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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2017 Greathouse Internship Application

Click here to view/download the Greathouse Internship Application. Internship opportunity is open to all high school seniors and college level students. Please see instructions on form. Turn in completed form at FUMC Office or send application materials to: mohlson@fumcpdx.org no later than April 17, 2017.

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FIRST CHURCH BIRDERS: Audubon Christmas Bird Count

In 1900—as an alternative to the Christmas “side hunt” (a bird-killing competition)—ornithologist Frank Chapman proposed instead, a Christmas “bird count” and the idea took off. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count—a nation-wide bird census—takes place within a week or two of Christmas Day throughout North America and beyond. It is one

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KIT KAMP: A Wonderful Weekend of Service

Sixteen women from the OR/ID Annual Conference, including seven from FUME, spent a glorious fall weekend at Camp Magruder sewing school bags and layette items for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Depot in Salt Lake City (UMCOR West).  It was the Conference’s second annual “Kit Kamp,” so named

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Annual Man Retreat

Guys of all ages are invited for an overnight retreat with Rev. Jeremy. Collins Retreat Center is 45 minutes outside of Portland. We’ll meet from 7:00 pm Friday through 7:00 pm on Saturday. Cost for the retreat is $105 per person; you can register online or at the church office by

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2016 FUMC Women’s Retreat

The 2016 FUMC Women’s Retreat will occur the night of Friday, November 11 through Saturday, November 12 at Silver Falls State Park Conference Center. Pastor Donna will lead us in contemplative practices with time for: – Silence – Community Building – Soulful Reflection – Nature Walks, Good Food, Creative Experiences,

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A Letter From the Pastor…

A Letter From the Pastor… Dear Members and Friends of First Church, I give thanks to God every day for each one of you!  Your faithful witness to social justice, your care for one another and for the world in which we find ourselves, gives me hope and brings me

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Rev. Donna’s Reflections from General Conference: May 17

“Unity at what cost?” Having just listened to Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, call the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to stay united in the midst of our differences, I find myself wondering about the cost of unity. The Bishop acknowledged that we “collectively

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