Our Worship Schedule

September through May:   11:00 AM - Worship 

June through through August:    10:00 AM - Worship

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Our January Memory Café will be on Friday, January 6th from noon to 1:30 pm

Virgil Foster, a Tai Chi instructor and RN will be demonstrate Tai Chi for balance and movement planning.Meet Stan Paine, from the Aging and Spirituality

Please RSVP by Wed, January 4th to Pastor Deb at 503-689-4450 or email Rev. Deborah Patterson. A special thank you to Louise Adams, Arlene Hampton, Barbara Daniels, and Genevieve Freeman for the wonderful lunches!

Don't forget to RSVP to Pastor Deb by Wednesday January 4th.


Find us on the map: South of Canby and between Molalla and Woodburn. Click on this map to see us on Google Maps.

Meet Kristin Wishon, Our Youth Director and Choir Director

Kristin Wishon is a University of Portland alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She currently lives in Portland, where she works as a Global Quality ManagementSpecialist in the chemical industry at Solenis, LLC.

Kristin also works as a Volunteer Leader for Hands on Greater Portland, and organizes monthly volunteer projects focused on the issues of hunger, homelessness, and social justice. She often volunteers with organizations in the Portland area including Transition Projects, the Oregon Food Bank, Homeplate Meals for Youth, Blanchet House, and other similar nonprofits. In her spare time she enjoys playing flute with the Portland Community Wind Band and spending time with her dog, Milo, and three rabbits: Nelson, Winston, and Mo.

Mark your calendar:

Mon's at 10 am - Aging Backwards

Wed's at 9:30 and Sat's at 10 am Tai Chi

Sundays (following the Children and Youth Sermon - Sunday School for all kids in grades K-6 The curriculum this year will be the "Whole People of God" curriculum developed by the United Church of Canada and endorsed by the United Church of Christ.

Women's Fellowship Luncheon Resumes on the second and fourth Thursdays in Smyrna Friendship Hall.) Women's Fellowship will serve a Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, December 8th at noon – all are welcome!

Coffee and Friends meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Prayer Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Stitch Club Challenge – For November, the Stitch Club is asking you to bring OATMEAL!  Any size package is ok, as larger sizes can be repackaged into smaller portions to stretch further. Also needed:  toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss.  And, as always, toilet paper.

December 2—  7 p.m.  The Molalla Community Choir presents a free concert at Smyrna United Church of Christ.  Please bring canned goods to share in addressing our community's needs.

On Sunday, December 4th, we will have a special service at 11 am to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first worship service in Smyrna's Sanctuary, and will dedicate the new 125th anniversary bench which has been installed in the cemetery in memory of Robert Kyrk by his loving family: Julia and Bill Peterson, Juliana Kyrk, and their families.

Sat Nov 19 - Women's Fellowship Bazaar

The annual Women's Fellowship Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, beginning at 5:00 PM.

We will be serving Poutine and deep fried cheese curds, followed by cake, pie and homemade ice cream.

A preview of the auction items will begin at 6:00 PM followed by the live auction at 7:00 PM. Please come and enjoy meeting up with old friends and tasting a bit of Octoberfest.

Christmas Services

Friday December 2nd at 7:00PM:  Molalla Community Choir presents a free Christmas Concert! "A Christmas Delight on a Winter Night!" Hear the musical talents of the choir and their friends, including an audience carol sing-along! Please bring Can Food Goods as we share in addressing our community's needs

Sunday, December 18th - 11:00 am Youth and Children's Christmas Program Saturday

December 24th - 9:00 pm Eve Candlelight Service Sunday

December 25th - 11:00 am Christmas Day Worship Service

Sounnd Enhancers:  Do you need help hearing the service? We have sound enhancers which can be reserved for your use each Sunday – you will not need to share it with anyone else – just let an usher know you would like to try one out.

Smyrna's Poutine Booth Oktoberfest

A big "THANKS" to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this year's Poutine Booth a huge success!

Smyrna's booth at Okoberfest where we served Poutine.  This year the proceeds are going to Habitat for Humanity and our local area food banks.

Frozen Assets Program

Frozen Assets is a program of Smyrna United Church of Christ supported through the generous contributions of members and friends of the congregation. You are welcome to help support the program financially or through in-kind gifts (food, containers, grocery bags, etc.), but financial support is not required to participate in this ministry.

Fill out the registration form (PDF).  This will help us to plan for all the special dietary needs of those participating in the program. Frozen entrees will be prepared twice a month and delivered to you at your convenience.

Please return the completed application to Angela Stierle, Program Coordinator, or Pastor Deborah Patterson.



Smyrna United Church of Christ is striving to be:

  • A place of peace where we teach the word of God and the story of God's love.
  • A spiritual haven where we accept and care for all humanity in an outreach of grace.
  • A lighthouse of God's light, where worship, teaching, learning and spiritual growth take place in community powered by thought and action
  • A Christian people, working for God's realm in ecumenical harmony with other people of faith and conviction.

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