This Sunday (September 23) at LABC

When September 15 – October 15 was called Hispanic Heritage Month, rather than the now preferred Latino/Latina (or even Latinx) Heritage Month, Evergreen Baptist Association leaders Mindi Welton-Mitchell and Manny Santiago wrote and translated this beautiful Oración para la Celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Dios Creador,

Te agradecemos por nuestra maravillosa diversidad, por nuestras culturas, nuestras tradiciones, nuestras lenguas, por todas las formas en que celebramos nuestra humanidad y adoramos tu divinidad. Valoramos a todas las gentes y es por esto que hoy celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Que siempre recordemos en nuestras congregaciones el liderato, los maestros, las maestras, los teólogos y las teólogas que han sido parte de nuestra fe cristiana. Que siempre podamos escuchar las diversas voces que hablan de Tu amor, de Tu paz y de Tu justicia para todas las personas. Guíanos en nuevos caminos de entendimiento para que podamos construir una iglesia más inclusiva. En el Nombre de Cristo Jesús, nuestro Salvador, Redentor y Amigo. Amén.

Prayer for Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Creator God,

We thank You for our wondrous diversity, for our cultures, traditions and languages, for all the ways we celebrate our humanity and praise Your divinity. We value all peoples, and in this time, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. May we remember in our churches the leaders, teachers, and theologians that have been part of our Christian faith tradition. May we continue to hear from diverse voices that speak the truth of God’s love, peace and justice for all peoples. Guide us in ways of new understandings to build a more inclusive church. In the name of Christ Jesus, our Savior, Redeemer and Friend, we pray. Amen.

LABC’s Homecoming Sunday is September 23rd. The Daisy Funderburk Award for Excellence in Christian Education will be presented during worship.

An important update from the American Baptist Churches USA

Accolades to Pastor Rick Mixon and the people of First Baptist Church Palo Alto as the congregation celebrates its 125th Anniversary. Amidst the many upheavals that have occurred in the world since 1893 the church has remained faithful.