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Church Board Notes – Feb. 17, 2016

The February Church Board meeting began with a discussion of the Safe Families for Children program and the possibilities for participation by First Baptist.  Erika, Susan Chambers, and Tai James attended the community informational meeting and brought additional details to the board.  The Mission Education Team will be exploring ways of informing the congregation about…

February Lenten Worship Highlights

Feb. 7 – Communion Sunday                                         Luke 5:1-11  – Deeper Waters Our LENTEN Theme:  “The SPACE Between”  This Lent, we’ll make space. We’ll create room for the mystery at the heart of our faith. Feb. 14 – 1st Sunday of Lent Job1; Mark 10:17-27 – Personal Space Feb. 21 – 2nd Sunday of Lent                                          Job 2;…

January Church Board Notes

The January Church Board meeting focused on the Semi-Annual Report/Meeting which emphasizes the Financial and Statistical Report of 2015 and the Proposed Operating Budget for 2016. We ended 2015 with a carryover of $9,283 attributed to generous giving in December combined with staff and programs cutting expenses. For income in 2016, we will have fewer…

A Season of Lent – “The SPACE Between”

The first day of Lent falls on Valentine’s Day this year. A clergy friend of mine joked, “How are we supposed to celebrate? And what do we preach? That the devil meets Jesus in the desert and tempts him with a box of chocolates? Or God rains down teddy bears from heaven for the Israelites?…

December Church Board Notes

The December Board meeting was filled with reports from Council Chairs and officers of the Board. The Board was pleased to hear the proposal from the Volunteer group to develop a position description for a volunteer to serve as Volunteer Systems Developer (VSD).  This person would work directly with Erika and would be assisted by…

January Worship Highlights

Jan. 3 – EPIPHANY Sunday with communion Message: “[(A Star and) A Dream and] A Child to Lead Us” – Matthew 2:1-12 Jan. 10 – Message :”All the People, and Jesus Also…” – Luke 3:15-22 Jan. 17 – Message: “Good Timing & Good Wine” – John 2:1-11 Jan. 24 – Message: “Stand in the Place Where…