Posts by Rory Naeve

Posts by Rory Naeve

Church Update 04.28.2020

Greetings, Church Family. I hope you are healthy and safe in this strange season. More than that, I hope you are finding new ways to flourish in this time of pandemic. Our hearts are burdened for those who are suffering in this time: students and teachers who have had to alter their schedules; graduates who are missing out on a major milestone; healthcare professionals…

Worship Series – ChurcH

This is fallback content to display for user agents that do not support the video tag. Beginning on April 19, our worship services will be focused and themed around who we are as the Church. The worship planners had this series plotted out since February, and then the pandemic hit. Like everything else, COVID-19 has changed how we operate and minister as a church.…

Easter 2020

Greetings from First Baptist Church! Easter is coming this Sunday and for the first time in our history, we won’t be together in the sanctuary for worship. But I would like to invite you to still be a part of our community in some way. Here are a few ways that you can do so. Send a Video – we would like to have a few home videos or photos from our members near and far.…

COVID-19 Update 03.25.20

Greetings, Church Family! Your staff met yesterday, some in person and some by phone, and we were talking together about how we’re doing ministry in this new context. Of course, one of the questions that came up for us is probably the same one that you’re all asking around your tables and living rooms and text messages: How long will we have to do this? None…

COVID-19 Update 03.19.2020

Greetings from First Baptist Church! Social distancing can be isolating and… boring, if we’re being honest. In this email, we wanted to give you some resources and ideas how to keep sane while we all keep each other safe. Spirituality Oddly enough, we might find that this time of keeping physical distance might just create some otherwise rare space and time to tend…

COVID-19 Protocols thru March 31

Greetings from First Baptist Church! I know you’re probably getting overloaded with emails from everyone everywhere about what’s closed or different because of COVID-19 and the social distancing that is rightly being encouraged out there. Your church family wants you to be connected, especially in times like these. For that reason, this email will be the first in what…

Jubliee

It’s been a while since I posted up here. That’s my bad. Summer was hectic and things have been going and going. Graduation, our family moved, Vacation Bible School, Youth camp, funerals, trying to sneak in vacations or retreats, staff shifts, volunteer recruitment, and then of course the pumpkins. The pumpkins… … sorry, what were we talking about?…

Desserts and Service

First and foremost, we must recognize the great efforts made by Patty Crunkilton, Troy Williams, and the youth (or “youts” if you’re My Cousin Vinny) on the wonderful spaghetti supper Sunday night. Some pasta and salad were the perfect setup to get everyone in the mood for something sweet. Secondly, many thanks to all the talented bakers, and even a candy maker (Shawn,…

Eatin’ Meetin’s

                I mentioned in passing last Sunday that the times where we get together at picnics or potlucks are fun, but that they’re also important. There’s something about sharing around the table that invites people to get to know one another, to listen, to understand and empathize. I know we joke around about food (the core of Baptist theology is the casserole),…

MLK 2018

There are many good reasons to have a national holiday to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. As a clarion voice in a time of civil revolution, he shaped our conversations around race and justice. As a political activist, he promoted a nonviolent approach to protest and forced action by those who were in power. As a speaker, he painted with his words a wondrous…