Coming events - Come Join In!!

  • Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day - Church Office Closed
  • Tuesday, September 3rd - Senior Lunch Bunch - Noon
  • Tuesday, September 3rd - Elder's Meeting, 7p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 4th - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7pm
  • Sunday, September 8th - Blessing of Backpacks during worship
  • Sunday, September 8th - after worship:  Jr & Sr High Mini-Golf Excursion in Salem
  • Sunday, September 8th - after worship:  Fall Kickoff Kids' Party at Chase & Elia Annen's home in Mt. Angel
  • Monday, September 9th - Board Meeting 6pm
  • Wednesday, September 11th - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7pm
  • Thursday-Sunday, September 12th-15th - Oktoberfest Fundraiser!  (Volunteers needed.  Contact Jennifer Cote' through the church office.)
  • Wednesday, September 18th - Wednesday Community Dinner 5-7pm
  • Thursday, September 19th - Grief Support Group, 6p.m.
  • Sunday, September 22nd - Second-Hour Classes resume
  • Sunday, September 22nd - Youth Movie Night at Gail's.  Jr. High 3p.m.; High School 6p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25th - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7pm
  • Sunday, September 29th - Fifth Sunday of the Month Potluck - in the multi-purpose room after worship
  • Wednesday, October 2nd - Wednesday Community Dinner, 5-7pm

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 22nd after a summer break and will continue through the end of May.

  • 9:30 Music of Agape' (Agape' = Gods Love) - may include live music', Praise Team or other musicians, CD music of an assortment, or recitals.
  • 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.  The first series was directed by Ginni Stensland ("I used to think studying the Bible was boring").  Then we had a series on "Animated Faith."  After a series leading up to Easter where we had small 'getting to know each other" groups, we're now beginning a series focused on "Red Letter Christians."
  • 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:  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