Worship Series

A Brave New World In this four-week worship series Revs. Donna & Josh will discuss looking at isolation and the breakdown of the community – and the Christian calling to create community, changes in our nation of what makes a family, economic justice and the challenges of capitalism, and the

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Winter Emergency Shelters

PHFS Emergency Winter Shelter Portland Homeless Family Solutions has opened a new emergency shelter at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders Street. Volunteers are needed to bring dinner, as well as maintain the Goose Hollow Family Shelter and Salmon Creek Day shelter. Email Bethany Rocci at bethany@pdxhfs.org to volunteer.  

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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 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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FISH Emergency Services Changes Name

Mainspring Portland is the new voice for Portland Poor and Hungry.  Mainspring operates a food pantry for children, families and seniors. The food First Church donates each month (first Sunday of the month), goes to those in need via a “grocery store” model pantry.  The pantry “shopping” takes place each

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2015 Greathouse Summer Intern Forum: Sunday, August 30, Room 202

Each year, First Church provides summer employment via the Greathouse Internship Program. Interns earn approximately $2000 each working 200 hours in the organizations of their choice for their intern experience. The Internship Program’s primary objective is to help to initiate, strengthen and support ministries that alleviate human suffering, by forming

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Volunteers: Join Our Vibrant Visual Arts Team

First United Methodist Church of Portland is seeking three creative positions to form a vibrant team of volunteers who will manage production and display of multimedia content for our video projection system during weekly worship. This is a great way to enhance your professional skills while contributing your time and

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New Lights Arrive for Sanctuary

The first shipment of lights has arrived. Bear Electric is now sorting through the boxes and has started the installation. This is a big project and will take the next few weeks to complete. We’ll keep you posted on the progress.

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