Posts by Donna Weed (Page 13)

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 […]

FBC Search Team Progress Report

Happy New Year! Thanks to your timely responses to the all-church survey, the FBC Church Profile is nearly complete. A church profile is a self-study conducted by the Pastoral Search Team. The FBC profile is useful in several ways. Our profile documents who we are, what we believe, how we operate and are organized, our history, how […]

Treasurer’s Report: January 1 – November 30, 2014

Financial update:  Generous giving during November and December has put us back in the plus for “Net Income.”  A strong financial year-end finish will be a great help to determining our 2015 spending plan. A complete financial report for 2014 will be available at our Semi-Annual meeting on January 18, 2015. Thank you. ~ Submitted […]

Good News for Kikongo! Update from Glen Chapman

The Kikongo Pastoral Institute was established in 1948 with the objective of training rural pastors for the Baptist church in Bandundu province. There has been a push to raise the qualifications and level of training of rural pastors. There are a number of good reasons to do this. Due to the poverty in the country, anyone […]

Church Board Notes December 2014

On becoming a Matthew 25 church where all are welcome and cared for. Your Church Board held its regular, second Wednesday, meeting on December 10th. The primary topic of discussion was the ongoing efforts to provide hospitality to our neighbors living on the margins. Our primary outreach takes place each Monday and Friday morning in the STAR […]