Sep
9
to Oct 21

Before Church Class / Group Discussion

Beginning on September 9th, Scott Bowman and Pastor Brian 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. 

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Sep
30
11:45 AM11:45

Newcomers Gathering

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. 

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Sep
30
12:30 PM12:30

Westside Community Group Lunch at Rogue Hall

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.

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Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Youth Trip to the Corn Maze

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: jillianne@intownchurch.com

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

3rd-5th Grade Bible Retreat / Sky High Sports

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! 

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Jul
29
12:30 PM12:30

Summer Picnic! At Washington Park

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.

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Jun
17
to Aug 5

Summer Schedule and Guest Preachers

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.

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Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Women of Intown: Crafts and Conversation

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 gingmeen@gmail.com 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.

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Jan
12
6:30 PM18:30

Working Women's Prayer Group

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: (brookiecolleen@gmail.com).

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Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Eve Morning

We will have a shortened service on Christmas Eve morning at the Old Church. There will be child care provided for kids up to 5 years old. We consider this morning to be a family service, so all children are welcome to remain in the sanctuary throughout.

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

YOUTH SERVICE: Oregon Food Bank

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. 

IMPORTANT!
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

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Nov
17
to Nov 19

YOUTH: Fall Retreat

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

FOOD: Included

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.

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

SW Pint Night at the Rookery

Join us as we head back over to the SW side of town for our monthly Pint Night. This month we'll be meeting up at the Rookery, the upstairs bar at Raven and Rose, located at 1331 SW Broadway. Bring a friend, and remember to ask for your complimentary beverage if it's your first time out to PN. Just ask your friendly onsite elder, staff person, or pastor!

 

 

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

YOUTH SERVICE: Blanchet House

Yeah! We get to volunteer at Blanchet House - our favorite from City Camp this summer. But since we're doing lunch service instead of breakfast service, we can sleep in :) The kids were surprised with how much dignity the meal was served with. It was a huge contrast from The Portland Rescue Mission. 

We'll be eating lunch after all the members are served. Last time around we had a very delicous meal. Note, we only have space for 5 volunteers this time around, so first-come-first-serve. This is a Friday, but it is Veteran's Day so there is no school. 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING: The job assignments we have available to our volunteers are as follows, Cooks Helper (plating the food) Food Server (bringing the food out to the guests) Busser (clearing the tables of dirty plates and cups) Beverages (keeping the coffee, water and/or juice filled). 

WHAT TO WEAR: Anyone with hair below the shoulders must have it back in a hair tie. No open toed shoes, short shorts, half shirts, mini-skirts, or shirts with exposed armpits. Short sleeved shirts are fine.

RSVP to Jillianne

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Nov
5
11:30 AM11:30

After Sermon Q and A

In the Sanctuary

Beginning this week Brian will be leading a sermon discussion shortly after the worship service. This is an opportunity to discuss the passage in a bit more of a dialogical way than our liturgy makes room for. It creates space for other voices and perspectives to be shared about the passage and theme of the week. If you have young children, you are welcome to leave them downstairs during this time.  

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Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

YOUTH GROUP: "Maize" at the Pumpkin Patch

Join us for our annual trek through the corn "maize" at The Pumpkin Patch (Sauvie Island). We'll top off the evening with a caramel apple or the like. Grab a friend to carpool or Jillianne can swing by and pick you up on the way in/out (4 seats). 

Bring $8-10. As always, don't let money be the reason you don't join us! Just let us know. 

PS - It was super muddy last year, so wear your rain boots and warm clothes!

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Oct
15
11:30 AM11:30

Congregational Meeting

Immediately following the worship service we will meet in the fellowship hall to officially kick off our Fall season at church. We will be discussing the state of the church, a new sermon series, exciting plans for the Fall including the formation of new community groups, and the roll out of a new church management tool called Breeze. If you are a member, or a regular attender please do plan to be at this important meeting! There will be heavy duty snacks!

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Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

Intown Film Club

LOCATION TBD

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. Sign-up at the Info Table to get more details. Email any questions to Ben Poundstone: poundstone@gmail.com

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

YOUTH SERVICE: Oregon Food Bank

Join us as we revisit one of our favorite service projects from this summer. We'll be repacking and labeling bulk dry food at the Oregon Food Bank's Volunteer Action Center. It's super fun! Most of our youth are in middle school, but high schoolers are always a welcome addition. 

IMPORTANT!
We have 10 spots reserved. I'll need to know a week before the event (10/7) if you're coming or not for sure so we 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 (jillianne@intownchurch.com)

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

Intown Women Beach Getaway

South of Lincoln City

The women of Intown invite you to a night at the beach! The house rental sleeps 14, so we've got that many spots on a first come, first served basis. Click HERE to sign up, $45 per person (NOTE: please ignore the "katie prentiss photography" logo on the booking, this was just an easy site for to use to set up the reservations). Once we receive sign ups, we'll work out the details! This gathering will start Friday evening at 5pm, with check out at 3pm on Saturday. Questions? Email Katie Prentiss at prentiss.kate@gmail.com. 

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