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I meet with some clergy friends in Portland once a month for conversation and mutual support. I had to leave this month’s meeting a little early, and as I was packing my things, standing up to go, one woman said, “Maybe next month, we can talk about what it’s like to be a pastor during […]
9:30 -11:30 am – Nursery care for Infants through Preschool 10:00 am – SUMMER WORSHIP July 1 Communion Sunday “In Defense of God” Genesis 3:1-7; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July 8 “On Knowing Where You Are” Genesis 3:1-13; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July 15 “Returning to Dust ” Genesis 3:1-19; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching July […]
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Semi-Annual Meeting Summary Sunday, June 24, 2018 I want to use this space to report on the Semi-Annual meeting held on Sunday, June 24. The congregation approved the recommendation of the Church Board to adopt a structure of 6 Ministry Team Leaders and 2 At-large members. This change results in revisions to our Bylaws and […]
In his Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, poet Wendell Berry advises the reader: “Plant sequoias. Say that your main crop is the forest that you did not plant, that you will not live to harvest.” I’ve been thinking about that in connection to our focus on gardening this summer, on how putting seeds in […]
On May 6, the staff and board of FBC hosted a luncheon for those who have been members of this church for 50 years or more. There were 27 people on the invite list, whose combined years of membership totaled more than 1600! On the tables were some conversation prompts. One of them asked, “What […]
One of the most profound experiences I’ve had here, since we started focusing on community, was something that wasn’t specifically planned as part of our exploration of that theme. It was a regular Sunday morning worship service in March. Maybe you were there… A few weeks prior, Cynthia Parker told me that the women she […]
Check out the video of our delegation with AMOS Health and Hope in Nicaragua, February 2018!
Check out our video from Y.A.H.O.O. Mexico Mission 2018!
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 […]