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

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.

This week's Bulletin

(Prior Week's Bulletin) 

Current Behold! Newsletter

Spring 2014 Cemetery Newsletter


Winter Worship at 11:00 a.m. begins September 7th
   

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 Cemetery in November (Courtesy of Jeannie Rogers)

 

What's New:

Sun Dec 21:  Sunday School presentation during worship services: "A Christmas Tradition: The Nativity." With music by the choir and selected readings from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew by students.

Wed Dec 24: Come at 9 p.m. for Christmas Eve Service

Thu Dec 25:  Christmas Day

Thu Jan 1:  Happy New Year


Dr. Rev. Deborah Patterson was installed at Smyrna on December 7, 2014. Click on the photo above to see more photos and videos of this happy event.

Congratulations to Smyrna's own Steve Patterson for his recent release of "The Lost Way" by Harper.

 

Willamette University | Finding "The Lost Way"

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The Gospel of Thomas was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December of 1945. It is one of two non-canonical gospels that Steve Patterson discusses in his latest book, “The Lost Way.” Together with “Q,” the lost gospel behind the biblical gospels of Matthew and Luke, it opens a window onto a world of forgotten paths once trod in the earliest years of Christianity.… www.willamette.edu

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 www.littlefreelibrary.org. 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 2014During Lent, we "walked" 6900 miles from Smyrna to Jerusalem. Click here to see how to participate! 

2014 Peacebuilders Camp (Day Camp)

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

Peace Camp on Facebook

 

2013 “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 2013 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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