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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…

May Worship Highlights

May 1 – John 20:1-16 – To Be Known May 8 – John 21:9-19 – To Be Loved May 15 – Pentecost – Acts 2:1-18 – When Fire Rests May 22 – Acts 2:37-47 – (Extra)Ordinary Days May 29 – JP Bierly, Minister of Music & Small Groups, preaching June 5 – Gregg Sneller, former Associate Pastor at FBC…

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…

April Worship Highlights

April 3 – A Bluegrass Celebration Sunday! with Communion The Yamhillbillies (with our own Joel Kiff) will lead music at both services. Message: “Idle Tales” – Luke 24:1-12 April 10 – Y.A.H.O.O. Mexico Mission Sunday, “Hope Less, Do AMOR!” The Mexico Mission Team will lead worship, provide music, and share their stories. April 17 –…

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – March

There are so many Biblical heroes I want to pick fights with. Paul, first, with his rules about who can speak, and where. Second, any author who used the refrain “not counting women and children” (as in, “Then Jesus fed the hungry crowd, and there were about 5000 who ate, not counting women and children.”…

March Lenten Worship Highlights

March 6 – Message: Empty Space– Job 12-14; Mark 12:41-44 March 13 – Message: Creative Space – Job 28, Mark 13:32-37 March 20 – Palm Sunday – Message: Time and Space – Job 38-39, Mark 14:3-9 March 27 – Easter Sunday – Message: Continuum – Job 40-42; Mark 16:1-8

February Lenten Worship Highlights

Feb. 7 – Communion Sunday                                         Luke 5:1-11  – Deeper Waters Our LENTEN Theme:  “The SPACE Between”  This Lent, we’ll make space. We’ll create room for the mystery at the heart of our faith. Feb. 14 – 1st Sunday of Lent Job1; Mark 10:17-27 – Personal Space Feb. 21 – 2nd Sunday of Lent                                          Job 2;…