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A Word about Vacation Bible School for 2019

Construction Schedule Precludes Our Offering VBS This Summer

This is the time of the year when many churches, including ours, love to provide a special summer ministry for children, most often called Vacation Bible School! Many of us adults have wonderful memories of the Bible stories, comraderie, games, crafts, and more that we experienced as children attending VBS. In fact, for many of us, our decision to follow Jesus was initiated or solidified during the week of Vacation Bible School as we became more serious in our concentration on God and his love for us.

For this year only, however, we will not be able to provide our normal VBS experience. Portions of our facilities are in need of upgrade, maintenance, and repair, and we have for many months been preparing for this. Looking at our possible construction schedule, we realized that the work would likely be done mostly during this summer. Rather than risk having to cancel at the last minute due to the construction schedule, we decided that the wisest course of action would be NOT to schedule a VBS this particular summer.

During the school year beginning in August, we will once again offer a terrific ministry for children in grades K-6 called TeamKID that meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and we hope many of you can take advantage of that.

And we are already in process of planning a very special VBS event for next summer, called "29 A.D.: A Bibletimes Experience." Children will be taken back in time to the first century and experience the culture of the time of Jesus and the excitement that surrounded his ministry. Until then...

Psalms for the Soul

Psalms for the Soul

Summer Message Series 2019 

The book of Psalms is the hymnal of the Old Testament—and it serves as such for us as well. It motivates us and leads us into praise for God. Yet, these words of faith also express honestly the human emotions we feel at different times as we look at the varied circumstances of our lives and as we relate to God within those circumstances—trust, doubt, joy, anger, praise, and more. During this summer, our pastor will be taking us through a few of these psalms, showing us again how timeless are the words of Scripture.

See "Upcoming Messages" under "Sermons" menu tab for individual messages... 

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To answer the questions of life . . .

Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.

To share life’s happiness...

The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.

To help face tragedies...

Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!

To teach about God and the purposes He has for us...

Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.

To share God’s message and help those in need...

We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Ancient City Church, we would love to be yours!  

 

Ancient City Baptist Church:
Pursuing Life in Christ with Passion and Purpose

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Ancient City Baptist Church:

We are told in Scripture that we belong to each other and are to gather together as the people of God.

 

Pursuing:

We are on a journey through life; we have not yet arrived! Jesus told us to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” We invite you to join us on this wonderful journey to achieve God's plan for our lives, individually and together...

 

Life in Christ:

Jesus said that he came “that you might have life, and might have it more abundantly.” Jesus was sent that we might have life, abundant and eternal. The abundant life we enjoy here includes what is called the fruit of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." He offers what we have been looking for! We do not simply pursue life; we are pursuing life in Christ! Here at Ancient City, we speak of balanced growth in life, growing in "head, heart, hands, and feet." [Here's what we mean.]

 

Passion:

In the greatest of all the commandments, as identified by Jesus, we are told, first, to love God with "all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength," and second, to "love your neighbor as yourself." The top two commands are both about love. We are to live passionate lives of love!

 

Purpose:

The Great Commission of Jesus gives us one of our primary purposes as a church: “make disciples of all nations.” We have a purpose, a mission to fulfill. We are to help others discover how to have peace with God and to find the abundant and eternal life in Christ he offers to us!

 

This is what we are all about—pursuing life in Christ with passion and purpose! We invite you to join hands with us.

Words from Our Pastor

Pitts 2018 headPastor Fred O. Pitts
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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus (Matthew 11.28)