Our stories link us to each other, fusing unseen bonds that connect our hearts in camaraderie. Stories engage the whole person. They draw us in, engaging us mentally and emotionally, and often igniting physical responses like knee-slappin’ laughter or heartfelt tears of empathy, or an offer of sympathy through a hug, a note, or a text message. We always react to stories with our whole selves: mentally, emotionally, physically.

 – Amanda Erickson

Too often we limit ourselves to our own experiences of God. But when we share our stories with each other, we come away will a fuller appreciation of the many ways in which God works in our lives. Our understanding is increased as we are open to the perspectives of others. On this page we will hear stories from our church community and about our church community. Our goal is to share with you insights from the past year regarding how the Holy Spirit is using Forest Grove Community Church as an instrument to facilitate Transformation in Jesus Christ in the lives of our church body.

We have chosen to post peoples stories without significant edits. People’s beliefs and opinions are their own and may differ from FGCC, we welcome this as a starting point for discussion as we believe that we are all in the process of transformation.

SHARE YOUR STORY

If you would like to share your story of transformation please respond to the following 5 questions.  (1 page typed or a 2-3 minute video):
email to grace@forestgrovecc.com
1) When did Jesus first get your attention?
2) What is a faith marker in your life?
3) What is Jesus doing in your life right now?
4) What is a favourite scripture and why?
5) Why do you love our church?

When did Jesus first get your attention? Jesus captured my attention at a young age. I think my first experience of feeling seen and known by God was a summer at Redberry Bible Camp when I was about 10 years old. I remember during one of our “free times” finding quiet time to myself, reading […]

 Jesus first got my attention at a VBS program in 33rd street MB Church when I was 10 years. The speaker was Mrs. Myrtle Wiff (missionary) and I gave my heart to the Lord. A faith marker in my life was when I was 15 years old and I rededicated my life to the Lord […]