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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 […]

Storytelling Starter Workshops

The Portland Story Theater is coming to FBC! They’re offering two sessions of their Storytelling Starter, a workshop designed to give you a taste of the fabulous art form of storytelling in less than two hours. It’s interactive. Fast-paced. Fun! Their approach teaches participants to trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart. You’ll get […]

Celebration of 150 Years begins

Join us Sunday, September 11 as we begin our celebration of 150 Years of Engaging Community! We’ll remember our earliest days as a community – hearing the words and songs of our foremothers and fathers in faith, enjoying the foods they would’ve feasted on, and marveling at the quilts that tell the stories of their […]

AMOS Nicaragua Delegation

July 7-18, FBC Delegation Visits AMOS Health & Hope in Nicaragua Please keep the ten delegates from FBC in your prayers as they travel to be with the people of La Pimienta and El Calderon, to organize and work together to improve access to basic health care for their community members. Learn more about AMOS […]

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 […]