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Sunday Connections

10:00 AM Every Sunday


Sunday Connections

10:00 AM Every Sunday


It’s simple:  Adults connecting with God, with each other, and with God's mission in the world!
Enjoy coffee or a cold drink with the whole church after the first service in the From Room. Then, adults gather around campus at 10:00 AM in Connections. Opportunities also available for junior high, and high school students at 10:00 and children at 9:50.


SepTEMBER 9 - December 9 :: FALL Connections

COLLEGE/YOUNG ADULT (18 to mid 20’s)

Grab some coffee and join other young adults in the cafe area as we reflect on the Bible and discuss how it intersects with life's biggest questions. Led by Chris Andresen, Shannon Lucas, and Scotty Lucas. Meets in the Front Room.

THE BRANCH (late 20’s to early 40’s)

The Unhurried Life: Amid a face-paced and frenetic culture we have a suspicion that there must be a different and deeper way to live. Based on the book by Alan Fadling, we will consider together what it means to “journey out of the fast lane into the unhurried rhythms of Jesus” where gratitude, slowing, and savoring reorient our lives. Join us as we ask how the way of Jesus calls us to reconsider work, rest, relationships and productivity.  Zach Riley and Annie Dunn will be leading.  Meets in 201D

BUILDERS (40’s to early 50’s)

Soul Keeping: What exactly is the soul? And how do you care for it? “The health of your soul isn’t just a matter of saved or unsaved. It’s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It’s the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.”  Join us this fall in Builders as we view and discuss “Soul Keeping,” a video series by John Ortberg. Ben and Amy Carlson will facilitate a soulful time together.  Meets in 203D

LIVING STONES (50’s to early 60’s)

Colossians: Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians, “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (2:6-7). Join us the fall in Living Stones as we follow Paul’s advice to be rooted and built up in Christ together as we dive into this rich epistle.  Led by Ben Middleton. Meets in 105D


1 Samuel:  Join us this fall as we study the sweeping narrative of 1 Samuel, a book that begins with the instructive story of the prophet Samuel, goes on to detail the tumultuous career of King Saul, and culminates with the emergence of King David, “a man after God’s own heart.”  In all of this, we will be asking how God is speaking to us and our hearts through these profound and surprising stories. Led by David Woodford. Meets in Pearson Hall

GENERATIONS (all ages)

Psalm 145:4 proclaims, “One generation commends your works to
another; they tell of your mighty acts.” Come share life and wisdom with adults of all ages. The conversation will center on the pastoral message of the day and ask two big questions: What is God saying, and what are we going to do about it? Led by the Generations Team. Meets in Fireside


Grow practically and spiritually, be inspired, and create a real financial future for you and your family.  Learn and progress through Ramsey’s 7 financial “Baby Steps”. 10 Week Long Sunday Connection/ 10-11am/ Starts Sept. 9th/ $109. More info and sign up at:  Led by Joe Muratore. Meets in 107C





Exploring What It Means to Follow Jesus

The Alpha Course is a 10-week introductory course designed for those who are exploring the Christian faith, new to the church, or those who simply desire to grow in their walk with the Lord.  Alpha is a great way to meet other people.  Each week begins with a meal, followed by a video and small group discussion.The following topics are some of the sessions covered during our time together: 

  • Is There More to Life Than This?

  • How Can We Have Faith?

  • Who Is the Holy Spirit?

  • Who is Jesus?

  • Why and How Do I Pray?

  • Why Did Jesus Die?

  • Why and How Should I Read the Bible?

For more information about Alpha go to

The Alpha course coincides with our excellent Wednesday night children's activities including choirs and clubs that are filled with friendship and fun, as well as a great way for your child to grow in his or her young faith.  For more information on children's Wednesday night programs, click on the Children's page.


Our Alpha class starts September 19th at 5:45pm and includes dinner.  We'll meet in Room 105 D. Contact or the church office (527-4110) for information. Please let us know of your childcare needs when you call.


Life Groups

Life Groups



MCC sponsors a network of Bible study groups that meet in various homes on various nights during the week. These groups offer rich experiences of spiritual growth, relationship building and support. Each group pursues a study focus of their choice and the study sessions include Bible study and discussion, prayer and support for each other. If you are interested in joining a group or starting one fill out the form here.



Are you in your 30s or 40s and looking for a deeper connection at MCC? Mandy and Omar Torres will be hosting a small group Bible study focused on the characters of the Old Testament, which will last for 8 weeks.  No prep necessary, just show up!   We'll be meeting on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm, beginning September 20th.  If you're interested or have questions call Mandy Torres at (503) 929-2797 or email her at




Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 AM in the Fireside Room
Check back for fall start date and topic
                                        Kay Haley: 523-0607

Tuesdays  9:30-11:30 AM in 105 D
Check back for fall start date and topic                                          
                                   Melinda Riley: 522-3576  
    Carole Phillips:

If you would like more information or would like to sign-up for one of these Women's Spiritual Formation  groups, contact the people listed or email to



THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER :: Here’s a rich time of prayer, prayer for each other and prayer for the needs of the congregation.

Meets every Thursday morning, 6:15-7:30 AM in the Fireside Room.


Life Group Interest Form

Life Group Interest Form

Are you interested in starting or being a part of a life group community?  Let us know what you are thinking and we'll follow up with you!

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