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

Hope for youth: Fighting teen homelessness with unconditional love

Creating the Redlands nonprofit, YouthHope, was the scariest thing founder Heidi Mayer has ever done. But, it was what God wanted her to do. “It’s not my program, it’s His; it’s God’s program,” Heidi said. “It’s an exciting thing to be serving God exactly where He wants me to be.” Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,…… Continue reading Hope for youth: Fighting teen homelessness with unconditional love

From Pastor Richard: An occasion to celebrate God’s love

There are various popular and interesting legends of St. Valentine’s Day. One of the legends links it to the early Christian church and a priest named Valentine who lived in Rome during the tyrannical reign of Emperor Claudius II. Under his rule, Rome was engaged in several bloody battles. To strengthen his army, he kept…… Continue reading From Pastor Richard: An occasion to celebrate God’s love

Showing our heart for Redlands’ cancer patients

Jonathan Peske and more than 30 other FBCR members have teamed up to raise $1,000 for cancer-fighting organizations in the Inland Empire. Their fundraising is a part of the Redlands Believe Walk which will take place Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 a.m. Jonathan decided to form the team in an effort to help the church…… Continue reading Showing our heart for Redlands’ cancer patients

From Pastor Richard: Being a fellowship that showcase’s God’s music

Among the stories I have collected I found one that likens the study of a photograph to what a church should be. It is about a photograph that was taken by the late Yousaf Karsh who was famous for taking photographs of some of the world’s famous people: John Steinbeck, Mother Teresa and Albert Einstein,…… Continue reading From Pastor Richard: Being a fellowship that showcase’s God’s music

Keep the CSU system in your prayers

In December 2011, the Chancellor of the CSU issued Executive Order 1068, which required all campus-recognized student organizations to have their membership and leadership open to all CSU students. While this sounds like an act encouraging tolerance, in practice it means that religious student groups may not require their student leaders to affirm basic statements…… Continue reading Keep the CSU system in your prayers

What is an interim pastor?

An interim pastor serves as a transitional pastor, and will usually stay anywhere from nine months to two years. In this time period the pastor will lead congregational life and ministry, provide support for staff, enhance selected areas of congregational life and ministry, as well as guide the congregation through interim ministry tasks. Some things the…… Continue reading What is an interim pastor?

How the Rogers bike on the roads less travelled

Some people think Richard and Susan Rogers are crazy. But biking across the United States is a passion of theirs; it’s an adventure and a challenge. “You can see parts of the United States that you just don’t see from the freeway,” Richard said. “On the less traveled roads, you meet a lot of people.…… Continue reading How the Rogers bike on the roads less travelled