Requiem for the Living

Having experienced the triumphant joy and looming sadness of Palm Sunday morning, we find ourselves facing grief head-on and grappling with the sorrow that is common to all human existence.  We long for rest and peace, but we become...

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Journey Through the Wild

There was a popular book called “The Things They Carried” about a bunch of soldiers in Vietnam and what they carried. Bibles, letters, snacks, things that might come in handy. Things that reminded them that they were loved. Things...

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Listening for a Change

O Master, let me not seek as much ... to be understood as to understand.From the “Prayer of St. Francis”   Just about everyone these days agrees that our collective ability to talk constructively and civilly with one another...

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Sing to the LORD a New Song

For many years, Providence Baptist Church has participated in Festival by the Sea, an ecumenical youth choir festival sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and participating...

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Better Together

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3   A congregation that can worship together should worship together.  Since 1966, Providence has regularly held two Sunday worship services, a practice that began...

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Join in Song

February is a great time to look ahead in 2019.  Having been blessed by wonderful music and worship during Advent and Christmas, then recovering and continuing the good work in January, we now look forward to some great things on the...

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Being Complete

It’s college basketball season. During this time, I often find myself wondering how great a basketball player I would be if I were six inches taller? Or perhaps how great a doctor I would be if I could manage to see blood without fainting...

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New Year’s Journey

When I was a young child, I got in trouble from time to time. Each time, as one of my parents confronted my negative behavior, I would find myself looking at the floor. It’s hard to face moments that are not full of good things. Every day...

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With Christ at the Center

Providence is unique. You probably know that already.  It may be the reason why you chose to join in the first place.  You wanted to be part of a faith community that stresses the importance of relationships, welcomes questions, makes...

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