Spring 2020 LifeConnect Groups

Spring 2020 LifeConnect Groups

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?

  1. Look through the gorup information and find which group(s) you want to join.
  2. Email, call, or text the leader listed. Tell them you are planning to attend. If needed, ask for more details.
  3. Show up! Please be respectful of our hosts’ willingness to open up their homes. Keep to the listed start and end times.

Group list

 Group Title Description Leaders Dates Location
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