Community of ChristChurch
Faith News Update for January 23, 2020

January 26th, 2020

9:30 am Sunday Worship 
with Holy Communion

Mark 5:1-20

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Isaiah 43:19

Transition Team!

Starting this Sunday, there will be a table in The Commons where congregants can browse and select items to take home that we would otherwise be donating.  

During the month of February, there will be books and candles and other sweet things to enjoy and share. Stop by and take a look!

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Team Updates


Reconciling in Christ is a program for Lutheran congregations who want to publicly welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identity, and gender expression into their communities.


The RIC team typically holds a potluck and meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm. 

Q: What is an “Affirmation of Welcome” or “Welcome Statement”?

A: The Affirmation of Welcome statement provides the foundation of the RIC program. It is a public document that specifically welcomes “lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual/aromantic” (LGBTQIA+) people or “people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions” into full participation within the community. We encourage creativity in this statement so that it reflects the diversity in all social categories of your community including but not limited to race, age, abilities, and ethnicity.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

As part of helping people lead generous lives, Benefit Members of Thrivent Financial are given the opportunity to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars to qualified organizations that they would like to support.

If you received Thrivent Choice Dollars at the first of the year and want to direct it to Community of ChristChurch you can contact Thrivent at 800-847-4836 or simply follow this link. 

Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars available have until March 31, 2020, to direct any remaining 2019 Choice Dollars.

Upcoming community events:

Celebrate the LGBTQ Community
Annual Metro-Area RIC Service

Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 4 PM – 6 PM

Spirit of Grace

7400 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, Oregon 97008

Please join us for a wonderful evening, as we celebrate the LGBTQIA community. We will enjoy an inclusive worship service with fantastic music (including the opportunity to be a part of the choir), followed by a potluck dinner. This annual event for the whole metro area of Portland and SW Washington gives us a chance to deepen our community, strengthen our faith, and kindle our hope. RSVP on Facebook here.

This is an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project event:

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Spirit of Grace

7400 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, Oregon 97008


Spirit of Grace is hosting a conversation as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project! 

Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities.

The event is free, but please register in advance. A $5 donation to help offset costs would be accepted with gratitude. All are welcome.

Community of ChristChurch

This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here.
Please join us!
Sunday morning worship at 9:30 AM 

5170 NE Five Oaks Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 617-9526
Typical office hours: Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am - 4pm  

Pastor David Eppelsheimer            

Administrative & Communications Coordinator, Rachael Jans

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