After worship on Sunday, February 7th, Jon Ulsh – the new Executive Director of Portland’s Macdonald Center will speak at an FUMC Forum. Jon will be here to give you firsthand knowledge of the work Macdonald Center does in the heart of inner Northwest Portland.
In a nutshell, Macdonald Center offers community members shelter, community activities, and hope to the members of this low income community. In 2012 Macdonald West opened offering residents of Old Town 42 brand-new studio apartments. MacWest, as it is preferred to be called, fills the underserved niche for affordable housing for people who are independent but, for various reasons, simply cannot earn the amount of money required to pay standard rents. The Center offers more than housing: it offers community members the chance at new and hopeful chapters of their lives.
Since 2011, First Church members have been financially supportive of the Macdonald Center mission. We have also sent a summer intern to work at the Center via our Greathouse Summer Internship Program. During our 2015 Alternative Christmas program, we raised $1,080 in compassionate contributions to support MacWest programs.
Come and meet Jon on the 7th and find out more about Macdonald Center’s unique community ministry. You are invited to attend!
Sunday, February 7th
Noon – 1PM