LABC Update – Saturday, August 27, 2022
August 26, 2022
Mobile Mission App (A convenient way to give to LABC) – Good News! We have over 40 church members signed up for LABC Blackbaud Mobile Mission. Mobile Mission is our communication portal to our Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church. Once set up, you can easily and securely send your tithes and offerings from your phone. In addition, you will have access to groups, send prayer request, and access the church directory.
To add Mobile Mission to your phone, you will need access your Playstore on your Android phone and App Store from your Apple phone and search for Mobile Mission (Blackbaud). Search and select Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church. Create and sign up for access. **** For Be sure to use your email address given to Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church.
If you want to use the website, you may access Mobile Mission through the website portal (see below.) Then sign up, and follow the instructions.
If you interested in a zoom instructions or demonstration at church, please contact the office or Sheila Sims
Calling out bad policyof Christian nationalism (A Letter to Editor, East Bay Times, Friday, August 26)
Thank you to Thomas Higgins for his timely analysis of the threat Christian nationalism poses to our society (“The idea of Christian nationalism is a malignant falsehood,” Page A6, Aug. 23). As a nation, we are stronger when we find unity in honest diversity rather than in an imposed unanimity. Those of us who belong to Christian communities know that our communities are stronger when we respect the gifts of other faiths.
Amanda Tyler, the executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, reminds us that practitioners of Christian nationalism “rely heavily on a false narrative of America as a ‘Christian nation.’ This mythical history betrays the work of the framers to create a federal government that would remain neutral when it comes to religion, neither promoting nor denigrating it — a deliberate break with the state-established religions of the colonies.”
Higgins’ point is well-taken. Christian nationalism is bad policy buttressed by false history.
Pastor Jim Hopkins Oakland
This morning on LABC Zoom – Reverend Sydney Webster leads A Time For Prayer, 10:00
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