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August Tidings

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Thoughts from Pastor Erika – August

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 […]

JULY Worship Highlights

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 […]

2018-2019 Church Board

Moderator – JoAnn Sims – joanncsims@gmail.com Assistant Moderator – Martha Van Cleave –  mvcleave@linfield.edu Secretary/Clerk – David Ferry – davidferry0634@comcast.net Treasurer – Don Watson – donjw@comcast.net Building & Grounds – Steve Howard – 503-550-4092 Children & Youth – Helen Anderson – helen.anderson1234@gmail.com Faith Formatioin – David Larmouth – gbdlinor@gmail.com Membership & Member Engagement – Shelly […]

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – July

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 […]

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – June

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 […]

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – May

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 […]

March 14 – Church Board Notes

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 […]