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Growing Together
Inspiring ourselves and others in growing toward God
A Word From the Pastor

A Note from
Your Former Pastor
Go Seahawks! 

Thanks to your generous donations I went to the Seahawks game on August 25th.
I had a blast! I met up with two friends, Bill and Karla Center, who showed me around the stadium and helped me navigate the transit system in Seattle. 

As you can see from the photo I had a great seat near one end zone. Of course the Seahawks won 26-13 over the Kansas City Chiefs so that made the experience that much better. I am glad I brought ear plugs because the noise level, even for a pre-season game, was deafening.

Thank you again for the best gift ever!

Your former pastor,
Kathy
God is Here; God is Everywhere
A Note From Pastor Brennen
First, thanks to you all for the welcome here at the Co-op. It’s been a very busy, fairly crazy week or so, but everyone has been fantastic. Thank you for all the work done around the installation service and getting my office ready. Thank you for the smiles and handshakes and the emails. I am beginning to recognize people and even remember names! I look forward to getting to know everyone and becoming involved in the work of our congregation and our city.

Second, please pray for the Co-op and our members as we continue this transition. There is much to be done and decided in the coming months, and we will need wisdom. Michelle and I also covet your prayers for a smooth and speedy move. We hope to close on our house by the end of the month and finally get settled by October.

Finally, a brief story. You may remember that I enjoy studying the writings of the early Christians, and I really love the stories and saying of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. I think my favorite story is this one:

Abba Doulas, the disciple of Abba Bessarion said, 'One day when we were walking
beside the sea. I was thirsty and I said to Abba Bessarion, "Father, I am very
thirsty." He said a prayer and said to me, "Drink some of the sea water." The
water proved sweet when I drank some. I even poured some into a leather bottle
for fear of being thirsty later on. Seeing this, the old man asked me why I was
taking some. I said to him, "Forgive me, it is for fear of being thirsty later
on." Then the old man said, "God is here, God is everywhere."
May God’s presence and peace dwell with you richly this month.

Pastor Brennen
Grow
What Comes Around Goes Around!
Through your generosity 75 school children in South America will be viewing the eclipse in 2019. Your glasses have been donated Astronomers Without Borders for use in communities that do not have luxuries readily available. Thank you for your donations!
McMinnville Women's Choir- Fall Season Starts Soon!
Our Mission is to provide a strong singing community of women who sing for self-expression, camaraderie and social justice. We are open to women of all skill levels and experiences.  Our music encompasses a broad repertoire representing diverse languages, musical styles, spiritualities and social content.

Women's Choir New Member's Night
Tuesday 9/19 at 7pm
in the MCM Sanctuary
This is the best night for new members to come check us out. No auditions, don't need to read music, just enjoy singing. 

Regular rehearsals that will welcome new members are 9/26 and 10/3, Tuesday nights, 7 PM, at MCM Sanctuary.  
An Invitation from Our Boy Scouts!
Boys 11-17 and their families are invited to a Troop Open House on Tuesday, 26 September from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m. in the Great Room. Come find out the different things Boy Scouts get to do.

Boys in grades K-5 and their families are invited to a Pack Open House on Monday, 25 September from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. in the Great Room. Find out some of the fun things the Cub Scouts get to do.
Now Showing: "The Shack"
Please join us in the Great Room on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. for a free showing of “The Shack”.

Whether or not you have read the book or have already seen the movie or have just heard about it, this will be a wonderful opportunity to join with some of your best friends to experience this incredible story. If there is sufficient interest, we intend to also host a small group study based upon the story. 

Bring a friend to the show – All are welcome!
Workshops! Workshops! Workshops!
We look ahead into smoke free days and prepare for the upcoming Idaho Discipleship Conference October 6–8 at the Nampa Civic Center. We've got great keynoters (Brian McLaren, Rozella White and Paul Palumbo) and some fantastic workshops!

In addition to his keynote speeches, Brian McLaren will lead a workshop entitled Aligning Your Church as an Agent of Change and another entitled The Pastor as Public Theologian. There are workshops on a variety of topics such as Stewardship, Bread for the World, Planning Worship, Civil Discourse, History of the Reformation, Ministry with the Dying, Discerning your Call, and that exciting “E” word – Evangelism. There is indeed something for everyone!

Creating Financial Freedom: A fresh look at stewardship. Duane Anders
Bread for the World. Clark Hansen
History of the Reformation. David Lee
Peace at the Last, Ministry with the Dying. Paul Palumbo
Serving through Song. Kimmy Meineke
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Freed for Solidarity. Mia Crosthwaite
The Pastor as Public Theologian. Brian McLaren 
Reclaiming Evangelism. Dave Deckard
Can Planning Worship Be Fun?  Barbara Harrison Condon
Civil Discourse. Brenda Sene
Aligning Your Church as an Agent of Transformation. Brian McLaren
Discerning Your Call. Mark Nelson

11 more days for the early registration discount! Register by September 17 for the $75/adult and $10/child (with a cap on the cost per family). It’s still a great deal after September 17 at $90/adult and $30/child.

