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October Tidings


Church Board Notes – March

At its February meeting the Church Board accepted and affirmed the recommendations of the Volunteer Group. You may recall that the Volunteer Group was formed as a part of the Renewal Implementation process “to explore ways that we at FBC can support and expand our base of volunteers.” The Volunteer Group has generously agreed to continue […]

Nicaragua Mission update

Drs David & Laura Parajon – ABC-USA International Missionaries, responded to the need for improved health care for poor, rural Nicaraguans by creating AMOS Health & Hope. to improve the health of Impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development. First Baptist Church, McMinnville, has provided financial support and prayers for the health clinic of […]

APRIL Worship Highlights

Sunday, April 5 – EASTER SUNDAY with Communion 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. – EASTER BRUNCH Message: Easter Morning Scripture: Psalm 118:19-24 – John 20:1-18 Sunday, April 12 – Y.A.H.O.O. MEXICO MISSION SUNDAY at both 8:45 & 11:00 a.m Worship services The team will lead worship through music, scripture & inspirational stories. Sunday, […]

Pastoral Search Team – April update

Your Search Team has been meeting regularly. We are currently reviewing the profiles of potential candidates. We are pleased with the number and caliber of the profiles that seem to fit the needs identified by the congregation. Rev. Steve Bils, our regional ABC minister, commented he hadn’t seen so much interest and excitement in a […]


Love in Action is a round-table discussion and networking forum of community service providers and church ministry representatives who meet weekly on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m..  Originally known as Community Compassion Brown Baggers, co-founded by Joyce Wolcott and Howie Harkema in February 2008. The focus is for gathering information and communication of services and events available for […]

Pastor’s Letter – April 2015

Sometimes I discover people in books, and sometimes only part of a person. For example, I discovered part of Thomas Pettepiece in a quote from his book, Visions of a World Hungry, in A Guide to Prayer. There he talks about his first Easter in “gaol” as a political prisoner, where he and a score […]

America for Christ Offering 2015

What is the America for Christ Offering? This annual offering supports the work of the America Baptist Home Mission Societies serving congregations and communities, transforming people, and establishing ministries of justice throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. What are the roots of American Baptist Mission Societies? The ABHMS was established in New York City […]

March Worship Highlights

  The LENTEN SEASON March 1 Communion Sunday Message – Choosing to Live Scripture: Genesis 17:1-7; Mark 8:31-38 March 8 Message – Stop Being a Duck Scripture: Amos 5:21-24; John 2:13-22 Youth Worship at 11:00 a.m. March 15 Message – Believe and Live Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 March 22 Message – A Path to Death Scripture: […]

Pastoral Search Team – March update

How many females & males are associated with FBC? How are decisions communicated? What have we never done at FBC? Find the answers on our FBC profile, information about our church available on the Pastoral Search page of our website. Yes, the FBC profile is complete and it is available for you to read. Thank you for […]