Walk & Knock

December 2, 8:30 a.m.

Walk and Knock for the Clark County Food Bank

Come join other members of East Woods Presbyterian Church as we go through our neighborhood to collect donations for the Clark County Food Bank, as part of the county-wide Walk and Knock event. 

We will meet Saturday, December 2 at 8:30 AM at Pacific Middle School (1/2 mile east of East Woods), to organize, then go out into the neighborhood to pick up bags of food. We should be done in about 3 hours.

Both walkers and cars/trucks are needed. If you can help, please sign the clipboard in the Narthex. Contact Jeff Kennedy with any questions.

Thanksgiving Service

Churches in Partnership will have the annual combined Thanksgiving Worship Service on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 p.m.

This year the service will be at Cascades Presbyterian Church in Vancouver.



Panera Restaurant has generously donated a certificate good for 12 salads,one a month for a year, beginning January 2018 [$150 value]. 

Wouldn’t this be a nice present for yourself or perhaps a Christmas gift for someone you know?

We are selling raffle tickets for this certificate. 

The winning ticket will be announced on Sunday, November 19. You do not need to be present to win. 

Raffle ticket fees:

1 ticket - $5, 3 tickets - $10, 

5 tickets - $15, 8 tickets - $20

Youth Group Outing

November 17th

WINTER JAM is an incredible concert at the Moda Center in Portland

featuring the 10 top Christian musical groups from many different genres. 

We will meet at East Woods on Friday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 pm and carpool to the Moda Center. 

Because of this, Jeff Kennedy needs to know who is interested in going, 

and another adult or two who could help drive. 

Bring $15 for admission (tickets are purchased at the door) plus extra if you will want to buy food etc. 

For more information, contactJeff Kennedy, 360-600-3608.


In Pre-School class youngsters age 3-5 enjoy role playing Bible characters. Using the "Wee Believe” curriculum of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with its colorful, age-appropriate and user- friendly activities, the children learn that each is A Child of God, loved by God, who is Creator of all the World and You and Me, too.

Children's Choir

Children's Choir is a new addition to us here at East Woods Pres, and we are so excited to see this program set out! Any child is welcome to participate!  

Rehearsals are held the First Sunday of Each Month from 10:45 to 11:30am - during the 10:30am Service.  

Join us on the Second Sunday of each month to hear the children perform during the 10:30am Sunday Service.  

Elementary Students

Elementary students (K-Grade 2 and Grades 3-5) occupy their own classroom space. The Sunday school scope and sequence of lessons from the "We Believe" curriculum repeats every three years. In the fall we focus on worship.  In November we recount the Advent stories. Each Christmas the children present Lessons and Carols. The spring focuses on Jesus' ministry, death and resurrection.

Lessons & Carols

The children of East Woods Presbyterian Church present to you

"Lessons & Carols" under the direction of Hailey Vandewiele.

There are 8 lessons and five songs in these recordings.  We recommend that you play them in the following order to see and hear the story of Jesus' birth unfold with the help of these children. You may have to scroll to one of the other pages to find your media.  Enjoy this meaningful story.

  • Lesson #1  Isaiah 40:1-9
  • Lesson #2  Isaiah 9:2-6
  • Lesson #3  Luke 1:5-25
  • Lesson #4  Luke 1:26-38
  • Choir - The Holly and the Ivy
  • Lesson #5  Matthew 1:18-25
  • Choir - A Million Little Snowflakes
  • Lesson #6  Luke 2:1-7
  • Choir - The Friendly Beasts
  • Lesson #7  Luke 2:8-20
  • Choir - Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Lesson #8  Matthew 2:1-12
  • Choir - We Three Kings of Orient Are

Men's Breakfast

November 11th

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

All men are invited!  Bring a friend!

Men's Retreat

October 27-29, Lincoln Ci

Come join the men of East Woods for a time of reflection, fellowship, service, and recreation.  

Reserve time for this weekend from October 27 - 29th. Sign ups in the Narthex or contact Rich Adamson.  

For more information, click here for the flier: 2017_Retreat_Flier.pdf


October 29, 2017

On Sunday, October 29th East Woods will host "Trunk or Treat" in our parking lot.  

The time of the event is from 3 to 6 p.m.  

Bring the kids and their friends.  

We look to getting "spooked" and "ghouled" by the kids.

