Music, Sunday, December 15

On December 15th the Chancel Choir will be singing “Shepherd Story” and “African Noel” for worship! Be sure to come to hear the story of how the shepherds learned from the angel that they should go to Bethlehem.  Once there, they found the baby lying in a manger with Mary

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Ambassadors for First Church

Now in its second year after beginning in the fall of 2012 a group of volunteers that are called Ambassadors for First Church was formed. These ambassadors are available to welcome people in the music groups that use our church as their venue. They help performers become acclimated to our

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Fall Taize Service on October 27

A Taize service will be held this Sunday starting at 5:00 pm in the Chapel. This unique worship experience will surround you with contemplative music, quiet reflection, prayer, singing, and great fellowship. The service lasts about 45 minutes and it will include piano and vocal leadership of the music. Bring

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"Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn

Oregon Repertory Singers is 40 years old and are celebrating with this GIANT of a work on October 18 and 20 here in the First Church Sanctuary. Richard Zeller sings the role of Elijah and our own Deborah Benke sings with him. Plus, the entire Vancouver Symphony will be playing.

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Benjamin Britten

This fall the Chancel Choir is singing three of Benjamin Britten’s best known choral works celebrating the centennial of his birth. Britten was one of the 20th century’s foremost composers writing works in many musical mediums including choir, orchestra, opera, and instrumental and vocal solos. He was frequently commissioned by

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Sanctuary Bells

The Sanctuary Bells are off to a great beginning this fall with nine ringers.  The Sanctuary Bells would enjoy having any ringers that might be interested in joining the group join them on Monday evenings in Room 202 from 7:00 – 9:00.  On October 27th they are playing    “A Festive

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Cherubs News

Sunday mornings 9:30 to 10:15 Room 206 I am looking forward to another great year with your child. They are a very talented group of children; it is so enjoyable working with them! It is important that your child is here each Sunday. It will help them with learning the

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Meet Our New Tenor: Jason Sabino

Jason Sabino is new to Portland from the Southern California area. Originally from the Philippines, Jason moved to the U.S. when he was eight. He began his music studies while in college. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in choral music from the University of Southern California where he

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