Spirit of Grace is a highly engaged community where you can get involved in many activities, or if you prefer, just show up on Sunday morning. We have something for everyone!

We offer many ways for you to connect with other members, either casually or more formally. We are committed to changing lives, liberating the oppressed, finding the marginalized and forgotten, and walking with them in hope.

SOCIAL ACTION

City of Beaverton’s first Pride Parade, 2019

City of Beaverton’s first Pride Parade, 2019

RACIAL JUSTICE

Explore white privilege, racism, and implicit bias and assist the community to grow in our capacity to work for racial justice both locally and globally

LGBTQIA+ JUSTICE

Plan annual Reconciling in Christ worship services, help create an inclusive church experience, and participate in LGBTQ+ activities

Care to Share at St. Matthew

Volunteer at the food pantry with others, helping the food-insecure in our community

PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND

Educate the community, organize special events, network with other organizations focused on peace and justice in Israel and Palestine, and help with the Palestinian Film Festival

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SANCTUARY

Explore, advocate for, and lead discussion on how we can advance refugee and immigrant justice

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

Lead our advocacy on issues like affordable health care, housing, employment, and immigrant justice, working with the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good

SUSTAINABILITY

Lead the community into taking the necessary actions to support our biosphere, such as our recent addition of solar panels.

COMMUNITY

Leadership

Serve on a team guiding personnel, long-range planning, fundraising, stewardship, endowment, or other activities, all outgrowths of our elected Steering Team

OUTREACH

Develop an outreach strategy and materials to engage neighbors and the wider community

FINANCE

Assist with bookkeeping, check writing, payroll, oversight and data entry

AUCTION AND PARTY

Help plan or implement our annual auction and party, full of fun and community activities that extend all year long

Pastoral Care

Serve members in need with visits, phone calls, and meals

STEWARDSHIP

Conduct annual stewardship campaign and activities to raise money for church operations

PERSONNEL

Assist with staffing activities such as hiring, job descriptions, and annual reviews

BUILDING AND GROUNDS

DIRT SISTERS AND BROTHERS (LANDSCAPE TEAM)

Join a committed group of gardeners who meet weekly to maintain our beautiful landscaping

FACILITIES

Lend your handyperson skills to maintain and repair our facilities

BANNERS & PARAMENTS

Help create, maintain, store, and display banners, hangings, and vestments

SUNDAYS

Worship

Sign up to greet people at the door, start the service with a welcome, read scripture, lead music, manage our sound, pass offering plates, give children’s homilies, bake bread, and distribute communion

Hospitality

Help start the coffee, prepare refreshments, and clean up after our community hour

FINAL SUNDAY

Plan and implement our lay-led Final Sunday services

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Work as team on faith formation activities for children and adults

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