Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Family Life In cooperation with the pastoral staff and lay leadership, the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Family Life will be responsible to work with both new and existing children, youth, young adults and families of FBCPA. Half of the time will be devoted to the development and […]

First Baptist Community

We are a welcoming, inclusive community of faith. Worship is at the center of our life. Worship that touches the mind, heart and soul follows Christ into the world. Worship that blends both the traditional and the contemporary. We seek to nourish a thoughtful, maturing faith. We offer all ages opportunities to explore and deepen […]

Dan Buttry

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:00 AM, our guest preacher will be Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice through American Baptist International Ministries. Dan, who has worked tirelessly for peace and justice all over the globe, will be with us through the adult education hour (11:30-12:30) to […]

The Congregation gathers

As part of the Council’s annual pastoral review, we chose this year to look at the church’s program rather than just the pastor’s performance. Together, the Council and Rick selected 6 goals to work on this year: Create mechanisms for lay input to worship planning and evaluation. Possible means include: Quarterly meetings with interested worship […]

In the World

From the American Baptist Home Mission Societies website: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was represented at a July 31 immigration reform rally in Washington, D.C. While emphasizing the plight of unaccompanied children crossing the border between the United States and Central America, the rally advocated for an end to deportation and an extension of […]


NO CHURCH CHOIR this week or next. We will resume on October 16.  Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School: “What is Faith?,” Rev. Wally Bryen preaching. 11:30 AM: During the usual time for Adult Spiritual Formation we will have a Special Meeting with the Parents of Our FBCPA Children in the […]

World Mission Offering

American Baptist International Ministries is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. Their primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering. Currently about 100 full-time missionaries, along with short-term missionaries and mission partners, serve in more than 70 countries. Their central mission is to help people come to faith in Jesus, grow […]

Three candles

I will be away this weekend representing our congregation at the annual meeting of the Evergreen Baptist Association, followed by a board meeting of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. One of my tasks while in Seattle will be to offer a formal invitation to our Region to hold next October’s meeting here at […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, October 8, 2014


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