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Family Church volunteers at the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival in July.

For those looking for a church to call home in the South Umpqua area, Family Church will be opening what they refer to as a “satellite campus” in the Myrtle Creek neighborhood.

Family Church South Umpqua Campus Pastor Sky Cady wants to tell the community, “We know that everyone has different practical and spiritual needs, and we want to be an influence within the community that God uses to meet those needs. Our goal is to love our community, helping people find their way back to God.”

The heartbeat behind this multi-site concept began in 2013 at Family Church in Sutherlin. People were attending and driving long miles north from the Green/Winston area thus the church decided to meet people where they were, by opening a second campus on Carnes Road in Green.

After a five years of a growing Green campus, Family Church has decided to launch it’s third campus on September 30. Services will take place on Sundays at 10 a.m. at South Umpqua High School, 501 Chadwick Lane in Myrtle Creek.

The campus will be used with a portable church concept — the church will set-up and take down every Sunday morning, making the school campus a multi-use venue in the center of town.

Family Church will be providing parenting classes, groups for freedom from addiction, mid-week life groups for families to grow in relationship and life with other local families, and weekly services including kids church options.

Children and Students Director at Family Church South Umpqua, Ryan Cripps said, “We are excited to bring Jesus to kids and students in the South Umpqua area. Also, we want to be a resource for parents who are raising and parenting at all stages. I’m looking forward to bringing Jesus to street value and showing that He is relevant in our everyday lives.”

Pastor Sky Cady or Ryan Cripps are available at the Family Church office to provide more information, 541-459-9803, or at

Krystal Irwin is a Douglas County Family contributor and can be reached at

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