** Effective March 17, 2020:
Due to Governor Kate Brown’s executive order announcing statewide actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Silverton First Christian Church will not gather for worship services until further notice. We treasure our times together as a church family and this is a loss but hopefully this will not last for very long.
In the meantime, the good news is that each Sunday we will provide a service with music, scripture, prayers and messages through a live YouTube link you can access through the church email and our church Facebook page. It will also be recorded so you can watch it at any time.
We hope this blesses your life each week as we continue to journey with Jesus to the cross during this season of Lent. Please let us know if you are in need or are aware of others in our church family who are in need.
Pastor Steve Knox - "The Denial"
Pastor Steve Knox - "The Desert"
(Please excuse the "hmmm." You may want to keep your volume a little lower when viewing.)
Pastor Steve Knox - "Abide"
A Special Community Gathering
Gather & Blessing, FCC, Multi-Purpose Room; 10:00 a.m.
Worship, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m.
April 9, 7:30 p.m.
A time of candlelit reflections on Passover and Communion.
The Elders and Pastor Steve invite you to this special service.
Sonrise Service, 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. - (fundraiser for camp scholarships)
Easter Worship, 10:00 a.m.
There is a new program starting the first of March...
There will be a "card table" in the multi-purpose room after church. A variety of greeting cards will be available for you to select from, write a note, address from the directory, and leave in the mailing box. When Steve announces there is someone ill, or having surgery, or a birthday, you can get a card ready to mail while it is on your mind. There will also be member pictures available to look through in case you are not sure who someone is. In other words, you can put a face to the name.
By the way, we are glad to take donated cards, if you have any laying around your house that you are willing to give away.
The Regional Board of the Christian Church in Oregon & SW Idaho oversees the ministries done together by Disciples in our area. Allison Zitzelberger from Silverton FCC will be one of two youth representatives who are a liaison between the Regional Board and youth in our congregations.
Like other regional board members, the youth members share information about regional church programs and relay concerns and questions from the churches to the board. They review the programs and expenses of the regional church and learn about Global Ministries, Week of Compassion, New Church Ministry and many other activities of the regional church.
Marcus Clark, also from Silverton FCC, has served on the Regional Board for the past two years and will continue as a Santiam District representative. The regional board meets three times per year.
Christian Church in Oregon & SW Idaho
Through the month of March, youth are holding a Coin Drive Fundraiser to help with summer Kids' Camp expenses! Check your couches, trays in your car, the bottom of your purses, your jars of coins - and share with this special project so as many kids that want to go Can!
Practices have begun! Check with Christy Knox with any questions!!
Our next Senior Lunch Bunch get-together will be on Tuesday,, March 3rd at noon.
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!
An additional adult discussion (for all adults) will meet in the Fireside Room to discuss “Lies We Believe About God” (William Paul Young, author of “The Shack), led by Pastor Steve.
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