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October Tidings

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Treasurer’s Report: January 1 – November 30, 2014

Financial update:  Generous giving during November and December has put us back in the plus for “Net Income.”  A strong financial year-end finish will be a great help to determining our 2015 spending plan. A complete financial report for 2014 will be available at our Semi-Annual meeting on January 18, 2015. Thank you. ~ Submitted […]

Pastoral Letter – January 2015

Bigger on the Inside Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” — 1 Peter 2:1-3 C. S. Lewis, in […]

Good News for Kikongo! Update from Glen Chapman

The Kikongo Pastoral Institute was established in 1948 with the objective of training rural pastors for the Baptist church in Bandundu province. There has been a push to raise the qualifications and level of training of rural pastors. There are a number of good reasons to do this. Due to the poverty in the country, anyone […]

Church Board Notes December 2014

On becoming a Matthew 25 church where all are welcome and cared for. Your Church Board held its regular, second Wednesday, meeting on December 10th. The primary topic of discussion was the ongoing efforts to provide hospitality to our neighbors living on the margins. Our primary outreach takes place each Monday and Friday morning in the STAR […]

Buy Coffee, Support Missions!

Please consider supporting FBC by purchasing coffee!The cost is $10 for 12 oz bags.  Portland Roasting Company allows us to order Farm Friendly Direct varieties at a reduced cost for this fundraiser, approximately 40% going to support ministries of our church.  The following is a description of the most popular coffee varieties that can be […]

AMOS Nicaragua-Mentor Program Begins

Capturing the newest changes at AMOS You may remember getting emails at the end of 2013 about our focus on the First 1,000 Days of a child’s life. Because of your incredibly generous support, we have been able to begin new programs in 2014 that will help us work towardss breaking the cycle of malnutrition and anemia in children age […]