The Church is eager to connect with a changing world in turmoil and potential. The Presbytery of the Cascades has adopted new mission/vision statements centered in God’s love—a love that is both relationally intimate and structurally just. It provides new ways of connecting the life and ministry of congregations, individually and collaboratively, around the love of Jesus for the world and each of us.
The Rev. Brian Heron is our guest preacher this Sunday. Brian serves the presbytery as the Presbyter for Vision and Mission with the Presbytery of the Cascades. His ministry has included serving churches in various pastoral roles, working as a chaplain in an assisted living facility, and providing bereavement services to families of hospice patients. His love of God especially comes alive when he is snowshoeing in the Cascades, kayaking on a mountain lake, or cycling through vineyards and forests. He has two children and two grandchildren, all of whom live in the Portland metro area where he can enjoy them.
An Intimate and Just Love at the Reedville Church this Sunday, Apr. 24, 9:30 am, in-person and by Zoom at the usual link. Contact the church office if you need it.
Mission and Vision Statement of the Presbytery of the Cascades
As a Presbytery of the PC(USA), in faithful response to what God does, we are cultivating collaboration between congregations, ecclesiastical partners, community organizations, and global neighbors so that ministry will thrive in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Being Reformed by Love
We collaborate together to nurture worship, spirituality, and community that strengthens our connection with God and one another.
Loving Our Neighbors
Through inclusion – We collaborate together to change assumptions, engage all with compassion, unearth bias and uproot the prejudice, discrimination, oppression, racism, and violence that stems from it.
Through justice – We collaborate together to dismantle unjust systems, practices, and structures and to build a more equitable and life-giving society.
Loving the World
We collaborate together to honor the interconnection of all life by fostering greater stewardship of the natural world towards sustainability for generations to come.
Masking policy effective Mar. 13. In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Governor’s decision to lift the indoor masking mandate on Mar. 12, session has determined that masking will no longer be required in worship or other church functions while Washington County meets the CDC’s thresholds for *”Low Community Level.” Anyone is welcome to wear a mask at their discretion and those unvaccinated or vulnerable to infection are encouraged to do so for their own safety and the well being of the community.