With its inception in 1969, CROP Hunger Walks are viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks. It started on October 17, 1969 when a thousand people in Bismarck, ND walked and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. Currently, over 2,000 communities across the U.S. walk for hunger. Where
Summer Employment for Youth Ages 18+ Once again, the Greathouse summer internships are available for community service work this summer. All youth ages 18+ (as of June 1st), are invited to apply. The internship pays $2,100 for 200 hours of service. Best part is, each applicant can choose the organization
Thank you so much for your generous support of the Capital Campaign. Your generous giving provides much needed funds to update and improve our sanctuary of worship. We’ve already improved our bathrooms thanks to you! The church intends to continue making improvements such as repairing the existing cork flooring, replacing
Progressive Political Action in the 21st Century On Saturday, February 28th, Church and Society, Planet Church, Reconciling Ministries and United Methodist Women join together to present a workshop on how to become a successful activist. The doors open at 8:30am, and the workshop will begin at 9:00 in the Fireside
The Circuit Rider newsletter is published biweekly. The Spring Program Guide is also included in this edition. Download this issue (February 18, 2015) in PDF format. Check out the Newsletter Archives for issues from past years.
This year, First United Methodist Church again celebrated with our Alternative Christmas gift giving. In lieu of traditional gifts, Church Members were encouraged to make donations to worthy causes in Portland and around the world. When doing so, they received donation recognition cards to put under the tree for those
First Church is again helping to sponsor the annual Downtown Compassion Clinic at the Portland Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, August 16th.
Join us on Saturday, May 17th from 9 – 11:30AM as we visit the Oregon Food Bank’s Beaverton location. We’ll spend our time in the food repacking room creating family size portions of the bulk foods the Food Bank collects. We’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with other community minded volunteers as we