Calling all families...parents/guardians/grandparents and kids! Please mark your calendars and save the date of Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, August 26 for our annual S'Mores Family Camp. We'll have swimming, arts and crafts, hiking and games, s'mores and songs around the campfire. New this year, Annie Tarter will offer a late night hike for middle and high school youth, and we'll have a youth-only cabin option. See you at camp!
About the event: What feminine part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world? At what point does femininity become synonymous with apology? Who hurt the people who hurt you? Alok is trying to figure it out. Join us for an evening of comedy, poetry, and performance featuring opener and MC Shea Diamond!
RSVP on facebook & learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/812528195607456/
-About ALOK: ALOK (they/them/their) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer. Their eclectic style, political comedy, and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the prestigious Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker and have presented their work at 300 venues in more than 30 countries.
-If your teen would like to attend and get complimentary tickets, please let Rev. Elizabeth or Annie know!
Cedar Hills UCC is hosting us in their youth room (the old chapel). We'll gather for pizza and games around 6pm, watch a late night viewing of the movie at Cedar Hills Crossing (reserved seats so that we can all sit together), head to bed sometime after midnight (bring PJs, sleeping bag & pillow) and then have breakfast around their fire pit in the morning. Parents can drop off around 6pm and pick up by 10am. RSVP to Rev. Elizabeth.
Hard Times Supper @ Sunnyside Church (3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214). HardTimes Supper is a meal served family-style to people who live outside. Come help make a difference! Please let me know soon if you're able to join us...this helps them with volunteer planning.
Join us downstairs in the spooookky Kiva for a Halloween party for kids ages 0 to 12 immediately after morning worship. (Older kids, we'd love your help decorating and making it spooky for the young ones!). We'll have pin-the-grin-on-the-pumpkin, apple bopping, sweet treats and more. Wear your costumes to church!
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! Register now at: http://uccportland.org/family-camp.
Join us for a potluck picnic in the park! Mill Pond Park has a playground and plenty of room to run, play and enjoy a long summer evening together! Bring a dish and beverage to share. Hosted by the Sullivan family. Contact Ann or Rev. Elizabeth for directions.
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!