To register and keep up with what is happening go to www.idahodiscipleship.org or check us out on Facebook.

______________________________________________________________________

Now through Oct. 1, register for training courses designed to support your church as it transforms complicated communications into straightforward opportunities:


______________________________________________________________________

Register Now for the Idaho Discipleship Conference

This Christian conference at the Nampa, Idaho, Civic Center begins at 7:00 PMon Friday, October 6, with worship and closes at noon on Sunday, October 8, with worship. In between will be keynote addresses by pastor, author, speaker and activist Brian McLaren; coach, creator and consultant Rozella White; and pastor and author Paul Palumbo.

There is something for all ages – nursery for the very young, VBS-like activities for elementary age, programming just for teens as well as some great workshops for the rest of us.

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER – before September 17 it’s only $75/adult, $10/children with a family cap. After September 17 it goes up to $90/adult and $30/child.

To register and keep up with what is happening go to www.idahodiscipleship.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IdahoDiscipleshipConference.
Lady Gaga and Mental Health
Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, want YOU to take Mental Health First Aid! That’s the message behind an article published on Friday in Mashable about Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Cynthia Germanotta calls Mental Health First Aid "vitally important." The Born This Way Foundation has teamed up with the National Council for Behavioral Health to train 150,000 First Aiders by the end of the year.

“Lady Gaga and Born This Way Foundation are true difference-makers for mental health. This commitment reflects the importance of teaching people how to help someone who is facing a mental health challenge,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. "We are honored to partner with the Born This Way Foundation!"

Re-forming the Reformation
Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00-8:30 PM
Saturday: Sept 16, 2017 9:00 AM_Noon
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - All Services
Augustana Lutheran, 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland
Renowned Luther scholar Dr. Timothy J. Wengert will present a lecture series at Augustana, Portland: "Re-Forming the Reformation by Learning to Post the 95 Theses."
  • Friday evening: "What Luther Said in the 95 These and Why He Said It" (general audience; free)
  • Saturday morning: "Luther's View of the Christian Life" ($15; lunch available for purchase)
  • Sunday morning sermon and forum: "The Freedom of a Christian" (free)

Updates and What's New
What's Happening?!
Curious about the life of our congregation?

Click below to get the skinny and join the fun!
Hello, dear friends!
Fall has reached us once again. I don't know about you, but I've been ready for Fall to grace us with cooler weather and more rain for some time now. I'm glad that it is here.

Fall is always a harbinger of new opportunities - school starts again, sports start again, new activities and possibilities abound. Here at the Coop, we are experiencing the changes of Fall also - our youth program Foundations will be starting very shortly (possibly by the time you read this) and we're going to be doubling our opportunities for youth to attend AND for adults to volunteer.

Starting the week after Rally Sunday (September 17th), Foundations will begin again, but split into two groups. 

K-8
Youth who are in Kindergarten through Eighth grade this year will be meeting on Tuesday evenings for our four Fs - Food, Fun, Fellowship and Faith. We will meet at 5:30pm, have dinner, games and discussion and end at 7pm. If there is enough interest, we'll also be starting a new youth bell choir for our K-8 group that will meet Tuesday evenings from 7:15-7:45.

High School
Youth who are in high school this year will be meeting on Thursday evenings for our four Fs - Food, Fun, Fellowship and Faith. We will meet at 5:30pm, have dinner, games and discussion and end at 7pm. The Ding-A-Lings will continue as a High School bell choir and will meet from 7:15-8:00 on Thursday evenings.

Adults
I'm looking for adults who are interested in helping out with the youth programming. Do you:
  • Like making food for kids to eat?
  • Enjoy hanging out with youth and sharing in fellowship, food, faith and fun?
  • Have a burning idea(s) that you'd like to share with our young people?
  • Enjoy cleaning up (it's a long shot, I know)
If any of these sound like you, we have a place for you to help with Foundations! If you have questions or want to volunteer, please contact Bobby.

That's all for now, dear ones. Let's explore the possibilities of Fall together.

Peace,
Bobby
Church Council Update
The church council would like to officially welcome Pastor Brennen!

We look forward to working with him in the years to come. Pastor Brennen brings a lot of experience and wisdom and we welcome him with open ears, minds, and hearts. We are excited for the passion, leadership, and stability that he brings to our church. In the coming months we hope to establish key goals for the church.

As a council, we hope to take on some recommendations brought to us by some of our committees such as improving the aesthetics of the grounds. In addition, our Constitution Committee is hard at work drafting a document which will make the workings of our church body more efficient. There are many great people doing great work at our church.

In a time of new beginnings it is important that we take the time to listen first before we act on any changes. Pastor Brennen has already begun the process of listening and as a Church Council we will do the same. As the Church Council chair I am open to meeting with you and listening to your needs and concerns. Email is the best way to get in touch with me. I can be reached at efrain.arredondo@dayton.k12.or.us

Efrain Arredondo
Council Chair
Facilities Update
It is our pleasure to announce that on September 29th MCM will be formally implementing our Tobacco Free Campus Policy with a kickoff rally at the church. A celebration will be held in conjunction with Yamhill County Health and The American Cancer Society.

