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August 2008

Portland Christian Center’s Monthly Magazine

I’ve always looked forward to August because that’s the Noah our plans. And let God speak to you about helping us resource
family’s traditional vacation time. Lot’s of sun and sandy beaches, both its purchase and our plans for it!
time to relax with the family and do a little extra reading, a little ex-
tra sleeping and a lot of extra eating! I can almost feel the tropical The other thing I am excited about is the reboot of a second ser-
breeze even as I write. vice. As you have likely noticed, even in these summer months
we don’t have a lot of room to grow in our Sanctuary. So in Sep-
However, this year is different. There’s no vacation in our plans tember, we will launch two services at 9:00 and 11:00 AM. We are
this August (don’t worry, we’ll make up for it once the rainy season still one “united” body, but now with two powerful services and two
hits, God willing), but I’ve got to tell you that I’m just as excited as exciting Christian Education hours. Again, I want to ask you to
if I were leaving for vacation tomorrow. Why the excitement? Be- pray with me for a release of Divine favor as we make this move,
cause I fully expect that PCC is entering into the season of harvest and I also want to challenge to help me fill our sanctuary by inviting
we’ve been praying about, preparing for, and eagerly expecting family, friends, and co-workers to join us. Wouldn’t it be great if
for some time now! We are on the verge of some incredible “God by this time next year we are having to talk about plans for a third
things” and I don’t want to miss one second of it! service?

Here are just a couple of those God things I want you to be ex- Friends, lost people matter to God, and there are plenty of them
cited about, too: For one, after a thirty-year vision for acquiring in Portland. So let’s ask the Lord for our share of them, and then
the Henningsen property (the corner lot at our entrance), it is now let’s do everything we can to be the bridge that connects our com-
in our possession and we are laying plans to develop it into what munity to Jesus Christ.
I believe will be the “crown jewel” of the Portland Christian Center
campus. I want you to envision with me an entrance to our campus Wow! I hope you are as excited as I am! Who needs a vacation
so beautiful and attractive that the 30,000 vehicles traveling the when you’re having this much fun!
Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway every single day will no longer just
be driving it to get somewhere else, their drivers will be inexorably Blessings,
drawn onto our campus. We will be their destination! Pray with me
that we will catch God’s heartbeat for the property as we develop Pastor Ray

Ladies Bible Study


Tuesdays, at 9:30 am
PCC Chapel

Ladies Bible Study, begins the Fall session on Tuesday,


September 9th with “Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the
Fruit of The Spirit” by Beth Moore. This Bible study on the
Fruit of The Spirit focuses on Galatians 5:22-23. Beth walks
participants through each trait listed in the fruit and en-
courages women to know the freedom of a Spirit-filled life.
Family Services In August
Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am

In August, elementary kids will be with their parents in the Sanc-


tuary on Sunday mornings. There will be age-appropriate kids
bulletins, a prize table in the Foyer, special appearances by
Rovercomer the faithdog, and interaction from Pastors Ray &
St. John with the kids.

New Sunday Morning Schedule


Beginning September 7th, 2008, we will have a new schedule
for all of our Sunday morning services, classes and groups. We
are making these changes to accomodate the increasing atten-
dance throughout the church. As Portland Christian Center at-
tracts more visitors, we want to ensure that we can accomodate
everyone who attends PCC.

• Sunday Morning Services - 9:00 am & 11:00 am


• M.S. & H.S. Classes - 9:00 am
• Children’s Church & Sunday School - 9:00 am & 11:00 am
• Adult Sunday Morning Classes
· Overcomers: 9:30 am in Room 228
· Frontrunners: 9:30 am in the Chapel
· Cross Trainers: 11:00 am in the Chapel
· Japanese Class: 11:00 am in Room 228

Labor Day Weekend


All Church Picnic
Sunday, August 31st, after the 10:00 am Service

Join everyone at PCC for one of the favorite events of the Sum-
mer. This year we are featuring the World Famous Buster’s
Texas Style Barbecue. If you haven’t had Buster’s Barbecue,
you’ve missed some of the best. There will also be inflatables
for children, and organized sports for youth and adults.

