History and Hope
Do you remember the day when our deacon with her hands full of communion trays lost her shoe going up the stairs to the altar? Do you remember the Christmas Eve when I took the lid off the cups to find out that no one had refilled the communion tray after the first service? Do you remem-ber the look on the Harbas family's faces when they realized that the fully furnished apartment was their home? Do you remember when the Tulasz family got off the plane and saw a welcome sign held by a huge crowd of people? Do you remember when Anna-Leigh stole the show as a Christmas angel? Do you remember when the kids returned from their mission trip so tired but so happy? Do you remember the choir singing "On Holy Ground" and the huge smiles when we dedicated our Christian Education building?
There are so many wonderful memories that we share. We celebrate with joy relationships that began here and continue for a lifetime. We recall with gratitude times when we have gone through some incredibly challenging times and this congregation enveloped us with love and support. We remember our dear BACC friends who taught us by their living how to draw close to God and live faithful lives. We remember and give thanks for those who have gone on to glory but have left for us such a rich legacy.
Having celebrated our history we look to the future. How will we continue the mission begun five decades ago? How will we continue to be a vibrant witness of faith for the Bon Air community and the world? One of the things that is clear from our history is that everyone is needed. We all have our gifts to share and it is a privilege for us to be called by Christ to serve. What part will you play in bringing the gospel to others? How will you make a difference in the lives of people you meet today? Christ is still at work through us. May His light shine brilliantly through your words and deeds today. May BACC continue to be a beacon of God's light for 50+ more years.