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Whose Kingdom is it Anyway? The Sower

Matthew 13 is almost smack dab in the middle of the Gospel. We have made our way through the Magi and Joseph, the Sermon on the Mount, and the mission in Jesus’ home region of Galilee. We haven’t yet made it to the Triumphal Entry, the Temple teaching of Passion Week, Crucifixion, Resurrection. Smack dab […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

In this 10-minute video, Pastor Matt considers the question, “Where do we go from here?” and shares what he has been doing in his own life in response to the cultural unrest and protests resulting from systemic racism. Here are a couple of links he mentions toward the end of the video: 1. His 7/5/2015 […]

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Hope and Promise

by Dava Cooper, FBC Intern for Youth Spiritual Formation Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Good morning, it is wonderful to be here with you today to share a message of Hope and Promise, even if it is electronically. I do have Pastor Matt and Rev John Williams here and if that’s not intimidating then I don’t know […]

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Maundy Thursday 2020

This is FBC’s Thursday, April 9 virtual Maundy Thursday observance. Joanna Gillette leads us in Taizé-style worship and Pastor Matt Sturtevant brings a message of remembrance of the last night Jesus shared with His disciples before His death, and the meal He shared together with them.  

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Youth Sunday: “Commitment to God is a Daily Calling”

January 12, 2020 was Youth Sunday, when the FBC youth lead us in worship on the theme “Commitment to God is a Daily Calling.” The video includes: The call to worship (Caleb Lord) The baptism of Sam Ferris by Pastor Matt Sturtevant Scripture reading, Romans 12:1-2 from The Message Bible (Ethan Sturtevant) Moment for Message […]

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Where Is God-With-Us In Times of Fear?

Matthew 2:13-23 Dr. Angela Jackson   Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna: “I have always had a secret. A tiny friend called Fear.  “Fear has always looked after me and kept me safe. Together we have explored new things and stuck by each other.  “But since we came to this new country, Fear isn’t […]

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