Friday, March 9, 2012

"A Dwelling" 130 Years in the Making....

Last Sunday, we had the privilege of attending the 130th anniversary celebration of First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg. As a fairly new member of the congregation (four years) myself, it wasn’t until this past weekend that I took time to really think about the significance of this milestone and how amazing it is to be part of such an established church.

You can look around the church and really see God’s blessings on His people and I cannot help but think of the thousands of amazing and life changing moments that have taken place here. I look at our own family and see the multiple baptisms, weddings, spiritual awakenings and even funerals that have all taken place within these walls. I consider myself so blessed to have the opportunity to raise my son in a church where is father, grandfather, aunt and cousins were baptized and where his great grandparents loved and served the Lord.

The commitment and love of this congregation is a testimony of God's faithfulness and grace, and I look forward to the amazing moments that are to come for First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg and to watching our family grow here. God has truly blessed FPC and here’s to the next 130 years.

Ephesians 2:19-22
“You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."

Our Wedding - October 27, 2007

Ford's Baptism - October 2, 2011

130th Anniversary - March 4, 2012