“Off the Record” Sermon Series Begins

Date: February 14, 2016 Title: “Off the Record with the Devil” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Luke 4:1-13             There is nothing quite so extraordinary as a new Christian, or a newly committed one – the enthusiasm, the fire of the Spirit burning in the heart, and the

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“Epic Stories for Everyday Heroes” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  January 24, 2016 Title:  “Heroes, Sidekicks and Onlookers” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  1 Samuel 17 (selected verses)              David and Goliath is certainly an epic story.  It has all the elements – including a hero (David), an unwitting sidekick (King Saul), and onlookers (there’s the whole

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“Defining Moments” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  January 10, 2016 Title:  “Haunted By Waters” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 3:15-17, 21-22             I am haunted by waters.  Growing up at the edge of a lake, I spent much of my youth in the water or around it.  I remember well the snorkel and

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New Year’s Sermon Series Begins

Date: January 3, 2016 Title: “Aha! What an Epiphany!” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12             Today we celebrate as “Epiphany Sunday” in the life of the church. “Epiphany” comes from a Greek word, “epiphaneia”, which means “a manifestation” or “striking appearance”. It is the

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“iDoubt: Questions of Faith” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  October 18, 2015 Title:  “You’ve GOT To Be Kidding!” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Exodus 3:1-4:17             Speaking at a college graduation ceremony to an audience filled with adults, Frederick Buechner asked an uncomfortable question – “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  What

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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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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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Sunday, November 2, 2014

All Saints’ Sunday | Imagine No Malaria: Gamenight Scripture: Psalm 107: 1-8, 35-38; Matthew 5:1-5 Sermon: “The Light Shines Through”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching Focus: What makes a saint is the ability to let God’s light shine through their lives; the beginning of the Beatitudes This Week’s Music Prelude: Andante

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