Join us as we begin our Fall programming! Enjoy pastries and fellowship as we introduce the new classes as well as a special Worship, led by pianist Mark Zeeman.

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Upcoming Puerto Rico Missions Trip

Mission Trips create opportunities for the lives of all to be touched by God in many unexpected and life changing ways. As a church family, we are prayerfully considering a mission trip to Puerto Rico during the spring break period of 2019 in the last week of March. Our goal would be to serve, listen…… Continue reading Upcoming Puerto Rico Missions Trip

Be the Salt: a message from Pastor Shawn

Summer has been great!  We have done some fun, some challenging, and some meaningful things in worship with our series on Old Testament characters.  I have been stretched and challenged by the figures we’ve covered.  We have had some good studies—the book of Revelation and The Road to Character book study.  Our Junior Disciples have…… Continue reading Be the Salt: a message from Pastor Shawn

A Farewell Reception for Amanda Warner

On Sunday, July 12, following the worship service, join us for a farewell reception, wishing Amanda well as she leaves her staff position as communications administrator at First Baptist. A note from Amanda: I have truly been blessed this past year to work with and serve some of the kindest people here at The First Baptist…… Continue reading A Farewell Reception for Amanda Warner

A Bon Voyage Reception for Eric Goddard and family

On Sunday, June 28 following the worship service, join us for a Bon Voyage Reception to celebrate our music director’s 15 years at First Baptist before he and his family move out of California. A Note from Eric: As my family and I prepare to leave Redlands this month, I have been reflecting a lot…… Continue reading A Bon Voyage Reception for Eric Goddard and family

Dental Team Gearing Up for Nicaragua Mission Trip

Twenty-five people will be leaving for LAX from our church Thursday, June 11 to catch a plane to Nicaragua. The other 25 will be flying in from elsewhere or on different flights. A Team of Dentists and Dental Students Making up this group are 10 dentists, two dental anesthesiologists, two pediatric dentists, one nurse, one dental…… Continue reading Dental Team Gearing Up for Nicaragua Mission Trip

Co-Ed Bible study coming this summer

From Sunday, July 12 through Sunday, August 30, immediately following the worship service, you’re invited to join a group in the Board Room for Bible study. The study will focus on the book “The Teaching of the 12: Believing and Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community.” Books will be available at a cost…… Continue reading Co-Ed Bible study coming this summer

30 Hour Famine: Fasting for Empathy

The 30 Hour Famine is something in which many youth groups throughout the nation participate. On the same weekend we were fasting, thousands of other students were also fasting. And while we were discussing poverty and hunger, youth groups across America were also thinking and praying about the poor and hungry. So, in the same…… Continue reading 30 Hour Famine: Fasting for Empathy

From Reverend Deena: “I’m ordained: Now what?”

Now that I’m ordained, what now? Whatever God calls and blesses me to do. I am still the same servant as I was on the Saturday evening before the cermony, serving together with all of you. Then I was ordained on Sunday. My role here at First Baptist remains the same: caring for our children, teaching…… Continue reading From Reverend Deena: “I’m ordained: Now what?”

Becoming Reverend Deena: Five Questions on Ordination

You’re invited! Deena’s Ordination Ceremony is Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. 1. Why did you want to be ordained? I didn’t. Many of the retired pastors here at the church kept encouraging me, ‘Have you thought about ordination?’ I had been licensed by the church; and so licensing gave me authority…… Continue reading Becoming Reverend Deena: Five Questions on Ordination

From Pastor Deena: What about our unanswered prayers?

God calls us to pray unceasingly. Seems like a tall order, doesn’t it? Scripture also tells us to be specific when we ask for what we want. That feels a little selfish, doesn’t it? As I shared with you in a sermon on Sunday, Nov. 9, when praying for suffering to go away – sometimes it…… Continue reading From Pastor Deena: What about our unanswered prayers?