Jan. 9 Pastoral Pondering: The new year is a time for forgiveness and rebirth
published: 1/8/2013 4:20:37 PM
Behind the greeting “Happy New Year” lays a wish for a new beginning, laden with potential for a different, better, richer, fuller life.
Starting over, imagining possibilities of a new beginning is a common spiritual theme.
A long journey to make a joyful noise
published: 1/8/2013 4:27:29 PM
By Sara Kelm, George Fox University
“And the home .?.?. of the .?.?. brave.” When Chris Benjamin, then a 15-year-old high school freshman, had finished singing, the choir teachers could only stare at him, dumbfounded.
Jan. 16 religion briefs
published: 1/16/2013 11:00:23 AM
Social media expert to address CCCNW
“The Power and Pitfalls of Social Media” will be the topic when Matt Payne of Beaverton-based Social Bridge Media speaks at the Jan.
Jan. 16 Pastoral Pondering: Wondering what is the most important thing you can do? Help others
published: 1/16/2013 11:01:35 AM
We celebrate the New Year as a new start. It’s a time to reflect on our past, to celebrate the good parts and resolve to do better in the coming year.
Love INC searching for a host for its furniture ministry
published: 1/16/2013 11:02:43 AM
Local ministry clearinghouse Love INC (In the Name of Christ) is looking for a local church to take on its furniture ministry. All that is needed is space and volunteers to help meet this need.
George Fox students will serve Portland on MLK Day
published: 1/16/2013 11:03:47 AM
Students and staff from George Fox University will do their part to exemplify the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 23 religion briefs
published: 1/22/2013 12:02:34 PM
Members of Tongan United Methodist Church to share traditional songs and dances in Newberg
As the second part in a series emphasizing cross-cultural understanding, members of the Tongan United Methodist Church in Portland will visit the Newberg First United Methodist Church at 4 p.
Jan. 23 Pastoral Pondering: Ten Commandments meant to set man free
published: 1/22/2013 12:04:32 PM
In giving the world the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:1-17, God didn’t give people prohibitions to put them into bondage, but limitations to set them free.
Learning to help others face to face
published: 1/22/2013 12:07:36 PM
Between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on most mornings, the Rev. Bruce Arnold can be found walking the streets of downtown Portland, handing out coffee, having conversations with and just brightening the day of those living on the streets.
Jan. 30 religion brief
published: 1/30/2013 9:20:33 AM
Griefshare running on Thursdays
Griefshare, a 13-week seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close, is running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.
Jan. 30 Inspiration Point column: Two lines:?Upon our deaths we will receive a ticket
published: 1/30/2013 9:21:50 AM
“Mommy, did you tell him?” Jessica asked.
I looked at Laura lying in the recliner. Her looks sort of startled me — the rapid change in her health.
Love INC buoyed by donation
published: 1/30/2013 9:23:02 AM
A safety net for women and children, the Newberg Homeless Shelter was recently thrown a lifeline by First Community Credit Union.
Love INC (In the Name of Christ), which operates the shelter, received a substantial donation from the credit union earlier this month that will help keep its 10 beds open to those in need.