Events In The Life Of The Church

May Meetings

  • Executive Team Mtg.: 5/29 @ 11:00 am

Summer Block Party

FCC is throwing BBQ block parties for our unhoused neighbors again this year.

Join us for food, beverages and live entertainment.

Get to know our unhoused and underserved neighbors. Block parties are the 2nd Friday of the summer months (June 14th, July 12th and August 9th).

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funeral service

Funeral Services for Al January

Services for Charliene Toler’s father, Al January, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield, OR 97477.

FCC members are invited to attend.

Join Our Church Office Team!

Are you looking for a meaningful way to serve your community and deepen your faith journey? Look no further! Our vibrant church is seeking dedicated volunteers to join our office team.

As a church office volunteer, you’ll be the welcoming face of our community, providing essential support and assistance to our staff and congregation. Whether you have a knack for organization, a passion for helping others, or simply want to make a difference, there’s a place for you here.

If you’re ready to make a difference and be part of something greater than yourself, we invite you to join our church office team!

To learn more or to apply, please contact Mary Sanders – Office Administrator or Pastor Renee, at:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Front Desk Support: Greet visitors with a warm smile, answer phones, and assist with inquiries.
  • Administrative Assistance: Help with data entry, filing, and other office tasks to keep things running smoothly.
  • Communication Support: Aid in drafting newsletters, bulletins, and other communication materials to keep our community informed.

Time for Prayer

Time for Prayer: Every Wed., 11:00 am, check website for Zoom link.

making a sandwich

Volunteers Needed

Many people in Eugene are hungry, so volunteers from faith communities meet at our church on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to make sandwich lunches. In April, we distributed 7379 lunches. Would you stop by the Church on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (sandwich making) or at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday at 9:00 (cookie baking)?

If you have questions please phone the voicemail of Mary Ann at 541-343-4349 or call Verna Tjemsland sat 541-255-5788.

weeding and pruning

Garden Buddies Wanted

Are you interested in helping to beautify the front of our church? We are looking for volunteers to assist with pulling weeds, pruning, and maintaining our garden. Your efforts will help keep our church grounds looking beautiful and welcoming for all who visit.

We meet every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Whether you have a green thumb or are just willing to lend a helping hand, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to spend time outdoors, enjoy the fresh air, and connect with fellow church members.

Contact Judith Ivy if you can help:


May Adult Education Class

Join Teffany Hefner and Chuck Sturms for more mandala adventures – we’ll find a cadence to meditate in old and new ways. Everyone is welcome to experience coloring and creating with us. Available every Sunday in May from 9:15-10:15 in the Chapel.

kentucky to oregon

Family Reaching Out To Us From Kentucky

Pastor Zane and I received an email last week from a gentleman living in Lexington, Kentucky who is hoping to move his family of seven to the Eugene area. He contacted FCC in the hopes of finding folks with connections to either possible jobs or housing information.

If you are interested in helping out this family, please contact Pastor Renee at or Pastor Zane at

children worship and wonder

Dining For Dollars

Thanks to Everyone who donated and bid on Dining for Dollars. You may pick up your winnings this Sunday. Cash, Check or Card. We have a few items still available:

  • Old Fashioned Hymn Sing , Sun., July 28th at 2:00 $5.00
  • BBQ Lunch and Games, Sat. June 29th $10.00
  • Early for an Encore, Sat. June 15th 2:00 to 4:00 $10.00
  • Ta Ra Rin Appetizers & Mural Walk, Sun. June 9th $15.00
  • Bethel Lions BBQ Chicken Fundraiser, Sat. July 6th $5.00
  • Frog Yard Art, $10.00

Any questions, contact Patty Osborne or Karen Hertel

church events book club

Prayer Pods 2024

Our Spiritual Formation Committee has chosen the book that we will be reading for this summer’s Prayer Pods: “When Church Stops Working: A Future for Your Congregation Beyond More Money, Programs, and Innovation”
by Andrew Root.

Here is the Amazon description of this book: “What if the solution for the decline of today’s church isn’t more money, people, programs, innovation, or busyness? What if the answer is to stop and wait on God?”

Judith Ivy will be at the back of the sanctuary for the next few Sundays so that you can sign up for your Prayer Pod and order your copy of the book. Books purchased this way are $13.50 each. Books ordered on your own are $15.00 each.

living waters camp

All Church Camp Out Update

Living Waters Camp and Conference Center
Date: Friday, August 30, 4:00 pm – Sunday, Sept. 1, 11:30 am

Overnight accommodations available:

  • Cabins with 9 bunk beds in each.
  • Spaces for individual tents (bring your own)
  • A few spots for RVs

Facilities include restrooms, showers and a pool.

The Planning Committee is working on developing the program and schedule. The schedule will include study, worship, singing around the campfire, intergenerational activities, and many opportunities to grow in our relationships with other members. (Will we continue the croquet tournament tradition?)

Besides the program planning, we are working on the registration fees, which will include facility fees and meals. We are working hard to keep the costs as low as possible. More information to follow….

kitchen supplies

Helping Hearts

The FCC Helping Hearts ministry serves our unhoused neighbors AND our underserved neighbors who have a place to stay and a job that barely covers their living expenses.

Kitchen needs include (new or gently used):

  • dishes
  • silverware, knives,
  • can openers and kitchen utensils
  • cups, mugs, and glasses
  • pots and pans
  • mixing/serving bowls and baking pans
  • oven mitts, dish towels, and dishcloths
  • small appliances,
  • and more.

Can you help out? Bless you for praying for these neighbors. Donation barrels are in the sanctuary or in the church office.

“We were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” -1 Thess. 2:8

we need not walk alone

“We Need Not Walk Alone”

Bereaved Parents, Grandparents & Siblings Support Group

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of Eugene Springfield welcomes bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings (age 16+) who’ve experienced the death of a child, grandchild, or sibling at any age from any cause. Meetings are co-facilitated by a married couple, Certified Grief Educators, who lost their child to suicide.

~We warmly welcome new members anytime ~

  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays
  • May 16, June 6 and June 20
  • Willamette Christian Center, 2500 W 18th Ave
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • We invite members to bring a photo of their loved one.
  • Drop-ins welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, call/text Rachael at 541-221-5792 or Ben at 541-704-5938, or email TCF is a national non-profit grief support organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families following the death of a child of any age from any cause.
Rachael Carnes and Ben Brinkley — Chapter Co-Facilitators

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