adult discipleship

Discipleship is many activities focused on enhancing the ability of adults to live as Christ would have us live. We are called as a church, and as individuals, to love God, to love one another, and to make disciples. 

Discipleship helps us to learn more about God and helps us grow in our ability to love one another and to grow as disciples.  

Everyone is encouraged to routinely participate in fellowship before and after service on Sundays. Weekly and special opportunities to grow include classes, retreats, and small groups.  

For any questions contact Cynthia Younger (Walk To Emmaus) or Eric Stepanek (Discipleship Elder).

Theology Book Club

2nd & 4th Sundays @ 2:30pm

This is an informal group that reads a wide variety of books that are theologically themed. 

Sometimes we complete a book discussion in one meeting,
other times we spend multiple Sundays. 

We agree as a group how long we spend on a book,
and then decide together what we will read next.

Several days prior to each meeting book notes will be sent out.

Please contact Carol Domench if you are interested or join us on Zoom. 

Current book: 

"If God is Love: Rediscovering Grace" by Philip Gulley

Up next:

"Why Jesus Matters" by George Stroup

Activities for Men

Men Matter at East Woods.  Find your Place. 

  • Men's Breakfast

    2nd Saturday of Each Month - 8:00am at the Church

    The men of East Woods gather on the first Saturday of every month at  8:00 AM to share a unique fellowship over a great meal. Attendees lead a faith-based discussion on a biblical principle as it applies to everyday life.  The bond of caring men with common struggles makes coming early worth the effort.

    Visitors and friends are encouraged to attend.
    Contact Tom for more info.

  • Men's Happy Hour

    on break during the summer

    Invite a friend and join the men for a social gathering every fourth Monday of the month at 5:00ish PM for a time of fellowship across the street from the church at McMenamins, East Vancouver. Contact Tom for more info.

  • Men's Retreat

    October 2022 (tentative)

    This annual retreat is held in Lincoln City at the Dawn Treader Retreat.  Great accommodations, good people, tons of food, free time, and an interactive program make for a great weekend together. Contact Keith (209) 329-2761 for more info or to sign up. $125/person (scholarships available)

  • Men's Walk to Emmaus

    Fall 2022

    This is an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity for spiritual renewal with other men of faith. Whether you're a life-long Christian, or have only begun a relationship with Jesus, this life-changing weekend is for you. If you are interested in participating in The Walk to Emmaus please contact the office.

Activities for Women

Women's Bible Study

On break during the Summer. Check back for our Fall study.

Women's Retreat

Take a break from the daily grind for a time of companionship, fun, relaxation, good food and spiritual growth with the women of East Woods.

Summer 2022.

Spiritual Renewal

Participate in a once in a lifetime experience of spiritual renewal at the Women's Walk to Emmaus.

Fall 2022

New Members Class

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Interested in learning more about East Woods membership? Pastor Derek leads this interactive and informative two-day class to discuss these questions: 

  • How has God shaped our different journeys of faith to bring us here?
  • What makes Christianity different from other religions?
  • How has the history of the Church shaped Presbyterians?
  • Is East Woods the right fit for you?
  • What are the benefits and expectations of membership in this congregation?

RSVP to the church office by email or calling (360) 944-5841.