Welcome to FBC

Worship Times:
Sunday Morning 9am and 11am

The First Baptist Church of McMinnville is a creative, thoughtful, inclusive American Baptist congregation. Following the example of Jesus, the urging of the Spirit, the call of God, the challenge of the prophets, the legacy of those who have gone before us, and the insistence of our own consciences, we affirm the dignity and worth of all creation.

As we proclaim and work toward the reign of justice and peace, we welcome all people. We rejoice in our diversity and seek to understand our differences as ways of more fully encountering the beauty and complexity of the image of God. We commit to creating a community where people of all ages, abilities, genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, experiences, backgrounds, and situations are celebrated as full participants, as together we strive to be faithful followers and proclaimers of Good News.

Past Sermons

This Week’s Pastoral Prayer

Holy One,
You travel before us,
beckoning us.
And alongside us,
cheering us on.
And You lag behind,
urging us torward tomorrow…

We do not know the ways.

We hold out ideals…

And we cling to hopes…

And we take small steps…

And we stumble,
and we fear,
and we get turned around.

We take comfort from knowing
that whatever this way is,
wherever this journey
we have set out on will take us,
we do not go this way alone.
And we are never –
wherever we wander –
out of Your care.
We take comfort
in knowing

So bless our journeys,
we pray.
Bless all those roads
that people are traveling
these days –
some easier than our own,
some unimaginably harder.

May all of us know You
behind us,
before us,
beside us


Worship in April

April 1 EASTER Sunday "Easter is an Uprising" Mark 16:1-8; Rev. Erika Marksbury, preaching

April 8 "The Resurrected Community is the Church at Mission" John 20: 19-23; Rev. Erika Marksbury, preaching

April 15 "Bridging the Gap" - Y.A.H.O.O. Mexico Mission Sunday Sharing from Y.A.H.O.O. Team Members: Georgine Benner, Prescott Benner, Annie Clayton, Ana Dominguez, Mary Dressel, Kalie Ferry, Dane Foster, Jason Kiff, Joel Kiff, Arlo Kneeland-MacDonald, Paul Kushner, Tony Marler, Alyssa McMillan, Myra Paloblanco, Zach Reinker, Cyrus Scarboro-Ford, Sean P. Williams

April 22 "Amor, Amor, Amor" - AMOS Nicaragua Mission Sunday Sharing from Nicaragua Team Members: Marcy Anderson, Rubi Gonzalez, Erika Marksbury, Helios & Lisa Ovando-Arreola, Cynthia Parker, Jennifer Scott, Brandi Spence, Tiffany Wall, Cameron Watson, and Don Watson

April 29 5th Sunday Schedule: 9 am - Prayer & Song Service / 11 am - Combined Celebration Service "Upon All These Rocks" Matthew 16:13-19; Rev. Erika Marksbury, preaching


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