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

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

Partnering with InterVarsity to bring the gospel to college students

Julio Batta wasn’t a Christian when he first attended the University of Redlands in 2003. But, he had friends who were, and these friends were a part of InterVarsity, a ministry that trains and encourages students to share their faith on campus. “InterVarsity was the gateway through which God called me to dedicate my life…… Continue reading Partnering with InterVarsity to bring the gospel to college students

GriefShare: Mourning with those who mourn

Before Marge Emrick was the leader of First Baptist’s GriefShare group, she was a participant. About 10 years ago, she needed help dealing with the death of her daughter, Pamela. “It helped me get a lot of the tears out,” Marge said. “It helps to understand a little bit of what’s happening; because it hurts…… Continue reading GriefShare: Mourning with those who mourn

NICARAGUA: A team of dentists spend 11 days cleaning teeth for Jesus

From June 12-23, Mark Carpenter and his team of 50 dentists and dental students ran five clinics in Nicaragua, seeing approximately 800 patients, a lot of whom were children. The days were full. A team of organizers arrived at the clinics by 6 a.m. to sterilize and make preparations. Other groups arrived around 7:30 a.m.…… Continue reading NICARAGUA: A team of dentists spend 11 days cleaning teeth for Jesus