Lenten Luncheon Schedule

by Robert Weaver

Vandalia Ministerial Alliance Lenten lunch from Noon–1:00 PM on Wednesdays March 8 – First Christian Church Corner of 5th & Randolph March 15 – St. James Lutheran Church Corner of 8th & Gallatin March 22 – Northside Christian Church West Jackson March 29 – Mother of Dolors Parish Hall Corner of 7th & St. Clair […]

New Year’s Resolutions

by Robert Weaver

Happy New Year! The year 2017 has come and with it all of our New Year’s Resolutions, which by January 31, we have already given up on. Let me suggest three (3) New Year Resolutions for you to DO in 2017. Number 3 is resolve to be nicer to all of the people around you. […]

The Presidential Election of 2016 is finally over!

by Robert Weaver

As followers of Jesus, we wish that people who are running for a political office would act in a more Christ like manner. But to act Christ like, a person must first be a follower of Jesus and many politicians, sadly, are not. So, we are all relieved the election is over and the campaigning […]

Christians at the Polls

by Robert Weaver

By now, you know me well enough to know I do not endorse any political parties nor any political candidates. And that will not change with this election. I will speak to moral issues and governmental decisions that can affect the ministry and freedom of the Christian faith. We are 30 days away from the […]

September 11

by Robert Weaver

Next Sunday, September 11, 2016, is the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Most of us have vivid memories of that day. The United States of America and much of the world came to a stand still on that fateful Tuesday! Airplanes were grounded, the stock markets were closed, shopping centers and restaurants were […]

Which part of the body?

by Robert Weaver

If you could choose one part of the body to be, what would you choose? Runners might choose feet. People who play instruments might choose hands. People who love to eat (Baptists) might choose the mouth. People who like to talk might choose the tongue. People who love music might choose the ear. People who […]

EMBRACE

by Robert Weaver

Webster’s Dictionary defines EMBRACE: to clasp in the arms; hug; cherish and love; encircle or enclose; to readily or gladly take up; to take in or include as a part, item or element of a more inclusive whole; to be equal or equivalent to. Before a church can bring people to know Jesus as their […]

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

by Robert Weaver

I want to thank you, the congregation of Unity Baptist Church, for your generosity and your commitment to International Missions. I asked you in October to make a commitment to give more to International Missions through this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. I challenged you to at least double the amount of your Mission gift […]

Christmas Promise

by Robert Weaver

Over 2000 years ago, a promise made by God was fulfilled! The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; they will be glad in your presence as with the […]

International Missions

by Robert Weaver

Recently, the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention announced that due to budget shortfalls between 600-800 missionaries will be recalled from mission fields around the world. They are offering missionaries over the age of 50 the option of voluntary retirement. Then IMB will ask for current missionaries to voluntarily resign if they feel […]