Please mark your calendars for September 29th!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Library Update
The Co-op is fortunate to have an attractive space for the adult library, an up-to-date and growing collection, members of the congregation who are faithful and discerning readers, and a dedicated group of volunteers who enjoy keeping the library relevant to the mission of the church and in harmony with the gospel.

Here are some small ways that you can help to build a better library:

1. Donations: We love to receive the gift of books you have enjoyed, but we can only accept donations without conditions. 

2. Memorials: When a friend or someone you love dies, it is often a loving way to celebrate a life by donating a book in that person's memory. You can talk with a member of the library committee (see below) and select a book or books for the collection for the amount you wish to spend. A bookplate, or bookplates as appropriate, with the name of the person you wish to honor will be placed inside the front cover.

3. Celebration books: Celebrating a special event? Anniversary? Birthday? Wedding?New baby? Or just a happy day? Spread the joy and buy a book or DVD for the church library. This is particularly effective for children, who love to read and point out "their" book to their friends. The childrens' library is in the Social Hall

Gifts like these not only build the library; they build community and a resource that all of us can use and enjoy!

Please feel free to make suggestions, ask questions, and use your library. When you check out a book, just sign it out on the clipboard provided.

Doreen Pittman
Carol Marshall
Ann VanSickle
Scholarship Update
Congratulations to our five college bound students! All applicants were given a great send off with $600 from the MCM to further their education. Each student was asked to answer three questions. Included here is one answer from each!

It's Official-
We have a new Pastor!
On Sunday, September 10th Pastor Brennen Guillory was installed as the pastor of the combined churches of McMinnville Cooperative Ministries!

Pastor Brennen was welcomed with song, scripture, promise, love and officially installed at the special Installation Service pictured to the left.

The service was led by Pastor Susan Kintner, Assistant to the Lutheran Bishop and included Tim Overton-Harris, the Methodist District Superintendent as we;; as pastors from Lutheran, Methodist and Baptist churches participating in service, readers from our congregation and the sermon was give by pastor Catherine Davis of Newberg First United Methodist Church.

A wonderful reception followed with members from the community as well as our congregants.

Welcome Pastor Brennen!
Make A Difference
Celebration Set-Up
Are you looking for a way to give back to the church, but are short on time?

Consider setting up chairs for the Celebration Service!

An hour once a month can take a huge load off of the shoulders of the Worship Team and all of the materials (and a map) are provided! If you or you're family, dinner group or closest friends are interested in helping out contact Susan Dehm today!
Sue Buel School
It has been brought to my attention that Sue Buel School has not had its usual sources of school supplies for the children this year. They are in desperate need of all kinds of school supplies: crayons, colored pencils, glue, #2 writing pencils, pens, markers, erasers, etc. If you can help, bring the supplies to church and put them in the box marked "Sue Buel" or take them to the office on Tuesday or Thursday morning. Thank you for your help!
Lutherwood Harvest Festival!
Sunday, October 1 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Save the Date for our 4th Annual Fall Celebration and Fundraiser! Come out to camp for an afternoon of delicious food, games, live and silent auctions and fellowship, all in support of Camp Lutherwood Oregon!

Buy your tickets anytime in the month of August and get entered into our raffle to win a mystery prize! 


Donate an Auction Item!

We are still in need of baskets for the silent auction!

Can't make it on Sunday, October 1, to Harvest Fest? Donate a silent auction basket! Basket themes can be anything from "Night at the Movies," to "Spa Basket" to "All Thing Sports Basket!" Use your imagination to donate to camp! 
(Retail value $50-$250)

Contact Caitlin Elwood at: caitlin@lutherwoodoregon.org or call (541) 998-6444 for more information on donating items!  
 
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Do you buy things on Amazon? You can have a portion of your purchases go towards our church, search McMinnville United Methodist Church, at no extra cost through Amazon Smile! 

Shop at smile.amazon.com and be sure to select us as your organization!
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Growing Together
Inspiring ourselves and others in growing toward God
A Word From the Pastor

A Note from
Your Former Pastor
Go Seahawks! 

Thanks to your generous donations I went to the Seahawks game on August 25th.
I had a blast! I met up with two friends, Bill and Karla Center, who showed me around the stadium and helped me navigate the transit system in Seattle. 

As you can see from the photo I had a great seat near one end zone. Of course the Seahawks won 26-13 over the Kansas City Chiefs so that made the experience that much better. I am glad I brought ear plugs because the noise level, even for a pre-season game, was deafening.

Thank you again for the best gift ever!

Your former pastor,
Kathy
God is Here; God is Everywhere
A Note From Pastor Brennen
First, thanks to you all for the welcome here at the Co-op. It’s been a very busy, fairly crazy week or so, but everyone has been fantastic. Thank you for all the work done around the installation service and getting my office ready. Thank you for the smiles and handshakes and the emails. I am beginning to recognize people and even remember names! I look forward to getting to know everyone and becoming involved in the work of our congregation and our city.

