Beginning January 5th, our new sermon series will focus on "The Sermon on the Mount" - Learning and living the core teachings of Jesus.
Our next Senior Lunch Bunch get-together will be on Tuesday, January 7, at noon. We are going to have Linda McCallister as our guest. Linda has put a notebook together that we lovingly call her "dead book". This sounds a little grim but I encourage all who are interested to come as we continue our discussion about end-of-life medical decisions.
Linda put this notebook together a long time ago and she updates it every year. This contains all the information her children will need to carry out Linda's final wishes. This includes all financial information, wishes for her memorial service, and much much more. Linda presented her notebook to us a few years ago during second hour and it was well received. So, by popular demand, we are bringing her back.
All are welcome to attend, just bring a sack lunch and any questions you have about end-of-life decisions.
Come join the discussion about what it means to become a "Healthy Christian". Or, at least, health-ier!
The adult second hour class, starting January 5, will take on this topic that affects all of us. FOOD for the body, and for the mind, and for the spirit. How do we fit fitness into our fitful daily lives? What burdens and toxins do we needlessly bear? What nurtures your spirit and body and lightens your load? Does the Bible give us any help or guidance in all this? And what are other good sources of wisdom and help?
Exciting news ... the Women's Discussion Group will be meeting on January 9th at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. We will be reviewing "That The World May Know" video series by Ray Vander Laan. These lessons of faith are filled with amazing insights into the Bible, history of the Holy Land, and give us an inspirational nudge to grow in spirit and faith. If you are planning on making the upcoming Holy Land tour this study is for you.
If you have questions, please call Judy Kassell @ 503-873-5140. We look forward to our time together. Please join us.
All are welcome to join the Grief Support Group, led by Danika (Beard) Turney, in the Fireside Room every third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Participants experience the support and caring of other grieving persons, as well as receive helpful information about grieving and the grief process.
This time of the year can be even more of a challenge for those working through their journey. Check in with folks and share some love and time.
All those signed up for the Holy Land & Passion Play - and anyone interested in possibly going - are invited to an informational meeting on Sunday, January 19, at 3:00 pm at our church. It will be a great opportunity to get acquainted with each other and discuss what to expect, how to prepare, ideas and travel tips. Let's get excited
Begin planning now for your "investment in futures" through our Week of Compassion Offerings which will be taken in February.
Each June, we have an All Church Camp-out at South Beach State Park. This year the dates are June 26th-28th . In addition to fellowship and sharing meals, a worship service is held Sunday morning. We still have a service at the church for those unable or choosing not to go to the beach and for visitors! Reservations need to be made for camping spots as soon as possible - Loop B or as close as you can. Come for one day or all! www.reserveamerica.com
We are a welcoming and open spiritual community where You are Welcome To Come Just As You are - whoever you are, wherever you are along Life's Journey.
"Family Time" - 11:15 - conversation over coffee, tea, cocoa and snacks - then (late September through mid-May) on to:
Second Hour Classes -
11:20 a.m. - children age 2 through 5th grade meet in the Music Room of the Ed Unit (with Joe and helpers).
11:30 a.m. -
Chi Rho (6th-8th grade) meet in Room 3
CYF (9th-12th grade) meet in Room 2
Adults have options!
Those who have graduated from high school and "have not yet retired," are invited to meet with the group in the Pastor's Study. Discussions and activities are focused around the interests across those generations.
Anyone is also invited to meet in the Fireside Room for topical and led discussions.
Thank you for visiting our website with an interest in learning more about this spiritual and very diverse family. Feel free to contact the office and schedule time with Pastor Steve should you have any questions ... Shalom!
As "Disciples of Christ," we affirm Jesus is the Son of the Living God, Savior and Lord.
For in-depth information about our denomination (including the Vision, Mission, and Identity Statement), we encourage a visit to disciples.org
We practice ...
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oregon & SW Idaho
0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite F
Portland, OR 97201-4267
Regional Co-Ministers: Doug and Cathy Myers Wirt