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Women's Retreat 2017

April 28th - April 30th, 2017

$220 - $405

Women of Morning Star! Are you ready for a weekend getaway? Women’s Retreat is coming up, and you don’t want to miss this one! On April 28-30, we’re headed back to the Agate Beach Inn in Newport. “Living Loved & Loving Well” is our theme for 2017, and our speaker is Jill Nelson, former Morning Star staff member and currently the Children’s Ministry Director at The Grove Church in Albany. Jill will challenge us to understand and believe in the depth of our souls that we are loved unconditionally by God, and discover how that understanding can transform every other relationship in our lives. We will learn, play, laugh, eat, sleep and worship together, with the gorgeous Pacific Ocean as our backdrop. We’ll see you at the beach!

Balances and final registrations are due no later than April 16. You will receive a confirmation email when your registration goes through (a 50% deposit is required to submit your registration). If you have not received a confirmation email, your registration did not go through.

Prices are per person.

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Baptism Service

May 7th, 2017

Jesus changes everything, and He changes us from the inside out. Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change, a public statement that we love Jesus and want to follow Him all our days. Sunday, May 7, in all three services, people are taking that step of obedience. Come and celebrate with them what God is doing in their lives!

If you love Jesus and want to follow Him in baptism, register here!

We ask that you be 10 or older.

We ask all to come to one of the Baptism Preparation classes. Classes will be April 23 @ 9 am & 11 am / April 30 @ 6:30 pm in the Jerusalem modular.

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Mama Tribe Sunday Mornings

May 7th, 2017


Potty-training accidents,

grocery store meltdowns,

constant power struggles . . .

Gosh, we love our little kids, but parenting can be really overwhelming! If you are a mama who can relate, join us for an eight week gathering—equal parts book club/support group/prayer meeting—as we read through the book Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breath, pray and encourage each other in the beautiful and messy journey of parenting.

Mama Tribe Sunday Mornings

When: Sundays at 11 am running May 7-June 25

Where: Capernaum modular (C3)

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Morning Star Kids: Day Camp Counselor Training

May 13th, 2017

Training will take place at Canyonview Day Camp, Silverton and will be followed by an open house and tour of the campsite.

You have the amazing opportunity to serve God by serving campers at Canyonview’s Day Camp this summer from July 31-August 4 when the kids from Morning Star will be attending. There is a great deal of responsibility that comes with this. You are encouraged to ask questions and learn about the ministry. To help, here are a few things that you must know.

As a camp counselor you…

  • Model good camp behavior at all times!
  • Are responsible for the health and safety of each camper in your group.
  • See campers on and off the bus in the morning and afternoon.
  • Know at all times where each camper is. (Doing head counts is not a bad idea.)
  • Are particularly watchful at swim and creek-walking times.
  • Make sure that campers are safely returned to parents back at the church.
  • Are responsible to nurture the spiritual health of your campers.

Bring your Bible, initiate conversation with kids, share your excitement with them about Christ’s love, lead by example, and most importantly...love them!


  • Must be at least 14 years old, absolutely no exceptions.
  • Must be an active member of Morning Star Community Church.
  • Must complete a background check application in order to serve.
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Baby Dedication

May 14th, 2017

Register now for Mother's Baby Dedication Ceremonies! Your child must be age 2 or younger to participate. Parents must attend preparation class prior to the ceremony date.

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I Belong . . .

May 21st - June 11th, 2017

I Belong is an opportunity to dive deeper. Deeper into your relationship with God. Deeper into your knowledge of Him. Deeper into connections and relationships with others. And deeper into the distinctives of Morning Star Community Church.  

This event is for all those who have already been through our Connect event at Morning Star, but have yet to really connect through serving and community groups. It is your “step two” to connecting at Morning Star.

We are going to spend 4 Sunday’s together, during the 11 am service in our Bethlehem modular—having lot of fun, engaging in great conversation, eating great food, and diving into this incredible journey of belonging…to God, to a church, and to a community—with a mission.

