Posts by Donna Weed (Page 12)

March Worship Highlights

  The LENTEN SEASON March 1 Communion Sunday Message – Choosing to Live Scripture: Genesis 17:1-7; Mark 8:31-38 March 8 Message – Stop Being a Duck Scripture: Amos 5:21-24; John 2:13-22 Youth Worship at 11:00 a.m. March 15 Message – Believe and Live Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 March 22 Message – A Path to Death Scripture: […]

Pastoral Search Team – March update

How many females & males are associated with FBC? How are decisions communicated? What have we never done at FBC? Find the answers on our FBC profile, information about our church available on the Pastoral Search page of our website. Yes, the FBC profile is complete and it is available for you to read. Thank you for […]

Church Board Notes – January/February, 2015

In January a major focus of the board meeting concerned the ministry of FBC to our homeless neighbors.  As was addressed in the letter you received, the board took under advisement recommendations from the ad-hoc committee formed in December.  After heartfelt and compassionate discussion the board took the following actions: The Gathering Room will be […]

New Sunday Class at 10:00 a.m.

The BOOK of JOHN Sunday, Jan. 25 10:00 a.m. (ongoing) Bridgebuilders’ Room The class will have a discussion format with a focus on why John was written — ”that you may believe”. Join us as we explore John’s Gospel, often referred to as the “Maverick Gospel” because its perspective is different from that of Matthew, […]

Pastor’s 2014 Annual Report

Pastor’s Report on the Health of the Congregation 2014 was a year of transition for First Baptist Church, with the departure of Kent Harrop as Pastor and the calling of Michael Sayler as Interim Pastor. The primary focus of the congregation has been three-fold: Further understanding what it means to be a Matthew 25 church […]

Moderator’s 2014 Annual Reporting

As we begin a new year, there is much to reflect on and give thanks for; we have established a thriving ministry to our neighbors in need, we have welcomed new members, we have experienced fellowship at a variety of events including a delightful luau, and we have lifted our voices in song in worship […]

Pastor’s Letter – February 2015

Paul Dekar, writing for Baptist Peacemaker, encourages us to find heroes for our society outside the military. He suggests a roll call that includes Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche Community, Cesar Chavez, Harry Emerson Fosdick, William Sloane Coffin, and Martin Luther King Jr. That is only a short part of a long list of […]

News from Mylinda Baits

Our newest missionary that FBC personally supports is Mylinda Baits. She is a regional missionary with particular focus on issues of human trafficking in the Iberoamerica-Caribbean region. Here is an excerpt from her newsletter. “I speak strongly and passionately about our responsibility as people of faith and believers in the dignity of all to speak […]

Feedback – Results of Congregational Input Survey

The Pastoral Search Team completed the church profile, thanks to your help in participating in the Congregational Input Survey.  Your assistance with listing priorities for ministry undertakings and what is important to you about FBC will help us accurately describe to potential candidates our community of faith and expectations for the position.  We were delighted […]

Nicaragua Advent Conspiracy results

Nicaragua – Advent Conspiracy Update: Our commitment as a Matthew 25 church is alive and well! Daily we serve the homeless, the cold, the hungry, and medically needy right here in our community, providing prayers, food, shelter, and home to the free medical clinic. We’ve extend those efforts globally to the small rural communities of La Pimienta […]