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Josue Octeus from Dinise, Haiti to visit 2BC

We are so glad Josue Octeus is in town this weekend and will be visiting Second Baptist Church.  We met Josue, who was the Director of the Evangelical Church of Haiti, in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and he was and continues to be someone who believes in a new Haiti and a positive future. 

He will be in the Social Room from 9:00-9:45 a.m. this Sunday, December 21. 
Come by and have a cup of coffee as he shares his continuing vision for the school and community in Dinise, Haiti.  

Posted by Kelsey Adams at Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 0 comments
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"Good News! God can meet our waiting desires." -Word and Way Advent Devo. featuring Pastor Jason

Good News!  

God can meet our waiting desires

Today's Scripture: Luke 1:5-25, 67-79 

When Zechariah entered the temple that day, he entered as a life shaped by hope-filled waiting. 

He was a waiting Israelite who entered holding the hope of Israel's long Advent wait - that the Lord would show up and restore them again to their ancient glory. Zechariah was a waiting Israelite. 

He was a waiting priest. The opportunity for a priest to enter the holy place and make sacrifices was one that usually only came around once in a lifetime. Just as Zechariah had waited for God's mighty entrance among the people, he'd also waited his whole life to make his own entrance before God. This was the moment he'd been waiting for - as an Israelite, as a priest and as someone who'd long wanted to become a parent. 

I imagine his desire to see God as an Israelite and a priest was only surpassed by his longing to see God in the face of his own child. In spite of all their sacred striving, Elizabeth and Zechariah had never been able to conceive. By now, they probably assumed they never would. By now, the hope that had once filled their waiting was surely waning - which may be why Zechariah almost missed the Good News. 

When Zechariah finally emerged from the temple that day, he couldn't say a word. The angel had responded to his unbelief by rendering him speechless. Strangely, it was his silence that confirmed to the crowd (and probably to him as well) that something divine had just happened. Maybe there's a little wisdom in there for us as well. Maybe sometimes we're too busy speaking to hear. 

Maybe sometimes our words are muffling God's Word. 

Maybe sometimes we just need to wait in silent wonder for the advent of a new day.

This Advent devotional from Pastor Jason was featured in the Word and Way Newsletter on Monday, Dec. 8.  To learn more about Word and Way you can visit their website at

Posted by Kelsey Adams at Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 0 comments
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Much To Be Thankful For

A warm and cheery crowd from our 2BC family gathered at Heritage Hall Wednesday night at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for a celebration of all that we have to be thankful for. A delicious meal prepared by 2BC members Jim Tinkham and his wife, Stacey, satisfied our hunger, and our souls were satisfied by a Thanksgiving litany and a time when adults and children alike could share the things for which they are thankful. The kids made Thanksgiving placemats and turkey hats with the help of some of our students, and all in all it was an excellent way to usher in the holiday season! 

The efforts of many people went into making the evening come together. Special thanks to:

Patsy Triplett and the Arts and Environment team
Mike Lassiter and his volunteer team
Gwen Phillips and Maria for the children's activity tables
Sara Langford and the Liberty High School SerTeens
Anne Aunspaugh and family
Joey Dugdale and Heritage Hall
Everyone who helped serve during the evening

Posted by Terri Soper at Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 0 comments
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