LABC Update – Saturday, January 6 (Epiphany) 2024

Jim Hopkins

January 4, 2024


Twenty-eight years ago today, on Epiphany Day 1996, a very foggy Saturday morning, representatives from the American Baptist Churches of the West gathered in Sacramento and, in the morning, voted to change the rules for belonging to the region. Then, in the afternoon, they found LABC and three other congregations guilty, for having joined the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, of violating the new rules and disfellowshipped them.

As I often said the past twenty-eight years, “I wouldn’t want to go through it again. But neither would I trade it for anything.”

Pastor Jim

Today is also the 3rd Anniversary of the insurrection in Washington D.C. when a mob, fueled in part by christian nationalism, attacked the US Capitol. The linked video is of an 2023 Interfaith Prayer Service at the Capitol led BJC and Christians Against Christian Nationalism.


This Morning on LABC Zoom –  Pastor Carolyn leads A Time For Prayer 10:00

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It will be greatly appreciated if you can stay after church tomorrow for a few minutes and help us take the Christmas decorations down. In advance, Thank you.