June 28 worship

Join us in worship by clicking the link below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwDI8YzK7zM With Caring, Pastor Steph

midweek med

Enjoy a midweek meditation from the Salinas family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IUTkG90jWA

outdoor worship begins June 28

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 have been medically advised not to do so You will be directed to sit where we have placed plastic disks, spaced at least 6 feet apart Please bring the following: Your own folding chair A mask for each person in your part

Strength For Today

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.

Faith Seeking Understanding

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 have gained a greater sense of compassion for each other and a greater ability to see oppression and cry out for justice. Some of the ongoing changes will be negative: perhaps we will continually fear one another or will w

prayer & communion

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 phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.) United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073 - One-touch: tel:+18773092073,,143677149# United States: +1 (646) 749-3129 - One-touch: tel:+164

the pastor listens to the wise

This week, your Sunday message is a special treat! In this video, Pastor Steph reads a scripture from Jeremiah, and has a conversation with Mikayla M and Kayla D ...because God is most surely speaking through our younger adults today! The word of God for the people of God... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdz4ZBl_Nwo With Strength for Today & Bright Hope for Tomorrow, Pastor Steph

today's quote to ponder

I miss Issues Class! If ever we had things to discuss in Issues Class, it is now. So, so much is going on. Alas, those discussions aren’t happening in person in the same way. However, I still feel a desire to share some new ideas with you. So, last Monday and today of this week, I’m sending you short excerpts to consider. They will be accompanied by a bit of scripture. I invite you to use them in prayer, discussion, or however God leads. Today’s Excerpt: From Eleazar S. Fernandez: "…The gospel is no gospel at all unless it becomes specific. The gospel that is not specific or concrete may even be counter to the gospel. When confronted with diversity, it is a common pulpit discourse in the Uni

a reading for today

I miss Issues Class! If ever we had things to discuss in Issues Class, it is now. So, so much is going on. Alas, those discussions aren’t happening in person in the same way. However, I still feel a desire to share some new ideas with you. So, today and Wednesday of this week, I’ll be sending you short excerpts to consider. They will be accompanied by a bit of scripture. I invite you to use them in prayer, discussion, or however God leads. Today’s Excerpt: Playing Cards With the Jailer By, Mitsuye Yamada A brief metallic sound jars the quiet night air hangs in my ears. I am playing cards with the jailer who shifts his ample body in his chair while I fix my smile on his cards waiting My eyes

the golden rule

Friends... I offer this week's video with real humility. Honestly, prophetic preaching is not my spiritual gift. So please receive this offering Ned and I created. And please know that you are loved, as a "fearfully and wonderfully made" creation of God - All of you. Peace, Pastor Steph Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl0VRglrLbc Details: The Golden Rule, A sermon-ish by Rev. Dr. Stephanie Salinas Music: Prayer of St. Francis, as performed by Sarah McLachlan and students from The Sarah McLachlan School of Music. Scriptures: Matthew 7:12, Psalm 139:14, & Micah 6:8

ABCUSA statement

Friends... I urge you all to read this statement from the American Baptist Churches, USA. I urge you to discuss it. To stand. To consider our world, and to pray. In Hope, Pastor Steph Acts of Racial Injustice – A Letter from American Baptist Churches Interim General Secretary VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/29/20)—On May 29, 2020, Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American Baptists with a message centered around justice and more specifically, racial justice. Read the letter below. Dear American Baptists, The death of George Floyd has caused widespread pain, rage, protests, and violence in Minneapolis and across the United States. I appreciate the input received from

more myths

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Myth: Love makes the world go ‘round. Scripture: Genesis 1:1-5 Today’s myth is that old saying, “Love makes the world go ‘round.” It’s been the subject of many songs and poems, from the musical Carnival! to Jennifer Lopez. It’s a lovely idea, but is it Plausible? Does Love, indeed, make the world go ‘round? The earth turns on an axis, which is an imaginary straight line between the earth’s north and south poles. And the earth orbits the sun, based upon the pull of gravity and the power of inertia. These are scientific facts that are, honestly, way beyond my own understanding. But they are true. So, if the myth said “gravity and inertia make the world go ‘round,” the

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Please note: St. Pauly has closed our clothing shed temporarily due

to COVID19. 

 

SUNDAY MORNING 

 Family Worship

Service at 10:45am.

OUTDOORS only.

See blog post of 6/22

for details.