The youth participating in Story Line are learning through creating their own church. In this process they are trying to decide how many services to offer each week. Please take just a moment to answer just two questions by clicking on the following link. Thanks so much for your participation.
There will be a meeting of the Kitchen Users group on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss the potential kitchen remodel with architect Larry Abell.
Milwaukie Lumber has no problem with us using their parking lot on Sundays or other times when they are closed, but they are concerned about people parking in places other than the designated parking spots, especially blocking their gates. The gates must be kept clear for access by the fire department and their fuel trucks which come in when they are closed. If you park there, please use the designated spaces. Beginning March 1st, they will start towing violators.
Adult Education Program designed for Lent: Beginning on February 26 a program will be offered for Adult Education which I believe will be interesting and captivating. We are going to spend each adult class at 9am during Lent looking at the week of the Passion. We will be studying the events that lead up to the Passover Feast, the Last Supper, the Agony and Arrest in the Garden, the Accusations and charges, and the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus. We will be looking at how the four Gospels treat these events and will have time for discussion. Bring a Bible with you and come to prepare yourself for a discussion of the Last Week of the life of Jesus. -Frs. Bud Thurston and Ric Simpson
Serving at the 8:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Stephen Denny, Deacon
Jamie Berry, Eucharistic Minister · Maria Aikin & Julie Ann Smith, Lectors
Serving at the 10:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony Thurston, Celebrant
The Rev. Stephen Denny, Deacon
Michelle Horgen, Director of Music
Debra Lehmann & Jan Graves, Eucharistic Ministers
Abby Elliott, Lexie Elliott & Arianna Van Dyke, Acolytes
Nancy Lane, Rob Long & John Carmichael, Lectors
Mary Dettmann, Usher
The Rev. Stephen Denny & Veronica Murray, Healing Team
The Bread for the World Oregon Team invites you to this free event: Expanding the Circle of Protection:
2012 Offering of Letters Workshop Saturday, March 3rd, 9:30am – 12:30
First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland.
(Right off the Max, Goose Hollow Exit)
Each year Bread for the World invites churches and groups across the country to write personal letters and emails to their members of Congress on issues that are important to hungry and poor people. We are driven by our faith to make our voices heard in Congress and to make our nation’s laws more compassionate to people in need.
Since the 2010 elections, members of Congress have been primarily focused on reducing the federal deficit in order to balance the budget. The deficit-reduction proposals Congress is considering could result in the most severe cuts to programs for hungry and poor people in Bread’s history.
Bread’s 2012 Offering of Letters is designed to respond to these challenges by making our advocacy as effective as possible.
Here is information for the Bishop’s Rave for Ecology And Discipleship (B.R.E.A.D.).
This event has grown out of Bishop’s Ball, which has been held every spring for many years.
This year the event will be held at Camp Magruder. The benefits of holding the event at one of our camps include the availability of showers and meal preparation by the Magruder staff. We are excited to offer this great weekend opportunity to the kids and ask that you help us promote the event for maximum participation.
We will also need Adult Mentors for the weekend. If you, or someone in your parish, would like to be a mentor for the weekend, please let me know. SafeChurch training and a background check will be required for participation.
The cost for the weekend is $40. We do have scholarship funds available for youth whose families are not financially able to pay for the weekend and parish funds are not available.
Please make this information available to your parish and your youth leader. We are looking forward to a great event and want to have as many youth as possible!
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. My direct line is 971-204-4124; cell is 503-407-0312 or email is firstname.lastname@example.org