The New Constitution!

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The Constitution Committee has been hard at work!  Check out the fruits of their labors here: A Special Note from the Constitution Committee Constitution Timeline Constitutional Forums, after each service 12/10/17 Constitutional Vote, after single 10 am service 1/7/18

Congregational Vitality Survey

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The Oregon Synod of the ELCA is embarking on a Visitation Outreach project in preparation for a year of Reformation and Renewal (May 2018-May 2019)  The first step in this process is the completion of assessment tools designed to give each congregation insight into their life, vitality and sustainability.  In the next few weeks our congregation will be taking the … Read More

Traditional Worship for the Fall: What’s New?

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These are the notes that Susan Dehm took from Sunday’s discussion: Traditional Worship for the Fall: What’s new? This past Sunday afternoon I spent the better part of an hour listening to what 14 of our “Traditional folks” want in their worship experience.  There was an even representation of Lutheran and Methodist members and none where shy about sharing – … Read More

Worship Meeting

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Oh, What a Meeting! On August 14th, some 30 people gathered after church to discuss how we would like to proceed with worship at the Coop in the fall.  We had a great discussion about the future of worship in general and then divided into two groups of “traditionalists” and “non-traditionalists” to ponder specifics about a traditional and non-traditional worship … Read More

Worship Survey

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We’d like to know what you think about Worship.  Please take a moment to fill out our simple, three question survey and tell us how you’d prefer to worship: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SN6PTTF

VBS Registration Now Open!

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Building community through faith and service! August 1-4, 2016, 9am to 12pm For children ages 4 – 12 years old Pre-K to 5th grade A joint ministry of first Baptist Church of McMinnville and McMinnville Cooperative Ministries Find forms, and more info on this FREE, fun and constructive (pun intended) way to spend Summer Days very soon at: First Baptist … Read More

The End to Christian Worship

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Christianity is bracing for the Big One.  We are waiting with anxious hearts to see what cataclysmic change is bearing down on us from history.  Phyllis Tickle popularized the theory that every 500 years a great, mind-blowing transformation occurs within Christianity, and we are due.  The last major shift in the way we theologized and practiced Christianity occurred during the … Read More