On Sunday, January 16, Oakhurst Baptist Church member Leslie Withers reflected on “We Who Are Becoming” based on the Exodus 3 account of Moses encountering the burning bush. Leslie is also an organizer with the Poor People’s Campaign. Listen as she speaks to us on a Sunday lifting up racial justice and the work of the Poor People’s Campaign.
January 16, 2022 – Racial Justice & Poor People’s Campaign Sunday
On a Sunday when we focus on love and with the story of Mary and Elizabeth as the backdrop, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West reflects on the loving act of affirming what we see in others. We are grateful for our congregation members who were brave enough to share their stories of seeing and love.
In our scripture text, Pilate plays a political blame game with Jesus’ life and models for us ways we can deflect responsibility for our own actions. But Jesus questions Pilate’s ego-protective reasoning techniques, and by extension our own.
Oakhurst member, ordained minister, and 2006 Candler School of Theology graduate Rev. Cindy M Brown is our preacher for the day.
Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West reflects on the abundant gifts of our community and what we share together as we all consider how we might continue to give to this place that offers love to so many. Also hear a message from Joe Canzoneri about how God IS love.