*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.
Nov 18th: Annual Caring For Our Community Auction
Please join us for a rip roaring 20’s evening of music, food, desserts and no-host wine and beer; we will have many great silent and live auction items for bidding. Proceeds from the auction will support local organizations that give assistance to those in need such as: Adelante Mujeres, Family Promise, Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, Care Partners Hospice and Palliative, Luke-Dorf Mental Health, Community Action Emergency Rent Assistance, Framework International, the Forest Grove Elks Weekend Backpack Program and ministries of FGUCC. This event has been one of the church’s most successful fundraisers and we hope this continues. If you’re in the mood, please wear roaring 20s attire.
Tickets are still $10 if purchased by Nov. 12, and $12 at the door. If possible, please bring a check to pay for your prizes (credit card fees are expensive).
CHILDCARE, including dinner and entertainment, will be provided by the FGUCC Youth Group for a donation of $5 per child. These funds will go toward future youth mission trips.
Dec 3rd-Blue Christmas
Most all of us could use a little more light in our lives this time of year. Right after worship December 4th we will gather in the chapel and hold a service that acknowledges the “blue” feelings that can be had during Christmas. All are welcome. All are encouraged to bring someone you know who is having a tough time with the ho-ho-ho and holly. That someone might be you, and me too. Lunch will be served in the chapel before the service begins.
Dec 10th-Messiah Sing-Along
Please join us on Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 PM in the Sanctuary for this community event co-sponsored by FGUCC Sanctuary Choir and Forest Grove Public Arts Commission. Organist Michael fox, Director Laura Frye and soloists Joannah Ball, Paul Minor. All are Welcome! FREE Admission.
Dec 10th-Adult Ed Class
Join us for our Adult Ed Class, Sunday Dec 10th, starting at 11:30 AM. 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.
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!