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.
Choir & Bell Choir: New members always welcome!
Fall has arrived -- that means our choir and bell choir have resumed rehearsals on Thursday nights in the sanctuary. Bell Choir meets from 6 PM-7PM, and Choir meets from 7 PM-8:15 PM. We always welcome new members! Questions? Contact choir director Ralph Nelson (email@example.com).
Forum meets Sundays at 9:30 AM
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Warren
The Forum discussion group returns at 9:30-10:30 AM meeting in Sodergren Library and live via Zoom. We are reading Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren, a bestselling author, Anglican priest and recent NY Times columnist. "How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Each chapter looks at the author's daily routines--making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys--and helps us view ordinary life through the lens of faith." Books are free through a Thrivent grant, contact Pastor Melinda. Here is our new zoom link. Hope you'll join us! For Oct. 1: Ch. 3―Brushing Teeth: Standing, Kneeling, Bowing, and Living in a Body
FILC Endowment Grants: Apply Now
It's time to apply for First Immanuel endowment grants! A total of $13,775 is available: $8,775 from the First Immanuel Endowment Fund, designated for evangelism outreach, social ministry outreach, and building improvements; and $5,000 from the Doris Palmblad World Missions Endowment Fund, designated for ministry and service activities outside the United States.
Applications are due by October 1. Click here for details and to download application forms and instructions, or call Debbie at 503-226-3659. Send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to the church office. We encourage church committees to solicit applications and to submit their own.
Your Endowment Committee: James Bash, Jim Dunn, Marja Selmann, Chris Wiens, Pr. Aaron Couch
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