Posts by Sean Williams

Puerto Rico Earthquake

Dear Friend in Christ, A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico at 4:24 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The southwest part of the island received the worst part. Immediately after the seism, the whole island was without electricity. At least one person died, as walls collapsed around the area, and many others were injured. The majority…

Church Board Notes December 2019

Your Leadership Team chairs reported the following, Building and Grounds: the new security system and details about whole building internet access is in discussion Missions: a film and discussion by N. Kristof and his wife in partnership with First Presbyterian is being considered. Faith Formations: A pot-luck and film are coming in January Membership: a…

FINANCIAL REPORT DECEMBER 2019

Treasurer’s Report: January-November 2019 Financial update: Building & Grounds Ministry Team is usually remaining budgeted maintenance funds for a new video security system around the building. A contract with BrilliantNW for $5,425 will be funded out of the 2019 budget. Work will be complete in January. More LED lightbulbs will also be purchased during December…

First Friday Forum

First Friday Forum Friday, December 6th at 7 pm in the Social Hall Good Vibrations: Benefits of Sound Healing Presenter Rachel Hayward brings the power of sound to her healing work and community drum gatherings to help people better understand how sound can be used to heal and to connect to each other and to…

Advent Happenings

Below is a list of the special events happening at FBC during Advent. We hope you will be a part of these meaningful ways to connect in this season. And be sure to also check out our Advent theme and resources available. Sunday, December 1 at 11:15am – Church Family Holiday Gathering All are invited…

Advent 2019

Advent is all about holding your breath. It’s all about the promise of what’s to come – that unexpected in-breaking that will change the world as we know it. We talk about it; we read about it; we sing about it; we count down the days… We wait for it. We’re told that patience is…

Financial Report NOVEMBER 2019

  Financial Update: After 10 months, our income from Contributions is at 95% yet short of our goal by $ 12,500. Of the net income balance above, a good portion will be spent on building maintenance and repair before the end of December. Having no big repair surprises this year has enabled us to spend…

Church Board Notes NOVEMBER 2019

Expressions of Community & Friendship filled the November meeting. Your Board demonstrates compassion and care in your name each time we meet. The Matthew 25 group reported that our Social Hall was open as an emergency warming shelter from Oct. 28-Nov. 2. This action was taken as a result of temperatures in the 20’s and…

Boxes of Hope

Beginning Sunday, November 3, members & friends of First Baptist Church are invited to be a part of the BOXES of HOPE program, an alternative way to give this Christmas. A Family Place (AFP) is the Relief Nursery of Yamhill County, which supports 60 families in McMinnville. AFP runs early childhood classrooms, offers parent education,…