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Join LOUMC in Shepherds’ Run Christmas Eve

Members of the congregation of Lake Oswego United Methodist Church invite the community to join in a Shepherds’ Run and deliver cookies to those who must work Christmas Eve to ensure the public’s safety and wellbeing, such as police and fire stations, hospitals and convenience stores.

The run will follow the 5 p.m. family service, which features an unrehearsed children’s pageant. Those participating are encouraged to bring cookies, fruits or other treats for distributing to the various places of business.

A traditional service of lessons and carols with choral, handbell and organ music will be held at 10 p.m.

LOUMC is located at 1855 Southshore Blvd. For more information, call 503-636-8423.

LOWC’s holiday lunch set for Dec. 18

The Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition will hold its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 18 at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego. The program features Lakeridge High School’s Company show choir and the Lakeridge String Quartet, made up of students Avery Dauphinais, Molly Walker, Michael Gilroy and Nora Gyganiak.

Tickets to the luncheon are $19 for members and $21 for non members. Membership is $10 per calendar year. To make a luncheon reservation, call the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce at 503-636-3634.

Shoes, socks and coffee cups needed for homeless

Mary Spence of Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego is collecting used men’s shoes, new socks and unwanted coffee cups for the homeless who frequent the dining hall at St. Francis of Assisi in Southeast Portland.

Volunteers from the church and community serve a hot meal to between 300 and 400 people each day, except Saturday. Donations can be dropped off to the church office at 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego. For more information, call Spence at 503-697-9456 or St. Francis at 503-232-5880.

Aquatic spa provides therapy for medically fragile children

The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center has opened a new aquatic therapy spa, which will be used for therapy sessions for its residents. The center offers 24-hour skilled nursing care for children with profound disabilities and complex medical needs.

The new spa, which was hoisted by crane and lowered into Providence Child Center through the roof, replaced a well-used one. Charitable gifts to Providence Child Center made the upgrade possible, and donations also maintain the ongoing therapy sessions for the children.

The Center for Medically Fragile Children is located at 830 NE 47th Ave., Portland.

Awakening Faith Reconnection series to begin Jan. 8

The Returning Catholic Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Church invites inactive and semi-active Catholics to come together to discuss their faith. The Awakening Faith program provides an opportunity for people to reconnect with their Catholic faith.

The program begins Jan. 8 and meets weekly through March 13 to discuss topics such as spirituality, “Who is Jesus?,” “do we need the Spirit,” “can I accept God’s mercy,” “can Mass make my life meaningful” and “the church and me.”

Four additional weeks of lessons may be added.

Sessions will be held each week from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the parish center’s Cana room from at Our Lady of the Lake Parish Center. 650 A Ave., Lake Oswego.

For further information, contact Irene Boone at 503-636-3125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Margaret Jamieson at 503-635-2915.




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