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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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 527 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 $7,300,000 build potential.
The vision is to increase our previous 70 seat chapel to a 300-seat civic auditorium and events center — not only for church gathering and worship, but also to host
community events (school 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. Our goal is 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 people’s good.
We installed 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, and more.
"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."
Despite our losses, ministry doesn’t stop. We are temporarily gathering in a modular building that has been constructed on our otherwise empty property. 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 reaches out providing a path to freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
We have provided 6 households with temporary long-term housing through 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 also purchased a tractor to aid in fire debris clean up and land restoration. We started an initiative to build and deliver 150 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 have installed 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, and more.
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.
Past Sermons & News
News • KEZI 9
The September 7th Fire
Support • After the Fire
Song • Blue River Run
Our Service Schedule
Gathering now at Living Water Family Fellowship (temporary facility) on site at 52353 McKenzie Hwy, Blue River.
9:30 am — “Foodowship” (food and fellowship)
10:00-11:15am — Worship and Word
Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Join Us LIVE on YouTube & Facebook
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.