SEASONAL EVENTS FOR FAMILIES
Advent And Lent
During the four weeks before Christmas, we celebrate Advent using special devotions for home study and prayer. Families also receive special materials to help observe Lent. We also come together as a community for seasonal events including special events in worship, craft fairs, vespers services and dinners, and concerts.
Blessing Of The Animals
We host a special summer worship service where pets are invited! This extra-wiggly worship ends with special blessings on the patio for every cat and dog--and sometimes birds, gerbils, fish, and frogs.
Service To The Community
Once or twice a year, the children will be led to host the coffee hour following worship service. Parents will be asked to support this service project.
The Lighthouse class painted a Little Free Library crafted by a member of the congregation. The class occasionally processes books to resupply the library which was installed at Neighborhood House in Multnomah Village.
The children participate in church wide mission projects such as One Great Hour of Sharing, the Cuba Mission Auction and Dinner, Heifer International.
Children And Family Ministry Team
Our Children’s Ministry team is lead by Pastor Sarah Sanderson-Doughty and includes Marie Dolson, Carol Patterson, Becky Schiefelbein, Lori Sweeney, and Christina Tilton.The team is supported by Connie Humphries and Chuck Stilson and other faithful volunteers, grandfathers and grandmothers, favorite “volunteer shepherds” of the children of our congregation.
On Sundays where elementary children remain in worship, there are activities available in the Narthex(entry) to use while seated.