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Strong and Godly Men of FBC

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As we begin a new year let us reflect on what is required of us to accomplish all that God desires for us in 2019. 

STRONG AND GODLY MEN OF FBC

We hope and pray the best for thee

To take your dutiful and right place

Serving the Lord with wisdom and grace

Be of good courage and of good cheer

Worshipping the Lord without prejudice or fear

Leading the endless freedom fight

Standing firm and erect for what is just and right 

Encouraging their brethren to lay their burdens down

And seek the reward of that heavenly crown

Practicing the fruit of love toward their fellow man

Helping and supporting them whenever they can

Be faithful and do not dismay

Knowing that God will provide a way

Keep your eyes steadfast on the prize

Until your just reward is realized

Be strong men every blessed day

Giving our Lord and Savior the glory

And when asked what it is you have to say

Tell them about the Jesus story

Pray that the Savior will keep you upright and strong

Abounding you with his blessings all the day long

Coupled with his divine Mercy, and Grace

And the reverent desire to finish this race 

Be the caretakers of God’s Holy Temple

Spreading his Holy Word clear and simple

Even when there are more downs than ups

And you are destined to drink from life’s bitter cup

So what to this poem is an appropriate end

In tribute to the FBC’s gallantly strong men

Other than to keep a vigilant and steady pace

And striving in glory to finish the race as the Strong Men of FBC!!!

The Bright and Morning Star

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As we draw closer to the day in which we celebrate God's greatest gift to the world, let's reflect on the true reason for the season, Jesus the Christ. Jesus is our Bright and Morning Star. He is the Star of the entire creation and redemption process.  No other Star is greater than Jesus Christ. Why?! Because “There is no salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”  Just as the wise men looked  up to a star to guide them to baby Jesus, we too need to look up and see our Bright and Morning Star sitting at the right hand of Power.  All we have to do is look up. Stars can only be seen by looking up.  Whatever we need in life, look up to the Bright and Morning Star as our guide, because wherever he guides he provides.

“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” Matthew 2;9-10 NIV

A Community United in Faith

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The Williamsburg community came together as one on Monday October 29th, at the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists Church to remember the eleven (11) victims who lost their lives in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania. People of all genders, races, backgrounds, political orientation, and walks of life listened attentively and emotionally as Reverend Reginald F. Davis spoke words of comfort. He stated "Brothers and sisters let us not despair. The God we serve is still on the throne. Evil and hatred have within them the seed of their own destruction. Anti-Semitism won't overrule the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood and sisterhood of mankind."

The one thing that each of the attendees had in common was "A Strong Faith". Reverend Davis assured them that "Darkness will not triumph over the light and evil will not triumph over good. God is with us". Finally he reminded the congregation of the promises, rewards and challenges of Faith as written in the first nine verses of the 37th Psalms. "Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land."

Let us pursue Love not Hate. Remember God is Love.

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