August 10th: First Word

All are welcome to come participate in First Word with Kristy at the church. This will take place on Monday, August 10th, 10 AM, Kristy will be leading a brief meditation moment. It is a way for people to gather, meditate and reflect on a spiritual message to prepare them for the week. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. We will plan on meeting outside if weather allows it. Please remember that masks will be worn and appropriate physical distancing will be put into place. *Please RSVP with Elena at the church office. Limited space is available. 

August 19th: Prayer Flag Project

Come make prayer flags with Pastor Brendan! This small creative prayer group meeting is an opportunity for us to connect with each other in person and share our prayers with each other and our extended community using a creative medium. We will gather and decorate beautiful pieces of fabric with our prayers to hang them around the church and in our community so our prayers can be seen and felt. Prayer flag making supplies and instructions will be provided by our world renowned crafters and seamstresses. You only need to bring your warm hearts, hopes, and prayers. All are welcome! Please remember to reserve your spot with Elena in advance.

August 22nd: Native American Medicine Drum Making Playshop

This fun event will take place Saturday, August 22nd from 10:30AM – 5:00PM. Beautiful outdoor sacred space at Willow’s home, Newberg. Bring your own box lunch, water bottle and mask. Access to restroom provided. All materials and supplies are included, and a shamanic journey to connect with the animal will be part of the process Registration with prepayment is required; Willow must receive payment no later than August 3rd (check preferred). Cost: ranges from $230 – $260 (depending on size and type of animal hide) Space is limited to 8 participants; contact Willow now to reserve your spot. For registration and location information, please contact Willow at Please contact Jeane Canon if you have any questions: or 503-997- 7228

Tune into the Church YouTube Channel

During this current climate, Forest Grove UCC has created a YouTube Channel. You can check on the channel by clicking on this link: