Community of ChristChurch
Faith News Update for December 12th, 2019

December 15th, 2019 

9:30 am Sunday Worship 
with Holy Communion

Third Sunday in Advent: 

The House of Joy


Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-4; 10-13
Luke 2:25-32


Celebration of Life for Bob Hoggard

You are invited to Bob's Celebration of Life which will be held today, Thursday, December 12th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at Community of ChristChurch. There will be a short service before we break out & enjoy appetizers and beverages.

Bob would very much like this gathering to be a celebration. He loved wearing tropical/Hawaiian shirts, so if you have one feel free to wear it! Any colorful attire will add to the positive energy and celebration theme.

In lieu of flowers, Bob has requested any memorials be given to Habitat for Humanity. We hold the Hoggard family in our prayers.

December Financial Update:

The church council met on Wednesday and reviewed our current financial situation. We are $9,000 below our budgeted giving as of 12.8.19. This represents a 12% shortfall for the fiscal year.


Help the church make up for this gap. There’s a number of ways to give – from the Sunday offering, to AmazonSmile, designating Thrivent Choice Dollars and scheduled online giving.


Scheduled online giving helps the most with our budgeting and it’s easier for you! You don’t need to remember to bring your checkbook.


Go to and select the checkbox ‘Make this gift recurring’. You will then be walked through the steps for setting up an account with Easy Tithe.

If you have any questions or need assistance email:

Thank you for your support as we move into the new year!


Lifeline Connection Winter Warmth collection count

The numbers are in from our November collection. 
Below are the number of items donated from ChristChurch:

Blankets 9
Coats/Jackets 8
Gloves 34
Gloves Kids 2
Hats/Headwear 51
Hats/Headwear Kids 3
Long Sleeve Shirts 2
Pants 1
Scarves 6
Shoes Women's 1
Socks, pairs 67
Sweatshirts 6
Sweatshirts-Kids 1


Total= 191 items

Thank you!

Our annual WINGS Advent Brunch and Gift Exchange last Saturday was a huge success. Laughs and yummy food were shared by all. Special thank you to Rhonda Eppelsheimer for organizing the morning and creating the program.
Check our Facebook page for all the photos. 
Please use the sign-up sheet in the Commons.
Sign up by December 22nd.
Save the Date!
Facebook event and Meetup event coming soon!
Upcoming Community Events:
December 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church 147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Come out to Trinity Episcopal on Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 am when we install our FIRST female bishop in Oregon!! This is a BIG event, with lots of moving parts. Be part of a Spirit-filled celebration of this historic event. 


 Community of ChristChurch
5170 NE Five Oaks Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Rachael Jans:
(503) 617-9526
Office hours: Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am - 4pm  
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