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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is invited to help prepare pancakes for the congregation after morning worship. See Rev. Elizabeth or Batya Podos for details.
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 (email@example.com; 503-946-1042) for details!
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
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!