First came Tigard Indoor Play Park and Tigard Preschool at Tigard United Methodist Church. With so many neighborhod kids and parents coming and going throughout the week, a natural outgrowth has been the Jubilatte coffee shop.
Warm aromas, casual chats, laughter from a play area under watchful eyes, and a weekly children's storytime all help create a place of comfort and safety.
Originally Posted: Nov 25, 2011
Could You Plan Seven Generations Ahead? When most of us see the words “free and clear” we’re ready to celebrate having a debt paid rather than think about the products under our kitchen sink.
One corporation in particular is the catalyst for a grassroots “free and clear” movement with a focus seven generations out. That’s like planning the seating now for a barbeque party July 2152!Originally Posted: Nov 22, 2011
Our gifts are the Grace of God at work within us empowering us to match our deep passions with the world's deep needs. We each have gifts that differ according to the Grace given us. Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, especially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ. No one is without gift - without purpose.
New Testment identifies 20 distinct giftsOriginally Posted: Nov 17, 2011
> Radio Ad: We are sorry that our advertising seemed like an exploitation of one of the most tragic events in U.S. history. The goal of our church marketing is to create a hospitable environment for those who are seeking answers when cultural events bring about questions. Tragedies often evoke questions like, “Why do these things happen?” “Why would God LET them happen?” and so on. As people of The United Methodist Church, we never want to ignore what is happening in the world – but rather use those events as invitations for us all to grow closer to God and help humanity.
Making September 11th a day of HOPE!
On 9/11, the citizens of Park Ridge (IL) will gather to commemorate an item from the World Trade Center in New York City donated to the city and to honor the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center/Pentagon attacks with a day of remembrance and HOPE-affirming volunteer action across our community.
A six-foot tall, 200-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center will be unveiled at Maine East High School during HopeFest at 7:30 a.m. on September 11, 2011.Originally Posted: Sep 2, 2011