Purchase your tickets this coming Sunday. And don’t forget, we


always have a Family Ticket Pack.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for 11 years and under, 3 years


and under are free. Family packet is $25, for immediate family
members.
Portland CityFest
Two Full Days, One Big Party
August 22 - 23, 2008

Envision the largest party you’ve ever attended. Multiply at-


tendance by 100 or even 1,000. That, my friend, is a Palau
festival. These events have taken place around the world. And
now one’s coming to our own backyard.

Portland CityFest with Luis Palau will have something for ev-
eryone. It’s one party you don’t want to miss!

For a full schedule of events, log onto:www.portlandcityfest.


com.

Season of Service Outreach Project #3


Community Care Day
Saturday, August 23rd
8:30 am to Noon
Robert Gray Middle School

Portland Christian Center will partner with Portland Public


Schools to help beautify the Robert Gray campus for fall. Join us
as we spend the morning spreading bark dust, weeding, prun-
ing and demonstrating the love of Christ to our own Hillsdale
neighborhood. Bring your gardening tools and a friend! Please
contact Pastor Joel Slater to join in!

Sign up at the CityFest table in the Foyer.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Preview Night


Wednesday, August 13th, 7:00 pm
PCC Adult Choir Room
Preview is free. Actual class cost is $93.00 per family unit.

Come preview this exciting new class, and change the way you
think about money! Each lesson in this 13 week series deals
with a different topic that will change the way you think about
personal finance.

Dave Ramsey teaches how to save money, live on a budget,


communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, and
experience the joy of giving. Over 500,000 families have com-
pleted Financial Peace University with amazing success. On
average, they pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 13
weeks. That’s an $8,000 change in position in just 91 days!

Classes begin September 3rd


Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Chapel

Make plans now to come to our FREE preview night and find
out what it’s all about! Contact Pastor Joel Slater for more in-
formation or to sign up.
Wednesday Nights Fall LifeTREK Classes
Adult Education Classes This Fall Make plans to join us in September for the following all-
new classes. Start off fall on the right foot, and get in-
volved!
On Location
Begins September 3rd

life navigating the journey of life


6:00 pm in Room 229
Two thousand years ago, Jesus addressed a handful of men
and women who shared the same doubts and fears we face
today, announcing, “You are the salt of the earth...” you have
been strategically placed by God to preserve culture and il-
luminate God’s will for man. And that’s exactly what they did.
Through this four part DVD-based series, Andy Stanley un-
packs what it means to be salt and light on location; where we
live, work and play. Led by Pastor Joel Slater

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University


Begins September 3rd

life navigating the journey of life


6:30 pm in the Chapel
Each lesson in this 13 week series deals with a different topic
that will change the way you think about personal finance.
Dave Ramsey teaches how to save money, live on a budget,
communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, and
experience the joy of giving. Led by Pastor Joel Slater. Cost
for this class is $93 per family unit.

The Gospel of Mark


Begins September 3rd

life navigating the journey of life


7:00 pm in Room 230
Mark, the shortest of the four Gospels, tells us more about the
actions of Jesus than his teachings. This study will focus on
“Jesus, the Servant” as He is portrayed in the Gospel written
by Mark. The miracles, parables, teachings and rejection of
Jesus will be presented as we move through this fast-paced,
action-filled Gospel. Led by Rod Rider.

Grief Release

life navigating the journey of life


Begins September 10th
6:30 pm in Room 228
If you have experienced any kind of loss recently, whether it
be the loss of a loved one, letting go of a dream, or even losing
your hope and joy, then Grief Release is for you. Grief release
is led by Joanne Petrie, a nationally certified bereavement
facilitator, hospice chaplain, counselor, author and teacher.
Cost to attend is $35 per person, and we need a minimum of
12 people registered to offer this class.

Portland Christian Center Marriage Advance


October 3rd – 5th, 2008
Location: Hallmark Resort, Newport, OR

Save the date! You and your spouse will enjoy this romantic
weekend on the Oregon Coast. Mark your calendar now, and
plan to attend! Cost includes luxurious accommodations, three
meals, and all conference materials. Registration will begin in
August in the lobby. The best rooms usually sell out quickly,
so don’t delay!

