The confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.
The nation’s largest inland navigable water system.
Southern hospitality and charm.
The largest city in the Jackson Purchase region.
Median age: 41.4 years.
One of only two cities named in Hooray for Hollywood.
A lively “underground” musical scene.
“Quilt City U.S.A.”
The 78th largest media market in the U.S.
Designated by UNESCO as the world’s 7th City of Crafts and Folk Art.
Boasting a highly successful symphony orchestra serving a 5-state region.
Business, medical, educational, and entertainment center for a quarter million people.
Would not Christ have us love the city that we call home? I think of Jeremiah 29:7 and God’s heart that the Jewish exiles pray for the prosperity of their city. How blessed we are to be able to enjoy the same privilege of prayer, and to do so in a beautiful place where we have chosen to live and to raise our families!
You’re probably more than aware of the changing face of Christian missions. The mission field is no longer “out there” – it is here. Are we willing to open our arms to the people here?
In just a few days we’ll be hosting our first COMMUNITY CONNECTION weekend. Please consider this a special invitation from Pastor Russ and myself to join us here at First Baptist Paducah at 6:00 this Friday evening (April 17) for a special dinner … and a chance to begin a refreshing dialog about loving Paducah.
Our special guest for COMMUNITY CONNECTION will be Dr. Van Sanders, who will help us wrap our minds and hearts around the unique opportunities for Christian ministry that Paducah affords. We’ll focus our attention particularly on unreached neighbors, ethnic minorities, and other people groups who can far too easily fall off our radar screens.
Saturday morning’s activities will include going out in teams into strategic neighborhoods for prayer, service, and relationship-building.
And then on Sunday morning, our church family will come together for a single worship service at 10:15. (Sunday School for all ages at 9:00.)
Don’t miss COMMUNITY CONNECTION.
Because this is home.