Getting to know your Neighbor

Published 5:19 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018

There are quite a few churches in the world and many of them are segregated. In 1965 Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week.” Fifty-two years later that statement still rings true.

Church is a place where you go to hear the Word. A place where God’s love should be readily available for everyone, no matter your race, creed or pedigree. At church you should feel loved and welcomed because God’s words are God’s words and it shouldn’t matter the race of the person speaking them, it should only matter if it is true. Let’s work together to step outside of our boxes and get to know our neighbors.

First Baptist Church will be hosting its 110th Church Anniversary via a two-day celebration. On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., Pastor Violet F. Oliver and members of the First Baptist Church, welcome you to come out and enjoy a Family Feud Bible Quiz. There will be four teams: black, green, red and yellow. Each team will compete to showcase their bible knowledge. There will be food for all as well as face painting, movies and dodge ball for the youth.

On Sunday, at 3 p.m., the church will celebrate with a powerful Word from guest Pastor the Rev. Dr. Debra Burton; Mr. Bemeche Hicks and the choir of Mount Zion will bless us with the joyful sound of music.

Come and see the great works God has done and is doing at First Baptist Church. The weekend will consist of fun and fellowship, and give everyone opportunity to meet and greet neighbors. The church is located at 821 Lunenburg Ave., Victoria. Be Bless In Jesus’ Name.

Mary Simmons is a columnist for The Kenbridge- Victoria Dispatch. She can be reached at