BEAVERTON – Community members at Eagle Ridge Church of God in Beaverton are eager to serve the community in new and exciting ways. Last July, the former Beaverton Church of God closed its doors and began a metamorphosis that concluded with the launch of a new satellite campus for Eagle Ridge Church of God in November.
“Looking to the future is always exciting, and this is no exception,” said Campus Pastor, Deb Yats. “We are exploring ways we can continue to be good, loving neighbors and join with others in our community to help Beaverton grow and be even better than it already is.”
This new campus is designed to be a type of community center and platform for outreach into the Beaverton community. While the updating of the interior of the building is mostly complete, the work to be done on the outside of the building is just beginning.
“We have plans to add areas to our outdoor space that will allow people to gather outside and enjoy the summer weather,” said Yats. Yats indicated that children’s play equipment, a deck, gazebo, and fire pit are all options being talked about for the property. Bill Greiner, Senior Pastor for Eagle Ridge added, “We have been entrusted to be good stewards of this property and the best way to do that is to make it usable for the whole community.”
In addition to developing the property and transforming it into a gathering place for the community, the church leadership and congregants are in the investigation and discovery phase to determine what areas of need they can meet in the Beaverton community; or come alongside other organizations that are already serving in key ways. “A project like this requires input and participation from everyone. We’re eager to get feedback from the people of the community on what areas of need we can help address and then work alongside them to make it happen,” said Greiner.
As a first step toward that goal, the new Eagle Ridge Church of God, Beaverton Campus, is holding an open house on Saturday, April 3 from 1-4 p.m. The campus is located at 2987 M-18 in Beaverton.
“We want to invite the community to come and check us out, eat some free food, and provide us feedback on how we can be of service to them,” said Yats.
The Open House will have games and activities for children, food provided by the church, and members of the congregation present and eager to listen and talk to community members; all following the most appropriate CDC and state guidelines for safety.