Welcome to FBC

Summer Worship Time:
Sunday Mornings 10am

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…
Justice.
Equality.
Peace.

And we cling to hopes…
Healing.
Restoration.
Recovery.

And we take small steps…
Curiosity.
Confession.
Kindness.

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
no
one
ever
is.

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
always.

Amen.

Worship in June

June 4 and 11 Worship: 9:00 am & 11:00 am

June 4 - Communion & Pentecost Sunday - Acts 2:1-21

June 11 - Graduate Recognition - Acts 11:19-26, Offertory Music from the Choir at 9 am

Summer schedule beginning June 18 - One Service at 10:00 am

June 18 - Father's Day - Psalm 119, selected verses, Offertory Music from Heidi Leach

June 25 - Guest preachers Glen & Rita Chapman, former Republic of Congo Missionaries
Welcome the Chapmans from International Ministries! They will be providing the sermon and sharing about their mission work. The Chapmans receive program and salary
support for their work from our Mission budget.

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