Community of ChristChurch
Faith News Update for November 7th, 2019

November 10th, 2019 

9:30 am Sunday Worship 
with Holy Communion

Hosea 11:1-9

Greetings ChristChurch. I'm excited to share an update with you: 

Thank you to the many people who are talking to me about this transition, sharing their ideas, and jumping in to help. We are already off to a great start by designating areas for storing and storing, working on retention policies and a recycling program, and creating sub/groups of people who are taking on specific areas or items. 

Another thank you to the 14 volunteers who have signed up for our sorting event on November 16 at 9am. If you are planning on helping out that day, please be sure to put your name on the sign up sheet in the commons or email me at or our rock star administrator Rachael Jans at This helps us plan ahead and ensure we have a project for everyone.

I'm looking for a couple of people to take on the following tasks:  (1) A “researcher” who can call some of the organizations that we have identified to see and record what donations they accept, how we might partner with them during this process, and research additional opportunities; (2) An “archivist” to help with the discerning sentimental items in our space such as photos and plaques. If either of these tasks interests you, I'd love to meet with you. 

Your continued prayer for this process is greatly appreciated!  

Most sincerely,
Chris Radford
Transition Team Coordinator

Upcoming Church

Council Meeting:

Wednesday, November 13

@ 6:30 pm 

As always, please keep the Council in your prayers. Church Council meetings are open to all! Visitors, RSVP to Council President Denise DeMarre if you will be attending.    

Next meetup: Friday, November 15th

Stay tuned next week to our Facebook page, MTM Meetup group and Faith News for the film, theater and discussion location. We anticipate the movie start time to be around 7pm. One of the challenging parts of taking MTM on the road is knowing which movies will be in theaters and when!

Stay tuned but save next Friday night for a movie and conversation.

Save the date! Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5pm

ChristChurch Thanksgiving and Gratitude Potluck Dinner

As you know, this will be our last Thanksgiving dinner in this place. It will be a time to share with each other the stories of our lives and to lift up gratitude for what we have experienced here. It's also a bit of a "celebration of life" as we acknowledge and grieve for what once was, knowing we must move forward.

If you have a story you would like to share with the larger group, please reach out to Denise DeMarre or Pastor David to let us know!

Bring a dish to share. Sign up sheets will be in the Commons. Looking forward to some great conversations! See you there!

For the Advent brunch this year we are looking for table hosts. Table hosts will bring a dish to share and decorate a table. We think we need 8 hosts or buddy up and host with a friend.

Sign up in the Commons. Please RSVP by Sunday, December 1st.

Thanks to all who attended our Crafting Open House. We made 75 pillowcases for houseless & foster children.

Congregation members took home the remaining fabric to make 25 more pillowcases so we reach our goal of 100! They will be delivered to Family Promise 
before Christmas.

Please leave items in the Commons. Thank you!
Community Events

Invite your friends, your parents, anyone you know who cares about this world. We will gather, pray, hear a few thoughts from synod leaders, and share our own thoughts and feelings about mission and vision. 

  • What would you like the Bishop to know about your neighborhood and your neighbors?
  • What are the challenges and fears you face?
  • Where do you find hope?
  • Where is Spirit tugging on your soul to act, to speak, to sing?

Saturday, November 9,  10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Pr. Jim Doherty. 10390 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005

Sunday, November 10, 1-3:30 p.m. (snacks provided for those rushing from worship) Prince of Life Lutheran, Pr. John Reutter-Harrah. 13896 S Meyers Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045 

 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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