Note: Worship Schedule changes in September!

Our Worship Schedule
    September through May:
        09:45 AM - Adult Sunday School
        11:00 AM - Worship and Children's Sunday School

   June through August:
        10:00 AM - Worship and Children's Sunday School

This week's Bulletin:  

(Prior Week's Bulletin)

Current Behold! Newsletter
Spring 2014 Cemetery Newsletter

Summer Worship at 10:00 a.m. begins June 1st

Peacebuilders Camp (Day Camp) 2014

Check out photos and other information about this year's Peace Camp experience which ended June 27, 2014:

      Peace Camp on Facebook


You can catch up on other Smyrna news at our Facebook group page:

     Smyrna's Facebook Page

Friday, September 5, 2014 - The 5th Annual

Click here to see details of our golf tournament to drive the hunger away.  You can also find the registration form (PDF) here.  You can fill it out online, print it and mail it in with your check.  Or you can print it out, fill it in and mail it in with your check.

Become a sponsor for this worthy event.  Visit our sponsor page. For the Sponsor Application (PDF), click here.  Fill the form out, print it and mail it in.


We love books, and we love people!

There are books in almost every room of our church, Smyrna United Church of Christ, and we want to foster the love of reading for all. In a time when education is under fire elsewhere in the world, we want to stand up for access to reading for all.

We have a new "Free Little Library" (part of a growing movement) - learn more at We have been assigned a charter number by their organization and will be included on their map in the next few weeks.


Our beautiful library was made by long-time member David Schriever (pictured here) from salvaged materials and contains novels and non-fiction. Come check it out! Take a book and bring a book that you have loved, to share....

We are a 123-year old church, located across the road from the Willamette Egg Farm on the Canby-Marquam Highway (31119 S. Highway 170), about 7 miles south of Canby, and our community is open to all!






Easter 2014


(Photos courtesy of Sandra Mahar)

Walking to Jerusalem – Lent 2014

During Lent, we will be "walking" 6900 miles from Smyrna to Jerusalem. Click here to see how to participate! 



A New Kitchen  (click on photos to see larger image)

Quilt Block Memories

These blocks were part of a wall-hanging that was commissioned by the Stitch Club as part of the Bicentennial of 1976. They were taken from historic photos of the Yoder area, created by women of the church and put together by Florence Gottwald in 1978 to hang over the fireplace. This fall the wall-hanging was disassembled, and the blocks cleaned and framed by Wallflowers in Canby. Blanche Kober spearheaded this recent project. (click on photos to see larger images.)




This crayon bounty at Smyrna. They will go to the school supply drive in Canby.

“Peace in Our Town”

Smyrna United Church of Christ held a week long day camp for elementary school children which focused on Peace, Non Violence, and Tolerance,
July 15-19, 2013.


You can see details and photos here in the August Behold!


Martin Tobias is our music director.

Martin most recently was the music director at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst in Portland where he served from 1999 through 2013. Martin has also been an elementary music teacher in Vancouver, and adjunct voice instructor at Oregon State, and a participant and soloist with the Portland Opera.

Martin Tobias, music director.

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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