On Saturday evening BBC hosted an outdoor Fall Festival with Trunk or Treat event. It was a grand success with lots of food and games, cute kids in their sweet costumes and even a few adults dressed up for the occasion! We had a chili cook-off (so good), cake walk with loads of cakes for prizes; pumpkins were carved, hula hoops were tossed, faces were painted and even a haunted house over in the spooky part of the cemetery! Firemen from across the street helped Pastor Lynn judge the costumes, which wasn't an easy task! Trunk or Treat had lots of vehicles for the kids to visit and collect candy from... we highly think that many made more than one trip ;) Everyone had a tremendous time, even the two dogs that came with their owners!
What an extra exciting day at church! The church was filled in anticipation of voting for a new pastor. Before worship and during Greetings of Peace it was alive as folks spoke and hugged each other. It reminded some of 'old times' when the church used to be filled every Sunday.
Together we sang "I Will Follow" and then sang "I Love To Tell The Story." The Shades of Grace sang "God You Reign" reminding all whose total decision it was regarding our next pastor and the decision to be made.
Dr. Hardaway gave a wonderful sermon on Cliff-Climbers, facing challenges that would stop most. But we have God to rely on and through faith face and even seek outside of our comfort zones to share God's word and do His will.
After the message, as "Holy Spirit" played softly several people came up to join the membership of BBC (most having already been baptized). We welcomed Tanya, Meadow, Emily, Brittany, Bobby, Lynn, David, Dave and Angelica. How exciting - the whole church came up to welcome them!
Once resettled we began the business of voting. It didn't take long to wait and soon someone went to bring in Dr. Lynn Hardaway and his family for the good news. The congregation gave them a big Blackwater welcome as only we can do! So it's official now. We are so blessed that God has chosen to bring Pastor Lynn to our little country church and look forward to a long and rewarding time of service and commitment to reaching others for Christ's kingdom.
(Thank you to the Pastor Search Committee for a job well done)!
BBC is a warm and welcoming family of like-minded believers who come together to worship our amazing God. Since 1774 BBC has served the Blackwater community and while steeped in tradition we also blend in a bit of contemporary to transition to an exciting future. We'd love to have you join us!