Oct
6
to Mar 6

NE Community Group

Sundays • 5-6:30pm • Downing Home

This group has started meeting this fall every other Sunday for fellowship, study, and prayer. The group will be hosted at the Downing’s and facilitated by Richard & Donna White. Please contact Jason or Jessica Downing for details: jhdowning@gmail.com/jlpdowning@gmail.com

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Oct
16
to Oct 30

Intro to Intown

Intro to Intown

Prentiss Home

This is a discussion group held at the pastor’s house for those who are new to Intown and/or want to know more about how to join the church. These meetings will be dialogical in nature and will cover Intown’s core theological commitments, philosophy of ministry, community structure, and the process of membership. If that sounds boring, there will also be two dogs, snacks, and lots of new people to be friends with. 

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Sep
22
11:45 AM11:45

Fall Ministry Launch

Sept. 22 • Sun. • After Service • In the Sanctuary 

On this Sunday we will be kicking off our Fall ministry season. We’re starting a new sermon series and having a short meeting after worship to talk about opportunities for service and involvement. We’ll also talk about what’s happening in community groups, our financial situation, and other exciting tidbits. Get some coffee after the service and come right back! Members and non-members are encouraged to attend!

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Intown Women's Fellowship Dinner

Save the date for an Intown Women's event on the evening of Saturday, September 7. Christina Overbeck will host us in her lovely NW Portland home for a time of food, fellowship and prayer. All Intown women are invited and welcome! Please contact Rebecca Josephson (gingmeen@gmail.com) with any questions.

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Eastside Church Picnic at Sellwood Park

We are always looking for ways to foster church-wide connection outside of Sunday mornings and one way we’ve done this in the summer is with after-church picnics. This will be the second picnic of the summer, at Sellwood Park on the Eastside of town. These picnics will be BYOF (Bring Your Own Food), but you are also welcome to bring something to share! Intown will supply drinks and cookies. We will provide more information as the date approaches, so keep an eye out for it!

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Jul
27
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Day at Detroit Lake

Grab a friend and join us for a day on the lake with the Downtown Youth Collective. Wake boarding, tube riding, swimming and loads of fun! Meet at First United Methodist Church at 8:30AM. We’ll carpool down to Mongold State Park at Detroit Lake (about 2 hours away). We’ll return by 10PM (we’ll text parents when we leave the park). RSVP by Sunday, July 21st to Jillianne (jillianne@intownchurch.com / 503-679-4331) so we have enough life jackets and car space. Please bring: $5, a packed lunch, towel, swimsuit, and dry clothes.

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Church Picnic at Washington Park

Washington Park

We are always looking for ways to foster church-wide connection outside of Sunday mornings and one way we’ve done this in the summer is with after-church picnics. This will be the first of two picnics we will have this Summer, one Westside and one Eastside. These picnics will be BYOF (Bring Your Own Food), but you are also welcome to bring something to share! Intown will supply drinks and cookies. Stay tuned for more info as the date approaches.

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May
19
12:15 PM12:15

Youth Parent Envisioning Lunch

Jillianne Bandstra and Brian Prentiss would like to invite you to join us for lunch after church where you can share your hopes and dreams for the youth program at Intown. We'll also be asking for your honest feedback about what is working and what we should do differently. Youth 5th grade and up are welcome to join us for the discussion. We'll also have the preschool room open if younger/non-interested siblings need a place to hang out. We will be meeting in the church office downstairs. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

Intown Game Night

Come out for a church game night event to get to know your fellow Intowners!  This BYOG (Bring Your Own Game) event will take place downstairs in the church office and preschool room. If you are interested in coming, please email Jennifer Chen (jdai428@yahoo.com).  If there are enough people interested in attending that would like childcare, we will put out a collection to attendees to cover that cost.  

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Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Intown Reading Group

This group meets at the Waineo home, pleas email Vicki for info/address: vickiwaineo@gmail.com

Suggested reading for April is a forgotten classic from 1937 called Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston. Come and chat about it! Or about whatever else has been on your reading radar.  

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Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies of Intown at OMSI After Dark

Join the women of Intown on March 27th at 6pm for a night at OMSI After Dark. The theme for the month is Great Scott! This is a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!

Tickets go quickly. If you’d like to reserve yours, bring $15 to Rachel Ebbers (check or cash) by Sunday, March 3rd. She’ll do the ticket purchasing and coordinate meeting up before the event! Contact Rachel for more info: rachwelt@gmail.com

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Intown Reading Group

Every month on the 15th we'll gather to talk about what we've been reading, writing or pondering and maybe choose something to read together. We’ll meet at the Waineo home. This is still a new thing, so come contribute your thoughts and ideas about what this could look like! Text Vicki W. with questions: 503.383.1229 

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Intown Ladies Clothing Swap

Please join us for the Intown Ladies Clothing Swap. It’s time to purge your closet of all the clothing and accessories (purses, shoes, hats, scarves and coats) that you haven’t used in a year or two. Bring that loot with you to Jennifer Bowman’s house (2143 SE Main Street). Any leftover clothing will be donated to a local women’s shelter.

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Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

Nominations For Church Officers

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.

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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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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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