If we don't have
your birthday or anniversary date, or if it is incorrect,
please call the office,
1 Jessie Connor
3 Deb Burlingame
9 Allison Hibbs
12 Dorothy Shepard
13 Heidi Brandenburg
16 Terry Eaton
17 Hunter Roe
19 Kathy Funk
20 Judy Klineline
23 Charles Chandler
26 Dustin White
6 Eric & Betsy Clayton
7 Michael & Allison Hibbs
8 John & Terry Eaton
11 Ray & Katie Dehler
12 Mike & Diane Coats
17 Stu & Merle Lockhart
29 Bill & Shannon Roller
SPC Patrick Walker
Fort Carson, CO
SPC Gus Jeffries
1st LT Tom Roller
has been deployed
Here's the sermon series for the month of August:
August 8th: "Checking the Expiration Date" John 6: 35, 41-51
August 15th: "Life Together" John 6: 51-58
August 22nd: "Show and Tell" John 6: 56-69
Our newest updates and guidelines that we are currently gathering signatures on can be found on page 7 or under the title "Option 2" of the PDF at the link below.
Called "Stepping Forward in Love and Trust," the document describes the guidelines around singing, eating, and worshipping together. Hopefully, this will answer your questions about what's coming up for the month of August, local guidelines here we come!
Copies of the printed version of Option 2 will be available on Sunday mornings for you to take or read through with descriptions about congregational singing.
We need helping hands for two projects in August to share some love with our church properties:
Saturday, August 7th, 9 am-11 am: Weeding Party at the front church bed at Orchards UMC. Cold drinks and snacks are provided!
August 10-11th, 9 am - 12 pm: Painting the Parsonage with friends!
you are available to help out!
Tuesday Evening Life Group is starting a new book on August 10th, Life of the Beloved
by Henri J.M. Nouwen. 6:30- 8pm. And you are more than welcome! Email Rod Allen at email@example.com to get the Zoom link to join the class!
Fellowship Time is coming back starting August 8th.
We are currently looking for people that would be willing to
share their baked good when possible.
Please contact Rhonda or the office
if you're able to share.
What's a good activity or spot to hang out to pass the evening? We love to do activities that are anywhere from silly to serious. If you have any favorite places that you would like to suggest. Or maybe we could go together? We would love to have some nights out on the town with you to get to know Vancouver better!
The 148th session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference was held online June 20-23, 2021, with clergy and laity sessions preceding it on June 7 and 9. For the first time the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest (PNW) lay leaders collaborated in hosting a shared Greater NW area Laity Session.
In her address, Bishop Stanovsky emphasized the importance of continuing our anti-racism work.
The body overwhelmingly approved a petition from PNW clergy serving in the Alaska Conference calling for both conferences to begin to live into a new relationship with Alaska becoming a Mission District of the PNW in advance of the necessary actions of the General and Western Jurisdictional Conferences. Reports from the conference secretaries at the closing session noted some distinctions between each conference while also bringing to light much harmony and shared values.
Conference members approved a conference budget for 2022 down 12.5% from 2021, a $642,626 reduction.
- Membership stands at 33,011, down 1,644 from the previous year.
- Worship attendance stands at 12,930, down 2,535.
- Church school attendance stands at 3,365, down 1,173.
- Professions or reaffirmations of faith for 2020 at 169, down from 2019 by 452.
- Adults and young adults in small groups for 2020 at 12,241, down from 2019 by 2,563.
- Worshippers engaged in mission for 2020 were 7,748, down from 2019 by 2,504.
These statistical numbers reflect a year where most local churches were restricted in practice due to COVID-19 precautions.
Dates were announced for a shared Greater Northwest Area Annual Conference Session to occur June 10-13, 2022, in Puyallup, Washington. Crest to Coast Missional District Kathleen Weber offered the invitation to meet there at the Washington State Fairgrounds.
-- Terry Eaton