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
On Sept. 7th, 2020
The Holiday Farm Fire resulted in 100% total loss of church facilities.
This included the chapel, pastor’s house, and the new ministry house. 20 of our families also lost their homes.
Over 400 other homes and structures in the McKenzie Valley were lost.
For our new facilities to host our community needs; our goal is to “Build this vision”, not “rebuild” what we had that fell short of meeting the needs of the McKenzie Valley. This means we are engaging in a dream and design phase along with a fundraising endeavor to increase our $600,000 insurance provisions to $3,000,000 build potential.
The vision is to increase our previous 70 seat chapel to a 150 seat (expandable to 300 seat auditorium) – not only for church gathering and worship, but also to host
community events (schools productions and concerts, business/employee day-use, family reunions, and weddings). A commercial kitchen for feeding the congregation and the hungry in our community (our school district is ranked at 95% poverty level).
A certified daycare/ preschool for parents and children in need. Currently, there are no such facilities in our rural region. To develop our eight-acre mountain/ rural land into a beautiful and inviting park-like grounds for recreation, restoration, solitude, and celebration.
In summary, it is our conviction that Holy Spirit is leading us to build a “destination”
for worship, community, and regional use, for God’s glory and peoples good.
We are installing a 30×60 modular structure to facilitate some temporary long-term church
and community gathering space during the building process. This will be used for small groups,
potential winter warming shelter, community workspace, internet learning pod…etc.
Despite our losses. Ministry does not stop. We are temporarily gathering at another church facility located 20 miles away. We continue to experience and express Jesus while we teach, equip, encourage, feed, and mourn with those who mourn. While we too have lost everything, “we mourn, but not like whose who have no hope”. Celebrate Recovery continues to reach out providing a path to freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
We continue to reach out by providing 6 households with temporary long-term housing in the way of RV’s and rental assistance. With the help of generous partners, we have given out 110 pairs of boots, 15 generators, and many RV supplies for winterization. We have met cash needs for gas, propane, food, lodging, transportation, and auto maintenance.
We have purchased a tractor to aid in fire debris clean up and land restoration.
We started an initiative to build and deliver 50 8’X8’ sheds to owners who lost their homes, providing secure dry shelter for tools and personal items and to encourage them in their journey to rebuild. This initiative is being adopted and led by other faith-based organizations now, and is growing into an amazing story. We are installing a 30×60 modular structure to facilitate some temporary long-term church and community gathering space during the building process. This will be used for small groups, potential winter warming shelter, community workspace, internet learning pod…etc.
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.
We want the world to discover that our identity is found in Him.
Therefore, both individually and as a community of faith we seek His kingdom, believing and encouraging certain principles taught by Jesus that change us and motivate us.
The Christ- Centered Life: Jesus declares that dying to self, dying to our agendas, dying to our preferences and ideals, and making Him the center of our lives actually leads to a full, abundant, and meaningful life.
The Spirit-Filled Life: Instead of our feeble, inadequate, and debilitated striving, Jesus promised the provision of Holy Spirit. He has provided us with an endless supply of His life being lived through us, by the indwelling of Holy Spirit.
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.
Prayer & Humility: Aligning is about creating space in our schedules to meet with God, giving Him permission to search our hearts and minds for any thought, feeling, or motive that is out of alignment with all that He desires for us.
Stepping into the margins is more than awareness or advocacy, it is about associating, sharing life, and rescuing those who have been ignored and victimized by this cruel world. We share love in practical ways and share the gospel boldly to heal the sick and set the captives free.
God’s Word is about taking a deep breath and inhaling all that He desires for us to absorb. At the same time, His Word is not intended to just remain in us, but that we would exhale and share His message to those around us.
Being a follower of Jesus means being a part of something bigger than our individual selves. Baptism and communion are sacred experiences that represent an outward expression of an inward relationship with Jesus and a declaration of being connected to a local community of Christ followers—the local church.
Family on Mission: A family that serves God by being on His mission, changing the lives they touch as well as their own. As families pray together, discuss God’s Word together, serve together and love a broken world together, it empowers them to live out their faith side-by-side.
Glorifying & Enjoying God: Worship is a lifestyle that permeates every aspect of our lives. Worship is seen in how we manage our money, how we run our businesses, how we parent our kids, how we respond to people, and how we manage our dreams and ambitions. The heart of worship is a heart that seeks God’s presence and enjoys God for who He is and all that He has done for us.
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Past Sermons & News
Mike Miller • Interview
News • KEZI 9
The September 7th Fire
Support • After the Fire
Song • Blue River Run
Our Service Schedule
Temporarily using Mckenzie Bible Fellowship’s Building in Leaburg, Oregon (17 miles west of Blue River).
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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: email@example.com
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.
In the rare circumstance that Doug cannot be reached, please call one of these numbers to reach someone and communicate your prayer chain request:
541-255-5486 • 541-822-3234 • 541-822-3336
"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."
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?
Food distribution • 2nd and 4th Tuesday 4:30 PM -- 6:30 PM
Do you need clothing?
Do you need cleanup?
Do you need transportation?
Do you need a genearator?
Do you need childcare?
Help us clean
Help us build
Offer your services
Every Thursday at 6pm
Contact: Rod: 541-520-9864, John: 541-255-5486, Sharla: 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.