Faith News Update for February 1, 2018

February 4th, 2018

9:30am Sunday Worship with

Holy Communion


Gospel Reading:
John 4:1-42

The season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 14th with two worship services on Ash Wednesday.

Schedule for the day:

11am: Worship will include the imposition of ashes 

Noon: Ashes in the streets in downtown Hillsboro

12:30: Lunch in downtown Hillsboro

6pm: Worship will include the imposition of ashes 

We welcome Susan Bloch to the Open Spirit Gallery.

About Susan “Sooz” Bloch

A native of Philadelphia, Susan “Sooz” Bloch, lived in Seattle, Washington, for 45 years where she finished school at the University of Washington and met her husband, Bill, of 44 years.  In 2014 they moved to Portland, Oregon, to spend their golden years close to their daughter and son. 

Sooz began painting seriously eleven years ago, studying with Anna Rhodes who runs an Artist’s Retreat in Seattle.  She has also taken classes at North Seattle Community College.  Working mostly with gouache, an opaque watercolor, Sooz prefers subjects that have special meaning in her personal life, much of it being in and around nature.  She enjoys traveling and uses those ventures as inspiration for her work.

“I love painting layer upon layer of color until the image begins to emerge on the paper.  I never know what the end result is going to be, but the experience is a wonderful and spiritual adventure.”

Sooz has exhibited her work at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery in downtown Seattle, and at exhibitions with the Seattle League of Arts at Seattle Center.

Since moving to Portland she has exhibited her work at the Geezer Gallery and Artist’s Repertory Theater and at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, along with the art group, Ora: Northwest Jewish Artists (Ora is Hebrew meaning “light”).

“I greatly appreciate any opportunity to display my work.  Thank you to Pastor David and Rhonda Eppelsheimer for their invitation to present at the Open Spirit Gallery.”

Church Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30pm

Our Church Council will be meeting this coming Tuesday. Please keep the Council in your prayers. Please RSVP to Council President Denise DeMarre if you will be joining the meeting. 

Thrivent Choice Dollars

All 2017 Choice Dollars® have been made available for members to direct. If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep Community of ChristChurch in mind. As a reminder, 2017 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018.

For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” Or click here: 

ChristChurch friends,
Please check out our new online directory. This week is the last time for a bit that full instructions will run in Faith News. But not to worry, I will send reminders out about how to access the site throughout the year. Instructions for our new database are up on our website and flyers are around the building. 

Adding your photo:
Look for future communications from me about uploading a photo.

Thanks everyone for making the switch!
-Rachael Jans


Click the video below for a tutorial on how to - crochet a simple beanie

Next Friday@ ChristChurch!

WoW community partner event February 10th
How to RSVP:
Register by Wednesday, February 7th 
to Tiffany Jones:

Thanks for the interest in this new  WoW community partner!


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Rachael Jans
Administrative & Communications Coordinator
(503) 617-9526
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm

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