Stable and Adequate

written by David McCollum, Church Treasurer Financial support for the ministries and programs of FBCX through the first quarter of 2024 was virtually breakeven with the costs of those activities.  Total gifts through three months totaled $142,561.89 while expenditures...
Update from Pastor Search Committee

Update from Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee, after reviewing and discussing the comments we received last fall in listening sessions and then the notes from the Congregational Conversations in February and March, have prepared a profile of our church and a profile of the...

Donkey Fetchers

Written by Julie Long, Interim Director of Staff and Congregational Life In an article published in the Christian Century entitled “Donkey Fetchers,” Tom Long offers readers a new take on the Palm Sunday story.  In Mark 11, just as Jesus was about to descend the Mount...

Reflections On Baptist Women in Ministry

written by Rev. Kathy Manis Findley Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.  Joel 2:12 (NRSVUE) . I have been thinking about my ordination, since its anniversary draws near, March 29. I am a...

Putting our Children in the Midst of Us

Written by Julie Long, Interim Director of Staff and Congregational Life Then Jesus took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me...

Feeling Multiple Things at the Same Time

Written by Julie Long, Interim Director of Staff and Congregational Life  Last Saturday, about 35 members of our church participated in a church-wide cleanout day as we began the process of clearing out the Washington Avenue building.  As you likely remember, we...

Report from Facilities Master Plan Feedback Sessions

written by Harold Tessendorf, Chair, Facilities Master Plan Committee  The Committee facilitated two well-attended, congregation-wide listening sessions on January 24th and January 28th, 2024, to receive feedback on a range of broad options related to the future use...

We Need You at the Table!

Written by Julie Long, Interim Director of Staff and Congregational Life Back in 2015-16, our church embarked on a visioning process that engaged our entire congregation in conversations around who we were and what we sensed God was calling us to do next. We spent...

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