Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Community Dinner at PFC

Hi, Friends-You may have seen the announcement, but Side A Brewing and other businesses are offering a community dinner at the PFC!   Dinner will be chili. This is open to everyone in the community and they especially want to reach out to those who might not have access to a hot meal.

We as a church have been invited to help with setup and clean up and provide people to mingle with those eating.  I (Pastor Keith) plan to be there and I believe Don Hair and Jo Carmichael have already volunteered to help with dishes.  Want to help, too?  Contact Brittany at brittanyd.sideabeer@gmail.com.  

Here is their original announcement:

Side A Brewing, Kneads Bakery, Jax Dog Cafe and Books and the Presbyterian Friendship Center have partnered to provide a FREE holiday community dinner. The dinner will be held Saturday, December 21st from 4pm-8pm at the La Grande Presbyterian Church Friendship Center. Donations will be accepted but not required and donated to local programs including the Backpack program, the Angel Fund and the Union County Warming Station.  

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Spontaneous Christmas Pageant and Starman Party

The Spontaneous Christmas Pageant is coming up soon!  Dec 15 during worship followed by the Starman Party.  There is no such thing as too many Marys!  Or Wise Girls!  The kiddos get to pick who they want to be!  Remember to bring the kids, grandkids, and the neighborhood kids!  It is always fun and an easy way to invite someone into the life of the church!  Even adults are welcome to dress up!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Christmas Eve Service

Looking ahead...Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Communion will be at 6PM Dec 24th.  Please join us!

Hanging of the Greens

Hi, Friends-Just a reminder that tomorrow is the First Sunday of Advent!  Happy New Year!  We will do some minor decorating during worship tomorrow followed by the full sanctuary decorating right after service with a potluck lunch.  From the list, it looks like we will have plenty of soup! 

Come help get the sanctuary ready for the coming of Christ!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Neighbors Together Thanksgiving Dinner

Neighbors Together will be hosting their Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28th.   They are looking for volunteers for both Wednesday and Thursday.  On Wednesday they will be doing set-up and preparation.  Thursday’s volunteer opportunities include serving as “table hosts” just to make sure everyone is comfortable and determine who might need some additional assistance.  Doors will open at 11:00 am on Thanksgiving.  There will be beverages (coffee, tea, juice) available at that time.  It is meant to be a social hour where people can just mingle and visit.  There will be music during this time.  Dinner service time is 1:00 pm.  If you have questions or want to volunteer, call 541-963-9126 or send an email to:  outreach.grv@gmail.com

Thursday, November 14, 2019

EOU Study Snacks

It is that time of year again!  Our Mission folks asked us to send out the information on the Study Snacks.

Besides Hanging of the Greens, we will collect the Study Snacks on Dec 1st.  We will either 'basket' them up or pass them on to our K-House people to do that.  This year they are looking to get the following:  Apples or oranges, fruit cups, snack cracker packets, granola or protein bars, pudding cups, hot chocolate packets, tea, candy bars, fruit snack packets, microwave popcorn, and trail mix or nut packets.  

We will have a signup sheet in the back of the sanctuary as well.  Thanks in advance for reaching out to the EOU students before finals!

Friday, November 8, 2019

10 Years!

Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov 9 marks our 10 year anniversary as serving as your co-pastors.  In recognizing this milestone, we want to celebrate you on Sunday, Nov 10!  After service, we will host a Congregation Appreciation Potluck at the PFC and we want you there to say thank you for growing with us during these 10 years.  We are bringing the cake. Even if you didn't sign up to bring something, that's ok. Bring something if you can, but help us celebrate the joy of seeing Jesus in action through you!  See you Sunday!