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Immerse Bible Study: Beginnings
This spring most small groups will begin reading the Old Testament through the Immerse Bible. This is a similar format to the Community Bible Experience we did last fall when we read the New Testament.
Beginnings will take you on a new and unique 16-week journey through the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch. From Genesis through Deuteronomy, Books are provided at no cost to participants.
Groups will engage with the weekly readings using four questions: 1) What stood out to you this week? 2) Was there anything confusing or troubling? 3) Did anyting make you think differently about God? 4) How might this change the way you live?
To participate in this study, join a small group that meets during the week or attend the Sunday morning Adult Sunday School class that meets in the Fellowship Hall. The Sunday morning group will continue the study through July. If your small group breaks for the summer, you can continue the study.
To join a small group, get a copy of the small group flier in the Narthex and find a group that meets when you can meet. Contact the person listed about joining the group. Or simply attend the Sunday morning group.
If you have any questions, contact Bill Flechtner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-407-0505
An Inquirer’s class for those interested in learning more about the church or denomination and possibly joining this congregation will be starting April 8 for 4 weeks. The session will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and will meet in the east Fellowship Hall. Contact Pastor Bill for more information or questions.
PACE Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Please join us for our Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, April 22 from 12-1 p.m. Students will be serving up spaghetti, salad, and bread to the congregation, but this event is open to the public as well. The cost is $5 per ticket or $15 per family. All money goes to support the PACE graduation ceremony, the annual creative writing publication, special field trips, and other program needs. If you can’t make it, you are always welcome to make a donation to PACE as well.
April Compassion Activitiy
We will be serving at the Oregon Food Bank in NE Portland on Saturday, April 28 from 1-3 p.m. Please let Missy know if you plan to come as they have us fill out a roster ahead of time. We usually fill bags with pasta, beans, or potatoes to be put in food boxes for hungry people. Contact Missy Moore for more information.
Farewell to Richard and Cheryl Johnson June 2
Join us as we give Richard and Cheryl a warm sendoff June 2 from 1-3 p.m. They are moving to Palm Springs after being a wonderful part of MCC since 1980. More details will follow closer to June. anyone who would like to help plan our celebration, please contact Nancy Flechtner.
Men's Ministry upcoming events
Several men’s ministry events are scheduled. Mark your calendars for these:
- March 31: need 4-5 volunteers in the evening (all times to be determined) to set up tables and begin prep work for the meal.
- April 1: Easter Brunch – need 4-5 volunteers in the morning to cook and get things prepared.
- April 7: Men’s Breakfast and work party 8 a.m.
- Need two volunteers to be the Men’s Ministries representative to Edging Forward ministry team headed by Sharon Peterson.
September 7-9: Men’s Retreat Fort Stevens Loop C. Reserve your campsite now or let Bob know if you want to go and have no place to stay. Once you reserve a spot let Bob Rice know where you will be so he can keep track of everyone.
Women's Retreat May 5
Join together with other ladies of the church for a mini-retreat at The Grotto. The day will include two wonderful speakers, fellowship, lunch and access to the upper gardens. Event cost is $36 ($40 after April 22. Registration deadline is April 29. You may register Sunday mornings at church or by calling the church office. You may also register by mail. If you have any questions, please contact Joanna Smith (email@example.com).
Family Camp Out at Camp of the Cascades August 17-19
Mark your calendars to join your church family at Camp of the Cascades for the all-church camp out August 17-19. See Gina Goen for questions and registration or call her at 503-349-5439. More details coming soon.
Fill the PACE Food Pantry
It’s that time of year that we ask for your help in getting the food pantry stocked and ready for the students at PACE. Below is a list of recommended food donations:
- pasta, spaghetti noodles, pasta souce
- tuna and tuna helper
- canned soups, stew
- peanut butter, jelly
- canned veggies and canned fruit
- oatmeal, cold cereal
- boxed meals like hamburger helper, macaroni and cheese Rice-a-Roni, boxed potatoes, etc.
- popcorn, Ritz crackers, rice cakes saltine crackers, Wheat Thins,
- hot chocolate packets
No amount of food donation is too small.
You may drop off your food donations in the narthex
Thank you for your continued help.
Contact Cathy Murphy with questions at 503-975-2886
Covenant Women for Missions
Women for Missions meets the third Thursday of each month in Room 106.
We are doing many projects which involve collecting Campbell’s Soup labels, used eye glasses, Santiam and Flavor Pak labels, and most of all, used postage stamps. If you can help by saving any or all of these items, please bring them to church and leave them in the green collection boxes that are located over the coat rack in the Narthex.
We are also making lap robes for Nursing Home Ministries. Your donation of lap robes would be greatly appreciated as well.
We will be making gift bags that will be donated to the Nursing Home Ministries. Any small items you would like to donate such as socks (men’s and women’s), writing pads, pens, small soaps and small gift items would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Enid Briggs with questions.