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PASTOR’S WELCOME

Let me be the first to welcome you to Unity Baptist Church! Perhaps you are looking for a church to visit in person or maybe you have been to a service and are now doing a little research. In either case I will take a moment and share a little about us.

As a small country church, we don’t have people directing traffic in the parking lot or a team of greeters to meet you at the front door. But I can promise you this: any visitor will be met and warmly welcomed. Our people will be happy to see you. My wife and I have served at Unity since October of 2014. I cannot write a long list of things our church “has to offer” but our goal is to be the body of Christ in this community. We read and study God’s Word and seek to share the Gospel – Good News – at every available opportunity.

Sunday School begins at 10 am and our worship service is at 11. Singing, praying, reading scripture, giving, preaching and the response to preaching are all acts of worship. We have Discipleship on Sunday evenings which is a small group focused on living the Christian life and a short worship service after that. On Wednesday evenings we have a short Bible study followed by prayer meeting. Throughout the year we have events like Easter Egg Hunts, 4th of July cookouts, Trunk ‘R Treat around Halloween and a Christmas dinner. Visit a few different things to get a good idea of who we and what we’re about. I don’t shove religion down anybody’s throat; I want to introduce to Jesus and tell you more about him. And don’t get the wrong idea – we’re still learning as well, myself included.

You can read about our beliefs, the church’s history and listen to sermons at this website. Contact me via email pastor@unitybaptist.church or give me a call (770) 608-7005 to schedule a pastoral meeting or discuss any concerns you may have. Don’t be a stranger. Feel free to drop in anytime we are here.

Clark Bunch
Pastor, Unity Baptist Church

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Clark, Teresa and Johannah Bunch


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Why Did Jesus Come Out of the Tomb?

For Easter we looked at three reasons Jesus came out of the tomb. “Because he’s not dead” is on the list!

 

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It’s Friday, Sunday’s Coming

We watched these at church last year and probably the year before. This website has a different audience with some overlap as my personal blog. I plan to watch these every year for as long as YouTube exists or until Christ come back. The greatest story ever told never gets old and this is a dramatic and engaging way of sharing part of it, in my humble opinion.

The first video combines audio from D.M. Lockridge with a digitally enhanced slideshow. The second has footage from The Passion of Christ.

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Start Your New Beginning

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Easter is this coming Sunday. People tend to think about church around Easter Sunday and Christmas time each year. You are certainly welcome to visit Unity Baptist Church anytime but we expect to have guests and first-time visitors on those days especially. There will never be a better time to Start Your New Beginning!

What to Expect 

We have Sunday school at 10 am every week but many first time guests will arrive between 10:45 and 11 am for our Sunday morning worship service. We will be expecting visitors and guests, more so than usual, so don’t worry about finding things like the nursery or restrooms. You will be greeted at the front door (if not sooner) by friendly church members who can answer any question you may have about our church.

Our music service consists of a mix of old hymns and newer praise choruses. Worship will also include prayer, responsive reading, giving, preaching and response to preaching.

Expect a clear presentation of the Gospel message. You can expect to hear the Gospel not just on Easter Sunday but in some form or fashion every single time Pastor Clark Bunch preaches. Every sermon begins with scripture and the Bible is about is Jesus.

There are Bibles in each pew rack. If you would like a Bible of your own we would be happy to be sure you are receive one.

Our church family ranges in age from 7 to 94. We have a nursery and workers prepared to care for little ones. Children between 5 years and 5th grade will have children’s church (and you can hang around and watch too, if you’d like).

Expect to be invited back. There’s no obligation, but expect an invitation to join us again sometime.

Need more information? 

This is the first Start Your New Beginning post from a few weeks ago. It’s less about church and more about starting over. There is a link on that page to some personal testimonies of people who found their new beginnings.

You can read the About and History pages to learn more about our church.

Email our pastor ( pastor@unitybaptist.church ) or give him call (770) 608-7005.

 

We look forward to celebrating the resurrection and hope to see you soon!

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Palm Sunday

Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 1.23.37 PMAs Jesus rode into Jerusalem for the last time, an expectant crowd shouted “Hosannah!” and waved palm branches. Perhaps you are familiar with this story. But do you know why they shouted hosannah? Or what it means? And why were they waving palm branches, does that mean something?

The Old and New Testaments work together to tell one story, and that story is about Jesus. God has a plan, and it’s more than an understatement to say that he knows what he’s doing. Listen to this Palm Sunday sermon as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection.

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Parable of the Wicked Tenants

During the final days before his crucifixion, sometimes called Holy Week referring to the time between Palm Sunday and Easter, Jesus had some important last words for his followers. He also had a few sharply worded exchanges between himself and the Jewish leaders. The Parable of the Wicked Tenants is a brilliant illustration of who Jesus is and also made a prophetic statement about what God was about to do.

Note: For what it’s worth, I really enjoyed preaching this sermon. I can’t take credit for it; what Jesus does in this passage is awesome! -Pastor Clark Bunch

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From Every Nation

This is the Sunday morning sermon from March 26th.

In the Great Commission (Matt 26, Mark 16, Luke 24) and again before his ascent in Acts 1, Jesus told his followers to take the Gospel to all people the world over. In Revelation 7, John beheld a multitude of people beyond number from every nation, people and tongue. We live today in the middle of that story, between the command being given and its fulfillment.

 

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Sow Gospel Seeds

In Mark 4 Jesus shares some now well known parables about sowing and harvesting. Today we relate a couple of those to The Big Invite. Keep sowing Gospel seeds because some will find good soil, take root, and produce much fruit.

 

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Start Your New Beginning

Have you ever heard that in real life there is no reset button? The people who say that mean well but it’s not entirely true. There may be consequences for past actions that we have to deal with and work through; there is no going back and recalling lost years or wasted time. But it’s never too late to begin again. If you don’t like the direction life is heading, it’s never too late to change, to make a fresh start, to turn around.

Marriage counseling and debt relief programs can work on one aspect of a life at a time. Jesus can make lives new again. Bad news on the television represent things going on around us. What about the soul inside of you, how is it doing? Life takes a toll that wears us all down eventually. Just like your phone will die if not plugged in our spirits get drained dealing with the stress of life. Someday this world will end completely. Have you ever thought about what happens next?

You may have seen banners or church signs that say Start Your New Beginning. Someone from our church may have invited you recently or you may you came home to an invitation card hung on the door. Consider responding to that invitation, not to join our church or enroll in Sunday school. Just come on Easter morning. We expect many guests and first time visitors that day, so everyone will be warmly welcomed and there will not be any hoops to jump through. No pressure, just a clear presentation of the Gospel message. No matter what you’ve heard, and there’s a lot of misinformation going around, we’d like to introduce you to Jesus.

Click this link to meet some real people who have already made their new start. We hope to see you soon. Peace and blessings from Unity Baptist.

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Jesus Prayed

Last week I asked “Will you pray?” In Luke 22, Jesus prayed the night he was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was the Son of God, incarnate deity himself robed in flesh, yet made it a regular habit of praying. On this night he prayed until his sweat became great drops of blood. Jesus had a very healthy and active prayer life. Let us follow his example.

 

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Will You Pray?

March 5th – 12th is the Week of Prayer for North American Missions. Prayer gives us focus. There are so many voices competing for our attention. Among other things, prayer gives us a moment of clarity as remove all distractions and focus on speaking to and listening to the Holy Spirit.

Pictured below are the missionaries featured in our prayer guide.  Click here for more.

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