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
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
13th Annual Quilt Show: Tickets will be available on Sunday, March 29 after church service in Collins Hall
Portland First UMW Thirteenth Annual Quilt Show & Luncheon will be April 17, 2015 in Collins Hall. Our theme, A Sense of Place, celebrates our region with its rich, fertile soil and the stunning beauty of the Willamette Valley. The Sense of Place is the Allison Inn, nestled in hills
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,
We welcome several members of the Oregon Repertory Singers and their conductor, Ethan Sperry. They are joining our Chancel Choir this morning to sing the second movement of the Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. The group from ORS will also sing a movement from The Sealed Angel by Rodion Shchedrin
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
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
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.
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.