We are an open and affirming, progressive Christian Church, seeking to live Jesus' vision of inclusive community and mission.

divider

"Our faith is over 2000 years old,
our thinking is not."

 

Housing Initiative logo

Coming Up...

 

Elder Council Book Discussion - May 29

Fellowship Hour hosts needed - May 31

Pentecost Special offering: Housing Initiative - May 31

Sierra Service Project: Ice Cream Social - May 31

Church Board Openings - nominations due June 1

The Dining Room ~ June 1

What does it mean to Live Justly? 

Music Update

Congratulations Confirmands

New Altar Committee

Sign up for Dinner For Eight groups - forms due June 30

Sunday School Teacher Recognition

Earth Stewardship Team news

Our Prayers and Offerings for Nepal

FCC Reads into Literacy Initiative

Volunteer to Teach Sunday School or Provide Childcare!

All-Church Camp Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

Peace Village Group Leaders and Adult Volunteers Needed!

Religion and The News class begins - June 7

Congregational Meeting - June 7

Volunteer Recognition - June 7

Habitat Volunteer Training - June 14

Women's Fellowship - June 14

The Third Act - June 15

Guest artist Kristen Graves "Sermon & Song" - June 21

CAHOOTS Food Drive Continues

Oregon Bach Festival Organ recital - June 30

 

Looking Ahead:

Peace Village Interfaith Day Camp June 22-26, 2015

Family and Youth sessions at Camp Adams begin in July

Learning and Serving Together Middle School Service July 9-12, 2015

Summer Fun Camp July 19-23, 2015

Sierra Service Project: High School Trip July 26 - August 1, 2015

All-Church Camp at Camp Adams August 21-23, 2015

 

     
 

 

PENTECOST SUNDAY ~ May 31

I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young shall see visions, and your old shall dream dreams.” ~ Acts 2.

The story of Pentecost in Acts 2 tells the birth story of the church.  The church is re-birthed, again and again, with each act of love and caring, each gesture of justice and healing, every time we come together as the Body of Christ.  On Sunday, May 31, we will celebrate the birthday of our intergenerational, “welcoming, seeking, loving, serving" Christian community by:

Offering a special Pentecost gift for the Housing Initiative. Find out ways to get involved with the Housing Initiative!

Receiving with joy the worship leadership of our children and youth. Our Sunday school classes will present the story of Pentecost in drama, and our Joyful Noise Choir will share the spirit of Pentecost in song and dance.

Welcoming a vibrant group of New Members into full membership in our church family.

Sharing in fellowship around an Ice Cream Social hosted by our High School Youth during coffee hour. Donations received for the delicious ice cream sundaes will support our young people as they participate in the Sierra Service Project mission trip with the indigenous peoples of Chiloquin, Oregon, this coming July.

 
     
 

HOUSING INITIATIVE
Educational Opportunities

Saturday, May 30 - Movie "The Dignity Project:Hear Our Stories"
6:00 to 9:00 PM, Sanctuary of First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St.
Sponsored by Opportunity Village Eugene, Community Supported Services, and Nightingale Health Sanctuary
video interviews with people experienceing homelessness, presentation about the Lane County 2015 Homeless Count and Q&A panel with Opportunity Village Eugene, Community Supported Services, and Nightingale Health Sanctuary.

Sunday, May 31 - Meet the Interfaith Habitat House Family
9:00 a.m. forum in the Chapel
Sponsored by the Housing Initiative Committee
Introduction of the Interfaith Habitat House family, Pentecost special offering for FCC Housing Initiative during worship, volunteer checklist inserted into bulletin. Meet the Martinez partner family and hear their story of moving toward home ownership, and learn more about Habitat for Humanity from staff and volunteers.

 

 
   
  WEEKLY SCRIPTURES