Community of ChristChurch
Faith News Update for October 31st, 2019

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November 3rd, 2019 

9:30 am Sunday Worship 
with Holy Communion

Guest preacher:

Rev. Mary Peterson


1 Kings 18:17-39

Dear Friends,


Rhonda and I are leaving for Mexico City this week. We will be gone from Thursday, October 31st through Wednesday, November 6th. In fact, when this edition of Faith News is sent out, we will already be on a shuttle bus heading south from Mexico City to Jojutla, in the state of Morelos.


The purpose of our trip is to gather in person with a group of people who have been walking together for the last few years in mutual spiritual and theological accompaniment. Our companions on this journey come mostly from Mexico, Peru and the United States. They are pastors, lay people, theology professors, and people who claim no formal religious affiliation. Each year, beginning in July, we share reflection papers with one another online and then gather monthly for video chats to discuss those reflections. We do this once a month for three months and then those who are able gather in person to deepen the conversations and the relationships we are forming. We are, in effect, doing theology together outside of the bounds of academic institutions, grounded in our various and diverse lived experiences. This process calls us to deep vulnerability with each other about the suffering and woundedness we encounter and bear witness to in our lives and in our work.


This year over 80 people have been participating in this process and we will have the opportunity to meet many of them in person, most for the first time. This process of doing theology has become an important annual faith practice for us since joining this growing group of companeros back in 2017. We ask for your prayers as we journey and look forward to sharing our experiences with you upon our return.


While we are gone, Pastor Matthew Eagan from Calvary Lutheran here in Hillsboro will be covering pastoral care. If you are in need of a hospital visit or have other pastoral care needs, please call the church office at 503-617-9526 and press extension 4 when prompted. You will be transferred directly to Pastor Matthew’s cell phone. On Sunday morning, Pastor Mary Peterson will preach and preside. Mary currently serves as a hospice chaplain in the Portland area.


God’s peace,

Pastor David

Don't forget to set back your clocks one hour as daylight saving time comes to an end this Sunday, November 3rd!

For the month of November, ChristChurch is participating in the Winter Warmth drive for Lifeline Connections:

We will be collecting:

Hats, socks, gloves, jackets, and blankets to hand out across our Lifeline Connections community.


We have a sobering unit that is open to the public that allows people to stay for 12 hours in a bed, do laundry and get fed (this unit has a high percentage of transients), men and women’s residential programs (including Pregnant and parenting women’s program), MAT program and outpatient services.
Most of our patients are homeless, living in their vehicles or considered low or very low income.


This drive will hopefully allow us to not send anyone away without a jacket, blanket or necessary means to stay warm.


Pick up a flyer in the Commons. Please leave donations in the Commons beginning THIS SUNDAY!

We invite your participation!

Questions? Email: 

 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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