Posts by Donna Weed (Page 3)

Church Board Notes – October

Greetings from the Moderator! So many great things are happening at FBC I can hardly decide where to begin. The first two weeks of October included launching of our Calvin Storytelling grant with Portland Story Theater and our 150th Anniversary Organ/Trumpet/Piano Concert,1st in the series of 6 concerts. Attendance by community members at both events   […]

November Worship Highlights

November 6 – All Saints Day Luke 6:20-25 “A Bee in His Halo” – Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching To observe All Saints Day – Bring a picture of someone who has been a saint in your life to add to our communion table this day. November 13 – Luke 6:26-36 “Not Knowing Their Names” – […]

November Thoughts from Pastor Erika

What’s the rule again? As a pastor, I can’t tell people, from the pulpit, who I think they should vote for? I think that’s it. Are there rules about what I can say in newsletters? (Just kidding. (Mostly.)) This election season, like all that have come before it, has me thinking about values and principles and […]

Church Board Notes – September

The September 11th Potluck, with food samples from 1880’s and 1950’s and special quilt display, was a glorious beginning to our 150th Anniversary Year. It is an exciting time to be part of FBC, especially with Erika’s leadership and commitment to telling stories of the past and weaving them into the present. The year ahead […]

October Worship Highlights

Oct. 2  – Worship with Communion Message – “Where Do Stories Begin?” – Rev. Erika Marksbury Scripture: selections from The Infancy Gospel of Thomas Oct. 9 Message – “Who Gets to Tell the Story?” – Rev. Erika Marksbury Scripture: selections from The Gospel of Mary Magdalene Oct. 16  Message – “The Silences We Insist On” – Rev. […]

Church Board Notes – August

Greetings! The 2016-17 Church Board met for only the second time since new members were elected, so we continue to take time at each meeting to provide background on all the issues we have been discussing how decisions are made and how we function with staff.  Sean Williams, our new Children/Youth Ministry Coordinator joined us for the […]

September Worship Highlights

September 4 – Luke 14:25-33, “What Do You Own?,” Reverend Erika Marksbury preaching September 11 – Our 150th anniversary year celebration begins this day! 8:45 am – Pilgrimage to Original Church Site – Meet in the FBC parking lot at 8:45 to carpool/caravan to the South Yamhill Cemetery on McCabe Chapel Road (or meet us there […]

Mission Moment – September

FBC Mission Heritage Providing assistance through time, hands on efforts, education, financial means, support of our denomination missions, and our local missions has historically played a key part in who we are today. We want to share the current Good News about FBC’s mission life. Did you Know??? FBC provides organizational support to: Ecumenical Ministries […]