Breathing Smoke … Seeking Hope

a time of prayer, reflection, and praise As wildfires rage, we add to our prayers yet another crisis. Our individual prayers are crucial, but our corporate prayers are needed, too. Join United Methodists from across the Greater Northwest Area in a time of prayer, reflection, and praise in online worship this Sunday, September 20, at 3 … [Read more…]

District News from Wendy

Fire Updates in Cascadia District as of Thursday Morning  I want to keep you informed related to the fires throughout the Cascadia District and also offer a word of prayer.  Please know that you are held in my prayers.  We are not alone in the midst of these challenges and crises.  God provides us comfort and … [Read more…]

Youth Group

All middle school and high school youth are invited to meet on Sundays starting September 13th at 6 pm. We’ll play games, check in with each other, explore questions of faith. Join via Zoom at bit.ly/forestgroveumy or with Meeting ID 973 5210 9417 and password FGUMY.

Campfire in the ZoomYard

It’s our tradition to gather at this time of the year for Campfire in the Courtyard. Since we can’t yet gather in person, we’ll gather using Zoom. On Sunday, September 6, at 7 pm, join us for a campfire, singing, and stories. Login with this address greaternw.zoom.us/j/91922325473 or with the Meeting ID: 919 2232 5473. … [Read more…]

September Messenger

As we continue in the liturgical season of “Ordinary Time” in September, we will consider scriptures from the Gospel of Matthew and the letters of Paul. We contemplate two of Jesus’ parables, one about the power and re- sponsibility of forgiveness and the other about jealousy and the overwhelming power of God’s grace. From the … [Read more…]

August Messenger

During the month of August, we’ll be ex- ploring the books of Genesis, Exodus, and Matthew. From Genesis, we’ll see how Jacob wrestled with God and won. From Exodus, we’ll hear the story of five faithful woman who did God’s will by breaking the law. And from Matthew, we’ll read three stories of Jesus and … [Read more…]

Phase 2 Reopening

On Friday, we received approval to enter Phase 2 of the bishop’s reopening plan. This allows designated people to resume routine work in and around the building, and it increases the total number of people allowed in the church facility at any one time to 10. It also allows the Montessori School to operate so … [Read more…]

Pastor David’s First Day

It’s Pastor David’s first day in the office today. Looking to worship with you on Sunday. Early Church is at 8:30 on Zoom. Contact John Hayes for details. Livestream Worship is at 10 on Facebook live. Find it here: www.facebook.com/forestgroveumcoregon/live

July Messenger

The Church Council has elected a Reopening Task Force to work with Rev. Dr. David King on creat- ing a plan to resume gatherings and activities at the church. The Conference, and your leaders, will continue to take a cautious approach and make plans with a mind toward doing no harm. The reopening plan will … [Read more…]