Beth Eden Baptist Church
Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor
"30 + Years...To God Be the Glory!"
June 9, 2019
Dear Saints of God,
My heart is still rejoicing from the blessings received from God, as we celebrated our 128th church anniversary. There are not many African-American Baptist churches in Chicago, and in this area, that celebrate more years than Beth Eden. Church family, I have said many times, that we are wonderfully blessed.
As we look ahead, I am excited about our possibilities; the blessings that God has in store for this congregation. I honestly believe that when we as a church let the light of Jesus, shine through us, others will want to know from you, what is it that gives you that joy, that glow, that smile, that confidence, that trust, and that faith.
Today, we celebrate International Children’s Day. This day of recognition started in 1856 by Rev. Dr. Charles Leonard in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This is not a governmental holiday, but it is a time generally set aside to acknowledge the children of the world. This day is not to be confused with Universal Children’s Day, which is observed on November 20th each year.
I agree with songwriters Michael Masser and Linda Creed, who wrote: “I believe the children are our future; teach them well, and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside; give them a sense of pride…”
Today, we will hear from one of our future leaders; Daunovan McCullough-Mosley, who will give a message for us today. This young man graduated as the valedictorian for his 8th grade class. His future is bright, and we as a church give him, as well as all of our children, our support and love. Pray for him, and with him, as he shares with us on this International Children’s Day!
I Love You, I Really, Really Do!