Love was in the air a little early at Sydney Baptist Church last week.
The church hosted a special Valentine’s Day banquet called First Love: Renewing the Marriage on Feb. 13, inviting couples to stop by the church’s fellowship hall for a candlelit dinner, desserts and music. Couples could also get their photos taken together. A course of ham, potatoes au gratin and green beans was served before guests were able to visit a dessert table loaded with chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake and other treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.
In addition to Pastor Dan Middlebrooks’ talk about keeping a strong, Christ-centered marriage, guests were also filled in on the future of Sydney Baptist Church. Starting in March, the church will undergo a transition to become First Call at Sydney Baptist Church, a home for all first responders and members of the military to worship and a training center for future chaplains.