Living Water Family Fellowship

“Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, they will raise up the former devastations; And they will repair the ruined cities…”  Isaiah 61:4

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THE HOLIDAY FARM FIRE

01.

On Sept. 7th, 2020…

The Holiday Farm Fire blazed through the McKenzie River Valley, resulting in 100% total loss of the church facilities.

This included the chapel, the pastor’s house, and the new ministry house. Twenty of our families also lost their homes—70%of our congregation.

Over 527 other homes and structures in the McKenzie Valley were also destroyed, and the beloved natural beauty of the region would never be the same again. 

02.

The Aftermath

Although we mourned our losses, ministry never stopped. In response to the fire, our families and church network came together to provide hope to others who were affected by the disaster. 

We provided temporary long-term housing for six households and gave out 100+ pairs of boots, 15 generators, and many RV supplies. We also started an initiative to build and deliver 150 8’x8′ sheds to owners who lost their homes. Plus, countless acts of love and kindness abounded.

03.

The Vision

We soon realized that we could do more than just rebuild. Instead, we decided to “build this vision” and serve the community in ways that were unavailable yet desperately needed before the fire. 

Our vision is to construct a 300-seat civic auditorium and events center run by a nonprofit organization. This will provide space for church gathering and worship, but also community events, a commercial kitchen, and a daycare/preschool.

04.

The Foundation

A project of this size might seem impossible for a congregation of 25 people—especially since it will cost $7.5 million to construct. But with creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, God has shown us a way. 

We’re creating a new nonprofit organization to handle the development, fundraising, and daily operation of the civic auditorium. The Living Water Foundation is applying for millions of dollars of state and federal funding to support our vision. 

We believe that God is calling us to be outward-focused and serve the social, economic, and spiritual needs of our community.

Therefore, we are starting the Living Water Foundation and building this civic auditorium and events center! Currently, we’re using a 30’x60′ modular building for church purposes, foundation planning, and community general use. Contact us if you’re interested in holding your meeting at our modular building or if you have any questions—plus, check out the Living Water Foundation website to see what our new build will look like.

 

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Community with others

As image-bearers of God, humanity was created to live in community.

The church is in its greatest expression of love when we live in close proximity with each other as a community that gathers around the person of Jesus. 

Discipleship happens best in the context of relationships as we invite, invest, and inspire one another.

Do you need food or help?

Do you need clothing?

Do you need cleanup?

Do you need transportation?

Do you need a genearator?

Do you need childcare?

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ISAIAH 61

"Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, They will raise up the former devastations; And they will repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations."

About: Living Water family Fellowship

Our mission is to experience and express Jesus, giving life, light, and hope to the McKenzie Valley and beyond.

“Living Water Family Fellowship is a community of people committed to walking in the principles Jesus taught, which are produced in us today by his Spirit as we gather to glorify God in worship and then go out to share the Good News as we serve the McKenzie Valley and world!”

Through Bible study and teaching, we seek His kingdom and equip individuals and families for life and service.

Our Service Schedule

We’re gathering at Living Water Family Fellowship (temporary facility) on site at 52353 McKenzie Hwy, Blue River.

Sundays:
9:30 am — “Foodowship” (food and fellowship)
10:00-11:15am — Worship and Word

Celebrate Recovery:
Thursdays at 6:00 pm

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"We would be honored to pray for your needs. We believe that God hears and answers the prayers of His people offered in faith."

–Pastor Doug Fairrington

Please email your prayer requests to pastor@blueriver.church

We have a prayer chain for urgent life-impacting requests that need multiple people’s prayers right now.

If you have a need that fits that category (e.g., someone has just been admitted to the hospital with a serious condition, been in a serious accident, been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, had a death in the family) please call Pastor Doug at 503-582-1078 and the prayer chain can be triggered.

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Celebrate Recovery

Every Thursday at 6pm

Contact Rod at 541-520-9864 or Sharla at 541-844-880

The purpose of the Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the “8 Recovery Principles” and “The 12 Steps of Recovery”. This experience allows us to “be changed.” By working and applying these Biblical Principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly a stronger relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program, we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher-Power, Jesus Christ.