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

​This week's pastoral prayer remembers that the origins of Mother's Day were rooted in hopes for peace: hopes that mothers of differing perspectives and even differing nations could all teach their sons not to harm one another, and so they could bring about an end to war. ​

Into life, Holy One, is where you are always calling us.

Into life, and so into community.

Into life, and so into love.

You are always calling us, guiding us, this way.

We give thanks that you are persistent.

That you don’t give up on us, even when we’re not easy.

We give thanks that your grace enfolds us at every turn​,

​t​hat your love wraps around us and holds us close,

​t​hat your faith in us means we can never really be lost,

​h​owever we might feel.

This day and all our days, God,

​w​e pray for peace –

​i​n our hearts, and in our homes,

​a​nd in our streets, and in our communities.

We pray for peace between neighbors and peace between nations.

We pray for the peace of Christ – deep, abiding, healing, justice-making peace –

​t​o be in and around and through all things.
And we pray that when we need that peace, we might be open to receive it.

And we pray that where we can give peace,

we might be courageous enough to offer it. And we ask,

Gracious One, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.

Worship in May

May 6 Communion Sunday “Lying Down and Rising Up" John 15:9-17; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching

May 13 “Becoming a Witness"
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching

May 20 Pentecost Sunday: A Celebration of the Spirit
This Sunday’s worship services will feature testimonies - in word, video, and song - from FBC friends and members answering the question: “Where have you seen, or heard, or known God’s Spirit lately?” During the service, everyone will be invited to share a six-word story answering that question. Anyone with an answer longer than that, who might be willing to share their story, please contact Erika at erika@fbcmac.org or by calling the church office at 503.472.7941. And everyone is encouraged to wear red, the church’s traditional color for celebrating God’s Spirit!

May 27 “I and My People" Isaiah 6:1-8, Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching


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