THANK YOU TO THE FIRST UNION BAPTIST CHURCH FAMILY! - 6/25/2020
Thank you, First Union, for the wonderful Pastor and People 19th Anniversary expression of love celebrated the second Sunday in June. First Lady Cathy and I were overwhelmed at the sacrifice of your time, the generosity of your spirits, and the love in your hearts. It was so good to see all of you who could attend. It was so much fun. A special thank you to the members of the committee that worked so hard to pull it all together. I continue to pray that we will be back in the church building in the not too distant future.
We certainly miss the fellowship, the warm smiles, the holy hugs and kisses, and just being in the presence of God’s people. These last few months have been tough for most of us. We are experiencing multiple world changing events at the same time and it has impacted us greatly and they will continue to impact us for a time to come. Yes, we are indeed experiencing change. Change that will bring about what is now called a “new normal”. But through it all, the one constant in all of our lives is the Lord. Romans 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.” That, my brothers and sisters is what should sustain us during these challenging times.
To think that you, First Union, took the time out with all that is going in your lives, to celebrate the 19thAnniversary of Pastor and People, is truly amazing. God bless you and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
Love in His Name,
Pastor Frank Lomax, III and First Lady Cathy Lomax
VA PHASE 1 CHURCH REOPENING GUIDELINES - 5/12/2020
Given the public health implications of the 2020 global pandemic, the Commonwealth's diverse faith community quickly adjusted in response to this unprecedented crisis.
Therefore, it is important that the diverse faith communities in Virginia stay informed with local, state, and national officials.
EASTER; IN TIMES LIKE THESE - 4/7/2020
My beloved First Union, as we prepare to celebrate Easter on Sunday, there may be some who are wondering if there is anything to celebrate. Here we are suffering through this Coronavirus pandemic, watching as loved ones get sick and some lose their lives. Some of you may have been infected and are recovering and wondering when will it be over. Many are living in self-exile while trying to follow the social distancing guidelines. And then most, if not all of us, are experiencing fear as it pertains to the here and now of this pandemic and also the fear of what the future will look like. So, with all that’s going on, what do we have to celebrate this Easter? The same thing we celebrate every Easter. We celebrate Jesus victory over death and the grave! Because Jesus has the victory, WE have the victory. And that is good news!! Secondly, we can celebrate this Easter because Jesus has promised to be with us always. We all can rest assured that we are not going through this alone.
Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” Jesus himself says in Matthew 28:20, “and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” So, celebrate Easter, my brothers and sisters because He Got UP from the grave and is always with us! I am praying for you and I love you all! God bless!
- Pastor Lomax
COMFORTING SCRIPTURE - 3/31/2020
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES - 3/27/2020
My brothers and my sisters, please review the Coronavirus guidelines below and the additional sites that will give you valuable information. Please do everything you can to self-distance so the spread of this virus can soon be abated. I love you all and God bless! - Pastor Lomax
COMFORTING SCRIPTURES - 3/25/2020
The scriptures below should provide comfort as we go through these difficult times. God Bless you! - Pastor Lomax
Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 41:13, Matthew 6:34, Psalm 112: 1, 7-8, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Psalm 46:1, Romans 8:28; Joshua 1:9, 1 John 5:5; 15:57, Hebrews 4:16, 2 Thess. 3:16, Mathew 6:25-27, James 1:2-4, Proverbs 3:5-6, 1 Peter 5:7
GOD’S GOT IT! - 3/19/2020
Beloved First Union, I write these words realizing that we are living in the midst of extraordinary times. And extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. We may not see each other for a while as we all hunker down to prevent the spread of the virus, but I want you to know that, with the help of the Lord, we will get through this. I am a firm believer that nothing is too hard for God.
Jesus tells us that we will have troubles in this world. It’s a guarantee. However, He also promises that we have victory through our faith in Him because He has overcome the world. As we face these uncertain times be certain of this; we are overcomers!
In the upcoming weeks as we spend more time at home with our families, cherish and treasure your time with them. Lift each other’s spirits with the knowledge that God’s got it! Again, nothing is too hard for God.
Please monitor the website for messages and announcements and look to hear from me on social media. More to come, stay tuned, and God bless!
I am praying for you and I love you all!
- Pastor Lomax
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18