The Buzz

What’s Happening at First Church, by Pastor Bass

Comings and Goings…

comingorgoingFrom time to time I like to go to a restaurant and just sit. If available, I choose a booth with a large, wide table to spread out a book, newspaper or notebook. I turn it into a mini office. I also try to choose a spot far from the hustle and bustle as possible, an increasingly difficult endeavor. One day I thought I had found such a place. True, there was an empty booth behind me but I dared hope for the best. Alas, it was not to be. For as I sat there that day many people came and went.

A man like me with a newspaper, looking for a little solitude…

A young mother with perpetually moving and inquisitive children…

Two exotic men in unfamiliar garb speaking a language I have never heard…

Couples in varying stages of friendship, romance or marriage…

One elderly man who kept mumbling to himself…

Seats full of energetic and very loud youth…

Two dusty construction workers…


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Sermons from the Mound

baseball-picI spent a great deal of my childhood and youth on a baseball field. I loved the game and still do. In fact, I learned not only a great deal about baseball but many life lessons to help me live as a Christian. So it is that I will be sharing a series entitled, “Sermons from the Mound,” spiritual life lessons learned from baseball, starting this coming Sunday (August 2).
 
The first sermon is entitled, “The Team.” A church is or should be much like a baseball team. I’ll share what I

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