This is Spring Break week for many schools, and though the weather feels more like winter than spring time, students, families and faculty have taken to the roads and the air traveling across the country and in some cases abroad. For the last five years, Southside Baptist Church has been host to a group of students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of the school’s alternative Spring Break experience. While in Birmingham, these students will tour some of the civil rights sites and volunteer in several of the non-profits throughout the city. Each year as another group of students make their way to Birmingham full of energy and with great hope for tomorrow, I am reminded of the wonderful opportunities we have of encouraging them in their efforts and demonstrating to them the love of God as we practice radical hospitality. The Wednesday evening program this week will focus on missions and ministry, a portion of which will be a presentation by the guest students.
I hope you will make plans to be here for this time of Fellowship, Prayer and Education.