Restaurant of the Month Club

Join us for "Restaurant of the Month Club".  It’s an opportunity to get to know one another a bit better over a shared meal.  Each month we introduce a restaurant for members, family and friends to meet each month after our 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.  

Just save the dates and meet up with East Woods friends at our chosen restaurant. 

The next gathering will be September.

Dates to be announced.

Order your Scrip Cards

on September 3rd.

Annual Church Rummage Sale

Aug 25 - 8 to 4 pm

Aug 26 - 9 to noon



Our Annual Rummage Sale is this weekend! We have received many quality items.  Please come and check out what we have.


A few things to consider:

  • 1) Pfaff Creative Vision Computerized Sewing/Embroidery Machine with tons of accessory, software, kits, material, beautiful suitcases, the list is endless.  This was purchased for over $10,000 in 2011.  It was used twice.  We are selling for $4999.
  • 2) Signed Trailblazer's basketball from season 93-94 (Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, Buck Williams, Chris Dudley) for $200.
  • 3) Allen Digital Organ in great shape and plays very well.  We are asking for donation to the church and it is yours.
  • 4) Furniture:  dressers, hutch, sofas, bed, rockers, chairs, overstuffed chair and ottoman, chests, desks, lamps, filing cabinets, and lots of items.
  • 5) Household items - appliances, children stuff, clothing, books, outdoor furniture, bar-b-ques, and the list goes on and on.


And don't forget the baked pies, cakes and cookies! Get there early, everything goes fast.


We take VISA and MC in addition to cash and checks.

Further questions:  Call or email Peggy Konzek at 360-903-2168 or geopegkon@comcast.net

"Movie and Game Night" for the Entire Family

Friday, August 18th from 8 to midnight

Get the family and put this night on your calendar.  We will start with family friendly games until the sun goes down.  Then we will go to the backyard of the church, put our blankets and chairs out on the lawn and watch "Secret Lives of Pets" projected on the church wall.  If you need more information, please contact Jeff Kennedy or Cathy Roeper.

Family Movie Night

Join us on the last of the summer Family Movie Night on our east lawn. 

August18 - Secret Life of Pets

Ladies Dessert Social

August 6 at 7 pm

Join the ladies of East Woods for a "dessert" social the evening of August 6th.  This is an ideal time to invite a friend.  Who doesn't like dessert?

Snack Drive for Children's Center

Share a snack with someone who needs one! 

Join us and Epikos Church's Individually Wrapped Snack Drive for the Children's Center in Vancouver.  Let's see how many times we can fill the snack donation box between now and the end of August for children overcoming mental health challenges!

Bring your snacks to our box in the Church Narthex.

Any questions, reach out to Cathy Roeper at cathyroeper@gmail.com.

Bridgetown "Night Strike"

August 3,  7:00 - 9:30 pm

East Woods Presbyterian Church is soliciting volunteers to join us for a mission opportunity to participate in the BridgeTown Ministries, Night Strike. 

We have selected Thursday, August 3rd as our night to attend together. It is a unique opportunity for people to spend time under the Burnside Bridge every Thursday night to love people because people matter. It is an opportunity for members of Portland’s homeless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced.

There are 225 positions available any Thursday night. Some of the popular positions fill quickly. If you are interested in joining us for a Night Strike night under the Burnside Bridge then either reach out to me, Gwen Wagner, (gwendolynwagner@gmail.com) with your first, second and third choice or go to this link and register yourself. 

Either way, let Gwen know if you want to join us so we can plan the proper number of cars for this trip. The sooner you register for a job, the more likely you will get what you want to do. Please register for Aug 3rd if you wish to join the EWPC group. But feel free to go any Thursday and be a part of this special ministry.


https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1853575/false#!1853575/false/false (Select August 3rd)

Mission Work

Mission is important to the members of East Woods.  We offer mission focused activities and education during out Connecting Time each Sunday.  This is the schedule of events coming up during this time.

July 29 - Heritage Farm


A Study in Core Beliefs of Being a Christian

During 2017 East Woods Presbyterian will journey as a whole church, from the little ones to the most seasoned members, to believe the core truths of the Bible and to become more like Jesus every day. 

We will embark on a holistic study called “BELIEVE”. Grounded in Scripture, BELIEVE is a unique discipleship experience that helps Christians of all ages become more like Jesus in their beliefs, actions, and character. This topical, abridge Bible illuminates the core beliefs of the Christian faith to help you think, act, and be more like Christ. 

