Posts by Donna Weed

Mission Moment – Rainbow Acres

From Pastor Gregg A. Sneller, Partnership Advocate of Rainbow Aces At the age of 16, I first met a man by the name of Ralph Showers. He was deeply loved by the pastor of our church and came to speak about a dream of a ranch in Arizona for adults with developmental disabilities. Rainbow Acres…

Church Board Notes – March, 2019

Good News, Challenges, and Spring are in the air. Part of representing you at the Church Board, all the Board members are devoted to the area of their responsibility. They gather their committee members, plan and carry out activities to create community, and to provide a variety of choice activities for your enlightenment, fun, and…

April Lenten Worship Highlights

April 7 – 5th Sunday of Lent – “Walking Toward What Is” Luke 9:1-6, Guest preacher, Rev. Margaret Marcuson Special Music from FBC Choir at 9 o’clock Rev. Marcuson is a friend of FBC Mac, an author, a consultant & and coach, and a “leader of leaders.” She pastored the First Baptist Church of Gardner,…

Disaster Rejuvenates Hope in Kikongo

The night was dark and stormy. August is still the dry season, but a tropical electrical storm accompanied by lots of wind was bearing down on Kikongo. Glen was in Kinshasa, so Rita was by herself to close the windows and put the barrels out under the water spouts to catch the precious water after…

Collins Summit – Human Migration

2018 Collins Summit HUMAN MIGRATION: CLAIMING ROOTS IN AN UPROOTED WORLD November 1st – Concordia University – Portland, Oregon. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) invites you to explore the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society.  Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars in a day of…

Centering Prayer

Monday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Fireplace room A series of talks Leading up to the Centering Prayer Workshop (Oct. 20 & 27) What is the Christian experience of connecting to the Source? If you’ve ever been curious about Christian meditation, this is the series for you. Oct 1 – Dr. Bill Apel:…

October Worship Highlights

During October, the sermons will continue to explore the “Confessional Statement on American Baptist Identity,” which claims that we are called by God through Christ to be a contemporary people, a Biblical people, an inclusive people, an interdependent people, a caring people, a redeemed people, a worshiping people, and a missional people. Each Sunday we’ll…

Church Board Notes – August

We are on a journey together. Your Church Board is part of our collective journey. We meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month to plan, report, and to share. During the August 8th meeting the discussion of hospitality and community regarding our denominational region, the courtyard, and the use of the lockers located in our…

September Worship Highlights

Sept. 2 – Communion Sunday + Courtyard Rededication – the 10 am service will end in the courtyard. Message: “Reclaiming Our Gardens”  Song of Solomon 4:16-5:1, Psalms 1, Micah 4:2-4; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Sept. 9 – Two-Service Schedule Begins at 9 am & 11 am Adult Education Classes Resume at 10 am. Message:  “A…

JULY Worship Highlights

9:30 -11:30 am – Nursery care for Infants through Preschool 10:00 am – SUMMER WORSHIP July 1 Communion Sunday “In Defense of God” Genesis 3:1-7; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July 8 “On Knowing Where You Are” Genesis 3:1-13; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July 15 “Returning to Dust ” Genesis 3:1-19; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July…