Rowan Rowan Oberbrunner - Children's Choir Director
Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
Chris Brault - Sexton
Officers of First Baptist
Sarah Dopp - Moderator
Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
Vacant - Clerk
Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
Chris Thompson - Treasurer
Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
Marie Morton - Asst. Financial Secretary
Sarah Dopp - Historian
Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian
Green Steeple, Grateful People, Growing In Faith, Proclaiming God's Love
Ask the Pastor – April 22, 2018
On April 22, our worship time included our annual opportunity to pose questions about the Bible, faith, and Baptist life. The questions reveal a community deeply engaged with living a faith filled life.
Can we have more sermon talk-backs at forum time?
What does it feel like; and what is the orthodoxy and orthopraxis; of you facing the congregation throughout worship?
What are the Scriptural examples and ethos, that we as congregants of FBC, might heed in our care of you?
How do we know how true the Bible stories are when we didn’t have paper and pencils or typewriters or computers in the old days?
What do politics have to do in Christian life?
What is our moral compass?
Do atheists believe that Jesus Christ walked the earth, and if so, why isn’t that enough for them to “believe”?
In what specific ways might we bolster Sunday attendance?
If Jesus is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and God is God, does that mean there are 3 gods? We say there is only one God, so how does that work?
Why don’t we have more readings/sermons from the Old Testament?
If we are monotheists, why do we pray to Jesus, and how are we to understand the Spirit in this modern day?
Was your trip to California inspirational and helpful in your ministry?