Posts by Donna Weed (Page 8)

June Worship Highlights

June 5 – Guest Preacher, Gregg Sneller (former FBC McMinnville associate pastor, currently on staff with American Baptist International Ministries)  June 12 – In Simplicity, Luke 7:36-50  June 19 – In the Beginning Was Beauty, Genesis 1  June 26 – Beginning Again, Genesis 2

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – June

In Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1868 novel, ‘The Idiot’, one character asks another, “Is it true that you once said, ‘Beauty will save the world’?”  The question is often misquoted as a statement, an affirmative – but I think it’s worth considering as a question. We are surrounded by beauty – the peaks of Mt. Hood and…

Press Release – FBC receives Vital Worship Grant

2016 PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                                   May 17, 2016 First Baptist Church, McMinnville Oregon receives a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The grant will fund a year-long project to develop the congregational practice of storytelling and testimony in…

Special Report – Our Church Building

SPECIAL REPORT FOR FBC MEMBERS AND FRIENDS Stewardship Committee and Church Building Condition A few months ago, and following two discussions, the Stewardship and Building & Grounds group decided it needed to have a certified building inspector do a report on the church home. The fee was manageable, and there was enough left over from…

New Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator selected – Sean Williams

The Search Committee for the Children’s and Youth Ministry Coordinator is excited to announce that we’ve offered the position to Sean Williams – whom many of you met during his visit here at the end of February – and he has gladly accepted! He’s especially excited about the inclusivity of FBC, our passion for mission,…

May Worship Highlights

May 1 – John 20:1-16 – To Be Known May 8 – John 21:9-19 – To Be Loved May 15 – Pentecost – Acts 2:1-18 – When Fire Rests May 22 – Acts 2:37-47 – (Extra)Ordinary Days May 29 – JP Bierly, Minister of Music & Small Groups, preaching June 5 – Gregg Sneller, former Associate Pastor at FBC…

April Church Board Notes

Your Church Board meets the second Wednesday of each month to discuss important issues facing the church.  The elected members of the board include moderator, vice-moderator, secretary/clerk, treasurer, council chairs for administration, Christian education, missions, and worship and growth, and 4 at-large members.  Elections occur each June.  Terms are 2 years except for treasurer and…

FBC sponsors a Rainbow Acres Resident

INTRODUCING DONNA  Donna Hubler came to live at Rainbow Acres six years ago after her mother passed away. Her sister, Patty, helped move Donna to Rainbow Acres and Patty and her husband do the best they can to pay for Donna’s care. It is a challenge because both are in their 70’s, still working and…

New Adult Education Class

Class begins Sunday, April 3 The Chapel Adult Education class will be reading and discussing a New York Times best-seller An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor.  Books are available in the church office.  Taylor, an Episcopal priest and professor, shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church. …