Wm. G. Foote
Foote Lecture Series
Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15
“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Promise and Challenge of Baptism”
Dr. David Gambrell, associate in the office of Theology and Worship,
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Dr. Gambrell is a minister of Word and Sacrament and noted hymn writer is a frequent speaker in congregations and at the Montreat Conference Center.
For two millennia, Christians have understood baptism as the sacramental source of our identity and mission in Jesus Christ. In recent times, however, baptism has been misunderstood … as a perfunctory blessing of babies, an artifact of human institutions, or an exclusive marker of belonging. How do contemporary Christians respond to such challenges while claiming baptism as a gift of God’s overflowing grace?
The Glory to God hymnal includes fourteen of Dr. Gambrell’s hymns including “Great God of Every Blessing,” written on the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth.
The series begins with dinner ($10/person) on Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. followed by the first talk at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Gambrell will preach on Sunday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. and the concluding talk will be presented at 5:00 p.m. with a reception at 6:00 p.m. in the John Knox Room.
Email Judith@savannahfpc.org for dinner reservations. The Foote Series was established in 1995 to remember the generosity of William Foote, whose bequest in 1862 largely paid for the construction of the church building on Monterey Square in 1872.