Annual Gathering

Crossroads: Discovering the Sacred in Every Journey

June 28, 2017
Smoke Rise Baptist Church
Stone Mountain, Georgia


Lunch will be served following worship. Radial Cafe, a Georgia-based three-star green restaurant, that brings “small carbon footprint and big local flavor,” will cater the lunch. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.) Lunch registration has closed. If you have any questions regarding lunch, please email Ashley Robinson at

Childcare registration has closed. If you have any questions regarding childcare, please contact Ashley Robinson at

Young woman is standing at a crossroad on a cliff by the seaBaptist Women in Ministry will host its annual gathering on June 28, 2017, at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where we worship together, fellowship with friends both old and new, and as always enjoy exceptionally good food!

Our worship theme this year is “Crossroads: Discovering the Sacred in Every Journey.” Each of us stands in liminal spaces—most every day—deciding which path to take, figuring out which road to follow, pondering our future. Such is not a new experience. God’s people have long stood in the crossroads. Jeremiah 6:16 reminds us that this is an age-old quandary: “The LORD said to the people: ‘You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls.’”

In his book, The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred, Phil Cousineau writes “If we truly want to know the secret of soulful travel, we need to believe that there is something sacred waiting to be discovered in virtually every journey.” (xxiv) Join us in June as together we explore the sacred in our journeys.



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Kasey Jones

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Ossie X. McKinney


Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, June 28, at Smoke Rise Baptist Church, 5901 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, Georgia, and will be led by Kasey Jones and Ossie X. McKinney. Kasey is pastor of National Memorial Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Ossie serves as minister of music at Faith Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia.


Past Annual Gatherings