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Easter 2017

Easter 2017

We had an incredible Easter weekend at First Baptist. It was a celebratory time of music, a clear Gospel message, and an opportunity for on-the-spot spontaneous baptisms. We had towels and clothes ready, the water warm, and pastors and elders available to talk with people during the service who wanted to […]

Responding to the 2016 Election

Responding to the 2016 Election

This statement was shared by the elders on Sunday, Nov 13, 2016. The elders would like to share some thoughts with you about how we as followers of Jesus can respond to the presidential election this past Tuesday. We know that within our congregation, as is the case across our […]

Adam checks out a brand new soccer ball.

Soccer Ball Distribution in Jordan

Thank you so much to all of those that helped donate soccer balls to the children here in Jordan.  Today the team was able to give four brand new soccer balls to the kids at the Marqa school.  We still have many more to give and we are excited to continue […]

Update from Jordan

Update from Jordan

The team has been in Jordan for a little over a week and it has been a time full of new experiences and building everlasting relationships. We are humbled and encouraged by the lives we have been able to walk alongside thus far.  We have one more week in Jordan […]

Jordan: The Team Arrives Safely in Amman

Jordan: The Team Arrives Safely in Amman

After close to 30 hours of travel the team is safely in Amman.  We arrived yesterday, early Sunday evening, and we were greeted by our hosts at the Amman airport.  All of our luggage made it across the world with us and when we put our bags through the x-ray […]

Soccer Balls for Refugees

Soccer Balls for Refugees

This weekend, a team from our church is headed to Amman, Jordan to work with refugee children from Syria and Iraq. The team is partnering with an International NGO and is prepared to provide trauma counseling to 300 children during their trip, using a technique called EMDR- a therapeutic intervention […]

Race Matters: A Theological Urgency to Care

Race Matters: A Theological Urgency to Care

How should Christians respond to the anger and hurt of communities of color over racial injustices? The first thing we must understand is that the idea of racial injustice is not merely a current news story, a hot topic, or even a civil rights issue.  For the Christian, racial injustice […]

The Blessings of Serving

The Blessings of Serving

Reflecting back over my time serving on the Elder Board at First B, there are many stories and anecdotes I could share with you (if space allowed) about seeing God working in and through our church in amazing ways. Biblical truths that relate to our life experiences are some of […]

Watching Jesus Paint a Red Door

Watching Jesus Paint a Red Door

Our group was working at the HIV Alliance (HIVA) facility in Eugene. This organization serves people in our community who are HIV positive. The drugs to treat this disease have gotten much better, but the disease is still difficult to live with, and the HIVA serves a population with a […]