Entries by Anna Erickson

Let It Snow

A Letter From Pastor Bruce Let it Snow! Does snow in April make you cry? I must confess to shedding tears this time of year when I was a kid. I cried when the ice started melting and I realized hockey was over for the year. Thankfully the pain was short lived. Soon enough, my […]

New Member – Caitlyn Oakenfold

Below is a Story of Transformation from Caitlyn Oakenfold who became a member of FGCC and was baptized on November 19. If you were unable to attend, you can read her testimony below. My name is Caitlyn Oakenfold and I am 15 years old and in grade ten at Holy Cross High School. I grew […]

Not Just Another Meeting

A Letter From Pastor Bruce Not Just Another Meeting! Imagine getting a front-row glimpse of how God is working in the lives of people around you. That’s how I felt last Sunday when we held our ‘congregations’ meeting. People from our Attridge, Broadway and North sites told transformation stories of God moving among us. Their […]

Lent- Kaylin Pauls

On February 18, which was the first Sunday in Lent, Kaylin Pauls shared her personal experience with fasting during Lent last year. It is so exciting to hear how God is working in the lives of some of the youngest members of our church community! If you were unable to be at the service, you […]

New Member – Julia Lukowich

Below is a Story of Transformation from Julia Lukowich who became a member of FGCC and was baptized on November 19. If you were unable to attend, you can read her testimony below. A few weeks ago Julia was in an accident with some friends. She sustained significant injuries to her foot and had to have […]

New Member – Alison Gilmour

Below is a Story of Transformation from Alison Gilmour who became a member of FGCC and was baptized on November 19. If you were unable to attend, you can read her testimony below. My name is Alison Gilmour and I started attending Forest Grove 4 years ago. I have 5 brothers and sisters that are […]

Seven Things I Like About My Church

A Letter From Pastor Bruce I am excited to be part of Forest Grove Community Church – and that’s not because I happen to be the lead pastor! Here are seven things I like about my church:  1. We are willing to be uncomfortable while stepping out in faith The transition to two services is stretching us at Attridge Changing locations at Broadway has reminded us that […]

Advent Reading – December 25, 2017

Matthew 1:18-25 It’s interesting that in all of Scripture, in all there is about the life of Jesus, the story of His conception and birth is so short. Every Christmas, when we tell the story, we must draw it out, and go into incredible amounts of detail. It’s wild to me that we’re just supposed […]

Advent Reading – December 24, 2017

Luke 2:1-20 (The Passion Translation) During those days, the Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, ordered that the first census be taken throughout his empire. (Quirinius was the governor of Syria at that time.) Everyone had to travel to his or her hometown to complete the mandatory census. So Joseph and his fiancé, Mary, left Nazareth, a […]

Advent Reading – December 23, 2017

Delores Derksen – Director of Care Matthew 24:30 The hope of His glorious appearing will strengthen you in waiting upon God for what He is to do in you now. The same omnipotent love that is to reveal that glory is working in you even now to prepare you for it. “The blessed hope and […]