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November Tidings

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Pastor’s 2014 Annual Report

Pastor’s Report on the Health of the Congregation 2014 was a year of transition for First Baptist Church, with the departure of Kent Harrop as Pastor and the calling of Michael Sayler as Interim Pastor. The primary focus of the congregation has been three-fold: Further understanding what it means to be a Matthew 25 church […]

Moderator’s 2014 Annual Reporting

As we begin a new year, there is much to reflect on and give thanks for; we have established a thriving ministry to our neighbors in need, we have welcomed new members, we have experienced fellowship at a variety of events including a delightful luau, and we have lifted our voices in song in worship […]

Pastor’s Letter – February 2015

Paul Dekar, writing for Baptist Peacemaker, encourages us to find heroes for our society outside the military. He suggests a roll call that includes Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche Community, Cesar Chavez, Harry Emerson Fosdick, William Sloane Coffin, and Martin Luther King Jr. That is only a short part of a long list of […]

Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, February 18 FBC Sanctuary – 6:30 p.m. A shared service with St. James Church Pastor Michael Sayler, officiating Father Kelly, giving the sermon A combined Lenten Choir will provide special music. 5:00-6:20 p.m. — Clam & Corn Chowder Meal will be served Hosted by the Men of St. James, Knights of Columbus $6.00/ adults […]

Skinny Saturday Mardi Gras Party

Saturday, February 21, 7-9pm A chance to begin Lent in McMinnville Style! as a fundraiser to support the general Mission budget of FBC. In New Orleans, they celebrate Fat Tuesday on the day before Ash Wednesday, we’ve moved the party to Saturday so more people can attend! Live Jazz Music from Dana Libonati and his band, Ad […]

News from Mylinda Baits

Our newest missionary that FBC personally supports is Mylinda Baits. She is a regional missionary with particular focus on issues of human trafficking in the Iberoamerica-Caribbean region. Here is an excerpt from her newsletter. “I speak strongly and passionately about our responsibility as people of faith and believers in the dignity of all to speak […]

Feedback – Results of Congregational Input Survey

The Pastoral Search Team completed the church profile, thanks to your help in participating in the Congregational Input Survey.  Your assistance with listing priorities for ministry undertakings and what is important to you about FBC will help us accurately describe to potential candidates our community of faith and expectations for the position.  We were delighted […]

Nicaragua Advent Conspiracy results

Nicaragua – Advent Conspiracy Update: Our commitment as a Matthew 25 church is alive and well! Daily we serve the homeless, the cold, the hungry, and medically needy right here in our community, providing prayers, food, shelter, and home to the free medical clinic. We’ve extend those efforts globally to the small rural communities of La Pimienta […]