decision was challenging. Both recipients expressed their thanks for the work of the committee and promised to put the funds to good use to further their college educations and academic aspirations. 

The congregation of Lansdowne Baptist Church is pleased to be able to offer this scholarship opportunity annually. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

All You Can Eat Pancakes on Memorial Day at LBC!

Are you going to be in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, on Memorial Day for the parade or the 5 K run? Are you going to be hungry??? Well, Lansdowne Baptist Church's busy congregation has a deal for you! Stop by the church in the morning for all the pancakes you can eat, made by some of the most wonderful cooks in and around Lansdowne.

Pancakes will be served from 9:30 AM until noon. The price is right, at $7 per person, $5 for children under 12, and $20 for immediate family members. The fellowship will be are warm and sweet as the meal. You are invited.

The funds collected are going to a very good cause, building up the funds for the Aaron Royal Scholarship, which benefits graduating, qualifying high school seniors in the William Penn School District. The price you pay on Memorial Day for that sweet meal will help deserving teens go to college.

We look forward to seeing you Monday, May 26, Memorial Day. You are most welcome.









For more, see:  http://lansdowneborough.com/webcalendar/view_entry.php?id=2576&date=20140526&user=__public__