Thursday, March 2, 2017

Weekly Words - 3/2/17

Dear First Baptist Church of Denver Family & Friends:

With the start of March we recognize both Women’s History Month as well as the Lenten season. Literary giant, Virginia Woolf said, “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” During the month of March FBCD is fortunate to host a regionally recognized art exhibit, “Women Behaving Badly.”

Please plan to visit the main level of our facility where you can experience the work of local artist, Adrienne Norris. On March 15, 6:30pm, and March 19, 12noon, you will have an opportunity to engage personally with Adrienne to explore more deeply her art and the vital role of women throughout history.

In many ways, the words of Virginia Woolf above remind me too of the significance of this Lenten season which will guide us to the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. The power of Jesus’ story is such that we’re invited once more to embrace the good news of God’s kin-dom. The good news that, as Paul stated, "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).

In this season of tension and tumult at the national and political levels of our lives, as people of faith this week, as a congregation at FBCD, let’s stand true to our commitment of welcoming and affirming all individuals for being the beautiful humans we are. The words of a favorite childhood Sunday School song come to mind, “No one of us has got it all together, but all of us together has got it may we walk hand in hand with one another, every brother, every sister in the Lord."

Hope to see you this Sunday! FBCD will not be the same without your presence.


First Baptist Church of Denver is a welcoming and affirming, inclusive Christian community that embraces diversity, engages personal faith, and serves with compassion.