Coming events - Come Join In!!

  • Sunday, December 2nd  - First Sunday of Advent
  • Sunday, December 2nd - Knox Family Open House - "Cookies, Carols, and Fellowship!"
  • Monday, December 3rd - Elder's Meeting - 7pm in the Pastor's Study
  • Monday, December 3rd - Prayer Shawl Ministry meets - 7pm
  • Tuesday, December 4th - Senior Lunch Bunch at Noon
  • Wednesday, December 5th - Community Dinner - 5pm-7pm
  • Saturday, December 6th - Ladies Christmas Tea at Donna Laney's
  • Sunday, December 9th - Second Sunday of Advent
  • Sunday, December 9th - Christmas Pops Concert outing in Portland (leaving the church at 2pm)
  • Monday, December 10th - Board Meeting  - 7pm in the Pastor's Study
  • Monday, December 10th - Prayer Shawl Ministry meets- 7pm
  • Wednesday, December 12th - Community Dinner - 5pm-7pm
  • Friday, December 14th - Pageant Dress Rehearsal ( time TBD)
  • Sunday, December 16th - Third Sunday of Advent
  • Sunday, December 16th - Children's Christmas Pageant - 5:30pm
  • Monday, December 17th - Prayer Shawl Ministry meets - 7pm
  • Wednesday, December 19th - Community Dinner - 5pm--7pm
  • Sunday, December 23rd - Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas Sweater Sunday
  • Sunday, December 23rd - Gil Wittman Concert - 9:30am
  • Monday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service - 9pm
  • Tuesday, December 25th - MERRY CELEBRATION OF CHRIST'S BIRTH
  • Wednesday, December 26th - Community Dinner - 5pm-7pm
  • Monday, December 31st - New Year's Eve
  • Tuesday, January 1st - HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2019 !!


 Additional Notes:

  • EASTER IS APRIL 21st!  (SonRise Service, Breakfast, and Main Worship Service)
  • June 21st-23rd, 2019:  Church Camp-out at South Beach Campground.  It's time to reserve your spot if you're going to camp out ~ the sooner the better!  For information, contact the office.  (There will also be a worship service at the church.)

Weekly Events

  • Each Sunday morning, music begins at 9:30 followed by the Communion-Centered Worship Service at 10.  Second hour classes began again on September 23rd after a summer break.
  • 9:30 Music of Agape' may include live music by Agape', Praise Team or other musicians, CD music of an assortment, or (last Sunday of the month) organ/keyboard concerts presented by our talented Gil Wittman.
  • 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.
  • During worship, following Communion, the children are invited to go to a classroom for "Children's Church" under the guidance of Korinna Barcroft and Kaila Moles.
  • "Family Time" - 11:15 - conversation over coffee, tea, cocoa and snacks - then 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 & Kaila).  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 meet in the Fireside Room for led discussions.  The first series is directed by Ginni Stensland ("I used to think studying the Bible was boring").
  • 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 November 2018, over 196,000 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


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 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