Hearts and Crafts:
Hearts and Crafts meet on the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 am to 12ish in the Koinonia Chapel. For quite a few years we have done knitting, crocheting, and some stitchery and beading. We would like to invite anyone who enjoys doing crafts to join us. Or if you would like to stop by and share fellowship, please come. We often do more talking than crafting!
What's Your Mission?
If you have a passion for missions and are interested in helping with any of the following projects, please let Mike Ferguson or Claralee Williams know. These are just some of the great projects we will be working on this year: One Great Hour of Sharing, Woodland High School Senior Breakfast, Members on Missions, Updating our church Welcome Brochure, Christmas Shoe Box drive, collecting items to help the Portland Rescue Mission, Union Gospel Mission, Welcome Baskets for visitors who have attended more than once, and the list goes on and on. We would love to have you attend our monthly meetings (1st Tuesdays at 1 p.m.) and share in developing our church's Mission giving. If you have other ideas that we should be working on, just let us know. Thank you all for your hard work and generous giving.
Each year, the EPC sponsors two special offerings during the holiday season; one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. Each offering is designated with a specific purpose. In 2017, our church missed these offerings, and Mission Outreach committee decided to take one Love Offering in February for this purpose.
The Thanksgiving Offering was designated for the World Outreach Family Gathering that is held once every four years. All World Outreach Global workers gather for six days of fellowship, worship and renewal. These gatherings are a delightful respite for workers, many of whom are lonely for Christian Fellowship, or just plain weary from the demands of ministry in the Hard Places. Contributions will augment the WO Family Gathering budget and help pay for Family Gathering expenses such as travel, lodging, and food.
The Christmas Offering (Gratitude Gift) supports the Gratitude Gift Fund, which helps retired EPC ministers and missionaries in need. When grief or pain impact the lives of these faithful shepherds, the blessing of financial assistance is a tangible way to show that others care.
Thank you for considering how you can support this offering through prayer and/or giving as you are led by God.