Second, please pray for the Co-op and our members as we continue this transition. There is much to be done and decided in the coming months, and we will need wisdom. Michelle and I also covet your prayers for a smooth and speedy move. We hope to close on our house by the end of the month and finally get settled by October.

Finally, a brief story. You may remember that I enjoy studying the writings of the early Christians, and I really love the stories and saying of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. I think my favorite story is this one:

Abba Doulas, the disciple of Abba Bessarion said, 'One day when we were walking
beside the sea. I was thirsty and I said to Abba Bessarion, "Father, I am very
thirsty." He said a prayer and said to me, "Drink some of the sea water." The
water proved sweet when I drank some. I even poured some into a leather bottle
for fear of being thirsty later on. Seeing this, the old man asked me why I was
taking some. I said to him, "Forgive me, it is for fear of being thirsty later
on." Then the old man said, "God is here, God is everywhere."
May God’s presence and peace dwell with you richly this month.

Pastor Brennen
Grow
What Comes Around Goes Around!
Through your generosity 75 school children in South America will be viewing the eclipse in 2019. Your glasses have been donated Astronomers Without Borders for use in communities that do not have luxuries readily available. Thank you for your donations!
McMinnville Women's Choir- Fall Season Starts Soon!
Our Mission is to provide a strong singing community of women who sing for self-expression, camaraderie and social justice. We are open to women of all skill levels and experiences.  Our music encompasses a broad repertoire representing diverse languages, musical styles, spiritualities and social content.

Women's Choir New Member's Night
Tuesday 9/19 at 7pm
in the MCM Sanctuary
This is the best night for new members to come check us out. No auditions, don't need to read music, just enjoy singing. 

Regular rehearsals that will welcome new members are 9/26 and 10/3, Tuesday nights, 7 PM, at MCM Sanctuary.  
An Invitation from Our Boy Scouts!
Boys 11-17 and their families are invited to a Troop Open House on Tuesday, 26 September from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m. in the Great Room. Come find out the different things Boy Scouts get to do.

Boys in grades K-5 and their families are invited to a Pack Open House on Monday, 25 September from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. in the Great Room. Find out some of the fun things the Cub Scouts get to do.
Now Showing: "The Shack"
Please join us in the Great Room on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. for a free showing of “The Shack”.

Whether or not you have read the book or have already seen the movie or have just heard about it, this will be a wonderful opportunity to join with some of your best friends to experience this incredible story. If there is sufficient interest, we intend to also host a small group study based upon the story. 

Bring a friend to the show – All are welcome!
Workshops! Workshops! Workshops!
We look ahead into smoke free days and prepare for the upcoming Idaho Discipleship Conference October 6–8 at the Nampa Civic Center. We've got great keynoters (Brian McLaren, Rozella White and Paul Palumbo) and some fantastic workshops!

In addition to his keynote speeches, Brian McLaren will lead a workshop entitled Aligning Your Church as an Agent of Change and another entitled The Pastor as Public Theologian. There are workshops on a variety of topics such as Stewardship, Bread for the World, Planning Worship, Civil Discourse, History of the Reformation, Ministry with the Dying, Discerning your Call, and that exciting “E” word – Evangelism. There is indeed something for everyone!

Creating Financial Freedom: A fresh look at stewardship. Duane Anders
Bread for the World. Clark Hansen
History of the Reformation. David Lee
Peace at the Last, Ministry with the Dying. Paul Palumbo
Serving through Song. Kimmy Meineke
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Freed for Solidarity. Mia Crosthwaite
The Pastor as Public Theologian. Brian McLaren 
Reclaiming Evangelism. Dave Deckard
Can Planning Worship Be Fun?  Barbara Harrison Condon
Civil Discourse. Brenda Sene
Aligning Your Church as an Agent of Transformation. Brian McLaren
Discerning Your Call. Mark Nelson

11 more days for the early registration discount! Register by September 17 for the $75/adult and $10/child (with a cap on the cost per family). It’s still a great deal after September 17 at $90/adult and $30/child.

To register and keep up with what is happening go to www.idahodiscipleship.org or check us out on Facebook.

______________________________________________________________________

Now through Oct. 1, register for training courses designed to support your church as it transforms complicated communications into straightforward opportunities:


______________________________________________________________________

Register Now for the Idaho Discipleship Conference

This Christian conference at the Nampa, Idaho, Civic Center begins at 7:00 PMon Friday, October 6, with worship and closes at noon on Sunday, October 8, with worship. In between will be keynote addresses by pastor, author, speaker and activist Brian McLaren; coach, creator and consultant Rozella White; and pastor and author Paul Palumbo.

There is something for all ages – nursery for the very young, VBS-like activities for elementary age, programming just for teens as well as some great workshops for the rest of us.

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER – before September 17 it’s only $75/adult, $10/children with a family cap. After September 17 it goes up to $90/adult and $30/child.

