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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.…

October Thoughts from Pastor Erika

The archives, I may have told you, are gorgeous. Church records were for many years hand- written in perfect calligraphy into a book with a marbled brown cover. The long, narrow book holds meeting minutes, attendance lists, expense records, and community covenants. But there’s more: Old bulletins tell of a sermon series “introducing His Royal Majesty,…

September Thoughts from Pastor Erika

In high school, my friend Todd worked at a grocery store. I brought some bread and fruit through his checkout line once and was surprised to see a bright green sticker on his nametag that announced, “I’M NEW HERE!” I asked him, “Haven’t you worked here for a while now?” He told me, “I’ve been…

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – May

“It’s a good day to be an American Baptist.” That’s what Judy Fackenthal, current president of our denomination, said to a small group of clergy women who gathered in Santa Fe, New Mexico a few weeks ago too. It was near the end of our week – we’d spent time in prayer and study and…

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – April

One of the incredible gifts of my role here as pastor is getting to listen to people’s stories. Often, people with no real connection to this place – except that they happened to be driving by, or they once knew someone here, or they found themselves in need and someone pointed them this way – often…