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SUMMER NEWSLETTER Summer Student Outreach

We’re excited about some Local SW Portland outreach events we’re calling “The Net” (taken from Jesus’ parable about the kingdom of heaven being like a net in Matthew 13:47-52). These events will be a time with pre-event prayer, pool time fun, and relationship building with other students at local SW Portland pools. The big idea is that we will enjoy some time at a local pool connecting with other students from the area by playing water basketball (or other), then inviting them to our next gathering/ event.

Outreach dates on the following page

Summer Student Outreach Dates Raleigh Hills Swim Center

Tuesday, July 18 | 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM | Raleigh Hills Swim Center

Wilson Pool

Tuesday, July 25 | 11:45 AM - 2 PM | Wilson Pool

SW Community Center

Tuesday, August 8 | 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM | SW Community Center

Wilson Pool

Tuesday, August 15 | 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM | Wilson Pool

SW Community Center

Tuesday, August 29 | 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM | SW Community Center

Outreach Event Details 11:45 AM - Departure from PCC 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Swim Times 2:30 PM - Return to PCC RSVP For Ride


Witness Boot Camp

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Chapel

Basic Auto Small Group

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | PCC Parking Lot

Following Witness Boot Camp, Students who want to learn basic and emergency auto care should join us for a free lunch and hands on tutoring with car care specialists for this skill building event.


Witness Choir Tour

Saturday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 28 | Redding, CA

Middle School students (grades 6-8) perform in Sunday services throughout the year. They are also featured in Portland’s Christmas Celebration concerts every December. In June, Witness takes a 5-day music/missions trip out of state. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM.


Grade Transitions

Sunday, July 2, 2017 | Fireside Room

New 6th Graders & Families RSVP HERE for an after service lunch in the fireside room! New 9th grade meet in the youth center @ 9AM.

Dairy Queen Find a Friend

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students who want a little extra time to hang out can meet at the church at 5pm and bring their own money for dinner at Dairy Queen (Garden Home). We shuttle them from the church and be back in time for Middle School Church Service (7:00-8:30 PM). RSVP HERE


Middle School Only Summer Camp

Sunday, July 9 - Thursday, July 13 | Silver Lake Camp

Ages: 6th - 8th grade Estimated Cost: $285 (Full Payment due by June 21)

Movie Night

Wednesday, July 12 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | The Case For Christ

Middle School Hiking Trip

Wednesday, July 19 | 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM | Elowah & Wahclella Falls

Get ready for a moderate day hike to Elowah & Wahclella falls! Registration starts at PCC at 11:00 AM. After our two hikes we’ll be heading out for fast food then to getting back to PCC right around 6:15 PM so we can get ready for an incredible Wednesday night Service! RSVP HERE Bring your own dinner money: $5 (Recommended) What to Bring: Signed Release Form, sack lunch, sunscreen, hiking/athletic shoes, water bottle, snack, etc.


Super Sized Wednesday @ Enchanted Forest Wednesday, July 26 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Enchanted Forest

Our group will meet at the church to a forested theme park just south of Salem. Afterward, we will eat an early dinner, amd return to serve at Mega Sports Camp at the PCC campus that night. RSVP HERE What to Bring: Sack lunch, signed permission slip, $35 (includes transportation, Enchanted Forest admission and unlimited ride tickets) Bring your own money for dinner!

Mega Sports Camp Serve

July 24-27 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Portland Christian Center

We need your help! Sign up in our new online registration to help serve the children of SW Portland for this special event!


Robert Gray Sports Night

Wednesday, August 2 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | PCC Gymnasium

Join us for a night of kickball and other sports. Our group will meet at the PCC Gym enterance at 7PM and will walk up together to Robert Gray Middle School, then return by 8:30 to the same spot for pick-up.


Super Sized Wednesday @ West Slope Wednesday, August 9 | 2:00 PM - 8:45 PM | West Slope

We plan to swim for several hours before BBQing in the park, then branching out to the school for capture the flag and other sporting activities. We will include time for a Bible lesson, snack and more fun before pick up at 8:45PM (at the swim center) or 9PM at PCC. Students may either RSVP HERE to ride in the shuttles or they may meet us at the Raleigh Hills Park and Swim Center: 3500 SW 78TH Ave, Portland, OR 97225

Church in the Park

Wednesday, August 16 | 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM | Hamilton Park

Includes: Food, Games, Scavenger hunt, Small Groups, Hang time and More!! Address: 4300 SW 47TH Dr. Portland, OR Parent Drop off/Pick Up @ Park *Shuttle riders leave PCC @ 6:15PM and return after 9:00PM


Swim Night @ Wilson Pool

Wednesday, August 23 | 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM | Wilson Pool

Includes: Two outdoor pools: 6-lane lap pool with diving board and family leisure pool with current channel, vortex, tot slide, water slide, and zero-depth water play structure.

Community Care Day

Saturday, August 26 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Robert Gray Middle School

We need you to join with us to bless the local campus of robert gray middle school. the project involves landscaping work, such as trimming bushes, pulling weeds, cleaning walkways and parking lots and spreading bark dust. All ages are welcome, and families are encouraged to work together.

Back to School Bash

Wednesday, August 26 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Fireside Room

LIABILITY RELEASE FORM EVENT I give my permission for _________________________________________________ to attend the following Middle School activities: May 6, 2017 MS Basic Auto Small Group: July 5, 2017 MS Dairy Queen Find a Friend: July 19, 2017 MS Hiking Trip: July 26, 2017 MS Enchanted Forest Aug 9, 2017 Super Sized Wednesday @ West Slope Aug 16, 2017 Church in the Park (Hamilton Park): Aug 23, 2017 MS Swim Night @ Wilson Pool: Aug 26, 2017 Community Care Day (Robert Gray MS): MS Student Outreach Pool Days (July 18, 2017 Raleigh Hills Swim Center, Wilson Pool, Aug 8, 2017 SW Community Center, Aug 15, 2017 Wilson Pool, SW Community Center):

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I acknowledge that participation in the activity above involves risk to the Participant (and to Participant’s parent or guardians, if Participant is a minor), and may result in various types of injury including, but not limited to, the following: sickness, bodily injury, death, emotional injury, personal injury, property damage and financial damage. In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the activity described above (the “Activity”), the Participant (or parent/guardian if Participant is a minor) acknowledges and accepts the risks of injury associated with participation in and transportation to and from the Activity. The Participant (parent/guardian) accepts personal financial responsibility for any injury or other loss sustained during the Activity or during transportation to and from the activity, as well as for any medical treatment rendered to the participant that is authorized by Portland Christian Center or its agents, employees, volunteers, or any other representatives (collectively referred to hereinafter as the “Activity Sponsor”). Further, the Participant (or parent/guardian) releases and promises to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Activity Sponsor for any injury arising directly or indirectly out of described Activity or transportation to and from the Activity, whether such injury arises out of negligence of Activity Sponsor, the Participant, or otherwise. Photo Use Clause I hereby grant to Portland Christian Center a license to capture and store the name, image and voice of myself and the above listed child with respect to the above named activity for use in any printed, electronic or internet publications of the Church. I have been advised to read this document carefully before signing. I have thoroughly read the contents of this release and agree to the terms stated. _______________________________________ _____________________________ Participant’s Signature (if currently age 18 or above) Date _______________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature (Required if under age 18)

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I acknowledge that my/ my child’s medical release form is up to date. ______ (initial) Revised: June 2016