April 29th-Say Something Music Benefit Concert:
Please join us for this special evening and enjoy the musical talent of Robert Lacock, Geneva Houx and friends. The Say Something Benefit Concert will help support Adelante Mujeres and the Forest Grove Temporary Emergency Shelter. This event will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 7PM. Tickets will be $10 and available at the church office. Childcare is available. For more information please contact the church office.
April 30th-VBS Brainstorming:
This summer we are looking to try out a new style of Vacation Bible School. We are looking to hold it on Wednesday evenings during the month of August, during the Farmer’s Market. We are now in the stages of brainstorming and working out logistics for this event. We are welcoming all to help with the brainstorming process. If you are interested, please join us after worship April 30th. We will meet in the chapel.
Don’t miss your moment to order Pastor Jennifer Yocum’s devotional guide. A limited number of these books will be available for sale for $12 from now through May 21. Price for books not ordered in advance is $15. Proceeds to support Adelante Mujeres and Outreach Ministries of Forest Grove UCC. Please sign up and pay for presale copies in the Narthex! Pre-sales help us know how many copies of the book to order so please PAY UP FRONT and let us know how many copies we can make available to you at our Book Release Party at Forest Grove UCC on May 21.
The Welcome Garden 2017
It is SPRING TIME! Planning for the 2017 Welcome Garden has already begun. The initial list of plants are two types of peas, lettuce, spinach, some carrots, herbs, sun golden tomatoes (a big hit last year) beets, and Japanese cucumbers. Beans will go in after the peas are done. If there are any other veggies that you would like to see planted, please let Jobina Lacock or Stephanie Edwards know. Currently there are flowering bulbs coming up in several of the garden boxes which should be give us some great spring colors!
Bread of Life
If you’ve ever had a thought to deliver communion to shut-ins, or just want to more deeply experience the sacrament of Holy Communion, please join us for the Bread of Life mini-retreat on Sunday, January 8 starting at 12:00 p.m. (Right after the de-decorating party.) Hosted by your Stephen Ministry team and led by Pastor Jennifer. Please let Elena know if you plan to participate.
COMMUNION IS MOVING TO INTER-GENERATIONAL WORSHIP!
Inter-generational worship has been rockin’ and rollin’ since September and we would like to thank everyone for their continual support and feedback to create a more intentional and meaningful worship experience. In efforts to enhance worship we are wanting to have communion happen during the Inter-generational service. This means we will be moving communion to the second Sunday of every month. We will make this change starting in January. We believe communion is a precious and incredible opportunity for all members of all ages to experience together. We are excited to put this in our worship and look forward to sharing that with you.
If there is any questions or additional feedback you may have on this decision please contact Kristy. Thank you!