Freedom From, Freedom For

Freedom From, Freedom For

Just months before his death this spring, our friend Pepper Martin celebrated his 75th wedding anniversary with his lifelong sweetheart, Nina. They married around the time our country entered World War II. Isn’t that amazing? Did you know that our church will turn 186...
MidWeek Fellowship 2017

MidWeek Fellowship 2017

Like many of you, I find myself making the same three New Year’s Resolutions each year: 1) to remain as good-looking as ever, 2) to become rich and famous and 3) to become a spiritual giant. The list doesn’t change, I suppose, because I never quite pull these off. Jim...
MidWeek Fellowship: Kendra and Mary Carol

MidWeek Fellowship: Kendra and Mary Carol

Are you one of the people who has told Kendra Plating you remember her growing up at First Baptist — even though she didn’t? Or maybe you’ve congratulated Mary Carol Anderson on her new baby — which she didn’t have? There seems to be some confusion in getting the...
MidWeek Welcomes Doug Berky

MidWeek Welcomes Doug Berky

January 13 Every generation has its own one-of-a-kind artists, and if you share the same lifetime as one of them, you don’t want to miss them. One of those artists for our time is Doug Berky. Sure, there are other storytellers, clowns, jugglers, mask-makers, actors...
Doug Berky at FBG on January 13

Doug Berky at FBG on January 13

6:15 pm Wednesday January 13 in the Fellowship Hall. Appropriate for all ages! Please come and bring a friend!   – the illusion of mime – the antics of the clown – the transformation of handmade, original and exquisite masks, – the...
Behind the Music

Behind the Music

Winter 2016 In my former job as a Twang Town songwriter, a “bad day at work” was when we had to write a song “to order,” usually at the 11th hour, and usually with the stipulation that we mimic a trait of some already-successful song. Songwriting is a craft, but...