Elder Statements

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 […]

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 […]

Prayers and Thanksgivings

Prayers and Thanksgivings

Please pray regularly for our large and diverse FBC family on the following matters: 1.) Thank God for providing FBC with the resources to pay o our entire building debt! To many, the debt seemed to be insurmountable just a few years ago. However, our God who is truly the […]

Being the Blessing

Being the Blessing

I still have to remind myself it’s really true. That we’ve actually paid o all of the outstanding debt on the church property. The way God moved people to give generously is truly remarkable– especially in these uncertain economic times and being in a community not known for high wages. […]

Elder Selection Process

Elder Selection Process

  Do you know there are elders at FBC? Can you name one or all nine? Ever wonder what they do or where they come from? The current elders come from a diverse background, work in a variety of jobs like sales, technology or real estate or are business owners […]