Live Streaming

For those who have computer access, we have begun live streaming our services. If you are not familiar with the concept, allow me to explain… We have purchased a new three-camera system by which our worship services can be shown live on Facebook. There may be...

Getting Out the Word

The Common Church, under the pastoral leadership of Broderick and Dione Connerero, has begun meeting in our chapel. Sunday morning, prior to our worship, Tom Marchand and I greeted them and welcomed them to First Baptist. Essentially, what I said to them was that we...

Hope

Frederick Buechner believes we have no business preaching about hope unless we’re willing to confront hope in a personal way with enough candor to say what we actually hope for. If we cannot speak of the “darkness and pitiableness of the human condition, including...

Our Homeless “Situation”

It could go without saying that this year’s pandemic has created a number of unique and challenging situations for each of us personally, and for our congregation as a whole. Due to the sheltering-in-place recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, our staff...

Worship Information

The Reopening Task Force has met and their recommendations have been discussed and confirmed by the deacons. On September 13, the small group-led worship service will resume, with the hopes that fairly soon after we can return to in-person worship. One of the positive...

Alliteration

I’ve never depended much on using alliteration in my preaching. Okay, full disclosure: I’ve never used alliteration. It always seemed to me to be a rather easy crutch to fall back on when inspiration was low or non-existent. And, it just seems to come across as a bit...

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