Alternative Christmas

Alternative Christmas allows you to take a break from giving “things” and instead support a charity represented by the outreach ministries and other church groups. Visit Collins Hall during Coffee Hour on Sundays, December 10 & 17. This year, the charities you can give to are: Sexual & Gender Minority

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A Monthly Reflection from Paul Jeffrey

For years the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has been one of the more persecuted groups in the world. Mostly Muslims in a country where Buddhist nationalism has taken a particularly virulent turn, they’ve been under constant assault. In late August, things got worse. In response to an attack on police

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UMCOR Team in Salt Lake City: A Virtual Travelog

A team of First Church UMCOR members traveled to UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City. Follow their journey below:   Saturday, June 20 As the team returns to Portland (for those flying that was Saturday afternoon; for those driving it will be Sunday afternoon!), we wanted to share a

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Reclaiming the Great Society

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

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“FINDING JUSTICE in the Holy Land and at Home”

From the Middle East to the USA, from Palestine to Portland, justice is as much sought after as it is elusive. The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) will address these issues at its spring conference, “Finding Justice in the Holy Land and at Home,” on Saturday, March 22, from

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Posts from Cambodia: Tuesday February 18

Our last day in Siem Riep passed quickly, with a boat ride to the floating villages on Tonle Sap lake in the morning, and a brief stop at the market before returning to our hotel for lunch, packing and relaxing until it was time for a fine dinner at the

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