Our stories link us to each other, fusing unseen bonds that connect our hearts in camaraderie. Stories engage the whole person. They draw us in, engaging us mentally and emotionally, and often igniting physical responses like knee-slappin’ laughter or heartfelt tears of empathy, or an offer of sympathy through a hug, a note, or a text message. We always react to stories with our whole selves: mentally, emotionally, physically.
– Amanda Erickson
Too often we limit ourselves to our own experiences of God. But when we share our stories with each other, we come away will a fuller appreciation of the many ways in which God works in our lives. Our understanding is increased as we are open to the perspectives of others. Here, we will hear stories from our church community and about our church community. Our goal is to share with you insights from the past year regarding how the Holy Spirit is using Forest Grove Community Church as an instrument to facilitate Transformation in Jesus Christ in the lives of our church body.
We have chosen to post peoples stories without significant edits. People’s beliefs and opinions are their own and may differ from FGCC, we welcome this as a starting point for discussion as we believe that we are all in the process of transformation.
- Norma CoatesOn Sunday, April 30, 2023 we welcomed Norma as a member of our church.
- Marlene MatikoOn Sunday, April 30, 2023 we heard Marlene’s faith story and welcomed her as a member of our church.
- Taylor MistickokatOn April 9, 2023 Taylor Mistickokat declared her faith in Jesus, was baptized, and became a member of Forest Grove Community Church.