Rainbow Acres – a new Mission in the US

A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR MISSION INVOLVEMENT The Mission Education Team is excited to offer FBC a new opportunity for mission involvement. For many years we have supported International missions. Now we are adding a mission in the United States-Rainbow Acres in Arizona! Rainbow Acres is a Christian community with heart […]

March Mission Moment – A Family Place Relief Nursery of Yamhill County

For those of you who missed the March Mission Moment presentation in worship over Spring Break, here’s a summary.  A Family Place helps reduce childhood abuse, neglect and foster placements in Yamhill County.  They support at-risk families by offering free professional home visiting, parent education and a specialized preschool for […]

Nicaragua Mission update

Drs David & Laura Parajon – ABC-USA International Missionaries, responded to the need for improved health care for poor, rural Nicaraguans by creating AMOS Health & Hope. to improve the health of Impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development. First Baptist Church, McMinnville, has provided financial support and prayers […]


Love in Action is a round-table discussion and networking forum of community service providers and church ministry representatives who meet weekly on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m..  Originally known as Community Compassion Brown Baggers, co-founded by Joyce Wolcott and Howie Harkema in February 2008. The focus is for gathering information and communication of […]

America for Christ Offering 2015

What is the America for Christ Offering? This annual offering supports the work of the America Baptist Home Mission Societies serving congregations and communities, transforming people, and establishing ministries of justice throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. What are the roots of American Baptist Mission Societies? The ABHMS was […]

Support Thanks from BPFNA

First Baptist Friends, Thank you for your recent gift and for all your support over many years. Thanks too for all the ways you live out the call to work for peace rooted in justice. We’re grateful to call you partners and friends. 2015 looks to be a full and […]

News from Mylinda Baits

Our newest missionary that FBC personally supports is Mylinda Baits. She is a regional missionary with particular focus on issues of human trafficking in the Iberoamerica-Caribbean region. Here is an excerpt from her newsletter. “I speak strongly and passionately about our responsibility as people of faith and believers in the […]

Nicaragua Advent Conspiracy results

Nicaragua – Advent Conspiracy Update: Our commitment as a Matthew 25 church is alive and well! Daily we serve the homeless, the cold, the hungry, and medically needy right here in our community, providing prayers, food, shelter, and home to the free medical clinic. We’ve extend those efforts globally to the small […]

Good News for Kikongo! Update from Glen Chapman

The Kikongo Pastoral Institute was established in 1948 with the objective of training rural pastors for the Baptist church in Bandundu province. There has been a push to raise the qualifications and level of training of rural pastors. There are a number of good reasons to do this. Due to the […]