Upcoming May News & Events
VBS, June 15th-19th-The Hunt for the Holy: Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a week full of games, silly songs, crafts, superhero stories, snacks and many more activities at our Vacation Bible School. Click on the link below to fill out your registration form. You can return your form via email to Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org or return it to the church office. Come join in on the fun!
*April 6th-June 7th-Walk to Jerusalem/This Road I Walk: Physical fitness and spiritual well-being are often closely tied together so let’s make a commitment to grow in faith and wellness by undertaking a “Walk to Jerusalem.” The Walk to Jerusalem is challenge to have our congregation collectively “travel” the 6,922 between Forest Grove and Jerusalem by recording all miles walked, run, biked, hiked, peddled, paddled or otherwise traveled in a non-motorized capacity over the two months between Easter Sunday (April 4) and Music Sunday (June 7). Likewise, each ten-minute period of exercise or movement counts as a mile. 10 minutes of housecleaning, walking the grocery aisles, or gardening all counts toward your weekly total which participants will post on the big bulletin board in the lobby of the church office. Our collective total will move the Big Arrow on our Giant TripTik in the Sanctuary during each worship service starting April 12. The theme for worship during this time is “The Road I Walk.” Members of our congregation will share stories of how their faith shows up in real life. We invite everyone to look forward to a happy, healthy Easter Season as we continue our Journey together.
*May 31st-Confirmation, Seniors & Teachers Recognition: On Sunday, May 31st, 10 AM we will be recognizing several wonderful groups and individuals. All are welcome to join us for worship as we celebrate the wonderful people that are part of our congregation and celebrate the people that help make it a better place.
*Church Directory Pictures: We are in the process of creating a new church pictorial directory, which will help all of us connect a name with a familiar face, and this pictorial directory will not be complete without you!
Professional photographs will be taken by Lifetouch on Wednesday, June 10 through Saturday, June 13 from 1:00 to 8:30 PMweekdays and on Saturday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, and you can schedule your appointment by clicking on the link below.
There is no cost to you or our church for this beautiful directory or to have your photographs taken. Just for participating, you will receive a complimentary professional 8 x 10 portrait and a copy of the new church directory. After you are photographed, you will be able to view your images immediately. If you so desire, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring along extended family members to have a professional portrait taken even though they will not be in the directory. AND it’s even okay to bring a pet or props to make your photos more meaningful.
For those who purchase portraits, there are some great discounts available:
- · Sign up online to be eligible to receive a $10 coupon via an e-mail.
- · Do you have a family member age sixty or older? If so, you will all receive a 20% discount.
- · Donate $5.00 at the time of your photo session to our Youth Group Mission Fund, and receive $5.00 off your beautiful portraits. What a wonderful fundraiser for OUR CHURCH!!
Thank you for taking the time to participate! If you have any questions, please contact Elena at 503-357-9121.
*Church Vitality: We are so blessed to call Forest Grove United Church our home and community! As a church it is our constant goal to remain faithful to our vision and to thrive and to be encouraged to grow in Christ’s love. In order to do this your help is needed! Please click on the link below to fill out a questionnaire that deals with issues and opportunities concerning our congregation. Once completed please turn it into the church office.
*VEGGIE PLUS PLANT STARTS—Ken Prickett is selling veggie plus plant starts again this spring and all proceeds go to our church. The order forms can be downloaded here. Please complete your form and return it to Ken or the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Ken at 503-324-4220 or email at email@example.com.
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