February 22 – Sacred Conversation returns (no dinner offered this week)
March 1 – Join us for our Ash Wednesday Worship, Dinner is offered (no Sacred Conversations this week)
March 8 – normal Wednesday schedule resumes as listed below
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Intergenerational Supper (Fellowship Hall)
Everyone is welcome to come for Wednesday Night Connections catered dinner prepared by Chef Patty and her dedicated helpers at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
It is a wonderful time for intergenerational fellowship, meeting new people, and enjoying a scrumptious meal! Here is what others are saying:
- “I loved having a chance to meet others in the congregation!”
- “Our whole family looks forward to Wednesday dinners at church.”
- “The food was even better than I had hoped!”
There is no charge, but donations are gladly accepted to defray the costs. To help with our meal planning and preparations, please sign up by clicking on Sign Up Genius to the left. Dinners resume March 1 – April 5. See you at the table!
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sacred Conversations (Chapel)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE OR INJUSTICE?
Begins February 22
Did you know that the United States is the world’s leader in incarceration with 2.3 million people currently in the nation’s prisons or jails-a 500% increase over the past 30 years? Did you know that those prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans and other people of color who represent 58% of all prisoners? On February 22nd, we will begin our next Sacred Conversation series titled: “CRIMINAL JUSTICE OR INJUSTICE?” This series will explore the nature of what constitutes justice, will use the current documentary film, “13th” to help educate us to the issues and challenges that face our society in the area of criminal justice and we will end the series with a discussion with state leaders on what’s going on in Oregon in this important area.
February 22nd we will explore the three types of justice: Punitive, Restorative and Redemptive. Representatives from the University of Oregon faculty will join us.
(There will be no session on March 1st –Ash Wednesday.)
March 8th and 15th, we will be showing the thought provoking documentary “13th”. This film by Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans and other people of color. The film will be shown in two parts with group discussion and opportunity for dialogue about the film.
March 22nd , Newly appointed Senator for District 7, James Manning, will join us to focus on criminal justice in Oregon and we will continue to discuss possible actions we can take to address this growing issue.
Wednesday Nights come join us for crafts, time for community, fun, delicious food, 8th Grade OWL, High School Youth Group, Choirs and Sacred Conversations.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Family Fun Activity (Atrium)
We will have a new opportunity for kids and families to mark the season on Lent! Throughout the season of Lent before we gather to eat our Wednesday Night Connections dinner, children and families are invited to gather to exploring different ways to pray. We will explore music as prayer, physical movement as prayer, and art as prayer. This is kid and family focused. Please join us in the Atrium between 5:30pm and 6pm starting March 1. We understand that evenings are busy so know you are welcome to jump on in and join us whenever you arrive.