Thank you for all the wonderful food items donated for the bags of groceries given to seven food insecure families at Grout Elementary before Thanksgiving. Each bag contained fresh apples and carrots, a small ham, sweet potatoes, fresh bread and other foods. We will be taking bags of groceries to Grout on Wednesday, December 14. … [Read more…]
We will be providing Christmas gifts for 35 children at Grout Elementary. The value of the gifts is about $25. You can sign up to purchase a gift in the Fireplace Room. Wrapped gifts should be returned to the church by Sunday, December 11, when they will be dedicated. The gifts will be delivered on … [Read more…]
The theme for Advent 2016 is “Christmas Preparedness’” “Be prepared” is not just a good Boy Scout motto, it is good sense. In Portland many advocate the need for being prepared for a great earthquake, given that the geologic record indicates a high magnitude quake is possible in our region. Our theme for Advent this year … [Read more…]
Sunday, November 27, 6-8 pm Join us for pizza and crafts. We will be making a variety of snowflakes.
You are invited to share in all the Thanksgiving Day feasting without the trouble of cooking the full meal. Join us for our 5th Annual Turkey Day Feast., Thursday, November 24. The turkey and gluten-free gravy will be provided. Bring a side dish to share. Plan to arrive about noon. We will eat at 12:30 … [Read more…]
We have two deliveries to Grout in November. There is a long weekend for school conferences beginning Wednesday, November 9. We will deliver the bags on Tuesday, November 8. We will deliver seven bags for the long Thanksgiving weekend on Tuesday, November 22. Please bring items to share in groups of seven, if possible. Thank … [Read more…]
Bible Study “Who Is Jesus?” lesson three: According to Luke We have seen Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah (not the messiah the people expected, but God’s Son,) and as a master teacher who opens the kingdom of heaven to us here and now. Luke portrays Jesus, rejected by his own people, and prophet of God, … [Read more…]
“As November begins, proceeds and ends” As November begins for American’s, we are on the edge of our election season. For many, the statement could be shorter: We are on edge. I am reminded of a quote from Thomas Paine, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting … [Read more…]
What you’ve known as the Peacemaking Offering has been transformed into the Peace & Global Witness Offering. This new Offering will have a greater global reach, more significant impact, and bring peace to people through Christ. The Peace & Global Witness Offering is received during the Season of Peace, which ends on World Communion Sunday. … [Read more…]
This month we are asking for new towels and wash cloths as donations to SnowCap. These are items that people request that are in short supply. Please place your donations in the box labeled SnowCap in the narthex.