Gathering at the Table
As we gather at the Lord's Table on the first Sunday of each month let us bring a donation for our food basket to help a family in need set their table.
When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap the the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanigs of your harvest.
Reflections of the Pastor
“Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.” Psalm
the History of Tabernacle Baptist Church as recorded by Bertha M. Brayton . . .
late Peleg A. Walton gave the land, a lot 40X45 feet, to Rev. Benjamin B.
Cottrell, “To be used for the worship of Almighty God, to be used and occupied
for all religious purposes that has for its object the Gospel Ministry and the
welfare of the Church of God. The house shall be opened for lectures not
inconsistent with the principles of Christianity and the Character of a house
of religious worship. It shall be open for Sabbath School and Sabbath School
concerts, for festivals, and for sewing society, for the benefit of the
society, and for funeral services when desired, subject to the necessary
expenses that may occur for opening and taking care of the house. There shall
be no meeting in the house except of a religious character that shall exclude
any person or persons from the house that has contributed towards the building
of said house.”
deed was given in March 1873, and the late Albert F. Hill, contractor, built
the church, a substantial, one room building, which was finished and dedicated
in July of the same year.
This is the same building in which we worship
today. Through the years the building has been raised and an undercroft built,
and later the office and kindercare area was added on the western side. We
continue to build God’s house through our faith and commitment to doing the
work of God in this place.
How well are we fulfilling the mission for which
this church was built in 1873?
serving with you,
Adopted October 1997
Guided through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit, we join together to worship and praise God, to nurture one another in our faith journey with Christ, and to carry out the Biblical teachings of Christ within our church family, community, and world.