September Messenger

As school and activities get started in September, we are following Jesus and his disci- ples on the road from Galilee to Jerusalem, on Jesus’ journey to the cross. Along the way, Jesus is teaching about the nature and cost of discipleship…

August Messenger

We have an eclectic month of worship in August. As usual, the first Sunday of the month we celebrate communion. We will be premiering Pastor David’s jazz communionsetting. We’ll consider a text from Isaiah in which God offers to let us argue it out when we have differences with God…

July Messenger

Luke 9:51 tells us, “When the days drew near for [Jesus] to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” (NRSV). Or in another translation, “As the time approached when Jesus was to be taken up into heaven, he determined to go to Jerusalem” (CEB). From this point on until Luke 19:29, Jesus is on his … [Read more…]

April Messenger

In April we turn from Lenten reflection to Easter joy. On Palm-Passion Sunday, we will hear Luke’s ver- sion of the story of Jesus’s last week in Jerusalem, from his triumphal entry into the city to his crucifixion and death. Our Holy Week services will be shared with Hills- boro UMC. Maundy Thursday, at Hillsboro, … [Read more…]

March Messenger

Family Promise Update Although Family Promise (FP) is no longer asking homeless families to move from church to church weekly, they are continuing to support homeless families, currently at their Beaverton house and in the future the Hillsboro house. FGUMC is able to help the organization by allowing FP to store contributions in Room 9 … [Read more…]

February Messenger

During February, we’ll be following the Gos- pel of Luke through the stories of Jesus’s early ministry. We hear how he meets and calls his first disciples, fishers whom Jesus told, “Leave everything. Follow me. You’ll be fishing for peo- ple.” Then we hear Luke’s version of the Beati- tudes, a series of surprising blessings … [Read more…]

Worship 23 January

Based on the current levels of COVID transmission in Washington County and the latest guidance from the Area COVID Response Team, worship on January 23rd will be online only. The 10 am traditional service will be live streamed via Facebook. You can find our page here: facebook.com/forestgroveumcoregon. Here is a bulletin to help you follow … [Read more…]

January Messenger

W􏰀􏰁􏰂􏰃􏰄􏰅 􏰄􏰆 J􏰇􏰆􏰈􏰇􏰁􏰉 This month in worship, I’m continuing on our journey through the Gospel of Luke. On January 2nd, we ad- dress the only story in the Bible about Jesus childhood or youth, the day that he stays behind in Jerusalem while his whole family is returning home to Nazareth. Then we’ll jump ahead … [Read more…]