Stolen Church Trailer Found

EUGENE, Ore. — A cargo trailer stolen from a Eugene church this week has been found. The pastor of University Fellowship Church says police found the abandoned trailer in the Creswell area, but all the musical instruments and equipment inside were gone. The trailer disappeared Tuesday morning. The pastor says it had a new sound … Continue reading »

Vandals Tag Eugene Church

EUGENE, Ore. — A vandal targeted a north Eugene neighborhood, and a church was one of the victims. The damage, while limited, is clearly visible on the back of the Emerald Fellowship Church, just off Cal Young Road near Gilham Road. Someone painted the letters “TCC” on the back on a door. There are a … Continue reading »

Church Fire Leaves Heavy Smoke Damage

ALBANY, Ore. — From the outside, the 104-year-old church looks like it did last week: intricate brick designs and lavish greenery, but after an electrical fire early Monday morning, the interior of the Willamette Community Church begs to differ. Albany Fire Marshal and Division Chief Mike Trabue says the fire started in the basement from … Continue reading »

Fireworks Sale Benefits Church

EUGENE, Ore. — A local church says the Fourth of July is helping to keep the church doors open. That’s because it’s selling fireworks to keep funding going. For the past 20 years, Crossfire Ministries has been selling fireworks for the Fourth of July. Those funds go directly toward its outreach programs, which the pastor … Continue reading »

OSU Students Take Pilgrimage

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some Oregon State University students embarked on a four-day pilgrimage Friday. They began their 100-mile journey from Corvallis to Portland. The group is part of the Newman Center Catholic Community on campus. Members say the walk is a time for deep personal reflection. “Three reasons of doing this one of them is … Continue reading »

Sonrise Church Holds Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Sonrise Church opened its historic doors to visitors Saturday, hopefully to those with some sort of construction or preservation background. The more than 100-year-old church is at risk of demolition. The congregation knows the structure needs help and is willing to donate it to someone who might be able to relocate and preserve … Continue reading »

Church Hopes to Save Historic Chapel

EUGENE, Ore. — A 120-year-old church in north Eugene is in need of a savior. The congregation at Sonrise Christian Church says while it has many memories with the old chapel, it’s time for it to say goodbye. These days it’s used mainly as a storage space–candelabras and an ancient organ fill the corners. The … Continue reading »

Finding Faith Among The Tragedy

EUGENE, Ore —  Christmas Eve is a time to get together with family and friends, but given all the tragedy in our country recently it can sometimes be hard to find the meaning of Christmas. KEZI 9 News spoke with local pastor, Thomas Dodd, who says his recent sermons have focused on finding faith even … Continue reading »