We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Together, in our diversity, we seek to embrace the love of God and welcome ALL people in Christ Jesus.
Space available to rent: FILC is eager to welcome a new ministry partner
First Immanuel has contracted with Norris & Stevens Inc. to find a new nonprofit, ministry partner to occupy the lower level of Sodergren Hall. We have 3,478 square feet of light-filled space just waiting for the right match―feel free to spread the word to family, friends and colleagues! See the online listing here and the full brochure here.
Save the date for our next baking day!
Sunday, Aug. 28, 1:30 PM
You're invited to our next baking day on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1:30 PM via Zoom. Tyrell Servo will lead us in making a tasty treat with peaches and blackberries, along with regular pantry staples. All bakers and observers are welcome to join the fun--baking days are just as much about fellowship as creating something delicious!
Book Group selection for August 28
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Conversation and good company await at book group on Sunday, Aug 28 at 6:30 PM. We’ll meet at a member's home, call church office for info, 503-226-3659. You’ll want to get a head start on this hefty and excellent book: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
Synopsis: On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end. Author Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, providing a new lens on London’s darkest year when Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
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