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JOIN us as we CELEBRATE all weekend! Thursday, May 4 7 pm – Hymn Sing – Quilt Dedication – Book Release, “The Last 25, 1992-2017” Copies of “The 125 Year History of FBC” are still available. Friday, May 5 8 am-6 pm – Church Open House & Guided Tours (highlighting the history of our building) at 10 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This church has been around far longer than Jell-O. That’s just one of the fun facts you’ll discover perusing the timeline that Judee Kunze and Susan Chambers have been piecing together in the church office hallway. In celebration of our 150th anniversary as a faith community, and in an effort to help us know our […]
Lenten Supper & Spiritual Practice Wednesdays,March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5 6 – 7:15 p.m., Rooms 101 & 102 (downstairs) We’ll join together in activities for all ages that explore attention, confession, respect, partnering, and “truthing.” All are welcome.
Matthew 25 is hard work. It is complicated work. It is sometimes dirty, smelly, frustrating, inconclusive work. And it is, perhaps, the central call of the gospel. It is the way Jesus – who refuses to judge so many of the people he encounters – says that nations will be judged: by how deep their […]
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 […]
Join us as we hear SONGS of CELEBRATION, COURAGE, PEACE, LAUGHTER, and COMPASSION. Saturday, Feb. 11 – 7:00 pm – First Baptist Church sanctuary, Featuring Song writers, Poets, and Musicians, MIKE STERN & BILL JOLLIFF Mike Stern has traveled the world extensively while singing for PEACE and JUSTICE. He has visited Hiroshima & Nagasaki in Japan; Malawi & […]
We spent time last fall talking about affiliating with the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, and identifying as a church that advocates for the full inclusion of all people as God’s beloved, especially those who have been marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We signed up, because AWAB’s work is the […]
‘STORIES CROSS BOUNDARIES’ – In February, we’ll explore the stories of Jesus and the disciples crossing “to the other side,” and we’ll discover what learning awaits them (and us!) in unfamiliar settings. Feb. 5 – Worship with Communion, Scripture: Mark 4:35-41 – Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Feb. 12 – Scripture: Mark 6:45-51 – Rev. Erika […]