Women's Retreat Recap

This past weekend, 27 women ventured out to the Silver Falls Christian Renewal Center near Silverton, OR for a Women's Retreat. It was a time for reflection, connection, and inspiration.

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Sauce Pans for the Kitchen

It seems the church kitchen is down to only a few sauce pans.  Do you have stainless steel sauce pans in the six to eight quart size with lids you no longer need and would be able to donate?  Please call the church office at 503-228-3195.  Thank you!

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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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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Join us this week for worship at 10:30. Our lay leaders are doing the whole worship service as a celebration of Laity Sunday. We extend a special welcome to our visitors. Portland First United Methodist Church declares that we will be an advocate for peace in our local communities and

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Going Deeper group to meet throughout October

Going Deeper is a wonderful opportunity for new members and anyone else who wants to make deeper connections with our church and our faith. The first of three classes of the Going Deeper program were held this past week. Pastor Donna led the first session. We studied types of prayer

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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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Bedding Drive in October

It’s fall and Community Warehouse needs bedding for low-income folks in Oregon and SW Washington. That’s where we come in! Bring in your used (or new) bedding donations during October and place them in the large collection barrels in the Narthex, just inside the main doors at First Church. Blankets,

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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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