Entries by Anna Erickson

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 […]

Advent Reading – December 22, 2017

Clint Mcdonald – Council Moderator 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for […]

Advent Reading – December 21, 2017

Christine Berkan – GroveKids Welcome Teams Isaiah 55:13 “So you’ll go out in joy, you’ll be lead into a whole and complete life. The mountains and hills will lead the parade, bursting with song. All the trees of the forest will join the procession, exuberant with applause.” I love the sense of anticipation that accompanies […]

Advent Reading – December 20, 2017

Laurie Pauls – Worship Design Team Revelation 21:1-4 & 1 Peter 1:6-7 God is in the process of teaching me to accept that pain, brokenness and sin are a part of this life. He is showing me that He is good, present, and at work in our suffering. I am beginning to look for Him […]

Advent Reading – December 19, 2017

Val Burron – Worship Design Team 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Matthew 5:6, Psalm 34:8, Philippians 1:6 For many years I have tried to be intentional about writing down and recording things I’m thankful for. It’s an effective way to honor the Lord for His faithfulness and to be reminded of how often He has invaded my […]

Advent Reading – December 18, 2017

Altina Wickstrom – Alpha Ministry Team 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Every year at Christmas I watch my favorite movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the original version with Jimmy Stewart. It is a story of how one person can touch many lives, some of which were profoundly changed. My “George Bailey” was a young Christian woman named […]