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The 10 am Sunday Worship is currently hybrid, both in-person and online. In-person worshipers are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. We will be singing together. Masks are not required, though many are still masking, especially for singing. Online worshipers can find the service live streamed via Facebook. You can find our page here: facebook.com/forestgroveumcoregon. And here is a bulletin to help you follow along.

Early Church is also hybrid, both in-person and via Zoom at 8:30 in the morning. There is no Early Church on Dec 25th or Jan 1. The login information is the same as it was earlier in the pandemic. And here is a link. We are currently studying Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth’s book, Alabama Grandson: A Black, Gay Minister’s Passage Out of Hiding.

 With heart-wrenching vulnerability, Cedrick Bridgeforth has crafted a beautiful and riveting narrative. It reveals how personal integrity and character develop through Black gay self-acceptance and deep, nurturing, love by family. This spiritually enlivening journey contains both excruciating, betrayal-filled life lessons and awe-inspiring examples of his non-judgmental, compassionate care for others.

Traci C. West, PhD, Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies

My brother Cedrick comes out of the closet like an educational cyclone with this book. After reading it you will be both blown away and enlightened. With each chapter I clutched my pearls, busted a gut laughing, and wept with his pain. This book is a must-read for all who seek to embrace and understand our LGBTQUIA brothers and sisters. Once you read it, you cannot remain the same.

Dr. Sheron Patterson, Senior Pastor of Hamilton Park UMC in Dallas, TX and author of The Blessings and Bling