I Belong will be 11 am-12:30 pm at Morning Star Community Church on Sunday, May 21 and 28, and June 4 and 11.

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Highlife Beach Jam 2017

June 11th, 2017




Join us for a whole day of fun and games in Pacific City, OR. We’ll have food and SO MUCH FUN.

COST: $10

Schedule: Come to Sunlife at 9 am, buses will leave for Pacific City at 11 am and return by 7 pm

Bring a towel, change of clothes, sweatshirt, and sunscreen.

For students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the fall.

Senior retreat

RIOT Senior Retreat

June 12th - June 15th, 2017

$0 - $150


You've finally graduated. It's the beginning of the first summer of the rest of your life. What's the best possible thing you could do?

Come to the RIOT Senior Retreat.

It's the last hurrah. Join us for 4 days in beautiful Sunriver, OR; exploring trails, biking, chilling at the SHARC center, and hanging out with our RIOT crew one last time. Sign up now!


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Adventure Camp 2017

June 24th - June 28th, 2017


YOU are invited to Adventure Camp 2017 at Triangle Lake!

We want to help you get away from the craziness of life to connect with God, make new friends, and create some epic memories. While at camp you can go for a swim in the lake or try out some tubing as your rip through the water behind a boat! When you need a break from the waves, you can hang out on the beach or enter a sports competition! Maybe you'll even brave the forest and try out some paintball. We believe camp creates the perfect opportunity to strengthen your relationship with God as we hear from our camp speaker, as you dive into the Bible, and as you have conversations with your small group. Invite a friend and prepare for a life-changing week. We hope you will join us this summer!




Everything included—boating, food, fun, etc. We’re doing everything we can to make sure camp is affordable, because we don’t want ANYONE to miss it!

Camp registrations are due by June 22 at midnight. Final payments are due at Final Registration on June 24 (departure day).

Once you are registered you will receive an email with additional camp information (packing lists, schedule, etc).


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Great Xscape 2017

July 15th - July 19th, 2017

$0 - $150


WHO: Students entering 9th-12th grade in the fall

WHAT: The best high school summer camp ever!

WHEN: July 15-19, 2017

WHERE: Wasco County Fairgrounds, Tygh Valley, OR


  • Sibling Discount: 20% off each student (email kate@mstar.church for details)
  • Minimum of $10 deposit due at time of registration
  • $150 if registered by June 14 at 11:59 pm
  • The price jumps to $200 on June 15 at 12:00 am

Full payment is due by July 1st.

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July 30th, 2017

If you’ve already been our guest at one of our Sunday services, your next step in getting connected at Morning Star is coming to our Connect event.

No matter who you are, connecting at a larger church can be confusing or even intimidating. But we at Morning Star believe that there is nothing more important than being connected to Jesus and to His church. That’s why we created our Connect event—so people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures can come and find it easy to connect and be a part of God’s family at Morning Star.

At Connect, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other people new to Morning Star and some church staff, as well as learn more about who we are as a church, what we are about, and where you fit into God’s plan here and around the world. We do this in a relaxed atmosphere, with some great food and fun conversation. So take the next step to connect and sign up for the next Connect event. We look forward to seeing you there!


Young Adult Retreat

August 3rd - August 6th, 2017


This summer, we’re heading to another one of Oregon’s seven wonders . . . the coast!  Enter 2nd annual #yampingtrip at Honeyman State Park in Florence, Oregon. 

Let’s take a minute to get out of the heat and take a breath of fresh air!  There are plenty of ways to unwind. . . two lakes to swim in, kayaks, stand-up paddle-boards, hiking galore (there’s literally a trail called “Hobbit Trail”), sand dunes as far as the eye can see, sand boards, and oh yeah, the beach!   

We’ll also take the time to learn about how the things we do every day matter. Our habits, activities, and priorities help shape not only the people that we are, but the people we are becoming.  We will take some time to listen to God’s voice, and catch a vision for how He calls His followers to order their lives, do His work, and stay balanced and sane in all of it.   

Let’s rediscover what’s most important, together.