Middle and high school youth gather for snacks, games and conversation with Rev. Elizabeth in the Kiva.
Join us for an awesome time of fun, fellowship and family in the forest at Camp Adams on August 26. We'll have swimming, field games, hiking, family art projects, worship, good food and, of course, campfire with songs and s'mores!
Pow Wow is a great chance to experience both indigenous culture and spirituality, and I look forward to talking with our kids and youth about how indigenous spiritual practice includes dance, drumming, regalia and storytelling...with sacred rules handed down through the generations.
All ages are welcome. Pow wow is free. Remember not to take any photos unless you ask the person's permission first.
Web site with details: https://www.facebook.com/Delta-Park-Powwow-Encampment-155453064630278/
Questions? Contact Rev. Elizabeth at email@example.com.
During worship on June 11th we will celebrate a wonderful year of growth, learning and service as our children and youth complete the 2016/17 program year. We'll celebrate with all our children who advance to the next grade and thank our church school volunteers. Our celebration will also include the RECOGNITION of GRADUATES - high school, post-high school programs, college, graduate school. We are in the process of compiling the list of our graduates. If you/your child is graduating from high school, college or graduate school program, please take a moment to send the graduate's name, program, major, school and future plans/next steps to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Rev. Elizabeth at email@example.com ASAP. We want to make sure to include all those in our extended church family. Thank you!
It's a party! All are invited to join in our festive celebration of the birthday of the church and the fiery energy of the Holy Spirit. Children are invited to help carry Pentecost banners and give out "flames of wisdom," while youth are invited to serve communion. See Rev. Elizabeth for more details!
Our May Family Gathering is at the home of Dan Schauer and Karin Wriggle. Bring a dish to share. All ages welcome! See our member directory for address/directions or contact Rev. Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-946-1042.
Join Rev. Elizabeth as we march in the People's Climate March on Saturday, April 29th. OPAL and their partners in the Oregon Just Transition Alliance are calling on Oregon's Environmental Justice communities and anyone who stands with people of color and low income people to join the movements for racial, social, and economic justice as pathways to climate action. Meet at Dawson Park (N Stanton St & Williams Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227). See https://www.facebook.com/events/1250735871647787/ and http://www.opalpdx.org/2017/02/april-29th-peoples-climate-movement-portland-or/ for more information.
We have new couches to try out, so we're going to hold our first youth movie night (with more to come) in the Kiva! Popcorn provided. Movie title still TBD (requests welcome). See Rev. Elizabeth to arrange for carpool/transportation.
Join us for our annual Easter celebration, including an egg hunt for the children and hot cross buns after our morning worship. Bring your dyed eggs to share with the congregation!
Come early to church to get organized to join our palm processional! Meet Batya in the downstairs classroom at 10am to get dressed up, then head up to the sanctuary. Children are invited to sit at the front of the sanctuary and lead us during our procession.
Our April Family Gathering is at the Clark's home. They are planning to make some soups (vegetarian, meat, non-dairy, gluten-free options) and will provide various beer, wine, juice choices. If you'd like to bring something, a salad, bread or dessert would be great. See our member directory for address/directions or contact Rev. Elizabeth at email@example.com or 503-946-1042.
Note that this year's seder is cancelled. Please join us next year for an all ages family passover seder led by Maggidah Batya Podos in the Fellowship Hall.
Are you in middle school? Do you use Twitter? Instagram? Snapchat? Do you love being at Camp Adams? Come to Midwinter Retreat at Camp Adams! There'll be games and hiking, and plenty of time to just talk and connect with friends. In addition to your sleeping bag and pillow, please choose a few of your favorite songs. The ones that really say how you feel -- about yourself, your friends, even faith. We won't have phones (or ipods) out all the time, but we will use them. The cost is $67/participant.
Registration is open on the Camp Adams website at: https://www.ultracamp.com/info/upcomingSessions.aspx
Join us for our annual Youth Collective Summit for high school teens. We have an amazing team of global musicians joining us, and together we will share our stories, speak to difficult truths, and explore how our Christian faith calls us to know our neighbor. Youth from Presbyterian Church (USA), United Methodist, United Church of Christ (UCC), Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal and Lutheran (ELCA) churches will gather together for worship, global music, and conversations about identity, power, and difference. Sliding scale cost from $75-$100 includes lodging, three meals on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and all program costs. See Rev. Elizabeth (firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-946-1042) for details!
Everyone is invited to help prepare pancakes for the congregation after morning worship. See Rev. Elizabeth or Batya Podos for details.
We'll be gathering at Parkrose Community UCC (12505 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97230) to plant trees in NE neighborhoods with Friends of Trees! Please arrive by 8:45am to enjoy some hot coffee and breakfast treats. The planting starts promptly at 9:00am. We provide gloves and tools, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes. Parkrose UCC will also provide a potluck lunch for all volunteers after the planting is complete. NOTE: An RSVP and permission slip is required; please see the bulletin board outside Rev. Elizabeth's office near the Fellowship Hall or email her at email@example.com.
In 2017, we're rotating hosting a family gathering. February's family gathering is hosted by Rev. Elizabeth, Sadie & Ellie at our favorite pub for a family-friendly happy hour: Laurelwood at 5115 NE Sandy. It has a play area for the younger kids, board games for the older kids, and craft beverages for the grown-ups. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can reserve enough tables. http://www.laurelwoodbrewpub.com
Youth are invited to join Rev. Elizabeth at the interfaith gathering that Rev. Michael and other faith leaders have organized at Congregation Beth Israel (1972 NW Flanders St) on Sunday, January 22nd at 3:30pm. We'll be walking from Beth Israel to Pioneer Square in silent retreat as a public action for justice and inclusion following the presidential inauguration. After the gathering in Pioneer Square, we'll go out for supper downtown and talk about what we observed. This is an easy, safe way for our kids to participate in a public action and begin to meet people of other faiths.
We'll make tamales to serve on Sunday as part of our Posada celebration. See Pastor Elizabeth at email@example.com for location and details.
Join us during Sunday worship in the downstairs classroom for this magical tradition. We'll light candles and walk our homemade advent spiral.
Join us in the church kitchen as we bake and decorate holiday cookies! Mmmm...frosting, sprinkles, and fun!
Help support our youth summer service trip with this tasty fundraiser, just in time for your holiday table! Middle and high school youth help sell and serve pies during coffee hour in our Fellowship Hall...$3/slice or $10/pie. Contact Karen Horn with questions.
Middle and high school youth work at SnowCap then have dinner out.
Middle and high school youth go to Eloheh Farms to learn about indigenous wisdom, spirituality, and community. Please RSVP to Pastor Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can coordinate transportation. Thank you!