Church Board

Church Board Notes

Ice Cream Socials, Barbecues, and FBC’s Future! The future has begun for the new and continuing members of your FBC Church Board. Your new Church Board (CB) met on July 10. All Leadership Teams were represented with a special thanks to those who stepped forward after our June 30 Semi-Annual Program & congregational meeting. Our…

Church Board Notes 6.12.19

Celebrations Around! The 150th Maintenance loan is paid off! A meeting was held with the Chief Credit Officer at First Federal bank. We mutually expressed appreciation, FBC to First Federal for granting the loan, and First Federal to FBC for our contributions to the McMinnville community and for paying the loan balance so quickly. The…

Church Board Notes – March, 2019

Good News, Challenges, and Spring are in the air. Part of representing you at the Church Board, all the Board members are devoted to the area of their responsibility. They gather their committee members, plan and carry out activities to create community, and to provide a variety of choice activities for your enlightenment, fun, and…

Church Board Notes – August

We are on a journey together. Your Church Board is part of our collective journey. We meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month to plan, report, and to share. During the August 8th meeting the discussion of hospitality and community regarding our denominational region, the courtyard, and the use of the lockers located in our…

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…

2018-2019 Church Board

Moderator – JoAnn Sims – joanncsims@gmail.com Assistant Moderator – Martha Van Cleave –  mvcleave@linfield.edu Secretary/Clerk – David Ferry – davidferry0634@comcast.net Treasurer – Don Watson – donjw@comcast.net Building & Grounds – Steve Howard – 503-550-4092 Children & Youth – Helen Anderson – helen.anderson1234@gmail.com Faith Formatioin – David Larmouth – gbdlinor@gmail.com Membership & Member Engagement – Shelly…

March 14 – Church Board Notes

Flowers are blooming, trees and vines are budding – ’tis the season of promise, hope and new life! Last month you might have read in the Board Notes section of the Tidings about the Church Board’s plan to make some changes and revisions to the Board structure. I am excited about the promise of these…

January 10, 2018 Church Board Notes

I reported last month that the focus of the Church Board in December was to propose a balanced budget for 2018. In January, the Budget Team continued working to build a budget that anticipated less income in Estimates of Giving compared to 2017. The Church Board approved a church budget on Jan. 10. This was complicated when…

Church Board Notes – Nov. 8, 2017

With our 150th Anniversary year coming to a close, the Church Board and ministry staff held an all day retreat last month to think about ways for building and sustaining our community of faith in the near future. I am thankful for the way God’s spirit leads us to practical and attainable ideas. You will…