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October Tidings

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Conscious Aging: Awakening the Sage Within

Eldering Workshop – Saturday, November 18th 9:00 am-4:00 pm, in the Fireplace Room “Conscious Aging: Awakening the Sage Within” This workshop is to discover and enhance the spirituality of our elder years. Sage-ing (Conscious aging, or Spiritual Eldering) provides a model for living one’s elder years more consciously, more joyfully, and more compassionately towards self […]

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 […]

Sunday Worship Highlights – October, 2017

Oct. 1: World Communion Sunday “Taking Only What We Have,” Luke 9:1-6 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Oct. 8: “The Dogs at the Table,” Matthew 15:21-28 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Oct. 15: “Not Making the Same Mistake,” Matthew 19:13-15 Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Oct. 22: “On Emotion, Compassion, and Personal Discoveries,” Luke 7:11-17 JP Bierly, Minister […]

Church Board Notes – Sept. 13, 2017

When Pastor Erika and I plan the Church Board agenda the week before the monthly meeting, we often think this month will be a lighter agenda. By the evening of the meeting, a full agenda develops. There is a lot of good work going on at FBC McMinnville! The Stewardship committee reported the good news […]

5th Sunday & Minisitry Fair

Sunday, October 29th 9:00 am – Meditative Prayer Service 10:00 am – Christian Education Classes Berean, Chapel, Faith & Java, Rainbow and Parent Classes; Children & Youth Sunday School 11:00 am – Combined Worship Service Children’s Chapel after the Children’s Story 12:00 pm – Ministry Fair An opportunity to FIND YOUR FIT at FBC! All […]

October Thoughts from Pastor Erika

Thoughts from Pastor Erika Well, we spent September in the rituals and rules of Back-to-School season: we blessed the backpacks of our children and youth, and prayed for them and the adventure of this new year; we started up our own Sunday morning education program again after a summer break; our sermons reviewed some basics […]

September Thoughts from Pastor Erika

Every fall, I have high hopes. I think maybe I’ll chop a bunch of raw vegetables each weekend, so they’re ready to toss into my kids’ lunch boxes and I won’t have to scramble in the mornings. I reorganize their dresser drawers, even label where the socks go, where the shirts go, so maybe they […]

August Thoughts from Pastor Erika

It might be hard to believe that even thought we’re going to spend, by the end, ten weeks in worship talking about the same story, there’s still more to say about it, but… there is. Here’s a bit about the parable of the father and the two sons (Luke 15:11-32) from Barbara Brown Taylor that […]

Church Campout 2017

All-Church Campout, Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30 at the Lincoln City KOA, 5298 Northeast Park Lane, Otis, OR 97368 The Lincoln City KOA’s website tells us that “the area boasts miles of soft beaches, perfect for whale-watching, lighthouse touring, and glass-float finding…. It’s close enough to the Pacific for easy access yet inland […]