Take me to the River

“Take me to the river, let me wash my sins away.” There’s a number of songs that say it, and a number of people (40+ in fact) who did it when they were baptized in the Boise River on Sunday, July 28. It’s become a yearly event for First Baptist Church where I’ve attended for about 50 years now. It’s almost like a party in many ways … music at the Old Settler’s Shelter in Ann Morrison, jump houses for the kids, snow cones, popcorn, a short service by Pastor Bruce Young, all followed with baptisms at the Pioneer Bridge followed by BBQ burgers and dogs. The river was cold, but the emotions of what this symbolized warmed the hearts. It’s a pretty cool way to spend a couple of hours if you ask me, and it’s pretty cool for me to get invited to take pictures. It’s one of the ways I can give back. Should you ever find yourself in downtown Boise on a Sunday morning, stop in and check us out, have a cookie and some coffee, and hear what God might have in store for you … and as a bonus, you might just meet one of these kind folks!

fbcboise.org – Ordinary People, Extraordinary Life


Jeri Dunne - August 1, 2013 - 7:27 PM

Oh….my heart is so full! These pictures are a wonderful reminder of a great day in FBC history! Your work is amazing and I am so thankful that you are willing to share it. Thank you so much Mary.

Aubrey - August 3, 2013 - 10:39 AM

I know those folks in the top picture! I just became so incredibly homesick. Glad to see everybody coming together for such a blessed day.

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