Day 3 No work at the West Depot today. We met Maika, FUMC Salt Lake City lay leader, at the depot and he took us to Deseret Industries for 2 hours of volunteer work and a tour of the facility. Deseret Industries purpose is to care for poor and needy,
Day 3 What a rewarding, expanding experience this is. Last night after dinner we shared some of the things that impressed us most. For one it was the loving extras knitted, crocheted or sewn into the handmade layette garments. For another the realization that the mundane task of taking tubes
June 2 will be your next opportunity to support Palestinian farmers! Global Missions will be selling olive oil products from Canaan Fair Trade in Collins after the service. Visit www.canaanusa.com for a list of products. If you like, you can send your Pre-Order to GlobalMissions@fumcpdx.org. Download your Pre-order list of Olive oil products
Join us at noon on Sunday, June 2, in the Fireside Room. Dee Poujade will report on her observations in Palestine.
Dee is coming home soon! Read her blog about her service in Palestine: deeswalkthroughthevalley.blogspot.com Dee and EAPPI Dee Poujade is spending February through April, 2013, as a volunteer with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), a program of the World Council of Churches. Concurrently, she is an Individual
A Place at the Table 2013 Bread for the World Offering of Letters We live in the world’s wealthiest nation. Yet over 50 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. More than one in seven Americans—including nearly one in four children—live below the poverty line. In the US,
On March 24th, First Church is honored to welcome Stanley Imunyas, and Mary Gitari Imunyas, from the Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya. They will speak in the Fireside Room at Noon. A light lunch of Kenyan style stew, and salads will be provided. Stanley is the director of the Hospital’s
On March 10th, First Church members met in Collins to put 1,241 items into 73 Layette Kits! The Layette Kits will be taken to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) West Depot in Salt Lake City