December Worship Schedule:
• December 3rd – All church potluck and Advent
Crafts following worship
• December 10th All church Christmas Program
– Children are invited to arrive at 10:30 am to select a costume, or are welcome to bring one of their own for any aspect of the Christmas story. Everyone is invited to bring a special treat to share during coffee hour following the service.
• December 17th – Worship 11 am “Blue Christmas” — we will have a time to reflect on the bittersweet memories of Christmas in years gone by.
• December 24th – Worship 11 am (no Adult Ed)
• December 24th - Candlelight Service at 9 pm
• December 31st – Worship 11 am (no adult ed)

All-Church Christmas Program

Sunday, December 10th

Blessings of the Advent Season to All!

Just a reminder that we will have our All-Church Christmas program Sun Dec 10th during worship at 11:00.  Parents with children who would like to wear costumes are welcome to have their children come in costumes of their choice, or to pick something out of what is available at the church by coming to the library at 10:30 am.  Short speaking parts will be distributed in the morning, and all are invited to help sing the carols to tell the story!

You are also invited to bring hats, scarves, mittens, and warm socks to share on the Christmas tree, through next Sunday, and to bring a treat to share for coffee hour.  And through the first Sunday in January, we will be collecting newborn and preemie knitted hats.  

Finally, food for the holidays is always welcome for the Molalla Service Center, and the "Children for Change" money we collect through the end of the year will go to holiday food baskets, as well.

Welcome To Smyrna

We're glad you are here!

2016 marked the 125th year of Smyrna United Church of Christ. In January of 1891, ground was broken to build a church midway between the settlements of Needy and Yoder, Oregon, in the heavily timbered rural land in the Willamette Valley. The first service in the roughed-in building was held in April 1891

Sunday Service

September through May:  
11:00 AM - Worship      
9:45 a.m. Adult Education
June through through August:   
10:00 AM - Worship

Our Location

31119 S Highway 170

Canby, OR 97013

Ph. 503-651-2131 (leave message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.)

About Us

We are an open and affirming church that is dedicated to serving others and serving God. This is the core of our vision and our mission.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout and connect with us.


If you are looking for an established, progressive church that is welcoming, open and affirming to all, then you may just have found the place you have been looking for!  Smyrna United Church of Christ was founded over 125 years ago, and is located in a beautiful, peaceful part of the mid-Willamette Valley.  As part of the UCC, our congregation participates in a faith tradition that values spiritual development, life-long learning and critical inquiry, and the embrace of values that promote the well-being of body, mind, spirit, community, and creation.

If you are looking for a faith home in which to worship, pray, think, question, and do so with others who believe that “God is still speaking,” then come and join us!  

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Rev. Dr. Deborah Patterson

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Worship and Music

Our devotional ministries and year-round but are especially rich during Easter and Christmas.

Mission and Outreach

Our Missions and Outreach

Christian Education and Nurture

We are very proud of our music ministry which includes an adult choir, bell choir, special music.  A youth choir is planned.

Mind and Body

Smyrna set up programs to improve mind and body.  Everyone is invited.

Women's Groups

Our Service Groups

Click here to see our Events for Fellowship and Fund Raising


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Come and get involved!

Intergenerational Art Nights

The Art Night was introduced in June of 2016 by Heather Anderson. We assembled a team of Smyrna artists, and, based on interest, we made is a regular monthly event.

The schedule for Summer 2017:


Wed June 14 – Exploring Printmaking

Wed July 12  – Meditations on Mandalas

Wed, August 16 - Encaustic (Hot Wax) Painting

June Strawberry Festival

A church tradition for many years.  Local strawberries are featured and our community socializes for this annual fund raiser.  This year is it took place Saturday, June 17, 2017.  We served a light supper, pie, cake, Ice cream and… Strawberries Strawberries Strawberries!

Summer Peace Camp

 Smyrna's Vacation Bible School has taken the form of a Peace Camp.  

This year, Peace Camp took place August 7-11, 2017 for all students Grades K-6, with middle school students as helpers.  Adults participated, too!