A recycling, reuse, and sustainability fair. PlanetCon, hosted by Westside Master Recyclers, is a free community recycle and swap event for Washington County residents in Hillsboro. PlanetCon will be collecting everything from polystyrene (aka Styrofoam*), stretchy plastic bags, clean rigid plastics not taken in your curbside mixed recycling cart, (e.g. threaded caps), plus #2, #4, #5 and #6 containers and tub lids. (Labels and linings must be removed). We will also take batteries, small household appliances and electronics.  Please visit their website  for more information and details.

All ages welcome. First interest and run through after church, December 22nd. There is an opportunity for 7 readers this year, several “one line” parts and up to three narrator parts. There are also many "non-speaker" parts. Sign up in the Narthex.

Epiphany Pageant Interest Meeting and Run-through  Sun Dec 22, 5pm

We strive to know Christ more deeply and bring others to his redeeming grace.

Women's Christmas Tea  Sun Dec 15, 2pm

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist  Tues Dec 24, 5pm

ST. BEDE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR

Women of all ages are invited to our annual Women's Christmas Tea. There will be hot tea, fresh treats, and good conversations to share.

EVENTS

Burning of the Greens  Sun Jan 5, 5pm

Our yearlong congregational discernment process continues with more discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to join in this meeting.

Christmas Day Holy Eucharist  Wed Dec 25, 10am

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at our Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist service.

Discernment Conversation  Wed Dec 11, 6:30pm

Our celebration of the birth of Jesus continues with a Christmas morning Holy Eucharist service. All are welcome to join us on this special and peaceful day.

Planetcon  Sat Jan 11, 11am-2pm, Quatama Elementary School, Hillsboro

One tradition at St. Bede that we have enjoyed over the years is “Twelfth Night” or Epiphany celebrated with the annual Burning of the Greens. Parishioners burn their Christmas trees and other greens for a gigantic bonfire celebrating the light of Christ coming into the world on one of the darkest (and often the coldest) nights of the year. Bring your leftover Christmas cookies, fruitcake, etc. We’ll have an Epiphany cake and some wassail punch (non-alcoholic). Leftovers are encouraged and welcomed. Gather around 5 PM; the bonfire should be lit around 6 PM. Come and enjoy this last day of our Christmas celebration. Please inquire for location.