Our Families and Our Future

Trinity Baptist is blessed with wonderful families.  We have many couples expecting babies or in the process of becoming foster parents or adopting.

Our families are our future, and great families are built upon great faith.  It is this faith that carries us through as we encounter the heartaches of life as well as the joys.  Our faith is our families’ glue.

Families bring their babies to church and together we watch them grow and mature.  Our church functions as an extended family as well as the place of worship.

We honor our graduates today.  Some have grown up in Trinity and we share in the joy and congratulate each one on their hard work!

Last Sunday, Caleigh told me she had graduated. She was so proud and happy to share her story.  I asked her, “What grade will you be going into?”  She replied, “K5!”

We have graduation excitement in our own family.  Granddaughter Lexi completed her “Stepping Up Ceremony” at Asheville Christian Academy.  She now enters into her four years of high school, while Savannah has graduated from Western Carolina with her Master’s Degree.

We have graduates from high school, some from college, and even some from post-graduate studies.

Today we will honor you all and celebrate together as a very blessed family.

Our families and our faith are our future.  May we thank the Lord together for our graduates and our church!

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette

Remembering Heros, Past & Present

Memorial Day, the day to honor our Heroes, Past and Present.

Originally Memorial Day was called Decoration Day, and was designated as the day to remember those who have died in the service of the United States of America.

This day of remembrance was born out of the Civil War, a time of unbelievable death and destruction.  The war ripped families apart as well as the nation.

In May, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson gave the honor to Waterloo, NY, as the birthplace of Memorial Day.

General John Logan issued General Order No. 11:

“The 30th of May 1968 is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of Comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion…”

They chose to call this day Decoration Day because it was not in honor of or on an anniversary of any particular battle.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery as they decorated the graves of 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.

That was Past and now is the Present.  We still have men and women in uniform that are in harm’s way.  We honor them today, for as we know, FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!

There is also a Memorial Day for all eternity.

Two thousand years ago, Jesus, the Son of God, invaded hell for our salvation.

Jesus gave His life for us!  He took our place in the justice of God.

We must never forget that Jesus paid our sin debt.  HIS LIFE FOR MINE!

Please be careful this holiday weekend as we remember together our Heroes, Past and Present.

You are loved!  Thank you again for being faithful.

Pastor and Muzette

Faith, Friends and Food

We have been blessed the past few weeks with wonderful services!

God has touched our church family with a fresh burden to pray and to reach our community with the Gospel.

In our ladies’ prayer groups, our men’s prayer breakfast and even individuals coming to church before work to pray, our prayer meetings have grown and our prayer teams are expanding. Thank the Lord for this fresh anointing on our lives!

This past week, the Lord walked among us. The message, “The Son of Grace,” spoke to our hearts. The message came alive, with Jesus removing the hindrances (Saw Team) so the healing of the Holy Spirit (Medical and Food Teams) could arrive to help the life in a disaster.

We will meet again this Wednesday at 5:00 PM. This will be American night with our favorite hot dogs and burgers, great friends, and then a time to grow our faith in the Word of God.

Thank you! Last Wednesday you donated $5.00 per plate at the meal for TBC Missions. This week we will be assisting RSM, Heritage Radio and the Israel Fund.

Thank you for being faithful.

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette  

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mothers and Grandmothers!

We are blessed if we have memories of a mother or grandmama that loved us and helped us to grow up.

It doesn’t matter if you call your mother mom or mama. It doesn’t matter if you call your grandmother or great grandmother Nana, Mimi, Grandmama or Great Grandmama. You may have a step-mom or a person who is like a mother that loved you and invested in your life

Whatever the story or situation, we are blessed if someone cared.

Be sure that you remember and honor them on Mother’s Day!

As a Pastor, I am more convinced than ever in the importance of the family. The family unit makes the church, the community and the country. We can never underestimate the power of a mother and grandmother to train a child.

Think about this – every child born is a gift of God’s love! Every child born will live forever somewhere.

Mothers, grandmothers and care givers, God has given to you the stewardship of loving and caring for His creation.

We honor you today!

Thank you Church for being faithful.

We love you,

Pastor and Muzette

Teamwork!

As your Pastor I am always amazed at what we can accomplish working together.

The Passover Dramas are a great illustration of Teamwork.  We watched so many different talents, from music to carpentry, sewing to video, and more, all coming together as a team!  The Team then illustrated a living Gospel to this generation.

In the Church Series we last studied about the Faith of the Church.  We discovered part of our faith foundation, in addition to the Word of God, is the unity of the Body of Christ.

As a church family we worship together and we serve together.  We care and share together.  The Gospel Team of a church is the illustration of Teamwork at its best!

Another way that we can help the Team will happen on three Wednesday nights this month.  Three ministries of our church will be preparing special dinner meals for their special projects at TBC. Please make plans to join us for dinner!

  1. Wednesday, May 17—Trinity Missions
  2. Wednesday, May 24—RSM • Heritage
  3. Wednesday, May 31—Trinity Teens Missions

Thank you for your faithful prayers, attendance, giving, and serving at Trinity!  You are the best TEAM!

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette

Psalm 91:1