Book Groups, Oct-Dec., 2017

This Fall, FBC is hosting two book groups. The themes of the books build on the themes from Sunday morning sermons, Wednesday night discussions, and the Mission Education Team’s “On Being an Ally” film that many of you saw recently. But the book groups also stand on their own, so feel free to participate in […]

May Worship Highlights

May 7 – 150TH CELEBRATION Sunday – 10:00 am Gathering Room Reception & 11:00 am Combined Worship. We’ll welcome back old friends and former staff members at our one worship service on this day. Celebrating the faithfulness of those who came before and committing ourselves anew to the future God has for us! We’ll share […]

May Thoughts from Pastor Erika

Upcoming baptisms have given me the chance to talk with the people participating in that ritual (welcome, Kerry and Jesse!) about the distinctiveness of our denomination. The four freedoms, those hallmarks of ABC life, are what I most look forward to telling people about.   They’re basically already on board with Religious Freedom (separation of church […]

March Worship Highlights

Worship Highlights March 1, 6 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Combined Service with St. James Catholic Church, hosted by FBC Father Mike Walker preaching. Musicians & Liturgists from both congregations. A  meaningful way to bring in the “Season of Lent” by drawing us together with neighbors and reminding us that we all come from God, and […]

January 2017 Thoughts from Pastor Erika

As we near the season of Epiphany – when we trace the journey of the wise ones who came in search of a king unlike any they’d ever known – I’m reminded that FBC has its own collection of wise men and women, wise youth, and wise children, all seeking the ways we can best […]

Church Board Notes – August

Greetings! The 2016-17 Church Board met for only the second time since new members were elected, so we continue to take time at each meeting to provide background on all the issues we have been discussing how decisions are made and how we function with staff.  Sean Williams, our new Children/Youth Ministry Coordinator joined us for the […]

September Worship Highlights

September 4 – Luke 14:25-33, “What Do You Own?,” Reverend Erika Marksbury preaching September 11 – Our 150th anniversary year celebration begins this day! 8:45 am – Pilgrimage to Original Church Site – Meet in the FBC parking lot at 8:45 to carpool/caravan to the South Yamhill Cemetery on McCabe Chapel Road (or meet us there […]

Mission Moment – September

FBC Mission Heritage Providing assistance through time, hands on efforts, education, financial means, support of our denomination missions, and our local missions has historically played a key part in who we are today. We want to share the current Good News about FBC’s mission life. Did you Know??? FBC provides organizational support to: Ecumenical Ministries […]

Matching Funds Opportunity for World Mission Offering

Matching Gift Opportunity granted WORLD MISSION OFFERINGS International Ministries introduces I am IM to raise seed money for a matching opportunity that will kick off this fall’s World Mission Offering. “This is an amazing first-time-ever opportunity for your 2016 World Mission Offering gift to do twice as much. If you give to I am IM between now and September 30, […]

Mission Moment for August

Mission Moments FBC is all about Mission, Mission locally and Mission Internationally. These volunteer efforts build relationships that grow and endure. Sometimes local and international mission intersect. Larry and JoAnn Sims attended the Pilgrimage at Camp Minidoka in Idaho during the last week of June. The Pilgrimage is a yearly return trek of those Japanese […]