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:

We will not have worship at our church Sunday.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Loftus Glen Picnic

I can't get the info to come over!  So I will type it all in.

Loftus Glen Picnic, July 20, 11AM-3PM

Meat to BBQ
Salad to share
Dessert to share
Folding table & chairs
Invite a friend!

Directions:  Head to Wallowa county, via Elgin.  When you get to Lostine, keep right at the Blue Banana Coffee Shop on the Lostine River Road.  Go six miles, turn left at gateway.  If you cross the bridge over the river, you have gone too far!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Loftus Glen Picnic

Mark your calendars!  The Loftus Glen picnic near Lostine will be July 20th.  Stay tuned for more details and directions coming your way soon!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Sunday is Pentecost!  Remember to wear red in celebration of the Holy Spirit!  We will also take a special offering for the church's HELP Fund.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Holy Week Happenings!

Just a reminder about the Holy Week happenings

Come celebrate the night Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper on Thursday at 5:30 in our sanctuary.  There will be Mediterranean foods to enjoy as part of service. Communion will be served.  No foot washing this year.

Our Ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at the Methodist church this year.  Service is at 7PM.

Bring a flower to decorate the Blooming Christmas Tree cross on Easter morning at 9:30AM.  There will be two baptisms and we will also celebrate the Lord's Supper.  Invite a friend to come with you to this celebration of Christ's resurrection!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hi, Friends-As many of you know, Eugene Peterson, author of The Message translation of the Bible passed away in 2018.  In celebration of his memory and many works, we are offering a Lunch and Learning series during Lent and Eastertide.

During Lent, we will read together his book Tell it Slant, A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in his Stories and Prayers.  In the first portion of this book, Peterson delves into the stories and parables Jesus tells on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem and ultimately the cross.

During Eastertide, we will delve into his book Practice Resurrection, A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ.  This is Peterson's 'commentary' on the book of Ephesians.

Our tentative plan right now is to meet at noon on Tuesdays starting March 12.  As this will be here before you know it, we need to get a head count to order books.  So if you could let us know by Feb 17 that you are interested in participating, that would be great.  Keith and Laura