To register and keep up with what is happening go to www.idahodiscipleship.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IdahoDiscipleshipConference.
Lady Gaga and Mental Health
Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, want YOU to take Mental Health First Aid! That’s the message behind an article published on Friday in Mashable about Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Cynthia Germanotta calls Mental Health First Aid "vitally important." The Born This Way Foundation has teamed up with the National Council for Behavioral Health to train 150,000 First Aiders by the end of the year.

“Lady Gaga and Born This Way Foundation are true difference-makers for mental health. This commitment reflects the importance of teaching people how to help someone who is facing a mental health challenge,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. "We are honored to partner with the Born This Way Foundation!"

Re-forming the Reformation
Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00-8:30 PM
Saturday: Sept 16, 2017 9:00 AM_Noon
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - All Services
Augustana Lutheran, 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland
Renowned Luther scholar Dr. Timothy J. Wengert will present a lecture series at Augustana, Portland: "Re-Forming the Reformation by Learning to Post the 95 Theses."
  • Friday evening: "What Luther Said in the 95 These and Why He Said It" (general audience; free)
  • Saturday morning: "Luther's View of the Christian Life" ($15; lunch available for purchase)
  • Sunday morning sermon and forum: "The Freedom of a Christian" (free)

Updates and What's New
What's Happening?!
Curious about the life of our congregation?

Click below to get the skinny and join the fun!
Hello, dear friends!
Fall has reached us once again. I don't know about you, but I've been ready for Fall to grace us with cooler weather and more rain for some time now. I'm glad that it is here.

Fall is always a harbinger of new opportunities - school starts again, sports start again, new activities and possibilities abound. Here at the Coop, we are experiencing the changes of Fall also - our youth program Foundations will be starting very shortly (possibly by the time you read this) and we're going to be doubling our opportunities for youth to attend AND for adults to volunteer.

Starting the week after Rally Sunday (September 17th), Foundations will begin again, but split into two groups. 

K-8
Youth who are in Kindergarten through Eighth grade this year will be meeting on Tuesday evenings for our four Fs - Food, Fun, Fellowship and Faith. We will meet at 5:30pm, have dinner, games and discussion and end at 7pm. If there is enough interest, we'll also be starting a new youth bell choir for our K-8 group that will meet Tuesday evenings from 7:15-7:45.

High School
Youth who are in high school this year will be meeting on Thursday evenings for our four Fs - Food, Fun, Fellowship and Faith. We will meet at 5:30pm, have dinner, games and discussion and end at 7pm. The Ding-A-Lings will continue as a High School bell choir and will meet from 7:15-8:00 on Thursday evenings.

Adults
I'm looking for adults who are interested in helping out with the youth programming. Do you:
  • Like making food for kids to eat?
  • Enjoy hanging out with youth and sharing in fellowship, food, faith and fun?
  • Have a burning idea(s) that you'd like to share with our young people?
  • Enjoy cleaning up (it's a long shot, I know)
If any of these sound like you, we have a place for you to help with Foundations! If you have questions or want to volunteer, please contact Bobby.

That's all for now, dear ones. Let's explore the possibilities of Fall together.

Peace,
Bobby
Church Council Update
The church council would like to officially welcome Pastor Brennen!

We look forward to working with him in the years to come. Pastor Brennen brings a lot of experience and wisdom and we welcome him with open ears, minds, and hearts. We are excited for the passion, leadership, and stability that he brings to our church. In the coming months we hope to establish key goals for the church.

As a council, we hope to take on some recommendations brought to us by some of our committees such as improving the aesthetics of the grounds. In addition, our Constitution Committee is hard at work drafting a document which will make the workings of our church body more efficient. There are many great people doing great work at our church.

In a time of new beginnings it is important that we take the time to listen first before we act on any changes. Pastor Brennen has already begun the process of listening and as a Church Council we will do the same. As the Church Council chair I am open to meeting with you and listening to your needs and concerns. Email is the best way to get in touch with me. I can be reached at efrain.arredondo@dayton.k12.or.us

Efrain Arredondo
Council Chair
Facilities Update
It is our pleasure to announce that on September 29th MCM will be formally implementing our Tobacco Free Campus Policy with a kickoff rally at the church. A celebration will be held in conjunction with Yamhill County Health and The American Cancer Society.

Please mark your calendars for September 29th!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Library Update
The Co-op is fortunate to have an attractive space for the adult library, an up-to-date and growing collection, members of the congregation who are faithful and discerning readers, and a dedicated group of volunteers who enjoy keeping the library relevant to the mission of the church and in harmony with the gospel.

Here are some small ways that you can help to build a better library:

1. Donations: We love to receive the gift of books you have enjoyed, but we can only accept donations without conditions. 

2. Memorials: When a friend or someone you love dies, it is often a loving way to celebrate a life by donating a book in that person's memory. You can talk with a member of the library committee (see below) and select a book or books for the collection for the amount you wish to spend. A bookplate, or bookplates as appropriate, with the name of the person you wish to honor will be placed inside the front cover.

