Hello Church Family!
I believe that we, as humans, are created for worship. Worship happens when we’re together in our church. But, worship also happens in the shower and during 6 am car rides; in coffee shops and gymnasiums, and in conversations with friends. We are the church! Our faith—and our worship is not limited by the confines of a building.
But, sometimes, it is limited by our willingness to engage—with God and with each other. It is my prayer that during this Spring 2020 LifeConnect season (Feb 1 – April 30, 2020) you will look through the catalog, find something you’re interested in, sign up, and show up! If you do, I know that God will show up too!
A few of the many reasons why LifeConnect is great:
- True faith requires more than just believing (James 2:14-26 and Heb. 10:24-25).
- We “gather strength, and light, and courage” when we meet together (Ellen G. White Testimonies, Vol. 2, pg. 578. Also see PHil. 4:6 and 1 John 5:14-15).
Looking forward to connecting with you!
How do I sign up?
- Look through the gorup information and find which group(s) you want to join.
- Email, call, or text the leader listed. Tell them you are planning to attend. If needed, ask for more details.
- Show up! Please be respectful of our hosts’ willingness to open up their homes. Keep to the listed start and end times.
|Explore Portland||Do you love Portland? This is your chance to explore it! Free tickets to some locations with a Portland library card. Problems finding tickets? Call Sharon!||Sharon Fleshman||Every other Sunday (02/02, 02/16, 03/01, 03/15, and 03/29) from 1 to 3 pm||Various|
|Bowling Group||Come hang out and enjoy a few games! Comradery and a little good natured competition. All ages and skill levels welcome. $1 per game.||Doug Brown||Every Sunday starting 02/09 from 10 am to 12 pm||SuperPlay Bowling
9300 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005
|Floor Hockey Night||Come, run, and have fun! No experience or equipment necessary. Ages 7+.||Bryson Weir||02/23, 03/22, and 04/05 (all Sundays) at 6:30 pm||Tabernacle Church Gym|
|Sweet Mondays||Come join friends for food and fun at the Clackamas Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant in the Sunny Brook Center.||Don Duilio||1st and 3rd Mondays (02/03, 02/17, 03/02, 03/16, 04/06, and 04/20) at 6 pm||Sweet Tomatoes
13011 SE 84th Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015
|Taco Tuesday||A small group of regulars gather on Tuesdays for a casual and fun time of sharing life’s ups and downs. Come and join!||Irene Zoller||Every Tuesday at 5 pm!||Davidson’s Casual Dining
12830 SW Pacific Hwy, Portland, OR 97223
|Pastor’s Prayer Group & Lunch||Come join us on Thursday mornings! We hear a devotional thought, share prayer requests, and pray together. A light lunch is served after.||Judy & Howard Westerdahl||Every Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm||Tabernacle Church Fellowship Hall|
|Men’s Group||A group of Christian men supporting one another. All men welcome—group will be organized around a “Steps to Christ”/12-step format. Please call ahead in case of cancelation. Booklet available at meeting.||Don Renner||Every Thursday starting 02/06 from 6 pm to 7 pm||Tabernacle Church Chapel|
|PACS COW—Mobile Pantry
||Volunteering to help our community through the PACS COW Mobile Food Pantry is a great way to get involved. There are lots of ways you can help—both behind the scenes and interacting with our neighbors in need. Come and help!||Janellie Mesa, Cari Painter, Rebecca Carrasco, and Nikki Shevitz||4th Thursdays (02/27, 03/26, 04/23, 05/28, and 06/25)||Tabernacle Church Lobby|
|Soup Supper||A fellowship and prayer group. Devotional DVD followed by fun, fellowship, and food.||Don & Gail Dulio||Every Friday starting 02/14 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm||Don & Gail’s home|
|Friday Evening Vespers Study||Singing with keyboard, pray and study together. Steps to Christ, Desire of Ages, Pre-Baptismal study. Teens and adults welcome.||Irene Zoller||Every Friday starting 02/07 at 7 pm||Irene’s home|
|Young Adult Group||A Bible study, prayer, and discussion group.||Yaser & Rebecca Carrasco||Friday evenings—call ahead for dates and times||Yaser & Rebecca’s home|
|Parenting Teens and Young Adults||Parenting class for parents/grandparents/adults who are trying to figure out how to parent as teens go through high school, college, and post-grad.||Pastor Keith Acker and Matt Clark||Every Sabbath starting 02/15 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am||Tabernacle Church Old Primary Room|
|Deaf Fellowship Group||Small group for fellowship and prayer.||Michael Johnson||Every Sabbath from 2pm to 3:30 pm||Tabernacle Church Chapel|
|Volleyball Night||Volleyball players wanted on the gym court for fun and lively games. All skill levels welcome, ages 12-82. Bring a snack or drink to share if you’d like.||Painter Family||Every other Saturday (02/01, 02/15, 02/29, 03/14, 03/28, 04/11, 04/25) after sundown||Tabernacle Church Gym|
|Playdate, Parenting, and Pizza||Play area for toddlers, Video/Crafts for older kids. Christian parenting discussion for adults. And pizza!||Trevor & Marilyn Fitzpatrick||02/11 (Th), 02/25 (Th), 03/03 (Th), 03/08 (Sun), 03/15 (Sun), 04/05 (Sun), 04/14 (Th), 04/21 (Th), 04/26 (Sun) from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm||Trevor & Marilyn’s home|
|Earliteen Group||Join the Earilteen group for events full of fun and food. More events and details to come—info will be given to kids at Sabbath School. Contact a leader for details.||Cindy Birmingham and Danelle Clark||TBD||TBD|
|Youth Group||Come and join the youth group for activities and outings. For all high schoolers in grades 9-12. Events to come—details will be communicated with youth at Sabbath School. Questions? Contact a leader!||Cindy Birmingham, Carissa Werner, and Keith Miller||TBD||TBD|
|GABWAM: Grab A Beverage With A Minister||Come hang out! Play some games, order a drink, and chat about life.||Macy Weir||Various||Various|
|Rock Voices||A vocal choir which meets weekly in our fellowship hall. It’s a secular choir and, while this group is not affiliated with out congregation, it is a great way to connect with people in our community. It’s also a lot of fun!
Contact Keith Miller with questions. Please contact before showing up as they only accept new members at the beginning of their season. There is a fee to join.
|Keith Miller||Every Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm||Tabernacle Fellowship Hall|