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Our Church House

Nearly 100 years ago, the people who formed First Baptist Church moved into their third church house, the space that would become the home for her ministries an...


The Place Our Beloved Community is Housed

As I was preparing my sermon on Mark 8 this past Sunday, considering Jesus’ call of discipleship – the call to take up our cross, to count the costs of fait...


An Ordinary Church Business Meeting

I never thought I'd hold such a fondness in my heart for an ordinary church business meeting until the pandemic pressed these onto a screen for years....


From Kyle

Beloved Community, It’s Kyle here. As Emily would say, “I serve as one of the pastors here at First Baptist on Fifth.”...


All Things New

Dear Beloved Community, Several days have since passed, but the deep and abiding love I experienced alongside you this Holy Week and Easter will not soon abate....


The Realm of Possibility

In these weekly letters, I often enjoy the opportunity to write reflectively for you about a happening in the life of the church, or the chance to tell a meanin...