Cost is $235 the conference and a standard room. ($250 after


9/5/08). For the conference and a deluxe room cost is $280.
($300 after 9/5/08). Packages includes two nights lodging,
conference materials and two meals.
Men’s Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 16th
Time: 7:45 am
Location: Claremont Golf Club, Portland, OR
Cost: $65.00

Men, enjoy a time of fun, fellowship, and a spirit of good-na-


tured competition at our annual golf tournament! Shotgun start
at 7:45 am, four man scramble format. Registration fee includes
18 holes of golf, greens fees, golf cart rental, catered lunch and
door prizes. Limited to the first 72 registrants, so hurry and sign
up if you would like to participate! For more information or to
register, please contact Pastor Joel Slater or Doug Russell.

Panama Missions Building Trip


November 1st - 15th, 2008

There is no greater thrill than taking your life and investing it in


helping others. If you are looking for a chance to travel outside
the U.S. borders to another country, and desire to impact the
lives of others, the upcoming Panama Missions Building Trip
could be your opportunity.

To find out more about the Panama Missions Building Trip, at-
tend one of two Informational Meetings in August. The first
meeting is Sunday, August 3rd and the second meeting is Au-
gust 17th. Both meetings will be held in the Hospitality Center
immediately following the 10:00 am services. For further infor-
mation you may contact David Martin at 503.692.4163 or Pastor
Bob Ward.

Portland Christian Center


Henningsen Property Work Day
Saturday, September 13th, 2008, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This work crew of adults will continue the cleanup of our newly
purchased property at the corner of Beaverton Hillsdale High-
way and Dosch Road.

We will be cutting and removing brush, limbs and debris along


the highway right-of-way. Due to safety needs, we need respon-
sible adults who can receive direction and follow instructions.
The result of this work day will provide a much improved view
of the rest of our property for people traveling along Beaverton
Hillsdale Highway. For those who wish to sign up or who have
questions, please contact Pastor Bob at bward@PortlandChris-
tianCenter.com or 503.245.7735.

Children’s
Ministry News
Big Night Learning Night Begins on Wednesdays in August for Elementary Kids in the Gym:
• 8/6/08 – Balloon sculpting workshop
• 8/13/08 – Puppet ministry workshop
• 8/20/08 – Bring your pet to church night (must be caged and/or leashed, please no wild animals)
• 8/27/08 – Stick drama workshop

Make a difference in a child and join the team for this Fall.
Current Preschool Ministry Needs
Position Frequency Day / Time of Service
Nursery Teachable 2’s Teacher Every Other Month Sundays 9:00 am &11:00 am
Kid Trek Teacher 3 Year Olds Every Other Month Sundays 11:00 am
Kid Trek Teacher Pre K Every Other Month Sundays 11:00 am
Kid Trek Teacher Kindergarten Every Other Month Sundays 11:00 am
Rainbows Club Director Every Week Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Rainbows Club Teacher Every Week Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Rainbows Club Assistants Every Week Wednesdays 7:00 am

Current Elementary Ministry Needs


Position Frequency Day / Time of Service
Kid Trek Teachers 3rd Grade Every Other Month Sundays 9:00 am
Kid Trek Assistants Every Other Month Sundays 9:00 am
Kid Trek Teacher 5th Grade Every Other Month Sundays 9:00 am
Computer Room Helpers On Call Sundays 9:00 am
Junior Bible Quiz Coach Weekly Sundays 9:00 am
Kids Church Lead Facilitators Once Per Month Sundays 11:00 am
Small Group Prayer Leaders Weekly Sundays 11:00 am
M’s Club Kindergarten Teacher Sept — Nov Wednesdays 7:00 am
M’s Club 3rd Grade Assistant Weekly Wednesdays 7:00 am
M’s Club 4th Grade Assistant Weekly Wednesdays 7:00 am
M’s Club 5th Grade Teacher Weekly Wednesdays 7:00 am

NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR!

Are you looking for the perfect school to call home?


Look no further, Hilltop is just the place for you!

Hilltop Preschool & Kindergarten is known for its nurturing


and loving environment, striving in academic excellence
and a program that focuses on each child.

