“The doctors said I probably wouldn’t live very long….”
Our founding pastor, the late Rev. Julius Sasportas, would often share the story of his fragile start in life. But he defied the odds and lived for over 90 years.
Rev. Sasportas’ experience is a metaphor for the Co-op City Baptist Church.
We’ve had to scrape, sacrifice and fight for everything. Although we’ve been knocked down many times, by God’s grace, we have never been KNOCKED OUT.
Any day now, cranes will arrive on the site, and the “digging” will begin!
Our new church edifice will include a state-of-the-art facility to house a comprehensive youth education and recreational program.
But, we can do more things faster for our kids if we’re not in debt. Working in the red is why many large community-based projects shut down. And we will not fail these kids! We need to earn $100,000 in a year.
Kindly donate, and share this link through social media so others can join this effort.
It’s easy to say you want our kids to excel in math, reading, technology and science, but will you actively support such an outcome?
Even if you don’t know us, please do this **(seriously)** …
Pray over your credit card. Then make your donation as a love offering to God. He will bless you for being a blessing to children. Thank you!
Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500Like Christ, John the Baptist was also miraculously conceived. His elderly mother Elizabeth was also a kinswoman of the Virgin Mary. In this episode, art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash reveal the significance of the meeting of the two pregnant women and their unborn children – an event known as ‘The Visitation’ – and its commemoration in church liturgy, music and art.
About the exhibition film:
An introduction to the history and function of altarpieces.