If you haven’t already, please take this short, 6-question survey to help our church leadership as we make decisions about reopening. As mentioned on our COVID Response webpage, we are eager to meet together as soon as possible and are balancing “meeting together” (Heb. 10:25), caring for “the least of these” in our faith community (Mt. 25:40), and respect for government authorities (Rom. 13:1). We will use the survey results as well as the County “risk level” rating, advice from our COVID Task Force, and other input to make a final decision. Take the Survey
Spring 2021 Special Giving Opportunities
Are you an Ebay or Craig’s List master? Do you enjoy video, sound, or graphic design? Have extra paint brushes sitting in your garage? Bought too many allergen approved snacks and need to donate some? Feel led to help chip away at our building mortgage? Want to give specifically to local needs? Then join us in our special Spring 2021 giving campaign! There’s opportunities for everyone to get involved. Whether you give finances, time, or items, we look forward to connecting with you! Please consider partnering with us this spring above and beyond your normal giving to meet these goals. Questions? All Details Here!
Join Our Facilities Teams!
We have two facilities shifts that we are looking to hire to fill as soon as possible! Questions?
- Thursday-Saturday, 7am-4:30pm, 24-32 hours
- Flexible Hours, 12-15 hours a week. Works around scheduled activities
Village Café and Workspace
Great news! The Village Café and Workspace is open. Come visit us Monday-Friday, from 8:00am-2:00pm. This is a safe, cozy indoor space for students, families, and small groups to gather. See you soon!
Village Community Garden is Open!
Watch this fun video to see and hear all about our Garden! Our Village Community Garden is ready for you! $20 for your own garden bed to plant whatever fruit, vegetable or flowers you’d like this Spring and Summer season! Our garden is all organic and open to all Villagers and our community members. Villagers Dan and Susanna Ballard are our trusted garden coordinators this year and are available to encourage you no matter your expertise level! To rent a garden bed with us, please bring your $20 to the Front Office by Friday, March 19. You’ll be able to sign up for the exact bed location then. Questions? Register here.
This Summer – Lebanon Medical Teams
This summer Village plans to send a medical and dental team to the country of Lebanon at the request of our Lebanese ministry partners. As you know, this past year Lebanon has not only endured the COVID crisis, but a humanitarian disaster as a result of the massive port explosion, and an economic collapse in which the Lebanese lira lost 80% of its value. Our medical and dental professionals are going to help provide care for the most vulnerable as Lebanon’s strained medical system continues to focus mainly on COVID issues. Our team plans to travel June 23 – July 11. If you have a professional medical or dental background, we need your help. Please consider joining this special team! Questions?
Distribution Center Needs
We have the opportunity to help Pacific Islanders throughout Marion County who were the hardest hit with the power outages. Please consider helping us collect these items this week:
Cases of water, Spam, Canned tuna, Soy Sauce, Coconut Milk, Canned Pineapple or Mangoes, Paper Towels, Shampoo, Dish Detergent.
Worship Pastor Search Update
Our Worship Pastor Search Committee, chaired by Elder Adam Christian, and made up of Villagers Charlene Du, Kwang Kim, Insil Kang, Tori Rask and Omar Valdez, has been reviewing applicants since Fall of 2020. After the committee was formed, a job description and application form has been made public to our networks. We know that our community members may be just a connection away from our next Worship Pastor, so please share this opportunity to join our team and serve our church. How to Apply.
Life Group Ministry
As announced this past Sunday, Dan Crawford and Jim Smith are joining our Village staff leadership as Ministry Associates, in their roles of Director of Life Group Ministry and Associate Director of Life Group Ministry, respectively. We are so grateful for our own Villagers who are stepping in as volunteers, but taking on the responsibility and leadership to partner with the rest of our pastors and directors. We encourage all Villagers to experience being in a Life Group. To find out more about Life Groups ready to welcome you, please email [email protected].
Missionary Housing Needed
Some of our Village missionary families are coming home this summer and need housing. If you have options, please contact the missions office.
- Brian and Melissa Leak are looking for a private environment July 5 – August 31.
- Matt and Esther Doyle and their two children are looking for a place for a couple of months beginning July 1 as they resettle in the area.
Easter Candy Needed!
Village Kids needs candy donations for our all new EASTER JAM! Easter Jam is our reimagined Eggsplosion and this year it will be a live online event for the whole family on Sunday, March 28. Easter Jam will be filled with fun games, eggs, laughter, and of course, the Gospel. Each registered family will receive their own party bag with all the items they’ll need for our Easter Jam celebration. Please join us in preparing the party bags by donating individually wrapped candy. Candy that fits inside plastic eggs and without nuts preferred. Please drop off all candy donations in the front office by Friday, March 5. Families, be sure to sign up here to have a party bag ready for you on pick up day, March 14! Questions?
We express our love and prayers for Dale and Martha Himes in the homegoing of her uncle, Glen Lamb, for whom she was the primary caregiver. Glen lived in an adult care home in Beaverton the last couple of years and was on hospice care when he peacefully made the journey home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, March 3.