Portland News

December 29, 2019

Year End Evening of Fellowship

The congregation gathered on Sunday evening, December 29, to look back at the year 2019 through a slideshow of photos taken at church events throughout the year. As people arrived, they were served a light meal of bento bowls, with Bible verse fortune cookies for dessert.

Once everyone had settled down with their food, the year-end slideshow began, featuring photos provided by photographers Kenny Cripps, Bobbi Downey, Ryan Parker, and a few others who contributed for special occasions. Music from our own services played in the background and people could chat and reminisce as they watched. The program began with images from last January and went chronologically through 2019, including moments from March special meetings, the Easter Concert, the Memorial Day Clean-Up, Camp Meeting, Youth Camp, fall special meetings, and the various Christmas events. There were also photos from the regular weekly services and Sunday school classes, friends and families together, and plenty of adorable shots of youngsters.

After seeing so many great moments from a single year, we could not help but be thankful for this church and the family of God that we are blessed to have fellowship with. Seeing it all in less than an hour’s time also reminded everyone that we do a lot in a year! We look forward to more of the same in 2020.

Click here to browse through photos from our 2019 events on our Flickr page.