Posts by Donna Weed

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 […]

February Worship Highlights

‘STORIES CROSS BOUNDARIES’ – In February, we’ll explore the stories of Jesus and the disciples crossing “to the other side,” and we’ll discover what learning awaits them (and us!) in unfamiliar settings.  Feb. 5 – Worship with Communion, Scripture: Mark 4:35-41 – Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching  Feb. 12 – Scripture: Mark 6:45-51 – Rev. Erika […]

Church Board Notes – December

Although we did not have a December Church Board meeting due to snow and ice, the reports shared electronically by Council Chairs and staff are a reminder that the Spirit of God is at work among us! The first several months of the year should be engaging as we lead up to our Sesquicentennial celebration […]

January 2017 Thoughts from Pastor Erika

As we near the season of Epiphany – when we trace the journey of the wise ones who came in search of a king unlike any they’d ever known – I’m reminded that FBC has its own collection of wise men and women, wise youth, and wise children, all seeking the ways we can best […]

Church Board Notes – November

Seems hard to believe we are in the last month of 2016. The end of a calendar year is a busy time for your Church Board as we look toward the future. In early November, you should have received a letter explaining that this year the Stewardship Team is scheduling personal meetings to follow-up with each […]

December Worship Highlights

Sunday, Dec. 4            2nd Sunday of Advent — PEACE, Worship with Communion    Scripture: Isaiah 11 Sunday, Dec. 11          3rd Sunday of Advent — JOY              Scripture: Isaiah 35  Sunday, Dec. 18          4th Sunday of Advent — LOVE           Scripture: Isaiah 7 Tuesday, Dec. 20         Service of Remembrance – All are welcome  The sights and sounds of the […]