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40 Days of Love!

Sunday, February 14-March 25, 2021

When Jesus was asked to identify the greatest of all the commandments that God had given, He did not limit it to just one. This is what He said: “The most important one is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12.30-31). But how do we love God? Our neighbors? Ourselves? That’s what the 40 Days of Love is designed for—to give practical encouragement in how to love God, others, and self according to God’s ideas of love! Anod how much we need it. Jesus told us that as time progresses, "...the love of many will grow cold" (Matthew 24.12).

We hope you will join us on this journey of love! It includes 40 daily readings that should begin on February 14. You can access these daily readings through a printed booklet that is available now or through a daily email delivered to your inbox during the emphasis. The format is simple: there is a short (one page) reading for each of the 40 days. We pray that these will both encourage you and equip you in your desire to grow in love as together we are pursuing life in Christ with passion and purpose! You can get the free booklet on Sundays in the Welcome Center OR by calling our church office OR if you would prefer to receive the daily reading as an email each day, you can click on "CONTACT US" in the Main Menu above and leave your email address with the message "40 Days of Love." As a final option, you can download a PDF of the booklet HERE. (But don't start until February 14!)

The 40 Days of Love begins Sunday, February 14, 2021 (how's that for timing?)and goes through Thursday, March 25, 2021. In addition to the daily readings, there will be six messages in Sunday Morning Worship as well as special lessons in our Life Groups and more...

We Are Worshiping Both Onsite and Online

Ancient City Baptist Church gives you the option. You can worship onsite with proper distancing. 
We also continue to provide the livestream on our YouTube channel. 
Most Life Groups are meeting onsite with proper distancing.

Please read the following details of our beginning plan to determine whether you want to worship onsite or continue to worship online. We ask that you use your good judgment considering your own risk level and comfort level. We encourage you to continue to watch online for as long as you desire. Our Leadership Team has used the input of medical personnel in our own congregation as well as CDC guidelines to inform us as we have put together a plan that we think is appropriate for our own unique situation. Our hope is for everything to be as comfortable and cautious as possible as we resume gathering for worship. Please take seriously physical distancing and other precautions as we gather together. 

If you are sick, have some symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently traveled, we ask that you wait two weeks before coming to worship onsite.

Psalms for the Soul

Current Message Series

The pandemic and other recent challenges have knocked many of our familiar supports out from under us. Life seems different and unfamiliar, perhaps fearful. Some are using this unique time to take a fresh look at what life is all about. And that can be good!

When a computer, program, app, etc., is behaving erratically, we hit the RESET button. We reboot. Sheltering in place has given us time to reflect and meditate. Some things are very wrong and some priorities have become misplaced in our world—and in our own lives. Let's hit the "RESET” button: let’s return to the biblical worldview given to us by God in the very beginning. Genesis takes us back to God’s intention and helps us understand who He is, who we are, what we are to do, the impact of sin, how we are to treat each other, and much more. Let’s RESET… for good!

See "Upcoming Messages" under "Sermons" menu tab for individual messages... 

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To answer the questions of life . . .

Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.

To share life’s happiness...

The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.

To help face tragedies...

Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!

To teach about God and the purposes He has for us...

Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.

To share God’s message and help those in need...

We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Ancient City Church, we would love to be yours!  


Words from Our Pastor

Pitts 2018 headPastor Fred O. Pitts
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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus (Matthew 11.28)