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Dec. 3 – Communion Sunday “The Chaos We Pray For,” Isaiah 64:1-4 , Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Offertory: “A Christmas Rose” by the FBC Choir Dec. 10 – “The Chaos of Making a Way,” Isaiah 40:1-9, Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching Offertory: “Gesu Bambino” by the FBC Choir Dec. 17 -“The Chaos of Our Common Hope,” […]
The Scriptures that take us through Advent are a mess. All around, things are falling apart – mountains toppled, ground broken up beneath our feet, political and social and even natural orders subverted – a lion cuddling up with a lamb, for goodness’ sake. The prophets the Church has chosen to lead us to the […]
One of the best-loved stories in scripture is that of the Good Samaritan, found in Luke 10, which begins with a question posed to Jesus: “Who is my neighbor?” FBC, we are blessed to have kind, compassionate, hard-working neighbors in our sister downtown congregations of First Presbyterian and the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries. Last month, representatives […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
WHEN: October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 TIME: 5:30-7:00 pm (Room #102, lower level) WHAT: Come together with friends of all ages to extend our Sunday Morning learning and fellowship.(October Theme: “Opening to the Other” – We look at the scriptures where Jesus encounters “others of his time, and listen for how those […]
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 […]