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About Us

CHERRY PARK UMC CHURCH HISTORY:

Cherry Park United Methodist Church had is start when Willard Johnson, a layman in

Montavillla Methodist Church, suggested the need for a new place of worship in the

Cherry Park area. A place for the new church was purchased in 1955 at S.E. 106

th  and Market. The parsonage was constructed and on May 12, 1957 Rev. George Weber led

the first worship service in the basement of the parsonage, sixteen people attended.

Construction of the church building was rapid, and on November 2, 1958, the doors of

Cherry Park United Methodist Church were opened. An educational unit was added in

1962.

PASTORS INCLUDE:

Rev. George F. Weber, 1954-57 Rev. Raymond White, 1957-65

Rev. E. John Powers, 1965-69 w/Assoc. Rev Dr. Roy A. Fedge, 1965-67

Rev. Gregg Monroe, 1969-73 Rev. Edward Springman, 1973-75

Rev. Graeme M. McIver, 1975-76 Rev Edward Springman, 1976-78

Rev. Hugh Tattersal, 1978-82 Rev. Fredrick Kane, 1982-84

Rev. Emmett L. Shortreed, 1984-87 Rev. John Grimsted, 1987-98

Rev. Jeanie Stoppel, 1998-2002 Rev Roberta Thomas, 2002-06

Rev. Dave Bean, 2006-2012

Rev: Ted Meyers, 2012-present

Services

Sunday Worship—9:30am

Adult Sunday Class—Call

Adult Bible Studies- Call

Sunday School

Offered during  Summer Hours-call

 

Mission Statement

To provide a welcoming, inclusive, and loving environment in which all people may fully explore and develop their faith so that it is a vital part of how they relate to God, to others, to the community and the world we share.

Faith Statement

We strive to help each member of our congregation grow in their faith so they may come to enjoy a personal and real relationship with Jesus Christ. In the power of Christ’s Holy Spirit we seek to express our love for God in acts of love, self-giving, justice and service.

Music

Cherry Park’s music program features a dedicated choir under the direction of our gifted & professional music director, Catherine Nicewood. A variety of organ, piano, violin and special music, including instrumental solos and accompaniments, combine to deeply enrich each week’s worship experience.

Purpose

Our purpose is to know God and make God known

 

CHERRY PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NEWLY APPOINTED PASTOR: ( Rev. Ted Myers)

Cherry Park United Methodist Church wishes to introduce its newly appointed Pastor Rev. Ted Myers. Rev. Myers is an Elder in Full Connection in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference and has been in the ministry for nearly 30 years. Ted is a person of deep faith, who has a strong commitment to outreach ministry. In addition to serving at Rockwood UMC, Ted has been the pastor at Lakeview and Paisley UMC’s, Trinity UMC in Toledo, Oregon, North Star UMC in Nikiski, Alaska, First UMC in Klamath Falls, and First UMC in Ashland, Oregon, Rev. Myers has special training in community development work, hospice care, worship, and compassionate communication. He has served on the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and has been involved with The Village Support Network in SE Portland.  Cherry Park UMC is happy to have Rev. Ted Myers on board.

We invite you to come and hear what God has planned for all.

 

Ted