Monday, April 15, 2013

Madison Avenue Baptist Church Sign

Madison Avenue Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation in midtown Manhattan. Not your average Baptist church, it is a diverse community that attempts to be inclusive of all people. The historic church is also known for its ministry of "putting a different face on the church and the gospel - joy and hope, not judgement and shame." The church is led by Rev. Susan Sparks, a former trial lawyer turned standup comedian and Baptist minister.  Pictured above is one of its recent signs in front of the church, appropriate for today's income tax return filing deadline. Another message was featured in a recent Huffington Post article - “God wants spiritual fruits, not religious nuts.” 


Anonymous said...

I've missed my NYC fix Noel - great to have you back!
Great pic - even that shows what a great photographer you are - just the composition and the textures included that is disregarding all the quote, great as it is! Had to smile. Loving the spiritual fruits one.
Thinking of you all over there today - such sad news from Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. JanUK

Alice said...

It took a while, but I found all my friends, runners and volunteers, alive and in singular piece . . . I wish it were singular PEACE.

Noel Y. C. said...

I'm glad your friends are okay, Alice.