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History

Springfield First Christian Church made plans to plant a new Disciples of Christ Church in Springfield, Oregon in 1961. Sherman Moore was called to be the organizing pastor of the new church, the first of 11 pastors to serve at Northwood. The charter for Northwood Christian Church was signed on January 18, 1962. The Commissioning and first worship service was held on January 21, 1962. Frank Betzer was called to be the pastor in August 1962. For the first two years, members met for worship at Page Elementary School.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the church building were held on September 15, 1963. The first service was held in the new building on January 12, 1964.

In the 48 years of worship in this building, Northwood has gone through six phases of building: initial construction, added pastor’s office and entry; updating the original sanctuary; remodeling entry way, restrooms, and offices; building a sanctuary and remodeling the fellowship hall; and building the classroom wing, fireside room, and kitchen, and remodeling the old classroom wing.

As Northwood begins another 50 years, our purpose is the same: love God, love people, share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. Connect, Grow, Serve, Go.

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July 2014
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1 Staff Prayer Time
Location: Family Room
Time: 1:00pm -1:30pm

Women's Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Room 23
Time: 1:30pm -3:00pm

Memory Care Support Group
Location: Room 23
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

Open Gym Basketball
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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2 Alert & Alive Game Day
Location: Library
Time: 2:00pm -4:30pm

Middle/High School Youth Group
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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3 Library & Yard Crew
Location: Library/Church Grounds
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

College/Young Adult Group
Location: Swartout Home
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Praise Team Rehearsal
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

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4 No Events

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5 Rippstein/Southworth Wedding
Location: Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall
Time: 1:00pm -11:00pm

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6 Jump Start
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:15am -9:30am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Sunday School Classes
Location: Various Classrooms
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Traditional Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:15am -12:30pm

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7 Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals
Location: All Church
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Camp Fire
Location: Room 10
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm

Inspirational Sounds
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

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8 Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals
Location: All Church
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Staff Prayer Time
Location: Family Room
Time: 1:00pm -1:30pm

Women's Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Room 23
Time: 1:30pm -3:00pm

Board Meeting
Location: Fireside Room
Time: 6:30pm

Open Gym Basketball
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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9 Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals
Location: All Church
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Alert & Alive Game Day
Location: Library
Time: 2:00pm -4:30pm

Middle/High School Youth Group
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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10 Library & Yard Crew
Location: Library/Church Grounds
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals
Location: All Church
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

College/Young Adult Group
Location: Swartout Home
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Praise Team Rehearsal
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

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11 Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals
Location: All Church
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

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12 No Events

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13 Jump Start
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:15am -9:30am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Sunday School Classes
Location: Various Classrooms
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Traditional Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:15am -12:30pm

Women's Ministry Meeting
Location: Room 16
Time: 12:15pm -1:30pm

New Member Class
Location: Fireside Room
Time: 2:00pm -3:30pm

Middle School Frozen Yogurt
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

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14 Camp Fire
Location: Room 10
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm

Inspirational Sounds
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

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15 Alert and Alive Potluck
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 11:30am -1:30pm

Staff Prayer Time
Location: Family Room
Time: 1:00pm -1:30pm

Women's Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Room 23
Time: 1:30pm -3:00pm

Memory Care Support Group
Location: Room 23
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

Young Lives
Location: Fellowship Hall/High School Room/Nursery/Fireside Room
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

Open Gym Basketball
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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16 Alert & Alive Game Day
Location: Library
Time: 2:00pm -4:30pm

Middle/High School Youth Group
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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17 Elder's Breakfast
Location: Terese's Place
Time: 6:30am -9:30am

Library & Yard Crew
Location: Library/Church Grounds
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

College/Young Adult Group
Location: Swartout Home
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Men's Ministry
Location: Arbor South Warehouse
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

Praise Team Rehearsal
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

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18 No Events

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19 No Events

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20 Jump Start
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:15am -9:30am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Sunday School Classes
Location: Various Classrooms
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Education Meeting
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Traditional Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:15am -12:30pm

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21 Camp Fire
Location: Room 10
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm

Softball Game
Location: Bob Artz Park
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm

Inspirational Sounds
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

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22 Staff Prayer Time
Location: Family Room
Time: 1:00pm -1:30pm

Women's Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Room 23
Time: 1:30pm -3:00pm

Open Gym Basketball
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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23 Wacky Wednesday - Wild West Round Up
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:45am

Alert & Alive Game Day
Location: Library
Time: 2:00pm -4:30pm

Middle/High School Youth Group
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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24 Library & Yard Crew
Location: Library/Church Grounds
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

College/Young Adult Group
Location: Swartout Home
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Praise Team Rehearsal
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

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25 No Events

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26 Women's Breakfast
Location: Heritage House
Time: 8:00am -9:00pm

Middle/High School to Emerald's Game
Location: PK Park
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm
Tickets are $7 each.

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27 Jump Start
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:15am -9:30am

Contemporary Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Sunday School Classes
Location: Various Classrooms
Time: 9:45am -11:00am

Traditional Worship Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:15am -12:30pm

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28 Nomads Trip to Gold Beach
Location: Honey Bear RV

Camp Fire
Location: Room 10
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm

Inspirational Sounds
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

Softball Game
Location: Bob Artz Park
Time: 7:45pm -9:00pm

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29 Nomads Trip to Gold Beach
Location: Honey Bear RV

Staff Prayer Time
Location: Family Room
Time: 1:00pm -1:30pm

Women's Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Room 23
Time: 1:30pm -3:00pm

Open Gym Basketball
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

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30 CreationFest
Location: Kennewick, WA
This is a full weekend of Christian concerts.  ...

Nomads Trip to Gold Beach
Location: Honey Bear RV

Alert & Alive Game Day
Location: Library
Time: 2:00pm -4:30pm

Middle/High School Youth Group
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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31 CreationFest
Location: Kennewick, WA
This is a full weekend of Christian concerts.  ...

Library & Yard Crew
Location: Library/Church Grounds
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

College/Young Adult Group
Location: Swartout Home
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Praise Team Rehearsal
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

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