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Ron Writes

2018

May the new year bring you into a closer walk with Jesus. May His life and sacrifice have a deeper meaning in the new year. May we develop a fuller love for one another. This year promises to be filled with many milestones for the OC church.

LISTENING CAMPAIGN – We are hoping that everyone will accept the invitation of the elders to help us plot a spiritual course for the future. Each of the elders will want to meet with one or two couples at a time to hear your ideas for moving forward. Each of you will have an invitation and opportunity to meet with one of our pastors. This will take about three weeks (Jan. 14, 21, 28).

ASSOCIATE MINISTER – Several have responded to our call to come to the Northwest and minister with us here. Godly and talented men. We will be inviting many of them to come and visit with us here very soon. Your input will be important in our selection.

75 YEARS AGO – This body of believers has been meeting continuously here in Oregon City since 1943. The dream continues of teaching simple NT Christianity. We will continue to separate ourselves from every human tradition and build our faith on God’s Word alone. Our highest priority will be to love God and our neighbors and glorify Christ with our lives.

50 YEARS AGO – We worshiped in this meeting house for the first time in 1968. Those who went before us were faithful in providing a place for us to assemble. We are thankful for their sacrifice.

10 YEARS – Eduardo will celebrate his 10th anniversary this year. We are thankful for our Spanish speaking friends who love the Lord.

The future is as bright as the promises of God. We have reason to be optimistic about the new year. It will hold its share of joy and sadness, but may we look to God and give Him praise.