*With our Fall season quickly approaching, several of our normal ministries are starting back up. Please click on the link below to see the fine details.
Sept 24th: Confirmation Info Class
Greetings church families! We’ve got a great bunch of youth whom we’d like to invite to experience Confirmation this year. Confirmation consists of a mix of classes and experiences that invite our youth to look more deeply and their faith, their values and their church. At the end of the program, our Confirmands create a Statement of Faith that recognizes their status as adult members of the church. This year, we’re combining our Confirmation program with Lake Oswego UCC and Wilsonville/Meridian UCC so we’ll have a larger group to work with and our youth will get an experience of our broader church. We will meet in a series of three retreats, Fall, Winter and Spring, plus visit some non-Christian houses of worship and participate in a service project. To get all this underway, I need to ask you to talk to your youth about participating in Confirmation this year. You can get more information, and provide input as to when our three retreats will take place, by attending a Confirmation Parents meeting on Sunday, September 24th at 11:45 a.m. in the Chapel.
Sept 24th: Trans-Friendly in the Church and Community
Join us after worship as Laura Edwards-Leeper and Leo Barrett put on a presentation that goes over the topic of what trans-friendly church and community can look like.
Sept 30th: Wine Tour
Be sure to sign up for the annual Wine Tour, brought to you by our Nurture Ministry Group! We will be heading out for a few hours to taste some wines at local Forest Grove wineries on Saturday, Sept 30th. Please meet at the church at 12:45 PM. The sign up list is located in the narthex. We are planning for this outing to go from 1-4 PM, and childcare will be provided.
October 1st: Mission Trip Meeting
Attention Youth and Families! It is time to start thinking about mission trip ideas for the summer of 2018! For this upcoming summer we have researched 3 different possibilities for our mission trips. Each are located in a different state, different projects and different pricing. Because of all these options we would like to get some group input. We are meeting after worship on October 1st. The plan for this meeting is just to present the details of the 3 trips and hopefully narrow down our options.
Oct 8th: New Adult Ed. Class Begins
This year’s Adult E Program will be once a month meeting to discuss The Other Story. We all know the story of Moses or Jesus, but do we know the reason why the story of Deborah or Daniel is important to us today? What can we learn about the smaller stories in the Bible? We will be meeting to share our understanding and insights together of those other stories. Please bring your lunch, a bible and an open heart and mind for this fellowship of common discovery and journey. Jeannine Murrell & Pamelajean Myers will lead this class from 11:30AM to 1:00PM and childcare will be provided. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Oct 8th: All ages youth fall event
All children and youth are invited to participate in our fall event, Sunday, October 8th, 11:30AM-1:00PM. We will have snacks, play games like pumpkin bowling, make candy apples and much more.
Bread of Life
If you’ve ever had a thought to deliver communion to shut-ins, or just want to more deeply experience the sacrament of Holy Communion, please join us for the Bread of Life mini-retreat on Sunday, January 8 starting at 12:00 p.m. (Right after the de-decorating party.) Hosted by your Stephen Ministry team and led by Pastor Jennifer. Please let Elena know if you plan to participate.
COMMUNION IS MOVING TO INTER-GENERATIONAL WORSHIP!
Inter-generational worship has been rockin’ and rollin’ since September and we would like to thank everyone for their continual support and feedback to create a more intentional and meaningful worship experience. In efforts to enhance worship we are wanting to have communion happen during the Inter-generational service. This means we will be moving communion to the second Sunday of every month. We will make this change starting in January. We believe communion is a precious and incredible opportunity for all members of all ages to experience together. We are excited to put this in our worship and look forward to sharing that with you.
If there is any questions or additional feedback you may have on this decision please contact Kristy. Thank you!