Additional programs offered are: After School Care, Lunch Bunch


program, as well as both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish Classes.

For more information, please contact the school office at


(503) 245-3183 to speak with Anna Busby, School Director.

Tours are available.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AUGUST 2008 at PCC
1 2
8:00 am Running
Community

4:00 pm CrossTrainers
Family Camping Trip

3 Communion 4 5 6 7 8 9
9:00 am Preschool 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study 6:00 pm Elementary Open Gym Night 9:30 am Moms and Kids
M.S. & H.S. Youth 10:00 am Prayer Shawl LifeTREK Class for Adults Chat & Play 6:00 pm Soulmates
Adults S.S. Group 11:00 am Dellas Wells Nursery Care
10:00 am Family Service Memorial Service 7:00 pm LifeTREK Classes for Adults 7:30 pm Kriswandi & Bell
Heart After God Series Pre-school Summer Fun 6:30 pm 5 on 5 Basketball Wedding
Pastor Ray Noah 7:00 pm Tori Sies Bridal Elementary Children Big Night
11:45 am Panama Info Meeting 6:30 pm Men’s Basketball Shower Learning Night
6:00 pm Sunday Night Prayer Revolution/HSM
Young Adults CrossTrainers Camping Trip • August 2nd- 7th

10 9:00 am Preschool 11 12 13 14 15 16
M.S. & H.S. Youth 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study 5:30 pm Missions Committee Meeting Royal Ranger 4th/5th Grade Campout • August 14th- 16th
Adults S.S. 10:00 am Prayer Shawl 6:00 pm Elementary Open Gym Night
10:00 am Family Service Group LifeTREK Class for Adults Middle School Contest Trip • August 14th- 16th
Heart After God Series Nursery Care
Pastor Ray Noah 1:00 pm PrimeTimers 7:00 pm LifeTREK Classes for Adults H.S. Beach Trip • August 15th- 17th
Committee Meeting Pre-school Summer Fun 9:30 am Moms and Kids 7:45 am Men’s Golf
3:00 pm Young Adults Football Elementary Children Big Night Chat & Play Tournament
5:00 pm Young Adults BBQ 6:30 pm Men’s Basketball Learning Night 6:30 pm 5 on 5 Basketball 4:00 pm Young Marrieds
6:00 pm Sunday Night Prayer Revolution/HSM BBQ

17 9:00 am Preschool 18 19 20 21 22 23
M.S. & H.S. Youth 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study 6:00 pm Elementary Open Gym Night Boy Scouts Summer Campout • August 20th- 27th
Adults S.S. 10:00 am Prayer Shawl LifeTREK Class for Adults
10:00 am Family Service Group Nursery Care 9:30 am Moms and Kids Portland CityFest with Luis Palau
Heart After God Series 7:00 pm LifeTREK Classes for Adults Chat & Play August 22nd & 23rd • Waterfront Park
Pastor Ray Noah Pre-school Summer Fun 6:30 pm 5 on 5 Basketball
Elementary Children Big Night 8:00 am H.S. CityFest 8:30 am Community Care
11:45 am Panama Info Meeting 6:30 pm Men’s Basketball Learning Night Day at Robert Gray School
6:00 pm Sunday Night Prayer Revolution/HSM 6:00 pm Soulmates
Young Adults PrimeTimers Leavenworth Trip • August 19th- 22nd

24 9:00 am Preschool 25 10:00 am Prayer Shawl Grp 26 27 28 29 30


M.S. & H.S. Youth , Adults S.S. 6:30 pm Men’s Basketball 6:00 pm Elementary Open Gym Night 9:30 am Moms and Kids
10:00 am Family Service Nursery Care Chat & Play
Heart After God Series
Pastor Ray Noah 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study 7:00 pm LifeTREK Classes for Adults
6:00 pm Young Adults Pre-school Summer Fun
31 Elementary Children Big Night 6:30 pm 5 on 5 Basketball
9:00 am Preschool Learning Night
M.S. & H.S. Youth , Adults S.S. Revolution/HSM
10:00 am Family Service
Pastor Ray Noah
Barbeque Immediately Following