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Coming events - Come Join In!!

 Dec. 1   - Advent begins
Dec. 2   - Elder's Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 3   - Senior Lunch Bunch, Noon
Dec. 4   - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7:00 p.m.
Dec. 8   - New Elder Installation, during worship
Dec. 9   - Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 11 - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7:00 p.m.
Dec. 14 - CWF Women's Tea, Donna Laney's, 10 a.m.
Dec. 15 - Children's Christmas Play, during worship, Dec, 15 -     followed by Jesus' Birthday Party
Dec. 18 - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7:00 p.m.
Dec. 19 - Grief Support Group, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 22 - Christmas Sweater Sunday
Dec. 22 - Knox Open House, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion, 9:00 p.m.
Dec. 25 - Merry Christmas -  Church Office closed.
Dec. 25 - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7:00 p.m.
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve.  -  Church Office closed.  

 Jan. 1  -  Happy New Year's - Church Office closed. 

Weekly Events

Each Sunday morning, music begins at 9:30 followed by the Communion-Centered Worship Service at 10.  Second hour classes began again the Sunday following Oktoberfest n September 22nd after a summer break and will continue through the end of May.

  • 9:30 - Prelude Music
  • Nursery Care:  for children up through kindergarten, available during worship and second hour.  Please check with the Greeters, Sandi Hadley-White, or Cara Zitzelberger for more information.
  • A Children's Time is held during worship.  The younger children are invited to go to the classrooms for "Children's Church" with Joe Dyer, our Children's Ministry Director, and his helpers.  
  • "Family Time" - 11:15 - conversation over coffee, tea, cocoa and snacks - then on to:
  • Second Hour Classes:  (end of September through mid-May) -  (11:20 a.m. - children age 2 through 5th grade meet in the Music Room of the Ed Unit (with Joe Dyer and helpers).  11:30 a.m. - Chi Rho (6th-8th grade) meet in Room 3 and CYF (9th-12th grade) meet in Room 2.  * Sometimes both groups meet together with Gail.  Adults have two options:  "tweeners" (between High School graduation and retirement) are invited to meet with Sarah Elder in the Pastor's Study.  Any adults are invited to meet in the Fireside Room for led discussions.  
  • Every Monday evening/7pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry meets
  • Every Wednesday evening since November 12, 2008, our facility has been the host-site of the Free Wednesday Community Dinner which was started by a small group of ladies in the church.  Marion-Polk Food Share is one of our partners and they posted an informative article in January 2018:  https://www.marionpolkfoodshare.org/wednesday-night-dinner-lifts-community/  A "slow evening" is around 350 meals served.  As of February 20, 2019, over 200,000 meals have been served.  It's an ecumenical, non-proselytizing event funded by donation, prepared, served, and cleaned up by Volunteers.  You're welcome to offer your assistance ... 

Annual events ...

Fifth Sunday Potluck - held in the multi-purpose room following worship


Palm Sunday has taken on a truly ecumenical feel in Silverton.  A "walk" begins at our church, sometimes includes a Methodist mule, always includes palm fronds, and music.  The main service is generally held at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Oak Street (10:30).  


Maundy Thursday Service - the Thursday just prior to Easter.  The Elder team provides a service for all that is focused on "the last supper."


Easter Sunday - SonRise Service 8 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by breakfast served in the multi-purpose room at 9:00 and the main worship with our weekly Open Communion at 10:00.


September - during Mt. Angel's Oktoberfest, FCC has a booth serving delicious sandwiches, O'Fest Sausage and Snow Cones.  In 2017, FCC ranked #5 in highest sales!  This is our major fundraiser and funds go to the maintenance on our facility.


First Weekend in November - Holiday Bazaar


Thanksgiving - Sunday before - the Community has an ecumenical service at our church followed by a pie social.


Oregon Symphony Pops Gospel Christmas Program at the Schnizter in Portland.  2nd Sunday in December (2pm)   A new tradition - those who purchase tickets ride on a chartered school bus from Silverton to/from Portland.


Christmas Eve Service - 9PM candlelight service of music, readings, and the story of Christ's birth; Open Communion