3. Celebration books: Celebrating a special event? Anniversary? Birthday? Wedding?New baby? Or just a happy day? Spread the joy and buy a book or DVD for the church library. This is particularly effective for children, who love to read and point out "their" book to their friends. The childrens' library is in the Social Hall

Gifts like these not only build the library; they build community and a resource that all of us can use and enjoy!

Please feel free to make suggestions, ask questions, and use your library. When you check out a book, just sign it out on the clipboard provided.

Doreen Pittman
Carol Marshall
Ann VanSickle
Scholarship Update
Congratulations to our five college bound students! All applicants were given a great send off with $600 from the MCM to further their education. Each student was asked to answer three questions. Included here is one answer from each!

It's Official-
We have a new Pastor!
On Sunday, September 10th Pastor Brennen Guillory was installed as the pastor of the combined churches of McMinnville Cooperative Ministries!

Pastor Brennen was welcomed with song, scripture, promise, love and officially installed at the special Installation Service pictured to the left.

The service was led by Pastor Susan Kintner, Assistant to the Lutheran Bishop and included Tim Overton-Harris, the Methodist District Superintendent as we;; as pastors from Lutheran, Methodist and Baptist churches participating in service, readers from our congregation and the sermon was give by pastor Catherine Davis of Newberg First United Methodist Church.

A wonderful reception followed with members from the community as well as our congregants.

Welcome Pastor Brennen!
Make A Difference
Celebration Set-Up
Are you looking for a way to give back to the church, but are short on time?

Consider setting up chairs for the Celebration Service!

An hour once a month can take a huge load off of the shoulders of the Worship Team and all of the materials (and a map) are provided! If you or you're family, dinner group or closest friends are interested in helping out contact Susan Dehm today!
Sue Buel School
It has been brought to my attention that Sue Buel School has not had its usual sources of school supplies for the children this year. They are in desperate need of all kinds of school supplies: crayons, colored pencils, glue, #2 writing pencils, pens, markers, erasers, etc. If you can help, bring the supplies to church and put them in the box marked "Sue Buel" or take them to the office on Tuesday or Thursday morning. Thank you for your help!
Lutherwood Harvest Festival!
Sunday, October 1 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Save the Date for our 4th Annual Fall Celebration and Fundraiser! Come out to camp for an afternoon of delicious food, games, live and silent auctions and fellowship, all in support of Camp Lutherwood Oregon!

Buy your tickets anytime in the month of August and get entered into our raffle to win a mystery prize! 


Donate an Auction Item!

We are still in need of baskets for the silent auction!

Can't make it on Sunday, October 1, to Harvest Fest? Donate a silent auction basket! Basket themes can be anything from "Night at the Movies," to "Spa Basket" to "All Thing Sports Basket!" Use your imagination to donate to camp! 
(Retail value $50-$250)

Contact Caitlin Elwood at: caitlin@lutherwoodoregon.org or call (541) 998-6444 for more information on donating items!  
 
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Anne Van Sickle <annevs07@gmail.com>Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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This is a great newsletter.  Thanks for sending it to me, Amber.  My name is spelled "Anne-with-an-e" and the last name is two words, as in Van Sickle.

Thanks.
Anne

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Growing Together
Inspiring ourselves and others in growing toward God
A Word From the Pastor

A Note from
Your Former Pastor
Go Seahawks! 

Thanks to your generous donations I went to the Seahawks game on August 25th.
I had a blast! I met up with two friends, Bill and Karla Center, who showed me around the stadium and helped me navigate the transit system in Seattle. 

As you can see from the photo I had a great seat near one end zone. Of course the Seahawks won 26-13 over the Kansas City Chiefs so that made the experience that much better. I am glad I brought ear plugs because the noise level, even for a pre-season game, was deafening.

Thank you again for the best gift ever!

Your former pastor,
Kathy
God is Here; God is Everywhere
A Note From Pastor Brennen
First, thanks to you all for the welcome here at the Co-op. It’s been a very busy, fairly crazy week or so, but everyone has been fantastic. Thank you for all the work done around the installation service and getting my office ready. Thank you for the smiles and handshakes and the emails. I am beginning to recognize people and even remember names! I look forward to getting to know everyone and becoming involved in the work of our congregation and our city.

Second, please pray for the Co-op and our members as we continue this transition. There is much to be done and decided in the coming months, and we will need wisdom. Michelle and I also covet your prayers for a smooth and speedy move. We hope to close on our house by the end of the month and finally get settled by October.

Finally, a brief story. You may remember that I enjoy studying the writings of the early Christians, and I really love the stories and saying of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. I think my favorite story is this one:

Abba Doulas, the disciple of Abba Bessarion said, 'One day when we were walking
beside the sea. I was thirsty and I said to Abba Bessarion, "Father, I am very
thirsty." He said a prayer and said to me, "Drink some of the sea water." The
water proved sweet when I drank some. I even poured some into a leather bottle
for fear of being thirsty later on. Seeing this, the old man asked me why I was
taking some. I said to him, "Forgive me, it is for fear of being thirsty later
on." Then the old man said, "God is here, God is everywhere."
May God’s presence and peace dwell with you richly this month.

