Uniquely Blessed

Lanelle and I feel uniquely blessed to be with you during this transition period. You have been so gracious to us. Thank you! Best Kept Church Secret In Montgomery I have known of EHBC since 1969 when Lanelle and I first came to Montgomery. I have known all of your pastors except the first one. Over these years, my impression of Eastern Hills has been very positive, but until I became the interim pastor I was not fully aware of the warmth, strength, and health of your church. You are a … [Read more...]

Lingering at Easter!

Sunday we celebrated the joyous Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Easter is the most holy of all Christian celebrations or holidays. However, I am afraid that for most of us, in the Baptist tradition, we have relegated it to one Sunday of the year; a very important Sunday but nevertheless a one day event. In other more liturgical traditions Easter is celebrated for 50 days beginning with Easter Sunday and ending with Pentecost Sunday (celebration of the coming of the Holy … [Read more...]

Easter Sunday!

I have always loved Easter. It has always meant family. I don’t remember going to church on Easter much as a child, but some pretty fun memories were made. Of course in Miami, it was always about 80 to 90 degrees in the spring. The ground was always soaking wet with morning dew. No one had yet to invent plastic eggs. I am sure that whoever thought of them lived in the subtropics and had a Basset Hound named Cleo that ate all the hidden Easter Eggs which had lost most of their color due to the … [Read more...]

A Note From Dan

It is hard to believe that Spring is already here. This year is passing so quickly. Spring is my favorite time of the year. Growing up in Florida it was a reminder that it would soon be warm enough to swim and more importantly school would soon be out for the summer. Now as a gardener it is a time to plant. I love to have things growing in my yard and garden. As I drive through the Forest Hills neighborhood there are many reminders of Spring. The dogwoods and the azaleas are beautiful and it is … [Read more...]

A Note From Dale

I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN In my last article, I listed some possible names or titles people could call me. There was one I suggested I not be called. Remember? It begins with a d___. No, it’s not dummy. I do get called that but seldom to my face. The Sunday after the article three persons called me by that name but many more called me “The New Guy” – the heading of the article. One person called me “Rabbi,” which is an honorable title. It means “Teacher.” Several have started calling me … [Read more...]