Gospel and Race

Gospel and Race

During June and July of 2020, our church body learned together the importance of having conversations filled with grace around the topic of the Gospel and Race. Some of the lessons were video recordings and some were live Zoom conversations between Pastor Noel and...
Three Spiritual Lessons for Lent

Three Spiritual Lessons for Lent

At Second Baptist Church, we are observing the season of Lent, a forty-day period of repentance in preparation for Easter. Since Isaiah 58 is one of the scriptures associated with Lent, I want to suggest three spiritual lessons that Isaiah 58 teaches us. The first...
Little Baby Boy

Little Baby Boy

“Little Baby Boy” Advent is upon us and Christmas is coming soon. It is a special time in the broader culture we inhabit, largely for commercial reasons. It is a special time for us at Second Baptist Church because of its spiritual significance. Advent comprises the...
“The Bible on Women in Ministry”

“The Bible on Women in Ministry”

“The Bible on Women in Ministry” Pastor Noel Schoonmaker During a previous pastorate, I received an email inquiry through the church website that began like this: “Transferred in from out of state, and seeking a sound church for our family. I notice that one of...