Village Cafe Opening
Beginning Monday, October 4, the Village Café will open weekdays, 8am-2pm! We invite you to come in for a delicious beverage or a light lunch. This is a great place to meet up with a friend or two or work away from home, while providing safe social distancing. *Because of mask mandates and surging COVID numbers, the Café will remain closed on Sundays when we are hosting larger numbers of people. However, hot brewed coffee and tea will be available on the Plaza after Sunday services, beginning September 19.
September 26, 11:45-1pm
If you’re new-er to our community and have joined us this month please mark your calendars for our Village family welcome lunch after service on September 26, 11:45-1pm, in the Columbia Rooms (directly across from the Sanctuary). This eat and greet will be our chance to meet you and introduce you to community members and leaders. Please RSVP below to let us know how many to expect. We can’t wait to meet you! Questions?
Village Celebration 101: Beauty of Diversity
October 7 – November 18, 6-7:30pm
Join us for our celebration of cultures in Village Celebration 101: Beauty of Diversity. This course will take you through 7 weeks of learning about the beauty in cultural differences within our own Village community.
Taught by Villagers, this 90 minute time together will give you a taste of how the image of God is so wonderfully complex. We will begin the first two weeks with a foundation in cultural values, then the following weeks you will be taught by fellow Villagers and friends in Korean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin American and North American cultural values. As we culminate with a meal in person, our aim is that we celebrate the greater understanding of how cultural values impact our community, and new cross-cultural friendships.
- Week 1: Intro & Korean Culture
- Week 2: Japanese Culture
- Week 3: Chinese Culture
- Week 4: Indian Culture
- Week 5: Latino Culture
- Week 6: North American Culture
- Week 7: Celebration Meal & Cultural Intelligence
The first class begins Thursday, October 7, and continues for 7 weeks, Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. We encourage you to join us! Please register for the class below as registration is limited. For more information, email Yessenia Ferrier.
Hiring: New Positions!
Kids Ministry Assistant: Do you love our youngest Villagers? Join our team to love and teach our youngest Villagers to follow God. Find the job description here. To apply to this part time position and questions: email Insil Kang.
Nursery Workers: Join our loving Nursery Worker team! Spend time with our littlest Villagers, ensuring they experience the love of God in our nursery. To apply, please send your resume to Nursery Supervisor, Ruth Jones.
Fall 2021 Classes
Classes and studies are filling up! Watch this video from leaders in our community inviting you to join them this fall, then click here for more details on classes, studies, workshops, and seminars here.
Parents Reminder: RSVP for Children’s Sunday
Children’s attendance in our Sunday programs is limited and our programs are filling up. Make sure you reserve a space for your child.
Where to find the new RSVP link each week:
If you would like to make it possible for more children to attend, consider volunteering on Sundays. We need admin help, tech help, greeters, and small group leaders.
Hikes and Rambles
Saturday September 25, 2021, 9:00am
Come join us for a time of fellowship, relationship building, and a bit of exercise at Cooper Mountain Nature Park. The park overlooks the Chehalem Mountains and Tualatin Valley and is a hilltop sanctuary in a rapidly growing residential area of Beaverton. There are 3.5 miles of trails on 232 acres, passing through forests, prairies and oak woodlands. More Information and RSVP
Volunteer: Blood Drives
We’re looking for Villagers who are willing to occasionally volunteer for a shift at the monthly Red Cross blood drives hosted at Village. Ideally, this would be a once a quarter commitment, or more if preferred. Drives are usually held on the second Thursday of the month with 2 shifts available: 12:30pm-4pm and 4pm- 7pm. As a volunteer, you’ll be greeting and checking in donors. It’s easy and training is included – we just need you! Anyone 16 and older can volunteer! It’s a great way to show the love of Jesus to the community by being warm and welcoming. Questions?
Village Kids Ministry Partners
Leader’s Prep: Anyone serving in children’s ministry is encouraged to attend the upcoming Leaders’ Prep. If you are serving in Awana, join us from 1-2pm specifically for Safety and Security training. Please RSVP here.
Children’s Buddies: We have a few families requesting childcare for their children who need extra attention so their parents can attend worship services. These elementary age children are not medically fragile but do need extra care. At times they may be able to participate parallel to the children’s program but will most likely need to have their own space. If you have a background in special education or are willing to be trained to provide for this ministry, please contact Ruth Jordan.
Volunteer Admin: Are you a friendly organizer? We could use your help Sunday mornings in Village Kids. We are looking for people to help welcome elementary age children, direct them to a small group in the gym, and confirm their arrival through our KidCheck App on an iPad. It’s an easy way to serve that provides a valuable service for our Sunday ministry to children. This position serves from 9:45-10:15am and then return just before service ends to help check children out to their parents by collecting name and security tags.
Kindergarten: Our new Kindergarten small groups could use a little assistance. Leaders are prepared and have all the supplies but could use a few more adult hands to help with the activities. If you’d like work with the cutest kids on campus, contact Ruth Jordan below.
More Info on Village Kids Opportunities
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