January Messenger

We continue our journey through the 12-day season of Christmas. On January 1st, Rev. Dr. Lowell Greathouse will be leading worship, starting off the New Year with a focus on the beginning of all things. We’ll celebrate Epiphany of the Lord a day late, on January 8th, as we consider the sto- ry of the magi. On … [Read more…]

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…]