Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Peanut Butter Drive for Friday Backpack

Hi, Friends-We are doing a peanut butter drive for Friday Backpack this fall.  Our goal will be to bring in 100 jars of peanut butter by the end of November.

They take jars from 15-16 oz, no glass.  The brand is not important, but they try to stick with the name brands.  So next time you are at the store, please remember to pick up an extra jar or two!

ps-I also learned, ending today, that if you have a Safeway card, the Safeway brand jars of peanut butter are $.99. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

World Communion Sunday

This Sunday, Oct 6, is World Communion Sunday.  We are celebrating worship at Zion Lutheran with them and our brothers and sisters from First Christian Church, St. Peters Episcopal Church, and The United Methodist Church.  Worship will be at 10AM.

You are invited to wear international cloths or bring clothe from foreign countries that can be used to decorate the sanctuary!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Community Fellowship Night Dinners!

Dinner is on!

Our Community Fellowship Night Dinners start up again Oct 2nd.  There will not be a dinner Oct 9 as the Friendship Center will get new carpeting.  We will start back up Oct 16 and have dinner every Wednesday through Nov 20.  Suggested donation is $3.00.  Many thanks to Merlyn's Catering for cooking again this year!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I'll Push You

I’ll Push You
A Documentary for Our Times
Sunday, September 29th at 3:00 pm
Free Showing with Discussion
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
I’ll Push You is an inspirational exploration of the true meaning of friendship, generosity, and vulnerability.  It’s about two best friends who grew up together in Ontario, Oregon who embark on an epic journey when Patrick Gray agrees to the crazy proposition to push Justin Skeesuck in a wheelchair across the 500-mile pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. 
Learn about The Camino and why it draws people from every walk of life and faith tradition as a journey of self-discovery.  Follow Justin, Patrick, the filmmakers and their fellow pilgrims as they show how our lives depend on sacrifice not greed, vulnerability not security, community not isolation, and love not fear, true antidotes for our time.   
I’ll Push You is also available in book form for those who wish to read about this adventure before viewing the documentary.  Order it wherever books are sold.  Then come to the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary showing on September 29th. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Youth Sunday, Sept 8

Hi, Friends-The youth that went to Nederland, CO this summer will share their experiences this Sunday, Sept 8, during worship.  Come hear about the awesome, transformative experience they had and support our youth!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Exciting Opportunity

Hi, Friends-

As many of you may know, Ruth Young and I have been participating in an intergenerational ministries cohort since March.  We usually meet over the computer, but this next week our coaches from the national office will be here on Wednesday, the 21st.  I'm organizing a dinner gathering that evening from 5-7 so people can hear about the work they are doing and help bend our thoughts a bit about how we think and do ministry in the life of the church.  This does not mean you will be asked to be on a committee!  But I would invite you to come, hear and participate that evening, and share with Ruth and me any ideas that the Holy Spirit might share with you.

We will probably meet at the PFC, but I will send out a note about the exact location early next week.  Let me know if you plan to come by Monday the 19th so I can arrange food.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Worship at Westminster Woods Sunday

Hi, Friends-Just a reminder that we are worshiping with our brothers and sisters in Christ from Pendleton this Sunday, Aug 18, at Westminster Woods.  Note the service starts at 10:30AM!  This is a change from previously announced.  The service will be followed by a potluck, so please bring a dish to share.  If you need directions, here they are:   https://pendletonpresbyterian.com/westminster-woods/locationmap.html

We will not have worship at our church Sunday.