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Images of Beauty

Psalm 65 On our way out to Virginia Beach this summer, we drove up into the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a good stopping point half-way from Kentucky, and, well, it was in the mountains. We stayed at a hotel in Roanoke, and I woke up early and drove a mile or two down to […]

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Festival of Preachers Sermons Online

At the recent ABC-USA Mission Summit in June, two young preachers from First Baptist Lawrence shared their gifts as a part of the the Festival of Youth Preachers.  Cody Knapik and Michaela Schenkel each preached as a part of the event sponsored by the Academy of Preachers.  To hear their sermons, please click on the […]

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Happiness

By Cody Knapik In the past twenty-four hours I had a line of a movie pop into my head. That line is by Will Smith’s character, Christopher Gardner, in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness. In that movie Christopher is talking to his son, and he says, “You got a dream… But you got to […]

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Thanks for Pastor Joe!

As I return from this afternoon’s “exit” interview with Rev. Dr. Joe Kutter, I am struck by… …what a wonderful final week it has been: Receiving together words of challenge and wisdom from our Martha Stearns Marshall preacher, Kimberly White. Enjoying cake and punch with Pastor Joe as we said goodbye as a congregation. Laughter […]

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A Letter from Pastor Meredith

Dear First Baptist Church Family, I am writing this letter to you to tell you I have accepted a call to be Minister of Membership Development at Country Club Christian Church, in Kansas City, Missouri. My last Sunday with you will be July 13. For many of you this news will be accompanied with surprise […]

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A Place of Hope

Our church was recently highlighted in a recent national podcast titled “Faces and Places of Hope.” In the podcast, Pastor Matt shares some of the ways that we as a congregation have been leaders in local and international missions, providing hope around the corner and around the world. To hear the podcast, click on the […]

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