Beginning January 5th, our new sermon series focuses on "The Sermon on the Mount" -
Be listening and watching for details.
Our next Senior Lunch Bunch get-together will be on Tuesday, February 4th at noon. The discussion topic for Lunch Bunch: "Aging Boldly". Pastor Steve will share some key insights from the presentations on aging that he attended at Holden Village
The In-Betweeners Second Hour Class meets in the Pastor's Study and is for anyone between college to retirement-age. We have no agenda planned for our second hour gatherings and just go with the flow. It's lots of fun! We would love to grow our group so I encourage people to bring a friend or two!
I want to thank Gail Frassenei for hosting our game night/potluck at her home in January. We don't have another event planned yet, but tossing around some ideas, maybe a beach weekend, a BBQ ... who knows! Come join us!
The "less young" adults meet in the Fireside Room, and we have a couple more sessions on holistic health with Jennifer Stevens, Then, beginning February 16, we will explore "Five Love Languages" ... the tricky art of loving the people in our lives.
Begin planning now for your "investment in futures" through our Week of Compassion Offerings which will be taken in February. Check out our page specific to "Week of Compassion" for more information and suggestions!
All First Christian Church regularly attending high school seniors have been mailed scholarship information and forms. Please remember that the deadline for turning in applications is May 3 at noon.
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.
Holy Land trip prep is getting exciting. We are 26 in number, got the group together recently, and another meeting to come. There's room for a few more, however we are told there are very few Passion Play tickets available, so if anyone wants to sign up, this is the time. Contact the office or visit with Pastor Steve.
"Growing Into God's Future Together"
Welcoming Claremont School of Theology to Oregon (Salem)
Workshops ~ Music ~ Welcoming New Congregations
Stay tuned for details and registration information. Special guests: Belva Brown Jordan, Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly and Sotello Long, President of Disciples Home Missions and many more special resource guests and speakers.....watch our website for new information.
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 Korinna & Helpers)
11:30 a.m. -
Chi Rho (6th-8th grade) meet in Room 2
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