Annual Town Hall Meetings are Getting a Makeover

It's January, which means it's time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won't see "Town Hall Meetings" on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named "Conference Connect." The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we'll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the "Members in Ministry" point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children's Ministry, and Member Ministries.

Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can't make it in person, you can be there virtually!

Here's this year's schedule...

• January 27 - Eugene Adventist Church
    1275 Polk St., Eugene, Ore.
• January 28 - Grants Pass Adventist Church
    1360 NE 9th St., Grants Pass, Ore.

• February 17 - Meadow Glade Adventist Church
    11001 NE 189th St., Battle Ground, Wash.
• February 18 - Beaverton Adventist Church
    14645 SW Davis Rd., Beaverton, Ore.
(Will also be live streamed at

• February 19 - Bend Adventist Church
    21610 NE Butler Market Rd., Bend, Ore.

All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Oregon Conference Family...

We are grieving the loss of Katelyn (Katie) Marie Manteufel, a freshman at Lincoln City Adventist School, who was 16 years old. After collapsing during a PE class, Katie was not able to be resuscitated by on-site efforts, nor by medical personnel at the hospital. The coroner’s office has stated that Katie died of a heart condition she was born with called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
A graveside service at Eureka Cemetery in Newport (across from Bateman Funeral Home) will be held on December 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. All are invited to attend.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place at the Lincoln City Seventh-day Adventist Church (2335 NE 22nd St, Lincoln City) on January 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. All are invited to attend and celebrate the life of Katie.
Katie was eagerly looking forward to participating in a church mission trip to Peru. A fund is being established to complete a project there in her honor. This will be called The Katie Project in Peru. An account is being set-up at our local bank if you would like to donate toward this project.
We would like to extend a thank you to all of you for the prayers and compassion you have shown during this difficult time.

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