Mission Church at downtown location
The Mission Church's Madras campus opened a year ago in the former Hatfield's Building downtown, with Pastor Drew Roberts.
Started 10 years ago in Bend, the Mission Church added a Redmond campus five years ago, then the Madras campus. The senior pastor is Brent Hofen.
The Madras congregation met on Sunday nights until Oct. 8, when the church changed to holding morning services at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
"Our heart is for the city that we are in, and we believe God has us in Madras for this reason," Pastor Roberts said.
Roberts noted, "We believe that every person has a unique story to share, and our desire is to connect those stories to the purpose of God. We believe that people matter, and that an empty seat is a serious matter."
"We are a 'pay it forward' church, and we are excited to share the love of God with the people of Madras," he said.
The church, located at 178 SW Fifth St., Madras, is open on Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Polar Express event
The church is holding free family Friday events. The public is invited to join an evening of family-friendly Christmas fun featuring "The Polar Express," at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8. The event includes a light dinner, crafts and plenty of hot chocolate.