Posts by Donna Weed

Book Groups, Oct-Dec., 2017

This Fall, FBC is hosting two book groups. The themes of the books build on the themes from Sunday morning sermons, Wednesday night discussions, and the Mission Education Team’s “On Being an Ally” film that many of you saw recently. But the book groups also stand on their own, so feel free to participate in […]

Sunday Worship Highlights – October, 2017

Oct. 1: World Communion Sunday “Taking Only What We Have,” Luke 9:1-6 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Oct. 8: “The Dogs at the Table,” Matthew 15:21-28 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Oct. 15: “Not Making the Same Mistake,” Matthew 19:13-15 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Oct. 22: “On Emotion, Compassion, and Personal Discoveries,” Luke 7:11-17 JP Bierly, Minister […]

Church Board Notes – Sept. 13, 2017

When Pastor Erika and I plan the Church Board agenda the week before the monthly meeting, we often think this month will be a lighter agenda. By the evening of the meeting, a full agenda develops. There is a lot of good work going on at FBC McMinnville! The Stewardship committee reported the good news […]

5th Sunday & Minisitry Fair

Sunday, October 29th 9:00 am – Meditative Prayer Service 10:00 am – Christian Education Classes Berean, Chapel, Faith & Java, Rainbow and Parent Classes; Children & Youth Sunday School 11:00 am – Combined Worship Service Children’s Chapel after the Children’s Story 12:00 pm – Ministry Fair An opportunity to FIND YOUR FIT at FBC! All […]

May Worship Highlights

May 7 – 150TH CELEBRATION Sunday – 10:00 am Gathering Room Reception & 11:00 am Combined Worship. We’ll welcome back old friends and former staff members at our one worship service on this day. Celebrating the faithfulness of those who came before and committing ourselves anew to the future God has for us! We’ll share […]

May Thoughts from Pastor Erika

Upcoming baptisms have given me the chance to talk with the people participating in that ritual (welcome, Kerry and Jesse!) about the distinctiveness of our denomination. The four freedoms, those hallmarks of ABC life, are what I most look forward to telling people about.   They’re basically already on board with Religious Freedom (separation of church […]

March Worship Highlights

Worship Highlights March 1, 6 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Combined Service with St. James Catholic Church, hosted by FBC Father Mike Walker preaching. Musicians & Liturgists from both congregations. A  meaningful way to bring in the “Season of Lent” by drawing us together with neighbors and reminding us that we all come from God, and […]

One World Peace Concert

Join us as we hear SONGS of CELEBRATION, COURAGE,                                                      PEACE, LAUGHTER, and COMPASSION. Saturday, Feb. 11 – 7:00 pm – First Baptist Church sanctuary,  Featuring Song writers, Poets, and Musicians, MIKE STERN & BILL JOLLIFF                                                      Mike Stern has traveled the world extensively while singing for PEACE and JUSTICE. He has visited Hiroshima & Nagasaki in Japan; Malawi & […]

February Thoughts from Pastor Erika

We spent time last fall talking about affiliating with the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, and identifying as a church that advocates for the full inclusion of all people as God’s beloved, especially those who have been marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We signed up, because AWAB’s work is the […]