Posts by Donna Weed

An Immigration Immersion Experience

Tijuana, Mexico, August 10-18, 2019 You are invited to participate in this trip, part of a series of annual immigration immersion trips through a partnership between BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz and American Baptist International Ministries. The purpose of these trips is to bring people into a deeper understanding of the true stories behind…

Church Board Notes

Ice Cream Socials, Barbecues, and FBC’s Future! The future has begun for the new and continuing members of your FBC Church Board. Your new Church Board (CB) met on July 10. All Leadership Teams were represented with a special thanks to those who stepped forward after our June 30 Semi-Annual Program & congregational meeting. Our…

Sunday Worship Highlights – August

Summer Sunday WORSHIP at 10 am August 4 “Saving Seats at the Table” – Communion Sunday, Luke 14:7-15 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Special Music from Rob Porter August 11 “Grumbling Tummies” – 1 Corinthians 11:17-22, 31-34 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Special Music from Nadya King August 18 “Refreshing Our Souls” – Psalm 23 WORSHIP IN…

10 am – Summer Worship

July 7        “Table Manners, Part One” – Communion Sunday – Luke 11:37-46, Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July 14       “Table Manners, Part Two” – Matthew 15:21-28, Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July 21       “Why We Go” – John 10:10, Kyle Williams, Global Servant, guest preaching Read about Kyle & Katrina Williams and their work with International…

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – July

As I write this, I’m sitting next to an open duffle bag and clothes and books are strewn around – I’m also packing for the ABC (USA) biennial conference. While it was convenient to have the conference in Portland two years ago, and wonderful to get to show off this area and the great work…

Church Board Notes 6.12.19

Celebrations Around! The 150th Maintenance loan is paid off! A meeting was held with the Chief Credit Officer at First Federal bank. We mutually expressed appreciation, FBC to First Federal for granting the loan, and First Federal to FBC for our contributions to the McMinnville community and for paying the loan balance so quickly. The…

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,…