Pastor Brennen
Grow
What Comes Around Goes Around!
Through your generosity 75 school children in South America will be viewing the eclipse in 2019. Your glasses have been donated Astronomers Without Borders for use in communities that do not have luxuries readily available. Thank you for your donations!
McMinnville Women's Choir- Fall Season Starts Soon!
Our Mission is to provide a strong singing community of women who sing for self-expression, camaraderie and social justice. We are open to women of all skill levels and experiences.  Our music encompasses a broad repertoire representing diverse languages, musical styles, spiritualities and social content.

Women's Choir New Member's Night
Tuesday 9/19 at 7pm
in the MCM Sanctuary
This is the best night for new members to come check us out. No auditions, don't need to read music, just enjoy singing. 

Regular rehearsals that will welcome new members are 9/26 and 10/3, Tuesday nights, 7 PM, at MCM Sanctuary.  
An Invitation from Our Boy Scouts!
Boys 11-17 and their families are invited to a Troop Open House on Tuesday, 26 September from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m. in the Great Room. Come find out the different things Boy Scouts get to do.

Boys in grades K-5 and their families are invited to a Pack Open House on Monday, 25 September from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. in the Great Room. Find out some of the fun things the Cub Scouts get to do.
Now Showing: "The Shack"
Please join us in the Great Room on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. for a free showing of “The Shack”.

Whether or not you have read the book or have already seen the movie or have just heard about it, this will be a wonderful opportunity to join with some of your best friends to experience this incredible story. If there is sufficient interest, we intend to also host a small group study based upon the story. 

Bring a friend to the show – All are welcome!
Workshops! Workshops! Workshops!
We look ahead into smoke free days and prepare for the upcoming Idaho Discipleship Conference October 6–8 at the Nampa Civic Center. We've got great keynoters (Brian McLaren, Rozella White and Paul Palumbo) and some fantastic workshops!

In addition to his keynote speeches, Brian McLaren will lead a workshop entitled Aligning Your Church as an Agent of Change and another entitled The Pastor as Public Theologian. There are workshops on a variety of topics such as Stewardship, Bread for the World, Planning Worship, Civil Discourse, History of the Reformation, Ministry with the Dying, Discerning your Call, and that exciting “E” word – Evangelism. There is indeed something for everyone!

Creating Financial Freedom: A fresh look at stewardship. Duane Anders
Bread for the World. Clark Hansen
History of the Reformation. David Lee
Peace at the Last, Ministry with the Dying. Paul Palumbo
Serving through Song. Kimmy Meineke
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Freed for Solidarity. Mia Crosthwaite
The Pastor as Public Theologian. Brian McLaren 
Reclaiming Evangelism. Dave Deckard
Can Planning Worship Be Fun?  Barbara Harrison Condon
Civil Discourse. Brenda Sene
Aligning Your Church as an Agent of Transformation. Brian McLaren
Discerning Your Call. Mark Nelson

11 more days for the early registration discount! Register by September 17 for the $75/adult and $10/child (with a cap on the cost per family). It’s still a great deal after September 17 at $90/adult and $30/child.

To register and keep up with what is happening go to www.idahodiscipleship.org or check us out on Facebook.

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Register Now for the Idaho Discipleship Conference

This Christian conference at the Nampa, Idaho, Civic Center begins at 7:00 PMon Friday, October 6, with worship and closes at noon on Sunday, October 8, with worship. In between will be keynote addresses by pastor, author, speaker and activist Brian McLaren; coach, creator and consultant Rozella White; and pastor and author Paul Palumbo.

There is something for all ages – nursery for the very young, VBS-like activities for elementary age, programming just for teens as well as some great workshops for the rest of us.

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER – before September 17 it’s only $75/adult, $10/children with a family cap. After September 17 it goes up to $90/adult and $30/child.

To register and keep up with what is happening go to www.idahodiscipleship.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IdahoDiscipleshipConference.
Lady Gaga and Mental Health
Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, want YOU to take Mental Health First Aid! That’s the message behind an article published on Friday in Mashable about Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Cynthia Germanotta calls Mental Health First Aid "vitally important." The Born This Way Foundation has teamed up with the National Council for Behavioral Health to train 150,000 First Aiders by the end of the year.

“Lady Gaga and Born This Way Foundation are true difference-makers for mental health. This commitment reflects the importance of teaching people how to help someone who is facing a mental health challenge,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. "We are honored to partner with the Born This Way Foundation!"

Re-forming the Reformation
Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00-8:30 PM
Saturday: Sept 16, 2017 9:00 AM_Noon
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - All Services
Augustana Lutheran, 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland
Renowned Luther scholar Dr. Timothy J. Wengert will present a lecture series at Augustana, Portland: "Re-Forming the Reformation by Learning to Post the 95 Theses."
  • Friday evening: "What Luther Said in the 95 These and Why He Said It" (general audience; free)
  • Saturday morning: "Luther's View of the Christian Life" ($15; lunch available for purchase)
  • Sunday morning sermon and forum: "The Freedom of a Christian" (free)

Updates and What's New
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Hello, dear friends!
Fall has reached us once again. I don't know about you, but I've been ready for Fall to grace us with cooler weather and more rain for some time now. I'm glad that it is here.

