Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ

NIN 2018Who Is My Neighbor?

by Carolyn Rux, Missions and Social Action Ministry Chair

The Neighbors in Need offering, which will be received on Sept. 30th and Oct. 7th, supports the UCC ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. The advocacy work includes the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties, and environmental justice. One-third of the offering supports the UCC's Council for American Indian Ministries. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Consider this special way of helping your neighbor.

SingForJoyGreetings from the Choir & Music Team

by Ian Timmons, Music Director

Greetings from the Choir & Music Team here at Kairos Milwaukie! We had a wonderful summer of music team led worship and lively congregational singing and are now ready and excited for the return of the Choir for its 2018/2019 season!

As always we are looking to grow our choir family so if you are interested, please don't hesitate to stop by and check out a rehearsal - all levels welcome. Don't read music? That's Ok! Haven't sung in a while? We clean off cobwebs!!! Coming together to sing is a joy that really, I have found no other to compare to. Granted, I'm the director, but I still say this with very little bias. First three Thursdays of the month (check the church calendar to confirm) we rehearse from 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the sanctuary. Please, please stop on by!

In the coming months look forward to a fall music fundraiser put on by the Choir/Music Team/Special Guest performers to help continue the thriving success of our music program. And finally, I'm happy to be officially announcing our special Christmas presentation: VIVALDI GLORIA - featuring Kairos Choir and friends! So much more to come, stay tuned!