June 18, 2020 Dear Friends and Family of First Baptist of Westwood, Based on numerous conversations, the Church Council has decided on the following plans for worship this summer: We will begin holding in-person worship on Sunday, June 28 and services will begin at 9:30am Services will be held outdoors only (in Baker Chapel and the Fellowship Hall parking lot) Bathrooms will be open, but we recommend using your home facilities if possible Everyone must wear a mask unless you
Strength For Today... A sermon by the Rev. Dr Stephanie Salinas of Westwood, MA. Based on Jeremiah 31:1-14, NLT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHAKtBHghNc References: Thomas O. Chisholm & William M. Runyan. Great Is Thy Faithfulness. (Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing Company, 1923 & 1951). Kaitlyn Saunders. At Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, DC. June 2020. Song: Rise Up, by Andra Day.
This week, I attended a webinar in which I heard the Rev. Jamie Washam (of THE 1st Baptist Church in America, in Providence, RI)[i] ask, “As confederate memorials are coming down, what kinds of memorials are we building in their place?” It’s an important question. Recent months have changed our world in ways that will be permanent. Yes, what we are currently living won’t be with us forever, but there will be changes that will stay. Some of them will be positive: perhaps we ha
Hi all. We are continuing to hold our Thursday evening Prayer and Communion times. Several of you asked that I resend that info, so here it is. It remains the same each week. Plan to have a bite of food and a sip of beverage to participate in communion if you desire. Join us any Thursday at 7:20pm! -Pastor Steph prayer & communion Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/143677149 You can also dial in using your phon