We will be worshipping with Grace Bible Church on this Sunday. Please be aware that due to their sanctuary set-up it is important to be on time! If you have questions regarding this service and why we have moved it to Grace on this particular Sunday, please email either Elder Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elder Ben (email@example.com).
Join us as we meet up in a Portland park for an after church picnic! Bring your own lunch and something to share, Intown will provide drinks and other goodies.
Service. Slides. Skittles. Slillyness. Slumber Party. This will definitely be the highlight of your summer! We’ve partnered with 7-8 churches in Oregon to show God’s love to our Portland Community. Each morning we’ll break into groups and serve at a variety of non-profits in Portland. We’ll meet back up each afternoon and visit a new swimming hole each afternoon. We’ll finish each evening with games, God’s Word and gabbing.
WHEN: Sunday, July 30 – Thursday, August 3, 2017. Will begin after dinner on Sunday and conclude after breakfast on Thursday.
THEME: "Justice Matters." Our main focus scripture for the week will be the story of the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8.
HOST LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church (1200 SW Alder St. Portland, OR 97205). They have an amazing commercial kitchen, tons of bathrooms and multiple floors so boys and girls will sleep on seperate floors.
COST: $175/participant. We’ll be doing several fundraisers to off-set the cost for families that need financial assistance. Let’s work together if finances are a challenge. We want you to be there!
WHAT TO BRING: Sleeping mats/air mattresses, sleeping bag, pillows, extra clothes, toiletries, towel, swim clothes, bible.
WHO TO BRING: Your friends. It doesn’t matter if they’re Christian or not. They’ll have a blast and know they’re making a positive difference.
DEADLINES: $100 non-refundable deposit due per youth by Sunday, March 26th (Make checks out to Intown Church and hand them to Jillianne). The remaining balance is due by Sunday, June 18th (minus any fundraising).
NEEDS: We need an adult male chaperone willing to serve all four days to help us drive our students to each location (or at least 2 days and we can split it). We could also use a couple high school youth leaders who want to help serve and plan some silly games.
Note, pick-up and drop-off times may be modified as we get closer to the event (+/- ~1 hour).
We’re moving back over to Sasquatch Brewery (6440 SW Capitol Highway) for this month’s Pint Night, so be on the lookout for Bigfoot! Bring a friend or two and grab a beverage on us if it’s your first time!
Join us for a picnic in the park. Arbor Lodge Park has an awesome accessible playground, including a more challenging climbing wall. It's a bring your whole family event.
Meet near the playground. Hopefully we can find a picnic table but if it's a nice day, a blanket might have to do.
Bring your favorite food to share. We'll provide beverages, plates and utensils.
Intown Classroom / Old Church
Join us as we screen a great movie and discuss its artistic, social, and spiritual significance. Everyone is welcome, so invite a friend! This event is intended for adults, but childcare will be provided for a small donation. Sign-up at the Info Table to get more details. Email any questions to Ben Poundstone: firstname.lastname@example.org
The middle schoolers will be serving an after church fundraising lunch on this Sunday. They will be selling tickets for the lunch on April 23rd and 30th during the break in the service. The funds will go towards their Summer service projects in downtown Portland.
In our new denomination, the Reformed Church in America, the local level of church leadership is called the “Consistory” and is comprised of the Pastors, Elders, and Deacons of the local church. Our Consistory will be meeting this coming Thursday at 7:00 PM at the church office. If you would like to visit to share a need, update, or request, or if you’d like to simply come observe—you are invited. If you would like to attend, please let our elder Ben Poundstone know: email@example.com
In the Intown Classroom. Please email Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend.
By popular demand, we've added some gravity-defying fun to our spring schedule. G6 Airpark is an indoor trampoline park with wall-to-wall trampolines, It's also Abbie's birthday, so we'll celebrate that too. Bring your friends, $15, and a few additional bucks for the cafe (as always let us know if money is a challenge). Pick-up and drop-off is at G6 Airpark (10414 SE Washington St., Portland OR 97216).
Join us as we screen a great movie, followed by a discussion of its artistic, social, and spiritual significance. This event is intended for adults, but childcare will be provided for a small donation. Sign-up at the Info Table to get more details. Email any questions to Ben Poundstone: email@example.com
Pint Night is a longstanding monthly event that is great for meeting and fellowshipping with other Intowners. This month we’ll meet at our Eastside location, Baerlic Brewing (2235 SE 11th Ave.). Bring a friend or two and claim your first beverage on Intown if it’s your first time!
We will be having a joint service with Grace Bible Church just up the street from the Old Church (1431 SW 12th Ave. Please join us as we reflect and worship together on Good Friday.
