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CHURCH BOARD NOTES JANUARY 2020

A new year! A new beginning! A new month! Good News! At FBC we are constantly journeying on roads less traveled. We “look behind so we can see ahead.” Doing just that, I want to bring everyone up-to-date on the results of the Semi-Annual Congregational meeting held Sunday, Jan. 12. We gathered for soup, bread,…

FINANCIAL REPORT JANUARY 2020

Treasurer’s Report:  January – December,  2019 Financial update: During our Semi-Annual Meeting on January 12, 2020, the congregation approved our 2020 General Fund budget. If you were not present, please stop by the church office to pick up a copy OR ask to receive a pdf copy emailed to you. Here is a brief summary.…

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…