Getting to Know Our Churches (Part Nine)

Our Conference theme for 2021 is Real Church. It only seemed appropriate to remind ourselves of what it truly means to be the church as we begin to walk through (what we hope is) post-pandemic. What we learned over the past year and more is that the church is not the building, it is not the programs, it is not the potlucks. No, the church is the living and breathing body of Christ, at work in our workplaces, our communities, and our homes. For the next few weeks we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the individual expressions of The Church within The Pacific Conference.

We asked each church to answer four simple questions. We’ll share their responses here.

Getting to Know Our Churches

The Outpost at Pedee (Pedee, Oregon)

http://pedeechurch.org/

  1. Your Congregation’s Favorite Songs (for the moment):
    Graves Into Gardens, The Anthem, See a Victory, King of My Heart
  2. What is a challenge you’ve faced in the local church because of the pandemic?
    Finding alternative ways to connect with people
  3. What is a victory you’ve seen in the local church over the course of the pandemic?
    Finances are doing well
  4. Describe something special you’re planning for the summer:
    Men’s fishing trip to Diamond Lake; Float in the 4th of July parade; Fundraiser car wash to send a college age student to YWAM in London

Iglesia Evangelica de Woodburn (Woodburn, Oregon)

  1. Your Congregation’s Favorite Songs (for the moment):
    A Tus Pies (At Your Feet), Supe Que Me Amabas ( I Can Only Imagine), Tu Estas Aqui (You Are Here)
  2. What is a challenge you’ve faced in the local church because of the pandemic?
    We haven’t been able to do our community outreach program. That’s it! We have been blessed to keep our church doors open and maintain a healthy congregation.
  3. What is a victory you’ve seen in the local church over the course of the pandemic?
    Seeing how much the church family wanted to get together again and have fellowship with one another. Staying safe and healthy during the course of the pandemic.
  4. Describe something special you’re planning for the summer:
    We got together again with Pastor Paul’s church (Woodburn Evangelical) and had fellowship. Also we went to the lake. We are planning a homeless dinner.

Before You Go

Please add these churches to your prayer list as they lovingly serve their communities! This is our final installment of the Getting to Know Your Churches series. Not all of our churches were mentioned but they still want and need your prayers.

Supt. Randy will be back in the office next week. Thank you for your kind and generous prayers for him and for Linda and their family during their sabbatical.

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