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.
- Faith StoriesOn Sunday, June 26, 2022 we welcomed Christina Maclean and Rebecca Anderson as new members to our church and watched Rebecca publicly declare her faith in Jesus.
- Sheldon ReddekoppOn June 12, 2022 we watched Sheldon Reddekopp declare his faith in Jesus. He was baptized and became a member of Forest Grove Community Church.
- Baptism Faith StoriesOn Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 we welcomed four new members to our church and watched them publicly declare their faith in Jesus.