Newsletter Articles

September 27, 2021

Learn, Love, Share

Have you ever thought to yourself, “How did we get here?” It’s a fair question to ask when we reflect on changes in our lives and to the culture around us. We might also ponder this in a historical framework, i.e., asking “What things or actions have shaped our shared […]
September 27, 2021

Every Teenager Is a Walking Bundle of Questions

For students you know, the questions driving them today may be about friends, race, money, grades, abuse, justice, sports, future, family, social media, or mental health. Sometimes their questions leak out and are muttered aloud. More commonly, they remain bottled inside a teenager’s curious mind and conflicted soul. We’ll never […]
September 27, 2021

Coming Together

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 At some point this week, you’ll be receiving in the mail an invitation to make a financial covenant to help fund our shared missions and ministries in 2022. There is, of course, […]
September 1, 2021

Count Your Blessings

Several weeks ago, we sang one of my favorite hymns in worship.  It’s what many might refer to as an “oldie, but goodie.”  Lately, I find myself captivated with the lyrics; indeed, they are timely. When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is […]
September 1, 2021

I NEED You, Providence Family

Providence Baptist Church Family, I need you. The past 18 months have been … well … a lot of things. Over that time, George and I, and so many others on the Student Ministry team, have been given space and time to adapt, create, fail, think, reflect, dream, hope, break, […]
September 1, 2021

The Next Vital Step

Abide in me as I abide in you.  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.  John 15:4 Everything that we do at Providence Baptist Church is faith formation. That’s both a bold, and a […]
August 1, 2021

D.S. al Coda

Formal music notation is full of many wonderful terms and symbols.  In short, they help us navigate the musical score, giving specific instruction to the singer or instrumentalist.  Many of the terms we use come from the Italian language, but some have crept into the English vernacular over the years.  […]
August 1, 2021

Nights to Remember

During the week of July 5-9, our Student Ministry hosted a week of “Night Camp” for students who have completed 6th-12th grades. This was in response to cancelling both Passport camp and the annual high school mission trip due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Throughout the week, students and adults engaged […]
August 1, 2021

The Next Vital Step

Since the early weeks of March, we have been slowly regathering at Providence—first for worship together, then for indoor group meetings, Vacation Bible School, a church conference, and other opportunities for people to get reacquainted after being separated for so long.  It’s been fun to reconnect with friends and be […]