christmas-eve-background
advent-2016-slider-background
Orange

Our video library is now online and it is. . .

GIGANTIC!

Gain free access to over 10,000 videos online!

Click Here for More Information

Forest Grove Community Church is one church consisting of unique congregations, each with its own expression of worship and community. This page contains information pertaining to our two current congregations, as well as information about our discernment of a third congregation. For information about a specific congregation, please click on one of the images below.

Our Attridge Congregation is a larger community providing inter-generational worship in a contemporary setting.

Our Broadway Congregation is a smaller community which uses symbols and even how we sit on Sundays to focus on Jesus.

Please pray as we take steps over the next 6 months to launch our new congregation in  Silverwood Heights!

Advent Reading – December 8, 2016

Adam Van Rees – Attridge Worship Design Team

Revelation 4:8

Have you ever been so impressed or amazed with something that all you can do is talk about it?  Maybe it’s your favorite restaurant, or a preferred vacation spot. Perhaps it’s a program on Netflix or a pair of jeans that are unbelievably comfortable. Whatever that thing may be, you cannot contain yourself, you just have to let others know. Now let me ask you this. How often do you find yourself raving like this about God?

In the book of Revelation, the author, John, writes about these creatures that surround the throne. He hears them saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”  – Revelation 4:8

How often are they exclaiming this? Once? Every couple of hours? No, day and night they never stop saying this. They never stop proclaiming the holiness of the Almighty God. Ideally, that should be our response too. Shouldn’t it? After all, this is the God of the universe we’re talking about. The maker of heaven and earth. The one is who responsible for creating towering mountains and vast oceans. The one who is able to do immeasurably more than we can think or imagine. He leaves us in awe and wonder. He is Lord above all without limitations.
The craziest thing about this Almighty God – He seeks us. For me, this is often a very sobering thought. That the God who is worthy of infinite praise, desires to be in relationship with us. So much so that He would eventually send his Son, Jesus, to die and atone for our sins. It amazes me that He would humble Himself in this way simply to be in relationship with us. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s something worth talking about.

So in these next few days I ask you to reflect. Does this God, who has ultimate control over everything, have you raving?