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Sometimes You Have to Laugh!

Genesis 30:14–24 Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is this. Right now, I want you to find someone in your life to talk to. They may be sitting next to you on the couch. They may be 8 states away, but you know that they will pick up the phone. Pick a friend, […]

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A Restored Innocence

  Genesis 3:1–8 Jeff and Janet Savage are two of the most beautiful, gracious, hospitable people I know. Last summer, one of the highlights of our sabbatical as a family was to spend time in their retreat space in the hills of Oregon. For two weeks, we rested and relaxed in the separate apartment attached […]

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Whispers from the Water

2 Kings 5 Namaan has it all. He has incredible power, with servants and minions waiting on his every command. He has military might, with soldiers and armies at his beck and call. He has amazing wealth at his disposal, silver and gold and wardrobes full of expensive garments ready to buy anything he could […]

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Blest Be the Tie

Rev. Nathan Huguley Matthew 14.13-21 Please allow me to start by sending our greetings to Orlinda, TN, where my mom and her parents are worshipping with us this morning. Today is Paw Paw’s 87th birthday, and when I had to leave his bedside on Friday, I promised I would wish him a happy birthday this […]

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What is Your Dream?

I Kings 3:5–12 Rev. Jennifer Schneider, guest preacher Video includes entire worship service. Bulletin   Solomon, David and Bathsheba’s son, became David’s successor after a bitter fight in which Solomon forcibly suppressed a faction led by his brother, Adonijah.  During his early reign, he built up a strong army and created a vigorous economy by […]

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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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