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Our Growing Family

Our Growing Family

We are thrilled to welcome 36 new members to our First Baptist Church Family. It’s exciting to be a part of a church that is continuing to grow and make a difference in our community. We keep track of numbers because we count what we value, and here at First Baptist we value people growing […]

An Unusual Caller

An Unusual Caller

Written by one of our Care Team members. The call was unusual. Backward. Not normal. Normal is for our church to call EWEB on behalf of someone who is struggling with their bills. This time, the call came the other direction. No they weren’t after ME for an overdue payment, […]

6 LIVES CHANGED

6 LIVES CHANGED

Violins, Oboes, Harps, and Trombones. Monitors, Cables, Cords, and Cameras. Decorations, Trees, Lights, Coffee, and Napkins. Hundreds of volunteers and innumerable hours given. All to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This year the Music Team chose to focus the service around the theme of Jesus’ peace. How did Jesus bring […]

Daniel’s Story

Daniel’s Story

Twenty-five years ago, Daniel sat in the back of youth group, mad. His dad had just told him that if he wanted to go to basketball and tennis camps, then he also had to go to Camp Harlow. Daniel said, “I went to church, but I wasn’t that into it. […]

The Harvest

The Harvest

We knew we had a good summer on our hands. We had a surprise that we couldn’t wait to tell the whole church. On June 8, 2014, Pastor Ben revealed that two anonymous donors had given $40,000 to the First B Building Fund. But this wasn’t any ordinary gift. Instead […]

Making Disciples for Generations

Making Disciples for Generations

In 1852, the Civil War hadn’t even happened yet. That wouldn’t be for another nine years. In 1852, Oregon wasn’t even a state, it was simply a western territory, a new frontier. Before any of those things, God was already at work through his people in this region. In 1852, […]

Bringing Joy to Our Community

Bringing Joy to Our Community

Vintage lights, tinsel, and ornaments are all part of what we think of at Christmas. But we also want to remember those in our own community who don’t have it easy at Christmas. Many families in our community have a tough time with bills, much less afford Christmas gifts for […]

Giving Around the World

Giving Around the World

Every year, we celebrate Christmas by practicing giving to others. God has been exceedingly generous with us in giving us Jesus, and as we celebrate him we also want to be generous with those around us. First Baptist Church has both a local and a global concern to make disciples […]

City-Wide Worship

City-Wide Worship

The last few years we’ve kicked off the Thanksgiving and Christmas season with a city-wide worship night. This year it was our privilege to host the celebration as people from dozens of churches throughout our region came with one purpose: TO WORSHIP JESUS TOGETHER. Hosted by One Hope, a local […]

The Joy of Giving

The Joy of Giving

Smiles, pickups, handcarts, and boxes. All these were present at First Baptist’s annual Thanksgiving meal boxes day. Every year at Thanksgiving, because of your generous giving to the Care Fund, we team up with other churches to leverage our collective buying power to help our community. This effort is organized […]