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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FUMC Affirmed as “Creation Care Congregation”

In support of the environmental work done by our congregation, and to make explicit our church’s care for the earth, Planet Church presented to the Parish Conference a statement describing our creation care mission. The statement, which was informed by the environmental stance of the United Methodist Book of Discipline,

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An Update on the Capital Campaign

Thank you so much for your generous support of the Capital Campaign. Your generous giving provides much needed funds to update and improve our sanctuary of worship. We’ve already improved our bathrooms thanks to you! The church intends to continue making improvements such as repairing the existing cork flooring, replacing

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Fall Program Guide 2014 is here!

If you want to know what’s coming up in the life of the church, the one-stop-shop place to go is the Fall Program Guide. Every group, committee, and ministry team in the church participates and sends in their activities and events for September, October, and November. Click here for the Program

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New Bathroom Products

Have you been wanting better products in the bathrooms here at the church? Well over the last few weeks we have been having new products installed. We now have all new paper towel dispensers, new toilet paper dispensers, and new hand soap dispenser, all with a new brand of products.

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Aloha! It's Rally Day!

This year’s Rally Day on, Sunday, September 7, will be Hawaiian themed. Wear your favorite festive island apparel to worship (like Hawaiian shirts and flowery skirts)!

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Reverend Donna Wins First Place in 2014 "Earth Words" Contest

It was recently announced that Donna Pritchard was awarded first place in the 2014 “Earth Words” contest, established by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon/Oregon Interfaith Power and Light to recognize excellence in preaching on creation care. Donna was honored for her beautiful sermon series, “It’s a God Thing,” preached in February.

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