Mind and Body

Several programs at Smyrna are designed to improve the body and mind

Memory Cafe

Smyrna UCC’s Memory Café helps middle-aged and older adults learn ways to keep their brains healthy, and to learn about resources available to help them live independently, and/or care for loved ones with cognitive impairment. It meets the first Friday of each month from noon to 1:30. There is no cost, although free-will donations are accepted for lunch.  Reservations are required by the preceeding Wednesday.

Aging Backwards

“Aging Backwards” is a program offered through Oregon Public Broadcasting which helps adults regain flexibility and strength, and address pain.

Mary Namit and Carl Menkel lead the Aging Backwards classes using the DVDs on Mondays at 10 am in Friendship Hall

Come join the group, and continue the daily practice on your own at home – the program is available weekdays on OPB.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an excellent way of staying healthy by increasing your ability to maintain your balance. Virgil Foster leads Tai Chi classes at Smyrna twice a week:
10 a.m. Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. Saturdays

A typical class lasts about an hour and does not produce sore muscles or joints the next day. 
For more information contact about this activity and the small fee, please contact us.  No preregistration is required

Coffee and Friends

Coffee and Friends meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in the Pastor's office. Come join us to visit with friends and share joys and concerns.

Intergenerational Art Nights

The Art Night was introduced in June of 2016 by Heather Anderson, who was an art teacher in public school before moving to Canby a few years back. We assembled a team of Smyrna artists, and, based on interest, we made is a regular monthly event.
The schedule for Summer 2017 is:

Wed June 14 – Exploring Printmaking

Wed July 12  – Meditations on Mandalas

Wed, August 16 - Encaustic (Hot Wax) Painting


There is no charge for the art night, but freewill offerings will be accepted to cover the cost of the materials, and RSVPs are requested so that we have enough materials for everyone.
Thanks to all Smyrna’s wonderful artists!. 

Book Club

The current book selection is:

Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled the World 

Prayer Group

The Prayer Group meets in the Pastor’s office at Smyrna on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:30.

Health and Wellness

Each and every church is called to preach, teach, and heal.  Much of that work is related to healing and wholeness. We pray for the sick, visit those who are hospitalized and homebound, send cards, make telephone calls, and take food to offer a helping hand.  

We also encourage wellness and wholeness, as we, through our Frozen Assets program, and through the healthy food that we bring to coffee hours and the Women’s Fellowship luncheon.  

If  you like to serve on the committee that focuses on Health and Wellness, please contact Pastor Deb or Virgil Foster.