Over 30 weeks we will dive into BELIEVE and unpack 30 big ideas of the Bible. Everyone in the church will be touched by this study. Children and Family Ministries, Youth Ministries, Adult Ministries, Connecting Time and our sermons will emphasize the lesson for each week.

Our syllabus of study includes: 

10 Key Beliefs of the Christian Faith to “Think Like Jesus” 

The first ten chapters of Believe detail the core Beliefs of the Christian life. Together they answer the question, “What do I believe?” 

10 Key Practices of a Jesus-follower to “Act Like Jesus” 

The second ten chapters discuss the core Practices of the Christian life. Together they answer the question, “What should I do?” 

10 Key Virtues of a Person Who is Becoming More Like Jesus to “Be Like Jesus” 

The final ten chapters contain the core Virtues of the Christian life. Together they answer the question, “Who am I becoming?” This is an exciting opportunity for East Woods. We will grow together in belief, practice and virtue. 

"Who Am I Becoming?" 

And we finish in July with:

July 16 - Faithfulness

July 23 - Gentleness

July 30 - Humility

Life Line Screening

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at East Woods Presbyterian Church. 

Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. 

Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. 

Package 1

Plaque, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package - 4 tests for only $139.

Package 2

Add an Osteoporosis Screening for $10 more - 5 tests for only $149.

All for a $181 savings!

Preregister is required.  Go online TODAY at

www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or call 1-888-653-6450 and receive your “Community Circle” $10 discount and your Preferred Appointment!

Ash Wednesday Service

March 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

East Woods will provide a Shrove Tuesday Dinner and Ash Wednesday Service on March 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Use this service as a way to prepare yourself for lent and leading up to Jesus' trip to Jerusalem, to the cross and to the resurrection.

A special message from Lieutenant, CHC, USNR Bill Sperry (or as we know him, Pastor Bill) from his bunk at the Navy Chaplaincy Basic Training in South Carolina.

Women's Retreat

February 24-26, Lincoln City, Oregon

There is nothing like a weekend at the beach with your girlfriends. Well, we have one of those weekends planned for you.

The weekend of February 24-26 we will meet in Lincoln City to spend this time together exploring key life moments and how Christ has played a role in this.  We will also share meals, walks on the beach, personal stories and get to know each other better as women of faith.  

For more information contact Gwen Wagner at communications@eastwoodspres.org.   

It will be an amazing weekend to be with girlfriends!

Valentine's Day Fundraiser

Valentine’s Day Flower Bouquets

Order by Sunday January 29

Pickup Sunday February 12 from 9:30-12:00 pm

$25 each bouquet

Top-quality, farm fresh flowers will be shipped direct just in time for Valentine’s Day delivery. Each bouquet contains 12 long stemmed (50 cm) roses in your choice of red or white with 4 silver dollar eucalyptus stems. 

Note: We must receive at least 15 orders for each color in order to fulfill the orders. We will notify you if this happens. The vase is not included.  

Order the next two Sundays at the church or take this order form and send to this link at Peggy McNees.

Order form here

Please order by January 29th.

10:00 A.M.


Please join us for our Summer Schedule for Service.

We meet at 10:00 a.m. from June 26 - August  28. 

Family Movie Night

Summer in the Park

Our first Summer in the Park Night on the East Woods back lawn is back by popular demand. All of the movie begins at dusk around  9 pm. 

Bring a chair or a blanket and join the fun.  

Our Movie Repertoire:

July 1  "Finding Nemo" 

July 15  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 

July 29  “The Emperor's New Groove”

August 5   “Zootopia” 

August 19   “Frozen”  

Annual Family Camp

September 2-5

Get this on your calendar for Labor Day Weekend.

For the 2016 Family Camp Weekend, East Woods will join forces with First Presbyterian Church and their annual camp out.

The camp will take place Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 5 at Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria.

The cost is $75 a family for the weekend. 

Annual Rummage Sale

Friday and Saturday, August 26-27


Sign-up sheets for helping with set-up, working during the Sale and contributing to the Bake Sale are in Evergreen Hall (Narthex).

Donations may be brought to the church beginning Sunday, August 21.

Remember that old electronics do not sell well, and be selective about clothing donations.

For more information, contact Peggy Konzek, 903-2168.