Harvest Party

Harvest Party: October 31st 5:30-7:30

Fall is in the air, which means that our annual Faith Center Harvest Party is right around the corner. Supplies are slowly coming in but we want to encourage everyone to sign up to serve a one hour shift at a game booth and please bring a bag of candy or sign up to bring a cake or cupcakes for our cake walk. (4-6 to a container). The past few years we have had the honor of hosting over 200 children along with their families through this ministry.

We are excited to provide a fun and safe environment again this year on Halloween night where children can be warm, dry, and experience the love we have to share. Please feel free to dress up in fun, family friendly costumes.

We need Halloween Candy, and not just because Pastor David steals all of the Almond Joys! Drop off candy in the bucket in the office! Thank you!

Faith Center Family Time: October 30th 5:00-8:00fcfamilytimeannouncement

Join us Sunday October 30th at 5:00 pm for a pre-harvest party celebration. Families are welcomed to join us for pizza, friendly competition with prizes, candy, and laughter, while we transform the building into a fantastic game zone for our harvest party on Monday. Bring your appetites, creativity, decorating flair, and childlike enthusiasm as we create a carnival atmosphere.

City Week

cityweekSpring is coming!  As the days become longer, the valley comes alive with energy and the new life always beckons for adventure. We have already had hints of the coming season, and I am confident this Spring is going to stir in us a sense of Gods wonder and desire of exploration. There will be families headed on vacation and groups headed out on mission trips, and I urge students to pray about their opportunities and to take advantage of what is available. As the excitement comes with Spring, with many people head in different direction to enjoy family and friends, it struck me: What about the people right here in my city? We are called to love people and make disciples, sharing the gospel to all corners of the earth, and that starts right in our backyard.

 

Enter CITY WEEK. This spring, we once again have an exceptional and exciting opportunity for high school age students. Each of the four days of City Week will bring different service activities, meals, and a whole lot of fun as we take a mission trip to our city. The goal is to not only serve our community but to also build a team of servant hearted individuals. We will start each day at 10AM at the church with breakfast, a small group prayer time, and a word from a guest speaker. Each afternoon will have lunch and a service activity with a different and unique purpose to serve our community.  We will then gather for a group devotional before dinner together. After dinner we will take part in a fun group activity to continue to build and refresh our team. After the fun activity, we will return to our own beds to recharge to do it all over again the following day.

 

I am passionate about raising up young adults with a drive and desire to practically serve one another, looking to our neighbors not to see and compare what they have, but to see how we can serve and show Gods love with them. In order to get the most of the experience, we will have PRE-City Week meetings. Prior to Spring Break, the team will meet the first three Wednesdays of March, meeting before youth group from 5:30-6:30.This will allow us to gather collectively and grow together, preparing our hearts to serve. The cost of the week is $60 to cover meals, transportation, and evening activities. During our Pre-City Week meetings we can discuss fund raising opportunities for students to do during the weeks leading up to City Week.

City Week is an opportunity to serve, and not just for our students! Our congregation can come along side these young people and champion them on in prayer as they step into the desires of our loving Father. We can also practically serve our youth threw sponsorships and food. If you are interested in sponsoring a student to participate in City Week, and/or provide one of the 12 meals we have scheduled for the week, please talk with Pastor Cameron.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

 

Celebration of Life Service

Faith Center family, please be in prayer for the Larson family, as Mark went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 29th. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Faith Center on Saturday, January 3rd at 1:00 pm.


Come Serve at the Christmas Faire!

Sign up in the office to serve at the Christmas Faire! Grab a tag off the Christmas Tree at the church to purchase a gift for a child. Purchase extra food for the Food Baskets and drop them off at the church. Thank you!

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Parenting Class

Boundaries With Kids by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, offers parents tools boundarieswithkidshe or she can use to raise kids who take responsibility for their lives and attitudes. Parents will learn how to set loving limits, bring control to an out-of-control life, define appropriate boundaries and consequences for children, and much more.

Marianne Weaver will be leading us through the book. She has been a member here at Faith Center for a number of years. Marianne brings with her a wealth of knowledge in this field.

The class will run for 7 weeks beginning Sunday, September 21st during Sanctuary service (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm). Childcare will be provided. Please sign up in the office or let Pastor Will or Candis know if you would like to attend.

You are welcome to purchase the book on your own or download it to your reading device. We will also have books available for purchase in the office.

Dear Church Family

Thank you for your continued prayers for the Brown family. The Memorial Service for Vicky Brown will be held on Wednesday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm at the North Powder High School Gym. There will be a potluck in the cafeteria following the service.

Annual Church Picnic

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Our Annual Church Picnic, Sunday, August 17th, is a great time to gather together for Worship, Food, and Fun! Worship services will not be held in La Grande, instead please join us up at Camp Elkanah at 10:30 am for Worship service and plan to stay for the afternoon! At 11:30 am we will have a huge potluck. The Church will provide the desserts; please bring a main dish and a side dish. After lunch, we will be having baptisms in the river. If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor Jeffry for more information. After the baptisms, we will enjoy all that Camp Elkanah has to offer: giant water slide, mini-golf, game room, volleyball, or just sit in the shade and visit with each other! Questions? Contact Candis in the office.

If you are interested in being baptized up at camp in the river, please contact Pastor Jeffry.

What to Bring:

Lawn Chairs, a Main Dish, and a Side Dish

The church will provide, dessert, drinks, and table service.

Schedule:

10:30 am        Worship

11:30 am        Potluck Picnic

1:00 pm          Baptisms in the River

1:30 pm          Giant Water Slide, Game Room, Mini-Golf, Volleyball, Playground, or Sitting in the shade and visiting with friends!

Directions to Camp Elkanah:

 

  1. Take the I-84 W ramp
  2. Merge onto I-84 for 5.9 miles
  3. Take exit 252 for OR-244 toward Ukiah
  4. Merge onto 5 Point Creek Road
  5. Continue onto OR-244 W/Hilgard Hwy. Continue to follow OR-244 W for 16.8 miles and your destination will be on the right.

It should take you about 30-40 minutes to get up there. Grab some friends and carpool up!

Born Wild…Created to be Free

There will be no Sanctuary service, instead invite someone to Born Wild…Created to Be Free at the Mavericks Arena in La Grande.  Concessions begin at 5:00 pm and the presentation begins at 6:00 pm. Admission is free!La Grande 11x17 poster