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Drawing the Circle Wide – Ep 4

Episode 4 of Drawing the Circle Wide, a podcast from the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon is now available. This week’s podcast features a sermon from Dr. Marcia Patton and responses from members of our faith community: Dave Larmouth, Emily Diesburg, Lara O’Brady, Nicole Curry, Cynthia Parker, and Mike Burr. This week’s guest is […]

Drawing the Circle Wide – Ep 3

Episode 3 of Drawing the Circle Wide, a podcast from the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon is now available. In each episode you’ll hear the sermon from the previous Sunday followed by a discussion between or a reflection from some voices within our faith community. This week’s guest is Dr. Jennifer Williams. Join the […]

Drawing the Circle Wide – Ep 2

Episode 2 of Drawing the Circle Wide, a podcast from the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon is now available. In each episode you’ll hear the sermon from the previous Sunday followed by a discussion between or a reflection from some voices within our faith community. This week’s guests are Danny Browne and Anne Engen. […]

Drawing the Circle Wide – Episode 1

Welcome to Drawing the Circle Wide, a podcast from the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon. In each episode you’ll hear the sermon from the previous Sunday followed by a discussion between or a reflection from some voices within our faith community. This week’s guests are Larry Sims and Joel Kiff. Join the conversation below. […]

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – September

“Every human encounter invites us to adjust our fragile equilibrium to the push or pull of a new other,” writes Maria Poggi Johnson in Making a Welcome: Christian Living and the Practice of Hospitality. That’s wisdom we’re taking into our grant year, this year of programming ahead of us that will invite us to celebrate […]

Discernment Committee Responses

You may remember that after FBC chose to join the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Rev. Steve Bils, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast, sent us three questions he said were often posed to him from churches that don’t identify as welcoming and affirming of LGBTQIA+ people. He […]

Accompanist Position Open

Interim Accompanist The First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon, a welcoming, progressive, American Baptist congregation committed to ministry as described in Matthew 25:34-40, seeks an Interim Accompanist. The Interim Accompanist is responsible for providing music and choir accompaniment at First Baptist Church rehearsals, Sunday Services and special services. Starting schedule will include rehearsal every Thursday night […]

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – August

I meet with some clergy friends in Portland once a month for conversation and mutual support. I had to leave this month’s meeting a little early, and as I was packing my things, standing up to go, one woman said, “Maybe next month, we can talk about what it’s like to be a pastor during […]

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – July

In his Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, poet Wendell Berry advises the reader: “Plant sequoias. Say that your main crop is the forest that you did not plant, that you will not live to harvest.” I’ve been thinking about that in connection to our focus on gardening this summer, on how putting seeds in […]