Posts by Susan Chambers

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children Informational Session Sunday, June 5th 10-10:50am – Gathering Room The Safe Families for Children program coordinated through A Family Place Relief Nursery and Catholic Community Services, is a movement of compassion designed to reduce child abuse by providing a secure, temporary home for children whose parents are in crisis. The program […]

America for Christ Offering: April 3, 10, 17

America for Christ Offering: April 3, 10, 17 The 2016 theme for our denominations America for Christ offering is “Discipleship: Becoming More Like Christ.” It is a call to take our place of service as we minister to the most vulnerable in our communities.  Since 1824, the American Baptist Home Mission Societies has remained rooted […]

Kikongo University Thriving!

Dear Friends, I have written in the past about the brand new university at Kikongo.  As you recall, it has grown out of our pastoral training program.  We now have three majors :  Theology / development, agriculture science, and teacher training.   The response has been overwhelming.  The last time we had a new class in […]

Thank You from Mylinda Baits

Greetings McMinnville First Baptist! I wanted to again say thanks for your kindness and generosity through the Change for Change offering. When I was in Nicaragua with AMOS Health and Hope in January, I was able to leave my 8 sets of symbolic imagery cards for their future trainings because I was able to purchase […]

UNIDOS Bridging Communities

Unidos Bridging Community is a mission supported by FBC. Started in 2012, spearheaded by Sally Godard, with a small group of Latinos and non-Latinos, Unidos’ mission is to build bridges of understanding, support and advocacy between Latinos and non-Latinos in Yamhill County. This past year has been very productive for Unidos. We launched aLERT, Law […]

Stars for the STAR Room

In December at the STAR Room decorations were prepared for the Christmas tree in the room. As I started to put on decorations I was hoping others would follow my lead and want to decorate too. Before I even got one ornament on the tree a woman excitedly asked if she could help. She said […]

THANK YOU for 1st C-WISH Cold Weather event!

C-WISH McMinnville Acknowledgements – A BIG SHOUT OUT to: First Presbyterian Church – Dave, Dale, Jane and Pastor Matt and all their volunteers, including St. James, three nights (November 24, 25, 26). First Baptist Church – Danny and Pastor Erika and all their volunteers including community rovers, three nights (November 27, 28, 29). Cooperative Ministries […]

A Family Place Rents Space at FBC

A Family Place Partnership Update A Family Place has moved into 2 classrooms and two smaller spaces (former TLC Director’s Office and Storage areas) in the Lower Level of the church.  Approximately seventeen staff now call FBC their ‘office!’  Wrinkles with internet and cell phone are still being worked out, but the staff is generally happy to […]

Advent Conspiracy

 Let’s conspire to change the way we celebrate Christmas! Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through Worshipping Fully, Spending Less, Giving More and Loving All. ‘BRING CHANGE’ TO CREATE CHANGE Your Mission Education Team has chosen in 2015 to […]