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December Tidings

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Collins Summit – Human Migration

2018 Collins Summit HUMAN MIGRATION: CLAIMING ROOTS IN AN UPROOTED WORLD November 1st – Concordia University – Portland, Oregon. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) invites you to explore the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society.  Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars in a day of…

Centering Prayer

Monday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Fireplace room A series of talks Leading up to the Centering Prayer Workshop (Oct. 20 & 27) What is the Christian experience of connecting to the Source? If you’ve ever been curious about Christian meditation, this is the series for you. Oct 1 – Dr. Bill Apel:…

October Worship Highlights

During October, the sermons will continue to explore the “Confessional Statement on American Baptist Identity,” which claims that we are called by God through Christ to be a contemporary people, a Biblical people, an inclusive people, an interdependent people, a caring people, a redeemed people, a worshiping people, and a missional people. Each Sunday we’ll…

Drawing the Circle Wide – Ep 3

Episode 3 of Drawing the Circle Wide, a podcast from the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon is now available. In each episode you’ll hear the sermon from the previous Sunday followed by a discussion between or a reflection from some voices within our faith community. This week’s guest is Dr. Jennifer Williams. Join the…

Drawing the Circle Wide – Ep 2

Episode 2 of Drawing the Circle Wide, a podcast from the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon is now available. In each episode you’ll hear the sermon from the previous Sunday followed by a discussion between or a reflection from some voices within our faith community. This week’s guests are Danny Browne and Anne Engen.…

Drawing the Circle Wide – Episode 1

Welcome to Drawing the Circle Wide, a podcast from the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon. In each episode you’ll hear the sermon from the previous Sunday followed by a discussion between or a reflection from some voices within our faith community. This week’s guests are Larry Sims and Joel Kiff. Join the conversation below.…

Church Board Notes – August

We are on a journey together. Your Church Board is part of our collective journey. We meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month to plan, report, and to share. During the August 8th meeting the discussion of hospitality and community regarding our denominational region, the courtyard, and the use of the lockers located in our…

September Worship Highlights

Sept. 2 – Communion Sunday + Courtyard Rededication – the 10 am service will end in the courtyard. Message: “Reclaiming Our Gardens”  Song of Solomon 4:16-5:1, Psalms 1, Micah 4:2-4; Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Sept. 9 – Two-Service Schedule Begins at 9 am & 11 am Adult Education Classes Resume at 10 am. Message:  “A…

Thoughts from Pastor Erika – September

“Every human encounter invites us to adjust our fragile equilibrium to the push or pull of a new other,” writes Maria Poggi Johnson in Making a Welcome: Christian Living and the Practice of Hospitality. That’s wisdom we’re taking into our grant year, this year of programming ahead of us that will invite us to celebrate…

Discernment Committee Responses

You may remember that after FBC chose to join the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Rev. Steve Bils, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast, sent us three questions he said were often posed to him from churches that don’t identify as welcoming and affirming of LGBTQIA+ people. He…