Fall is always a harbinger of new opportunities - school starts again, sports start again, new activities and possibilities abound. Here at the Coop, we are experiencing the changes of Fall also - our youth program Foundations will be starting very shortly (possibly by the time you read this) and we're going to be doubling our opportunities for youth to attend AND for adults to volunteer.

Starting the week after Rally Sunday (September 17th), Foundations will begin again, but split into two groups. 

K-8
Youth who are in Kindergarten through Eighth grade this year will be meeting on Tuesday evenings for our four Fs - Food, Fun, Fellowship and Faith. We will meet at 5:30pm, have dinner, games and discussion and end at 7pm. If there is enough interest, we'll also be starting a new youth bell choir for our K-8 group that will meet Tuesday evenings from 7:15-7:45.

High School
Youth who are in high school this year will be meeting on Thursday evenings for our four Fs - Food, Fun, Fellowship and Faith. We will meet at 5:30pm, have dinner, games and discussion and end at 7pm. The Ding-A-Lings will continue as a High School bell choir and will meet from 7:15-8:00 on Thursday evenings.

Adults
I'm looking for adults who are interested in helping out with the youth programming. Do you:
  • Like making food for kids to eat?
  • Enjoy hanging out with youth and sharing in fellowship, food, faith and fun?
  • Have a burning idea(s) that you'd like to share with our young people?
  • Enjoy cleaning up (it's a long shot, I know)
If any of these sound like you, we have a place for you to help with Foundations! If you have questions or want to volunteer, please contact Bobby.

That's all for now, dear ones. Let's explore the possibilities of Fall together.

Peace,
Bobby
Church Council Update
The church council would like to officially welcome Pastor Brennen!

We look forward to working with him in the years to come. Pastor Brennen brings a lot of experience and wisdom and we welcome him with open ears, minds, and hearts. We are excited for the passion, leadership, and stability that he brings to our church. In the coming months we hope to establish key goals for the church.

As a council, we hope to take on some recommendations brought to us by some of our committees such as improving the aesthetics of the grounds. In addition, our Constitution Committee is hard at work drafting a document which will make the workings of our church body more efficient. There are many great people doing great work at our church.

In a time of new beginnings it is important that we take the time to listen first before we act on any changes. Pastor Brennen has already begun the process of listening and as a Church Council we will do the same. As the Church Council chair I am open to meeting with you and listening to your needs and concerns. Email is the best way to get in touch with me. I can be reached at efrain.arredondo@dayton.k12.or.us

Efrain Arredondo
Council Chair
Facilities Update
It is our pleasure to announce that on September 29th MCM will be formally implementing our Tobacco Free Campus Policy with a kickoff rally at the church. A celebration will be held in conjunction with Yamhill County Health and The American Cancer Society.

Please mark your calendars for September 29th!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Library Update
The Co-op is fortunate to have an attractive space for the adult library, an up-to-date and growing collection, members of the congregation who are faithful and discerning readers, and a dedicated group of volunteers who enjoy keeping the library relevant to the mission of the church and in harmony with the gospel.

Here are some small ways that you can help to build a better library:

1. Donations: We love to receive the gift of books you have enjoyed, but we can only accept donations without conditions. 

2. Memorials: When a friend or someone you love dies, it is often a loving way to celebrate a life by donating a book in that person's memory. You can talk with a member of the library committee (see below) and select a book or books for the collection for the amount you wish to spend. A bookplate, or bookplates as appropriate, with the name of the person you wish to honor will be placed inside the front cover.

3. Celebration books: Celebrating a special event? Anniversary? Birthday? Wedding?New baby? Or just a happy day? Spread the joy and buy a book or DVD for the church library. This is particularly effective for children, who love to read and point out "their" book to their friends. The childrens' library is in the Social Hall

Gifts like these not only build the library; they build community and a resource that all of us can use and enjoy!

Please feel free to make suggestions, ask questions, and use your library. When you check out a book, just sign it out on the clipboard provided.

Doreen Pittman
Carol Marshall
Ann VanSickle
Scholarship Update
Congratulations to our five college bound students! All applicants were given a great send off with $600 from the MCM to further their education. Each student was asked to answer three questions. Included here is one answer from each!

It's Official-
We have a new Pastor!
On Sunday, September 10th Pastor Brennen Guillory was installed as the pastor of the combined churches of McMinnville Cooperative Ministries!

Pastor Brennen was welcomed with song, scripture, promise, love and officially installed at the special Installation Service pictured to the left.

The service was led by Pastor Susan Kintner, Assistant to the Lutheran Bishop and included Tim Overton-Harris, the Methodist District Superintendent as we;; as pastors from Lutheran, Methodist and Baptist churches participating in service, readers from our congregation and the sermon was give by pastor Catherine Davis of Newberg First United Methodist Church.

A wonderful reception followed with members from the community as well as our congregants.

Welcome Pastor Brennen!
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