If you are interested in being a part of Intown’s Prayer Partner Team, please consider coming to this special dinner for fellowship and prayer outside of church. Prayer Partners serve Intown every Sunday in the back of the sanctuary praying with those in need. Please contact Jen Bowman for more info and to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
PDXpedition happens this Spring, March 17-19 and the cost per kid is only $25. You might be asking, "does that include good food, lodging, and an all-day train and bus pass (for the city-wide adventure game)?" Yes: includes all of that. Seriously, not a joke :) Some faithful worship leaders will bring solid musical skill and strong love for Jesus to the event. The main focus of each "session" is always the Word of God, honing in on the Gospel, and we invite different speakers each year. We're so excited to be partnering with other Portland churches for this event.
PS - the pick-up and drop-off times may change slightly.
Sasquatch will be our SW location for Pint Night going forward. They’re located at 6440 SW Capitol Hwy. and have great food and awesome beer! And you might spot Big Foot if you're lucky. Come on out and bring a friend or two, if it's your first time to Pint Night, your first beverage is on us!
Join us for the first meeting of the Intown Film Club in the Intown Classroom downstairs. We will screen a great movie, followed by a discussion of its artistic, social, and spiritual significance. Everyone is welcome, so invite a friend! This event is intended for adults, but childcare will be provided for a small donation. Sign-up at the Info Table to get more details. Email any questions to Ben Poundstone: email@example.com
This Wednesday, March 1st, we will gather with congregants from Hope Presbyterian at the Old Church for our annual Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 as we enter into the season of Lent. The service will last about 45 minutes.
A unique feature of this service is the marking of the forehead with ashes in the sign of the cross. Since at least the 10th century this practice has been used to symbolize the frailty of our human existence and the ‘dust and debris’ in our lives (thus the name Ash Wednesday.) As we come forward for the imposition of ashes, the minister traditionally recites the words of Genesis 3:19 "You are dust, and to dust you shall return" representing our humanity and finite nature. (Note: anyone who is uncomfortable with the imposition of ashes may remain seated during this portion of the service so please attend whether or not you're comfortable receiving the ashes.)
Professor Plum cordially invites you to attend an evening of intrigue and mystery at Plum Manor. Dine with the Professor and his distinguished guests on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5 o’clock in the evening.
Please bring $5. (As always, if money is a challenge, don’t hesitate to let us know.) Meet at Jillianne's house (email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address).
Saturday • 4-8pm • Old Church
The Intown youth will be providing drop-in childcare for this evening so you can take your sweetheart on a date in honor of Valentine’s Day. Drop your kids off for the whole time or just a portion of the time. Cost: Donation basis. All proceeds go to fund the youths’ Summer service work downtown.
Join us as we test out Lloyd Center's newly remodeled ice rink, food and friends. If you've never skated before, we'll go through some basics of ice skating (and there's always the wall to hold on to!)
$10 for skating plus a few dollars for the food court (If money is a challenge, please don't hesitate to let us know). Drop-off and pick-up at Lloyd Center Ice Rink (Lloyd Center, 953 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232). Note, since the rink closes early on Sunday evenings, we're meeting earlier than normal.
Mark your calendars for a special church luncheon after the service featuring many delicious soup offerings. This will be a fun time for fellowship and welcoming the new church year together! If you’d like to contribute soup to the feast, contact email@example.com.
Join other Intowners as we discover another fun watering hole in our fair city. Location TBD.
The Bowman Residence
Join us for an Intown ladies' tea fellowship as we start the new year celebrating God’s provision of friends and looking forward to His work among us. RSVP to Stephanie Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directly following the service this Sunday we will be having a short meeting for the staff and elders to lay out their ministry strategy for 2017 and to give a few updates regarding the state of the church in the new year.
We will be meeting at 11am on Christmas Day for our Sunday service instead of the usual time of 10. The service will be shorter in length so everyone will have more time to spend with their families.
I know several of you have been waiting for this one! Join us for a couple games of lazertag at Ultrazone. And we'll top off the night with pizza, decorating christmas cookies and a white-elephant gift exchange. Bring $20 for lazertag and pizza plus a white-elephant gift. If $ keeps you from coming - just shoot me an email and we'll take care of it.
What type of white elephant gift? Ideally something from around your house (you don't need to buy anthing) that you think others might like or find funny.
Drop-off location: Ultrazone (16074 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, Oregon 97267)
Pick-up location: The Bowmans' (email email@example.com for address)
The kids of Intown will be presenting “Papa Panov’s Magic Christmas”, a special Christmas play based on a story by Leo Tolstoy. The play will begin at around 11:45 and last for about thirty minutes. There will be some festive refreshments as well!
Join us after the service as we learn about the missionary work the Janssens are doing in Taiwan.
Intown Church Office
Bring whatever you’re working on and spend a couple hours in creative fellowship with other women. For more information contact Stephanie Byrd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for her contact details.
Drop your kids at the Old Church and head on over to The Leaky Roof (16th and SW Jefferson) for Pint Night. We'll be screening a fun movie while you catch up on some adult conversation at the pub! And of course you don't have to be a parent to go.
Drop off for children is at 4:30pm. Pick up at 8pm.