Upcoming July News & Events
*No Executive Board Meeting: The Executive Board will not be meeting for the month of July. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, August 3rd, 7 PM. Thank you!
*July 22nd-Religious Study Group: The religious study group will be starting a new book on Wednesday, July 22nd, 10 AM. They will be reading and discussing, Tweleve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. The twelve steps she suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion,” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up self-love, mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She shares concrete methods to help us cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion, and provides a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Armstrong teaches us that becoming a compassionate human being is a lifelong project and a journey filled with rewards. The book will be sold in the church office. If you have any additional questions please contact Elena.
*July 26th-Founders Day: Come join us in worship as we remember and celebrate Founders Day! Pastor Jennifer will be taking questions for “Stump the Pastor” so come with some good questions! Worship begins at 10 AM.
*Church Vitality: We are so blessed to call Forest Grove United Church our home and community! As a church it is our constant goal to remain faithful to our vision and to thrive and to be encouraged to grow in Christ’s love. In order to do this your help is needed! Please click on the link below to fill out a questionnaire that deals with issues and opportunities concerning our congregation. Once completed please turn it into the church office.
*VEGGIE PLUS PLANT STARTS—Ken Prickett is selling veggie plus plant starts again this spring and all proceeds go to our church. The order forms can be downloaded here. Please complete your form and return it to Ken or the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Ken at 503-324-4220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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