There are many ways our community interacts and gets closer with one another. Small groups are active and open to new members. There are impromptu orchestras, groups who work together for social justice, groups that gather and donate food for hungry children and families, groups who knit prayer shawls, quilters, men’s groups, groups of empty nesters… Our church community strives to connect and find ways to walk on our spiritual and life journeys with each other.
Companions in ChristCompanions is a 28 week spiritual development program, designed to help people move to a deeper relationship with God and Jesus. The process is based on weekly meetings, short readings, and daily study and prayer. The group stays intact during the session, to allow for depth of sharing and learning. For more information, contact Judy Beaudet or Sue Hiscox.
Conversations on RaceThis well-attended group meets quarterly after church and has hosted several interesting speakers, from within the congregation and beyond.
MeditationWednesdays 7:00 pm Robinson Room (choir room)
Reading GroupsMonday Book Group is reading and discussing biographies. 12:30 - 2:00 Mon. Women's Faith Exchange reads various books or discusses video presentations. 10:00 - 11:00 Weds. - Current Events Book Group meets 3rd Fridays, 9:00– 11:00, Niebuhr Room - Spiritual Seekers Book Group meets weekly 12:30 - 2:00, Duncombe Room - Theology Book Group reads books about theology or religion. Thursdays, 1:30-3:00, Duncombe Room
Quilters, Knitters, CraftersMembers of these groups meet regularly to create quilts which are given to graduating seniors, babies upon baptism, and others. They knit prayer shawls which are given to folks who are struggling in one way or another, as a physical symbol of Christ as comforter. Mission Quilters meets 2nd Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm in the Niebuhr Room. There is also a craft group, which meets 3rd Wednesday from 6-8 pm in Amistad Fellowship Hall
Men's FellowshipGod at Work Men’s Group: 2nd Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brown Blackwell Room and Breakfasts at Black Bear Diner
Young FamiliesGroups meet with children to bond, learn and play
Small Prayer/Support GroupsMembers of these groups meet weekly or bi-weekly to study, pray, and support one another. Times vary based on the group members. Current groups focus on parents of young children and parents of older children or empty nesters. We will be assessing the need for more groups. Existing groups will be open to new members on a quarterly basis. Come to information sessions at the beginning of each quarter to learn more about groups.
Go Green Group
In June 2013 the Go Green group, on behalf of CHUCC, and with the approval of Council, signed the Energy Stewardship Covenant with Oregon Interfaith Power and Light (OIPL). Our church is now part of many congregations in Oregon that have pledged to conserve energy. The group is currently meeting to outline our goals and objectives and future actions.