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Exciting news from the Finance Team

Please plan to attend a very special 10-minute celebration on Sunday, February 22, 2015 following both worship services. FBC has been blessed with generous donors who have enabled us to PAY OFF our church mortgage – which we did on February 3rd. Please join us for cookies, veggies and sparkling cider as we celebrate this blessing in […]

Small Group Opportunities – February 2015

For more information about any of these small groups, contact the Small Groups Minister, JP Bierly Childcare Available If you need childcare for any small group meeting, please let Barbara Curtis know no less than one week before the group meeting. Creativity as a Spiritual Practice Info session: Sunday February 1st at 8:50 and 12:05 in the FBC […]

New Sunday Class at 10:00 a.m.

The BOOK of JOHN Sunday, Jan. 25 10:00 a.m. (ongoing) Bridgebuilders’ Room The class will have a discussion format with a focus on why John was written — ”that you may believe”. Join us as we explore John’s Gospel, often referred to as the “Maverick Gospel” because its perspective is different from that of Matthew, […]

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 […]