Soul (Connecting, Discipleship, Fellowship)

Our Savior’s “Church Life” does not only happen on Sunday mornings. It happens throughout the week at the church, at people’s homes, as well as lots of other locations. Fellowship Groups are developed to help you find your place in the life of the congregation. To fully be engaged in the Gospel of Christ, we encourage all to grow in their spiritual maturity by being meaningfully involved in three different aspects of Church Life…
  • Mind (Learning: Bible Study, Education, etc.)
  • Body (Serving: Service Opportunities)
  • Soul (Connecting: Discipleship, Fellowship)
Please note:
  • Dates /Times are subject to change. Please call the church office, to verify the information provided. Office: (503) 399-8075 e.308
  • Baxter Hill Community Hall (BHCH) is located on the church property, up the stairs. The building is behind the house located across from the garden plots.
Interested? Please contact Sarah Aguilar, Director of Church Life at [email protected]

Below are the ongoing fellowship opportunities that Our Savior's offers.
Throughout the year, we also have many planned events that are open to all.

Leader: Pastor Jody
Day/Time/Location: Tuesdays beginning September 13, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Library
Introduction: This will be an opportunity for conversation and reflection, this study will focus on the power of community. (Books may be found on Amazon or call your local book store for assistance.)  


Leader: Rachel Hagfeldt 
Day / Time / Location: 4th Sunday, 9:15 a.m.to 10:45 a.m., Baxter Hill Community Hall
Introduction: The Caregivers Support Group is open to anyone interested in how the body, mind, and spirit are needing support as we care for a loved one, family member, aging neighbor or serve in the community as a volunteer. The group offers resources such as  in- home care, respite, mental health, encouragement, and spiritual support. We welcome anyone interested in aging and support for all ages. Anyone who has been a caregiver or may be in the future will be benefited and welcomed.

Leaders: Bruce and Debbie Moyer
Day / Time / Location: Usually does a Spring and Fall Campout. 
Introduction: This is an RV group. Although when we camp where there are cabins, we have had participants join us. All members are welcome. If they have a campout where tents are allowed, tent campers would be welcome also.

Leader: Nancy Merzenich
Day / Time / Location: First Tuesday at someone’s home.
Introduction: This Life Group starts with snacks, personal conversation and prayer. The Holy Spirit leads our conversation, so we do not have a study as such.   

Leader: Clark Tiecke
Day / Time / Location: Varies
Introduction: We are a group of men (Men Of Our Savior’s Excursions) of all ages who meet together for fellowship events. All men are welcome. 

Leader: Sarah Aguilar
Day / Time / Location: Evening Group will be starting in Winter 2023
Introduction: Discover your ‘repurposed and upcycled’ life. Rayburn will help you see how some of your greatest disappointments, mistakes, and hurts can be beautiful treasures from God. Part memoir, part inspiration and self-help, this book will help you: * Unpack emotional baggage and deal with the past * Confront perfectionism and negative attitudes * Change your perspective on your circumstances * Let go of regret and shame * Build positive healthy relationships * Dream big and live with purpose.

Leader: Bill Distad
Day / Time / Location: Thursdays, 11:10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Sanctuary 
Introduction: Join us in the Sanctuary on Thursdays for Hymns, Readings, and Prayer. This is a time for reflection and meditation. It is a time to praise and worship with others during the week.

Leader: Rodger Magnuson and Russell Latham
Day / Time / Location:  Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m.to 8:00 a.m., Baxter Hill Community Hall
Introduction: We are active older men, each of whom has a strong faith in our Lord and are very supportive and encouraging of each other. 

Leader: Joan Gladow
Day / Time / Location: Varies
Introduction: We are a group of women of all ages who meet together for fellowship, along with Seminars and Women’s Retreat. All women are welcome. 

Leader: Sarah Aguilar
Day / Time / Location: Varies
Introduction: We are a group people who consider ourselves as ‘Young at Heart.’ We usually meet once a month for fellowship, special events and off-site gatherings.

Not seeing something that interest you? Want to start your own Church Life Group? Have an idea for a fellowship event?  Please email Sarah Aguilar, Director of Church Life at [email protected]

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 
not giving up meeting together… but encouraging one another…
Hebrews 10:24-25