Town Hall: Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice

On February 23, 2017 the Social Justice Committee hosted a Town Hall to discuss the invitation for Central to become a member of the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, Oregon's new Sanctuary movement. At the meeting this packet of information was offered. It includes scriptural basis for this work, information about what it means to be a member of IMiRJ, and information about the rights of immigrants.

The meeting was recorded and has been sent to members via our email list. If you did not receive the link but would like to view the video, please contact Pr. Amanda. You can also make certain that you are signed up for all the email announcements you would like by visiting THIS page.

2017 January Semi-Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Report has been compiled! CLICK HERE to download your copy.

Please take the time to read about what your church family has been doing. What a blessing you are to each other, to our neighborhood, and to our world. You are building community, doing justice, and making peace.

please CLICK HERE to download the Approved 2017 budget.

2016 November Semi-Annual Meeting

We gathered on 11/20 after worship for our winter annual meeting. Our agenda was to hear from our Nominations Committee regarding Council nominations, a finance update from our Finance Team, and to vote on our Constitution.

2016 CLC Constitution - as in 2015, this Constitution includes only the required language from the ELCA Model Constitution. This document also incorporates the changes made by the National Assembly. A report of those changes can be viewed here. As these changes came from the National Assembly, they need only be ratified with one vote. If this constitution passes in this meeting it will have been ratified twice and will then proceed to the Synod Office for final approval. (Update: The Constitution was approved by voice vote.)

2016 Town Hall Meetings

These engaging meetings are created to help us to explore and create action items based upon our congregation's articulated goals for to read more about these goals, please read the June Messenger.

Our First Town Hall on June 16 discussed our Building Use Ministry. For notes on the discussion, please CLICK HERE.

Our Second Town Hall on June 23 discussed engaging young adults, youth, and children. For the notes on the discussion, please CLICK HERE.

Our Third Town Hall on June 30 discussed increasing Biblical knowledge. For the notes on the discussion, please CLICK HERE.

2016 Annual Meeting, January 31

Click the links below for copies of the preparatory documents for our Annual Meeting. Everyone is invited to the Adult Education hour at 9 AM on the 31st to discuss the budget in detail. If you have questions or concerns prior to the meeting, please contact our Finance Committee Chair, Lauren.

2015 Vitality Survey Results

Multi-Year Vitality Survey Comparison

Proposed 2016 Budget

Proposed Constitution (Note - the change being presented is that we will use only the required language from the ELCA in our constitution, allowing it to be approved more easily. Congregation specific concerns, such as the format of the Council, will exist in the bylaws. More information about this will be coming throughout 2016. If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Linda L.)

2014 Listening Season

At the beginning of Summer, 2014 our congregation set out to listen to one another in a comprehensive Listening Season.  All 140 family units were invited to participate and we were honored to hear from 125 families.  Thank you to everyone who made the time to sit and talk, including our diligent listeners.

To see the compiled anonymous results from each question you are invited to download the pdf's of our clustered responses.  The "plus" signs after responses indicate that this information came up in multiple conversations.

What Do You Want from Central?

Who is God Calling Us to Be?

What Role Can You Play?