Mission Notes: La Entrata, Honduras

By Leslie Pohl FPCB Elder Imagine for a moment that you have to walk two hours just to get to a doctor’s appointment.  Imagine for a moment that your children can’t go to school because you can’t afford their uniforms, books, or lunch.  Imagine for a moment that your cataracts are so...

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Game Night Thursday, July 19!

Join us this Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church when we will gather for GAME NIGHT! We will have games for everyone — adults, young adults, teens, children, and toddlers. We will provide pizza and drinks – please bring a salad to share, and your lawn...

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Hugs, Handshakes, and Heart Taps

The Passing of the Peace at the beginning of worship is an expression of Christian love, unity, and reconciliation with one another.  For some, however, expressing those values through hugs and handshakes is not comfortable, and for others, close physical contact may pose a medical risk due to a lowered...

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Join Us for Lemonade!

A reminder: Our Lemonade on the Lawn gathering is back for the summer. But, this year we are gathering between services (9:45 a.m. to 10:20) and we’re meeting in the back of the church. Join us! It is a wonderful time to see friendly faces and introduce yourself to someone...

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The Theology of Justice

In his June 17 sermon on the theology of justice,  Pastor J.C. Austin included a strong condemnation of the policy of separating families at the border. While some circumstances have changed since that sermon, this issue remains a concern. A number of people have asked what they can do to respond and how the Presbyterian...

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David Macbeth Visits South Africa

Music Director David Macbeth writes: If anyone needs me, I’ll just be on the other side of the World! Hello, and happy summer to First Presbyterian Church! You may notice that I’m not in my normal seat at the organ during the first three Sundays of July this year.  My family...

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Keith Brown becomes Pastor Emeritus

Click to hear Rev. Keith Brown honored as FPCB’s first Pastor Emeritus, in a special ceremony during the June 24, 2018 worship service. Speakers include Pastor J.C. Austin, Session member Gail Watts, and Keith. Pastor J.C. Austin quoted from the Letter to the Ephesians to point out that Keith had...

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Alice’s Poetry

ALICE ‘S POETRY Many FPCB members are aware of the loving marriage of Alice and Ed McCarroll and that, following Alice’s death, Ed discovered a shoe box filled with poetry and short stories Alice had written in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Determined to share her words with others,...

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