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Welcome to FBCWJ's website!

What does it mean to be a harbor of God’s love and a beacon of Christ’s hope?  It means we as a church are committed to the radical hospitality of Jesus and the genuine care of one another.  It means we are a community of love and acceptance, not judgment and condemnation.  We are dedicated to share our lives together.  Sometimes this means enjoying one another’s life-giving laughter.  Other times, it means walking with one another through the wrenching pain and confusion of life.  It also means that our life together is about looking beyond ourselves.  We are devoted to being “first” in the community and world the way Jesus calls his disciples—by being “last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35).  We believe God has put us here to serve one another.  This vision is made possible as we strive to live out our mission to grow in Christ’s likeness.  We don’t expect the world to assume we are Christians.  We try to live up to the name by doing our best to be more like the one whom we say we follow.  This does not mean we are a perfect church.  We are certainly not perfect, nor do we pretend to be.  We are redeemed and called by the One who is, though, and we are constantly growing by and in his grace.  I could say more, but words can only say so much. I invite you to come and experience for yourself life in this community.  


Michael Lea


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