River Baptism – July 5th 2009

September 3, 2009 by Mike  
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Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan [River] to be baptized by John.
But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

- Matthew 3:13-17 (TNIV)

An Overview of Baptism and the Church of the Brethren

From its beginning, the Church of the Brethren denomination was concerned about
baptism. In fact, “much of the early published writings of Brethren authors were about the
subject of baptism.” 7 Baptism and eschatology were written about more than any other subject
by the early leaders.

Early Meaning of Baptism
The Brethren were highly influenced by the Anabaptists who taught the concept of two
Kingdoms: the Kingdom of man, and the Kingdom of God. Christians were to be part of the
Kingdom of God, a separate people of God; and baptism was the symbol of this separation.

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Below you will find pictures from the river baptism that Henry Fork Church of the Brethren celebrated on July 5th, 2009. To view the images – Click on the red title that says “River-Baptism”. Then click on any of the images to make them larger. (If you have any issues with the website, please contact Mike Miller at: )

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This "old-timey" river baptism took place on July 5th, 2009 at the old "Lee" plantation, which is now owned by Tommy Barrett.

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Son Rock Kids Camp – VBS 2009

September 2, 2009 by Mike  
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SonRockTrain up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
- Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
- Matthew 19:14 (NKJV)

Jesus loves the little children, there is no doubt about that. There are verses all throughout the Scriptures that talk of the absolute importance and vitality of youth in the world. Youth are not only the future of the Church, but are the future of the world. It is an extremely important and urgent task that the Church bring the children up believing and living in the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At Henry Fork Church of the Brethren, we realize the importance of this part of the Great Commission and are doing our part to fulfill this task.

Our 2009 Vacation Bible School, SonRock Kids Camp, was a huge success thanks to all of our kids and wonderful volunteers. We averaged around 85-90 kids each evening, and had about 40 volunteers! During the week we learned ways Jesus shows us he accepts and loves us through stories of Peter. We then showed an example of our love by collecting useful items to send to our troops overseas. We were able to send 16 packages to soldiers sharing God’s Love! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make the week run smoothly and efficiently!

 

Below you will find several picture galleries from the week of Vacation Bible School. To view the images – Click on the red title that states the title of the album.. Then click on any of the images to make them larger. You can then use the double >> key at the bottom of the larger pictures to navigate the rest of the pictures. Click the image itself when you want to exit larger view. (If you have any issues with the website, please contact Mike Miller at: )

VBS 2009 - Gallery #1

First Gallery of images from Vacation Bible School 2009

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VBS 2009 - Gallery #2

Second Gallery of Images from VBS 2009

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VBS 2009 - Gallery #3

Third Gallery of images from Vacation Bible School 2009

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VBS 2009 - Gallery #4

Fourth Gallery of images from Vacation Bible School 2009

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Awana Awards Ceremony -2009

September 1, 2009 by Mike  
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Awana Clubs LogoSince we now have a website and an easier way to share pictures, we have added a gallery of images from the Awana awards ceremony from earlier 2009.

 

 

 

 

To view the images – Click on the red title that states the title of the album.. Then click on any of the images to make them larger. You can then use the double >> key at the bottom of the larger pictures to navigate the rest of the pictures. Click the image itself when you want to exit larger view. (If you have any issues with the website, please contact Mike Miller at: )

Awana Awards 2009

Images taken at the Awana Awards ceremony in 2009

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