– Lenten Bible Study: The Chosen  February 18th – March 24th 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday Feb 25, 4 -6 pm at Forest Grove UMC  Sunday, March 3, 4 -6 at Hillsboro UMC – Janet said regarding the Lenten Bible Study that the movie is an interesting way to look at the life of Jesus and the Gospel … [Read more…]

The Way of the Cross

The Second Sunday in LentMark 8:31–38 Last week you heard a story from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus and his identity. The gospel lesson this morning comes right after that key scene. Jesus asks his disciples who people say that he is. And the disciples report to him the things that they have been … [Read more…]

Everyone Is Searching for You

Mark 1:29-39The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Poor Jesus, he just can’t seem to get a break. He sneaks out of the house early in the morning and heads out to the wilderness to spend a little time in prayer. He just needs a few minutes to himself. He hasn’t been doing ministry for very … [Read more…]

Idol Meat

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany1 Corinthians 8:1-13 It’s a very strange text we have from 1 Corinthians this morning. It seems very foreign, doesn’t it? Meat sacrificed to idols. What is Paul even talking about? And this isn’t the only place that Paul talks about idol meat. Why would he spend so much time … [Read more…]

Trouble the Water

Sunday 7 January 2024Baptism of the Lord Genesis 1:1-5; Mark 1:4-11 Today we are celebrating the holiday known as Baptism of the Lord. In it, we remember the time when Jesus himself was baptized, baptized by John in the Jordan River. It is often also a time when we reflect on our own baptism, about … [Read more…]

January Messenger

WORSHIP IN JANUARY January 7, Baptism of the Lord CommunionGenesis 1:1-5, Mark 1:4-11 “Trouble the Water” January 14, The Second Sunday after the Epiphany1 Samuel 3:1-20“Speak, for Your Servant Is Listening” January 21, The Third Sunday after the EpiphanyGuest preacher: Rev. David Nieda January 28, The Fourth Sunday after Pen- tecost—Joint Service with Cornelius UMC (at FGUMC)

What Belongs to God

Sunday 22 October 2023The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 22:15-22 Jesus is now in Jerusalem, not far from the cross. He has gained a core of followers, women and men who have followed him from Galilee. He has made a name for himself. He has begun to stir up trouble, both with the religious and … [Read more…]

If We Died with Christ

The Third Sunday after Pentecost Two weeks ago, United Methodists from Oregon and Idaho gathered in Meridian for an Annual Conference. I always think the highlight of Annual Conference is the commissioning and ordination worship service. There’s nothing quite like it in non-Methodist traditions. Prospective clergypersons are first reviewed by their home congregations, then by … [Read more…]

April Messenger

EASTER WEEK ACTIVITIES April 6—Maundy Thursday Service Service at FGUMC—7 pm April 7—Good Friday Service Service at Hillsboro UMC—7pm April 9—Easter Service Easter Egg Hunt—9 amWorship Service and Flower Cross —10 am Bell choir to provide the prelude!!!