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Oct. 5 religion notes

HILLSBORO - The Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County invites community members to attend an Interfaith Celebration Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 7:45 to 9 a.m.

The breakfast will take place at the LDS Church gymnasium, 2220 N.E. Jackson School Road in Hillsboro.

The goal of the breakfast is to encourage people from many faith groups to participate in the annual Intel/SOLV Washington County Clean and Green Project, which will follow the breakfast. The Clean and Green Project is a four-hour volunteer effort to clean up the environment and improve the community.

Forest Grove Superintendent Jack Musser will be the keynote speaker for the breakfast, and he will receive special recognition from the Inter-Religious Action Network during the event for his involvement in the Forest Grove Inter-faith Ministerial Breakfast.

There will be music, remarks from community leaders and a light breakfast available.

The Celebration Breakfast is free of charge, and no registration is required. To volunteer for the Clean and Green Project, go to www.solv.org, call 503-844-957 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (make sure to say you are with the Inter-Religious Action Network).

The Inter-Religious Action Network invites people from all faith communities to come together to build respect for our diversity and to provide leadership for the improvement of life in Washington County.

UNITY CHURCH OF BEAVERTON BEGINS CLASSES ON 'CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD' BOOK

BEAVERTON - Beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, Unity Church of Beaverton will host a Monday night class led by Jerry Preator, Director of the CWG Spiritual Connection Center.

The class will be about the latest and last 'Conversations With God' book covering 16 remembrances about death that support us in living more fully, such as death does not exist and birth and death are the same.

A love offering will be taken.

The church is located at 12650 S.W. Fifth St.

For more information call Jerry at 503-799-4317 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TIGARD UMC ESTABLISHES NEW FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE

TIGARD - Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 S.W. Walnut Place, announces new times for the fall, which include 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services, and 9:30 a.m. Power Xpress Sunday School.

All children are invited to participate in Power Xpress Sunday School, which is a hands-on approach to telling stories of the Bible through art, Bible skills and games, dramatic play, cooking and science.

Children are currently involved in a five-week study of the story of Mary and Martha. This will be followed by a 5-week unit on Elijah: Trusting God, and a 4-week unit called The Gift of Jesus.

For more information, call the church at 503-639-3181.

SPORTS AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT BEAVERTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH'S MEN'S MINISTRY BREAKFAST IN OCTOBER

BEAVERTON - Chris Johnson, author of 'Heaven's Field - Playing Sports for Christ,' will be the guest speaker at the men's ministry breakfast at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., on Oct. 14 at 7 a.m.

Johnson, who has a passion for helping people recognize their God-given talents as they relate to sports, played varsity baseball at Pepperdine College. A resident of Beaverton, he is a national accounts manager for Oregon Scientific, a Tualatin-based sports and outdoor channels company.

He and his wife have been married for 19 years and have a son and a daughter who are active in sports.

'Since sports is a part of so many families these days, I decided to write a book for athletes and their parents focusing on the need to glorify God in everything we do, including sports,' Johnson said.

The event is open to the public free of charge and includes a continental breakfast. For more information, contact the church office at 503-646-2151 or visit www.bcc.org.

TUALATIN UNITED METHODIST CELEBRATES OPENING OF HEALTH CLINIC, SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH MEALS

TUALATIN - Tualatin UMC is looking for volunteers who wish to help with the supper provided to volunteers at the free Essential Health Clinic open in Tigard each Wednesday evening. For more information or to help, call the church at 503-692-1820.

The clinic is located at 15298 S.W. Royalty Parkway, in the Washington County Health Clinic building. The clinic's hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m., and patients are asked to check in between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Medical attention will be offered to those without insurance who are experiencing a number of ailments, including acute infections (ears, eyes, skin, bladder, etc.), fevers, recent onset of acute pain, rashes, asthma, minor burns, minor injuries and gastric distress. For more information on the clinic, call 503-846-4919 or visit http://essentialhealthclinic.org.

Tualatin UMC is also sponsoring a peace vigil on Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

The vigil will take place between Martinazzi Avenue and Tualatin Sherwood Road, across from Fred Meyer.

Everyone is invited to join.