This week we are taking nominations for Elder and Deacon! Inside your bulletin this coming Sunday should be a ballot that you can use to nominate someone for the offices for either of these offices. There will be space to nominate two persons on each bulletin insert but if you would like to nominate more than two people you can find another ballot at the back of the sanctuary.
First UMC, FPC, and Intown are partnering for a day retreat for 3rd—5th graders to learn more about the Bible. This retreat allows for a fun, deep dive into what the Bible is and how to engage with it. The children will gather at First United Methodist Church on Saturday at 2:00pm. Parents and guardians will rejoin at 5:00pm for a dinner and report on the day. Then, everyone will go together for a fun evening at Sky High Sports! Stay tuned for details and sign up information, and, for now, save the date!
Middle through High School youth will gather at First United Methodist Church right after worship for lunch before heading to the Sauvie Island Corn Maze. Youth need to RSVP in advance to ensure we have enough drivers and seat belts. Permission forms required. Stay tuned for exact details. Contact Jillianne for more info: email@example.com
Join other Westsiders for a lunchtime gathering after church. Rogue Hall is located at 1717 SW Park Ave and has plenty of space for a large group, plus board games and video consoles to keep the kiddos occupied. This will be a fun opportunity to hang out and fellowship, and discuss the possibility of forming a new Westside community group.
Please join us for a friendly and interactive introduction to Intown following our worship service. The pastor and other leaders will be there to provide a brief overview of the church, and there will be plenty of time for discussion and to get acquainted with other newcomers. Lunch and childcare will be provided.
Beginning on September 9th, Scott Bowman will be leading a class/discussion on commonly misinterpreted passages of the Bible. We hope to not only address these individual texts but investigate what these various misreadings tell us about the filters and biases we bring to the entire Bible. Please join us at 9:45 in the Bridal Room off the Fellowship Hall.
This will be an all church event at Washington Park (SW Lewis and Clark Way and Park Place, near the Sacajawea statue). Intown will provide drinks and dessert, and there will be games for the kids, but feel free to bring your own picnic fun activities (frisbee, bocci, corn hole, etc.) Parking is along the street on Park Place and above the park on the neighborhood side streets. As parking is limited, we encourage you to carpool if possible! Please let one of the church staff or leaders know if you are in need of a ride.
For the remainder of Brian’s sabbatical we have the following guest preachers: June 17th to July 8th - Rev. Jay Braband from Journey3 Church in Portland, and on July 15th and 22nd our own Dr. Richard White will be our “guest” preacher. This will be an important time to hear new voices and perspectives in the Intown pulpit.
This summer our Sunday service is at 10:30 instead of 10:00. Yes, an extra half-hour to sleep in during your lazy summer! This will continue through August 5th (all Sundays in June, July, and August.) We have also compressed our liturgy so our service will end at about the same time as usual thus leaving time for Q&A, fellowship, picnics, etc.
At the church office/classroom.
The women of Intown are invited to an evening of fellowship and creativity. Bring your own craft project, or participate in creating a Chan Luu-style beaded bracelet led by Rebecca Josephson. RSVP to Rebecca firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if you'll be doing the bracelet project so she can bring enough supplies. No beading or jewelry-making experience is required. There will be an optional suggested donation for supplies.
Ladies, have you made a New Years Resolution to spend more time chilling out with other women? We have just the solution: SWOG. Join us for an evening of dining, chatting and praying together. If you have any questions or would be interested in joining the group, please email Brooke: (email@example.com).
Join us for our holiday service project at Oregon Food Bank. We'll be repacking and labeling bulk dry food at the Volunteer Action Center. It's super fun! Note - this session is in the morning.
We have 10 spots reserved. I'll need to know a week before the event (11/25) if you're coming or not for sure so I can enter all the names into the roster. They're super picky about that! Otherwise, you can't volunteer :(
WHAT TO WEAR:
• Shoes must have closed toes and heels (no sandals, clogs, mules or high heels).
• Shirts with sleeves are required. Tank tops are not allowed.
• Temperatures in the volunteer areas can vary. Layers are recommended.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
• Your cold or open wounds. If you have cold symptoms or open wounds, you will not be permitted to work.
• Lockers are available for personal items, but are unsecured. Please leave valuables at home or lock in your car.
RSVP to Jillianne
Come for a weekend of fun, food, and friends. We'll be joining several of the churches we worked with during our summer City Camp for our fall retreat.
THEME: "Discover where your piece fits in with the kingdom of God"
WHERE: Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp
COST: $80 a person. (Scholarships available if needed.)
TRANSPORTATION: We'll carpool to and from the church. We'll touch base on that as we get closer.
RSVP: By November 5th to Jillianne.